""I don't know what a rock star is but I are one!" (OK, so I didn't just steal the title of this one but also the liner notes - but they're just too good.) (Almost) all of the guitar weirdo's goodies."
"An appropriately-titled solo debut, and not only "Dirty Laundry" has withstood the test of time. That song and "Lilah" are among my perennial Henley favorites; but again, not a bad song on the album."
"More mature & musically diverse than anything else he released after the Eagles split; deserves more attention than it got. Proves he can tell stories & ponders society - besides writing great music!"
"Music is his life and he has never idled, but this is the crown jewel of his solo collection. And he didn't even pursue it all that seriously at first ... (but feed that fire a little more, Timothy!)"
"Never mind that he was in the Eagles now; he also continued to release solo albums. This one contains the studio version of Mr. Chainsaw's semi-autobiographical take on rock stardom ... and lots more."
"His solo debut after walking away from his 1st bands has one of his perennial classics ("RMW") & he got suckerpunched for the intro of "Meadows" (but a promise is a promise). Gotta love the title too!"
""Turn to Stone" (version#2), "Pavanne" (he DOES have a classical musical education if you can believe it!) & "Help Me Thru the Night" (with 3/4 original Eagles, and they still do it live)...'Nuf said!"
"Both Timothy B. Schmit's and Randy Meisner's life before the Eagles ... one of THE definitive early country rock bands, and they're still around! TBS replaced Meisner here & later in the Eagles, too."
"Bernie Leadon's roots were with the other, and equally definitive country rock band preceding the Eagles. He wrote a sweet, sad tribute to Gram Parsons ("My Man") after Parsons left us way too early."