Jonathan, Jonathan. The Eagles do not bite, and Paul McCartney did have a few respectable moments as a solo artist before embarking on his subsequent career of “all dreck, all the time”. (“Ebony and Ivory” by itself should be regarded as a capital crime.)
Eagles: “Take It to the Limit”, “Already Gone”, “Take It Easy”, just to name a few. Not to mention the HHG theme music. Sure, Henley’s solo career has been even more impressive than what the Eagles did as a group, but that doesn’t reflect badly on the Eagles.
McCartney: “Man We Was Lonely” and “Teddy Boy” off his debut album, “Too Many People” off Ram, as well as “Jets” and “Band on the Run”.
Now, going back up the thread:
“Muskrat Love” isn’t drek if we’re referring to the Loggins & Messina version. Anything by Captain and Tennille is drek, including their Muskrat cover.
“If Not For You” isn’t drek, either in the Dylan original or the George Harrison cover. If some teeny-bop star somewhere along the line did a cover, it’s probably drek, but I’ve fortunately missed any such attempts.
“Amie” is drek, pure and simple.
I’m a bit of an Association fan, but I would argue that “Cherish” and “Never My Love” aren’t drek. But I can see the argument for “Cherish” in particular, and even by my standards it treads the line.
And Neil Sedeka…where’s Fathom’s ‘barf’ smiley when you need it?