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Do you have a favorite Joe Walsh song?

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Every time I hear tape echo or a talk box I think of Joe Walsh. Thankfully I was got to see him live when he was at a really good point in his life and I wasn't disapointed. I remember buying a Marshall Studio 20 out of a pawn shop when I was in my teens and I thought that was amazing, everything sounded like Joe Walsh through that amp. Even the sloppy playing! That guy has some amazing songs. 

 

 

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Gotta throw down for In The City, if only because it's perfect insertion into the end credit roll of "The Warriors". 

Best use of a song in ANY context if you ask me.

 

Then there's this of course:

 

Sidenote: A Maserati passed me the other day with vanity license plates DUZ185

Too bad this was on Vale Road in Fairfax Virginia and not Southern California or better yet, Cleveland

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Funk #49 is always fun to play. Meadows, Walk Away, Time Out, Turn to Stone.....he's got too many great songs to pick one.

1 hour ago, Ed Rechts said:

Gotta throw down for In The City, if only because it's perfect insertion into the end credit roll of "The Warriors". 

Best use of a song in ANY context if you ask me.

Agreed.

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Funks 48 & 49, Asshton Park and just about anything else from the James Gang.

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Barnstorm's live version of "Turn to Stone" on ABC's "In Concert" in the early '70s. Better than the official live version on 1976's You Can't  Argue with a Sick Mind. Joe Vitale played drums  on the "in Concert" performance (as well as gong on this tune).

Ditto for "The Bomber" from the same performance being a definitive performance.

This was in the days before VCRs, and if i wasn't gigging on a particular Friday night, I'd be in front of my 18" (diagonal measure) black-and-white TV. Got a local TV shop to jump off of the pre-amp of the TV with an audio jack where I could make cassette recordings mono-reprocessed-to-stereo. Wish I still had those.

Seemed certain other songs by other artists on that show were also superior to live material on albums, on accounta they were, er, heavier. Rory Gallagher's "Hands Off" also comes to mind. 

Then there was the Eagles' extended version of "Earlybird" featuring Bernie Leadon's banjo workout., while hollering "C'mon, boy!" at Glenn Frey. Found a Youtube video of that one: 

 

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Love all those that have already been mentioned. Here's one from the early '80s that oozes Joe Walsh. Drop D in the beginning, then changes to standard tuning. Just cool all the way through. 

 

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"In the city" and "Turn to Stone" have both been named here. Yes, the "in Concert" version is cool. James Gang's "Walk Away" version from "Beat Club".

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He's got so many good ones.  In the City is great.  I do love Ashes the Rain and I as different vibe from him.  I also dig his singing.  

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Surprised that I.L.B.T hasn’t came up yet.    Wrong thread?

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Joe's always entertaining live too - he plays much better these days, but still sounds like he's $#!+faced when he talks.

JT - are you in the Metro DC area now, or did you head back to SoCal?

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1 hour ago, mathman said:

Surprised that I.L.B.T hasn’t came up yet.    Wrong thread?

We are all thinking it, but afraid to say it.  😶

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I played in a band a few years back with a guy who went to high school with Joe Walsh.  I asked what he was like, and he said, "Well, he's exactly like you think he is.  He's 100% himself.  There's no act in any of it."

National Treasure. 

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Can it be the ending to a Joe Walsh song? Walk Away then...

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7 hours ago, Hamer_SS_guy said:

James Gang's "Walk Away" version from "Beat Club".

Always liked that amped up version the best...

 

 

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Walkaway's my all time fave of his.  I do prefer the album version; a lot of cool overdubbed guitarwork. 

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I do love each of the JW songs mentioned here. I like his phrasing and RNR attitude. Always have.

On the first Eagles live album he sang lead on his single All Night Long.  I love that version..

HNYE, HFC peeps!

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Yes, I do have a favorite.

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Too many to list. I wore out the 'Life's Been Good' 8-track.

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+1 for the Meadow and Walk Away... he's got quite a list of good ones.

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Funk #49 and Walk Away.

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The James Gang also had two tracks on a soundtrack for a cowboy western movie called Zachariah (1971).   One was an instrumental with a lot of delay, IIRC.  I don't think Walsh was singing on "Country Fever" below. He had asked for a lead singer so he could concentrate on playing.  BTW the entire movie is on YouTube. I will catch it this winter.

 

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This one resonates with me.

 

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