Eagles Has A Plan When Members Are Unavailable
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The artists we look up to have bad days too. But when you’re a professional entertainer, whatever happens, the show, as they say, must go on.
Eagles’ Bernie Leadon is already used to this kind of situation. He and the rest of the band has the same goal to deliver good music and performance no matter what happens to them.
In a recent interview with Uncut, Leadon and Don Henley looked back on the band’s early days marking 50 years since the release of their self-titled debut album in February 1972.
“We wanted it all. Why not? We wanted artistic success, the approval of our peers, commercial success and to be well paid. We had what we called the L.C.D. Show – Lowest Common Denominator. We rehearsed so that if two guys have flu and two of the others aren’t speaking, most of the audience wouldn’t know. I came to look at bands as entrepreneurial, young businesses. Consistency and discipline is a lot of how we succeeded.”
Henley said that they “weren’t perfectionists. We did strive for excellence, and that’s two different things. We just tried to make that Eagles record good.” and added, “I just want to do the best I can do.”