Journey of the Sorcerer
So it’s come to this — here I am posting a video of an Eagles song. Sorry, Dude.
Amazingly, I did not learn until this week that what I thought of as the theme song from the original radio series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — one of my favorite things in the history of recorded sound — was actually “Journey of the Sorcerer,” a track from the Eagles’ 1975 album “One of These Nights.” It was written by Bernie Leadon, who quit the band soon after the album was released and was replaced by Joe Walsh.
I’ve always had mixed feelings about the Eagles, to say the least. I have a soft spot for “Hotel California,” and really enjoy it if I hear it about once a year. There was a period there when I was seemingly hearing it every day, and got sick of it unto death. But that was a long time ago.
As for “Journey of the Sorceror,” I dig it. Apparently I’ve been digging it for almost 40 years without my knowledge. Live and learn, live and learn.
This is indeed wonderful! The wife & I have no “mixed feelings” about the Iggles–we love their stuff. But then we’re much older than you, so it fits our demographic. So now they not only share their name with the erstwhile champion football team from Philly, but also provided the musical soundtrack for the best radio program ever created (in my humble opinion).
Bernie was also a Flying Burrito Bro so he’s got that going for him too. Which is nice. Eagle bashing bugs me. Ever since the Big Lebowski the “hip” have been bagging on them. While there are some that complain that their music is too clean/perfect and thus soulless, I disagree. Making music that sounds that good takes tremendous talent and skill.
Thanks for sharing. I had a few eagles albums and this one made several mixed tapes. I forgot about it over the years. I think my mind felt it was Hot Tuna. Good to hear it again. COuld it be the only eagle instrumental?