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Old 12-11-2018, 08:23 PM
Jonathan Chance is offline
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Growing up in LA in the 70s and 80s it was always clear to me that it was about the self-satisfaction and alienation that Los Angeles generates. At that point it was a city - certainly obsessed with celebrity and fame - with many homes but few real neighborhoods.

Between 1940 and 1980 the population of Los Angeles County went from 2.7MM to 7.4MM. As a boy it seemed there were new kids introduced to class every single week. It was almost disorienting.

Toss in other SoCal songs on the album like Life in the Fast Lane, New Kid in Town and The Last Resort and it's The Eagles attempt to define a very strange, changing city.