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How The Eagles Cleaned Up the Wild West

Lester Bangs, Music Gig, October 1976

I HAVE A FRIEND who is the most depersonalized individual I know – her love life is all mixed up, she's running simultaneous scams on various lovers and divers other people until she loses track of what she told who and where reality, her scams and her dreams of the way it should be diverge. She seems to live in some kind of half-fantasy world from which she exploits people by using her charm and telling absolutely everybody "You're my best friend!" The Eagles are her favourite group, and one day her younger sister said to her: "You know that song 'Lyin’ Eyes' is about you."

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