51 macphisto 3 weeks ago i liked the first couple of Eagles albums OK, though their self-absorption makes them a little difficult to enjoy today. their technical inadequacy also is problematic...Leadon was barely a lead guitar player, and i can play drums as well as Henley and i'm not even a drummer. Henley complained that when he asked Glyn Johns, who produced the first 2 albums, to "make me sound like John Bonham" Glyn replied "you don't play like John Bonham." He thought the Eagles were a nice enough little country-rock band who shouldn't try to punch above their weight. i think he was right. if you're going to try to rock, the first thing you need is a competent rhythm section, and the Eagles never had that. maybe that's part of why they're so popular...white people usually turn the bass down and only pay attention to the top line.