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Eagles pinball

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    #101 60 days ago

    "Gram Parsons famously referred to their music as 'a plastic dry-fnck.' He bore the Eagles a special loathing, as any listener might." —David Meyer

    "Their albums are good for keeping the dust off your turntable, and that's about all." —Tom Waits

    #102 60 days ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    "Gram Parsons famously referred to their music as 'a plastic dry-fnck.' He bore the Eagles a special loathing, as any listener might." —David Meyer
    "Their albums are good for keeping the dust off your turntable, and that's about all." —Tom Waits

    Are you in that camp, Vid? Because you've always been of the mindset (at least in your posts) that sales and success equals quality. The Eagles aren't my favorite group, (top 20 maybe and Don Henley is in my top 10 for vocalists), but they represent near perfection in the studio and live to me. They're almost the polar opposite of The Ramones in that regard, but I love both for what they bring.

    #103 60 days ago

    I think these band pins are about the laziest and lamest themes, if the pin makers are going to be lazy and use a band as a theme then why not revive some sweet already existing themes? Thats a better use of laziness.

    Id much rather see a Xenon 2.0 or a Firepower 3 than some boring ass Drowning Pool or Dan Fogelberg or whatever other lame band suggestion people always throw out there.

    #104 59 days ago
    Quoted from mrm_4:

    I think these band pins are about the laziest and lamest themes, if the pin makers are going to be lazy and use a band as a theme then why not revive some sweet already existing themes? Thats a better use of laziness.
    Id much rather see a Xenon 2.0 or a Firepower 3 than some boring ass Drowning Pool or Dan Fogelberg or whatever other lame band suggestion people always throw out there.

    Xenon is basically a Suzanne Ciani pin, so a sequel game might be a good compromise.

    #105 59 days ago

    They once asked Don Henley if there ever will be an Eagles pinball machine made and he said “when hell freezes over”. At least that’s the story I heard

    #106 59 days ago
    Quoted from drsfmd:

    If you need a stage show and pyrotechnics to supplement the music, you have shite taste in music.

    Well that describes 100% of the live shows of new music acts today…..full of pyrotechnics/lasers and BS…is it needed…no but it makes for an EXPERIENCE.

    #107 59 days ago
    Quoted from Don44:They once asked Don Henley if there ever will be an Eagles pinball machine made and he said “when hell freezes over”. At least that’s the story I heard

    Well here it is live from one of their shows

    #108 59 days ago

    Id buy an eagles pin over an alan parsons project pin, so theres that i guess

    #109 59 days ago

    I would love to see a great hip-hop-themed pinball machine (with a censored/uncensored option) but I know the chances are slim to none due to the lack of interest in the majority of the pinball community.

    With that being said, I'm surprised there isn't a Pink Floyd machine yet.

    Also, I think Rage Against The Machine would be badass! Or even Nirvana! At this point, even Daft Punk sounds good!

    We will always have the classic music pins (ACDC, and Iron Maiden (two of my favorite music pins).

    But Let's get some new musical choices going!

    #110 59 days ago
    Quoted from TopMoose:

    Xenon is basically a Suzanne Ciani pin, so a sequel game might be a good compromise.

    Well played sir

    #111 59 days ago
    Quoted from usandthem:

    Are you in that camp, Vid? Because you've always been of the mindset (at least in your posts) that sales and success equals quality.

    Investors Business Daily used to have it's most valuable trending chart, that showed what the majority of non institutional investors were doing.

    Whatever the majority of people are doing, you should do the opposite for the smart bets.

    Same with music.

    If too many people like an act, then it must be middle of the road dreck :

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    #112 59 days ago

    "Gram Parsons famously referred to their music as 'a plastic dry-fnck.' He bore the Eagles a special loathing, as any listener might." —David Meyer
    "Their albums are good for keeping the dust off your turntable, and that's about all." —Tom

    Which clearly shows not everyone has the same taste in music. Which again shows why it’s time for something besides hard rock if your going to make a music themed pin.

    #113 59 days ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    "Gram Parsons famously referred to their music as 'a plastic dry-fnck.' He bore the Eagles a special loathing, as any listener might." —David Meyer
    "Their albums are good for keeping the dust off your turntable, and that's about all." —Tom Waits

    Which clearly shows not everyone has the same taste in music. Which again shows why it’s time for something besides hard rock if your going to make a music themed pin.

    #114 59 days ago
    Quoted from DCRand:

    Which clearly shows not everyone has the same taste in music. Which again shows why it’s time for something besides hard rock if your going to make a music themed pin.

    I agree with you that people have different tastes in music.

    But, I think you are getting so much resistance, because at the time, the Eagles were a combination of the two worst forms of pop music; Soft Rock and Country.

    If the Eagles came out today, they would combine Country and Rap, forming a new genre called CRap

    #115 59 days ago

    Great idea!

    Just get rid of Henley, Frey, Schmitt and Felder.

    Now you have a great theme!

    E

    #116 59 days ago
    Quoted from Psw757:

    Well here it is live from one of their shows

    Lol that video is great because it shows exactly how slow and boring a pinball machine would be with Eagles music in it.

    #117 59 days ago

    Bowies catalog is huge and unique. Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust, and so much more that could really be made into something special. I dont own any music pins but would probably buy a bowie as his story telling within great music is masterful.

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    #118 59 days ago

    I could see how a Bowie pin could be really immersive-- especially if the IP included the Ziggy Stardust era stuff... but I don't think there's enough of a fanbase to make that one a good seller.

    As I've said before in similar threads, there's no title (including the Grateful Dead) that I would buy sight unseen. There are LOTS of themes that I wouldn't buy because of the the theme (pretty much all band pins to date, including Iron Maiden which I think is a great layout).

    #119 59 days ago

    If there's enough of a base to sell Iron Maidens there certainly enough for Bowie. The guy was in the industry for like 50 years with lots of pop hits. I would rank him number 3 among the brits with the beatles #1 and the Stones #2.

    #120 59 days ago
    Quoted from Pinstein:

    I would rank him number 3 among the brits with the beatles #1 and the Stones #2.

    Kinks were up there in the British invasion and had a lot of hits, but would not want a pin of the Kinks.
    Some folks might want a Lola pin since that's in fashion nowadays.

    #121 59 days ago

    Rihanna is the second best selling female star of all time.

    She loves Judas Priest.

    If we could get Priest to do a duet (like Halford did with Baby Metal), you could have a combo that would bring in the cool kids AND great-grandpas alike

    There would be lots of rubber and leather.....

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    #122 59 days ago

    Excellent post Vid...completely agree

    #123 59 days ago

    Looks like its working pretty good with Adam Lambert and Queen

    #124 58 days ago

    Outkast "speaker box would be an excellent choice for a hip hop pin.

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    #125 58 days ago
    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    Looks like its working pretty good with Adam Lambert and Queen

    After a decade, they have not killed each other yet.

    It won't be long until Adam will be in Queen longer than Freddy....

    Somebody To Love

    #126 58 days ago
    Quoted from hAbO:

    I like the Eagles but you need something with a little more energy for pinball.
    Give me one of these guys...
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    Rammstein?

    #127 58 days ago

    It would get some wives into pinball. Too bad the pro would have an msrp = $20,000

    #128 58 days ago
    Quoted from usandthem:

    Just a Yacht Rock pin in general. Make the ball twice as heavy so that it moves nice and easy and chill.

    LOL Might as well make a Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville pin. Stepped on a pop pop...blew out my flip flop.

    #129 58 days ago
    Quoted from Sandman33:

    Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville pin.

    Buffett is similar to the Dead. Huge following. Just like the Dead, I wouldn’t under estimate the allure of Margaritaville. Besides, who doesn’t like the beach?

    #130 58 days ago

    I think if it's a band oriented pinball, it's gotta be something kinda heavy or stoner rock.
    That said, I'd like to see a Fu Manchu machine. And the graphics could be surf/van/stoner rock oriented.

    #131 58 days ago
    Quoted from lftwng4:

    think if it's a band oriented pinball, it's gotta be something kinda heavy or stoner rock.
    That said, I'd like to see a Fu Manchu machine. And the graphics could be surf/van/stoner rock oriented.

    I get what your saying and like the different kind of heavy your suggesting. It’s a departure from the typical metal pin. Fu Manchu is awesome and so is Brant Bjork and Earthless and Kyuss all those types of bands. However, you and I can keep dreaming . I can’t imagine there are more than 10 of us on Pinside that would be into that type of pin.

    #132 58 days ago
    Quoted from McDoom:

    ...Or even Nirvana! At this point...

    That could work. Not sure about the theming, but the music - yeah.

    #133 57 days ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    I agree with you that people have different tastes in music.
    But, I think you are getting so much resistance, because at the time, the Eagles were a combination of the two worst forms of pop music; Soft Rock and Country.
    If the Eagles came out today, they would combine Country and Rap, forming a new genre called CRap

    Gee, went to the Hotel California concert this year in a full stadium. Not an empty seat.

    #134 57 days ago
    Quoted from Krupps4:Buffett is similar to the Dead. Huge following. Just like the Dead, I wouldn’t under estimate the allure of Margaritaville. Besides, who doesn’t like the beach?

    “Some people claim there’s a woman to blame”

    #135 57 days ago

    Time for a hip hop pin? so many heavy hitters in this category

    #136 57 days ago
    Quoted from DCRand:

    Gee, went to the Hotel California concert this year in a full stadium. Not an empty seat.

    They could have propped up Michael Jackson's corpse and you and the rest of the NAMBLA crew would have packed the stadium.

    #137 57 days ago
    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    “Some people claim there’s a woman to blame”

    Pretty much proven since the first 2 people walked the earth

    #138 56 days ago
    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    Biggest American rock n roll band ever?

    Fun fact - the Eagles were actually formed when Linda Ronstadt was putting together a band to tour behind her latest album. After jamming together they knew they had something special and went their own way.

    #139 56 days ago
    Quoted from pinballkim:

    If they could get Ozzy to do custom callouts that would be spectacular.

    Nobody would UNDERSTAND them, but that would be part of the charm! Lol

    #140 56 days ago

    I guess I'm the only guy who wants a ZZ Top pin (Getaway doesn't count)

    #141 54 days ago
    Quoted from Haymaker:

    I guess I'm the only guy who wants a ZZ Top pin (Getaway doesn't count)

    ZZ would be a cool pin. I just happen to be an Eagles fan. And kind of tired of mostly hard rock pins.

    #142 49 days ago

    Scored these albums today at the Flea Market. The kinks greatest hits /double album is blowing me away...I would highly recommend this . Very happy with my 20 bucks spent!

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    #144 49 days ago
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    #145 49 days ago
    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    The kinks greatest hits /double album is blowing me away

    Great stuff. Have that in my CD jukebox.

    Quiet Riot Greatest Hits must be a short album.

    #146 49 days ago
    Quoted from RCA1:

    Great stuff. Have that in my CD jukebox.
    Quiet Riot Greatest Hits must be a short album.

    First time hearing this kinks album...highly recommend! Quiet riot was a must grab..

    #147 49 days ago
    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    First time hearing this kinks album...highly recommend! Quiet riot was a must grab..

    This kinks album is a masterpiece..
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    #148 49 days ago
    Quoted from RCA1:

    Great stuff. Have that in my CD jukebox.
    Quiet Riot Greatest Hits must be a short album.

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    #149 49 days ago
    Quoted from RCA1:

    Quiet Riot Greatest Hits must be a short album.

    All of Quiet Riot's hits were covers of an English band named Slade

    So if you buy Slade's Greatest Hits, you actually get 30 hits (and a drummer that could actually play on the beat).

    Slade - Mama Weer All Crazee Now

    =

    SLADE - Cum On Feel The Noize

    -=

    SLADE - GUDBUY T JANE

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    #150 49 days ago

    Ya, I would put an Eagles pinball right up there with worst pin idea.... ever. OK maybe a Joni Mitchell or Cat Stevens pin may be worse.

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