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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeFan
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    This is total speculation, but I'm guessing the song Desperado is one they are proud of and possessive of, and they know it's one of their best and it's also personal, and also because of the subject matter -- for all these reasons, I think they didn't like Joe performing it because he was always wasted. I imagine it bugged the heck out of them to be told about cringe-worthy drunk performances of Desperado.

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    That makes perfect sense to me, MR. I do believe that Don and Glenn are very proud of the song given that not only is it the last song in Eagles shows, but they both close with it during their solo performances as well. And I can't speak for the live shows, but as I said before, Joe's drunken, wasted version on the Stern show didn't exactly do the song justice, so I can understand why Don and Glenn would have preferred that he not do it.

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    JoeFan - welcome! I certainly can't know if there was tension or not. If I were Glenn, I might not have laughed too hard at that joke, but you're right in that Joe kids around a lot. However, a few months later, Glenn was declaring that except for Tim, who was a "sweetheart," the Eagles were "not fun guys" - and he added no "just kidding" after it.

    MR - I see what you're saying. Do you think that if Joe had been able to do the song justice, that Glenn and Don would have been OK with it? He did seem to have a bad habit of forgetting some of the words.

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    Certainly wasn't one of Joe's finer moments. Can't argue with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonrambler
    This is total speculation, but I'm guessing the song Desperado is one they are proud of and possessive of, and they know it's one of their best and it's also personal, and also because of the subject matter -- for all these reasons, I think they didn't like Joe performing it because he was always wasted. I imagine it bugged the heck out of them to be told about cringe-worthy drunk performances of Desperado.
    I agree with you on the part of them being proud and possessive of it. I think they are that way about it because Desperado and Tequila Sunrise were the first 2 songs Don and Glenn ever wrote together and that's when they became a song-writing team.
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    It's very interesting that as we have this discussion, GEF posted an article mentioning a very different performance of Desperado by Joe:

    http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/f...read.php?t=413

    I'm sure that more than makes up for the versions that initially drew Glenn and Don's ire, wouldn't you say?

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