WCSX Classic Cuts
Eagles: “Pretty Maids All in a Row”
The Hook: A career high point for Joe Walsh, with the uncredited help of Don Henley and Glenn Frey.
Album: Hotel California
Writers: Joe Walsh and Joe Vitale
Stats: The B-side of the number-one single “Hotel California.”
Background: Joe Walsh only sang lead vocals on one song on Hotel California, his first album with the Eagles. He explains why “Pretty Maids All in a Row” is a personal standout for him.
Joe Walsh on why he considers the classic Hotel California album cut “Pretty Maids All in Row” one of the standouts of his career with the Eagles. OC:…be loved. :18
“That was a ballad that I wrote that Henley and Frey carefully nurtured into becoming something. But that was a high point for me, having come from, ‘Hey, here’s this kick-ass guitarist’ – getting a chance to actually say, ‘I can write pretty stuff, too,’ and having it be loved.”