Topic: "Peaceful Easy Feelin"(3)
"Long Road Out of Eden" is an album that will soon join the 120 million already sold by a group of 60 year-olds known as The Eagles. This time however, they risk a political theme or two as the clouds of climate change and war obscure the horizon. Frodo notes the fact that this album has been six years in the making, and that sends him off to research exactly how long it took Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The reviews that Frodo has seen so far seem to indicate that although the music isn't memorable, the lyrics soar, as if penned by a real live Eagle.
The title track reprises the good-time driving that the Eagles produced so many years ago in the classic song "Take It Easy." Frodo hears "music blasting from an SUV on a bright and sunny day rolling down the interstate in the good ol' USA." Then, from the opposite direction, a drunk-driver, "weaving down the American highway through the litter and the wreckage and the cultural junk bloated with entitlement, loaded on propaganda." The song ends with, taa daa (as promoted by Frodo), Julius Caesar, saying: "The road to empire is a bloody, stupid waste."
From political point to what seems to be a Barack Obama argument for change, the sign off of the album are the words "The curtain falls, I take my bow, that's how it's meant to be. It's your world now."
Words and music, music and words; available at Wal-Mart, and Frodo wonders if he can still dance to the music?