E-45403 Life In The Fast Lane
Produced by Bill Szymczyk
Released on May 1977
US CHART POSITION #11 (charted May 14, 1977 for 11 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
E-45403 wo. picture sleeve
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H otel California was the band’s masterpiece. It captured, for generations, the decadence of a decade. Using California as a metaphor for our own troubled social and moral state, Eagles showed a civilization in decline. The third single, “Life in the Fast Lane,” drew its inspiration (according to Songfacts) from a car ride that Glenn Frey had with a drug dealer. The opening guitar riff from Joe Walsh is amp’d up country rock at its finest. The B side, “The Last Resort,” is about man’s destruction of the beautiful world around him (and woman’s destruction of the beautiful world around her too, since we couldn’t do this without you). There’s a short discussion of Don Henley’s lyrical intent here.

E-45098 wo. picture sleeve
E-45098 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]

TRACK LISTING

  1. LIFE IN THE FAST LANE    (Joe Walsh/Don Henley/Glenn Frey)    4:46
  2. THE LAST RESORT    (Don Henley/Glenn Frey)    7:25

    GER 7-inch single
  3. LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
  4. WASTED TIME

    Asylum Spun Gold 7-inch single
  5. LIFE IN THE FAST LANE    (Joe Walsh/Don Henley/Glenn Frey)    4:46
  6. PEACEFUL, EASY FEELING    (Jack Tempchin)    4:16

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US/CAN May 1977 Asylum 7" E-45403  
UK 1977 Asylum 7" K 13085  
GER 1977 Asylum 7" AS 13089 picture sleeve
JPN 1977 Warner 7" P-198Y  
SPA 1977 Hispavox 7" 451529 picture sleeve
US   Asylum Spun Gold 7" E-45098  

 

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