1. (00:03:26) Glenn Frey - This Way To Happiness
2. (00:04:05) Glenn Frey - Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed
3. (00:04:43) Glenn Frey - Common Ground
4. (00:04:10) Glenn Frey - Call On Me
5. (00:04:34) Glenn Frey - The One You Love
6. (00:03:31) Glenn Frey - Sexy Girl
7. (00:03:50) Glenn Frey - Smuggler's Blues
8. (00:03:46) Glenn Frey - The Heat Is On
9. (00:05:52) Glenn Frey - You Belong To The City
10. (00:04:40) Glenn Frey - True Love
11. (00:05:35) Glenn Frey - Soul Searchin'
12. (00:05:57) Glenn Frey - Part Of Me, Part Of You
13. (00:05:35) Glenn Frey - I've Got Mine
14. (00:06:08) Glenn Frey - River Of Dreams
15. (00:00:38) Glenn Frey - Rising Sun
16. (00:06:23) Glenn Frey - Brave New World
Playing Time.........: 01:12:55
Total Size...........: 489.41 MB
NFO generated on.....: 9/13/2008 5:19:52 PM
Glenn Lewis Frey (born November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan is an American
musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as one of the founding
members of the rock band The Eagles.
Growing up in Royal Oak, Michigan, Frey became part of the mid-1960s
Detroit rock scene. One of his earliest bands was called the Mushrooms and
included fellow Dondero High School students Doug Roberts (later replaced
by Lenny Mintz) on drums, Doug Gunsch and Bill Barnes on guitar and Jeff
Hodge on bass.
His first professional recording experience was performing acoustic guitar and
background vocals on Bob Seger's Ramblin' Gamblin' Man in 1968. Frey and
Seger would remain friends and occasional songwriting partners in later
Frey then moved to Los Angeles to follow a girlfriend who was an aspiring
singer. His first recording as a musical writer was while fronting Longbranch
Pennywhistle, a duo with J.D. Souther, in 1969. Frey also met Jackson
Browne there, with whom he would also write songs. The three shared an
apartment for a short time.
Tenure with the Eagles
After a stint in 1971 backing Linda Ronstadt, Frey helped form the Eagles,
playing guitar and keyboards. Frey wrote or co-wrote (often with Don
Henley) many of the group's songs, and sang lead vocal on a number of
Eagles hits including "Take It Easy", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Already Gone",
"Tequila Sunrise", "Lyin' Eyes", "New Kid in Town", "Heartache Tonight", and
The Eagles broke up in 1980 and reunited in 1994, when they released an
album mixing both live tracks and four new songs, Hell Freezes Over.
2007 saw the release of the Eagles' album Long Road Out of Eden.
After the Eagles disbanded, Frey found solo success in the 1980s, especially
with two #2 hits: the soundtrack songs "The Heat Is On" (from Beverly Hills
Cop) and "You Belong to the City" (from the television series Miami Vice, the
soundtrack to which stayed on top of the U.S. album charts for 11 weeks in
1985). His other contribution to the soundtrack, "Smuggler's Blues", hit #12
on the Hot 100. Frey also contributed the song "Flip City" to the
Ghostbusters II soundtrack, and "Part of Me, Part of You" to the soundtrack
for Thelma and Louise.
During his solo career he had 12 songs in the U.S. Top One Hundred. Eleven
of those were written with Jack Tempchin who also wrote Peaceful Easy
In the late 1990s, Frey founded a record company with attorney Peter Lopez
called Mission Records.
As an actor on television, Frey guest starred on Miami Vice in an episode
inspired by his hit song "Smuggler's Blues" and had a starring role in the "Dead
Dog Arc" of Wiseguy. He was also the star of the short-lived South of
Sunset, which was canceled after one episode. In the late-1990s, he guest
starred on Nash Bridges as a policeman whose teenage daughter had run
amok and gone on a crime spree with her sociopath boyfriend. In 2002, he
appeared on HBO's Arli$$, playing a political candidate who double-crosses
Arliss and must pay a high price for it.
Frey's first foray into film was his starring role in Let's Get Harry, a 1986 film
about a group of plumbers who travel down to Colombia to rescue a friend
from a drug lord. Frey's next film appearance was a smaller role in Cameron
Crowe's third film, Jerry Maguire. Frey played the frugal owner of the Arizona
Cardinals football team who, in the film's climax, finally agrees to pay Cuba
Gooding's character, wide receiver Rod Tidwell, a large professional contract.
Frey appeared in or wrote music for a few advertisement campaigns in the
mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s. This move was somewhat controversial
within the music industry; Neil Young was especially vocal in his criticism of
Frey's first appearance as an actor in a commercial was for Pepsi with Miami
Vice star Don Johnson. Another notable commercial campaign was the "Hard
Rock in the 70s, Rock Hard in the 80s" gym campaign of 1988, which featured
a photograph of a newly physically toned Frey contrasted with the famous
Hotel California insert photograph. He even did a picture spread in Rolling
Stone modeling ski wear, and a spread in Penthouse modeling sweaters.
Frey also contributed music for several commercials, with his jingle for
Canada Dry ginger ale evolving into the obscure Japanese Strange Weather
bonus track "Ain't It Love".
References in pop culture
Cameron Crowe, who interviewed the Eagles on the road when he was a
teenager, has stated that the character of Russell, the lead guitar player
from his film Almost Famous, was based primarily upon Glenn Frey. The
instruction Russell gives to Crowe's autobiographical young critic William
Miller, to "Just make us look cool," was apparently a direct quote from Frey.
In the television show Corner Gas, in the episode "Hook, Line and Sinker", the
characters are putting up a sign outside the gas station. Brent says he was
careful in choosing letters that could not be rearranged to spell something
crazy. Wanda asks what it is. Brent says "Come for the oil change, stay for
the grease." and soon after, Wanda says "Choose Glenn Frey for a menage
There is a Saturday Night Live short, called The H(eat) Is O(n), by Adam
McKay, in which a character named Wes, played by Ben Stiller has a one
night stand with Glenn Frey (played by Will Ferrell). Over the course of the
evening, Glenn reveals his penchant for aggressive sex play, leaving Wes
The Randy Stonehill song Teen King is about Glenn Frey's experiences as a
The popular track "The Heat Is On" (from Beverly Hills Cop) was ranked 784th
out of 2006 songs by voting featured in the Triple M Essential 2006
'The Heat is On' is Ottawa Senators star forward Dany Heatley's goal song.
'The Heat is On' is the song played when the Omaha Lancers junior hockey
team scores, and 'Partytown' is played at Waterloo Black Hawks games when
the home team scores. Both teams play in the United States Hockey League.
During the mid-to-late 80s, it was also played at New York Mets home games
following a home run by a Mets player.
Monday through Friday, KSHE95 in St. Louis, MO plays "Partytown" at 10:00
AM CST with Todd Rundgren's "Bang the Drum All Day" following right after.