June 5, 2012
Rock God Cred Report:
Click here to check a full stream of the new Joe Walsh release “Analog Man” (Hot Cuts: Lucky That Way, Spanish Dancer, Wrecking Ball, Funk 50)
Two big thumbs up for the first new solo release by Mr. Walsh in 20 years. Analog Man has been spinning in the vehicle for two weeks now…it gets more contagious with each listen. Fave tune of the cd is “Lucky That Way”! Good stuff that f’n classic radio should be playing daily. Take a listen to the stream above, and you will agree with The Snob. Ya gotta love this guy. Here’s some more info…
Grammy Award winning rock and roll legend Joe Walsh returns with Analog Man, his first solo album in two decades to be released on June 5th, 2012 from Fantasy Records/Concord. Analog Man is both modern and timelessly soulful, packed with Walsh’s beloved wit, charm and chops; it delivers an incredibly raw and intimate sound.
“It’s been 20 years and I have a lot to say,” said Walsh. “These songs come from the heart.” Walsh, best known for his powerful guitar licks, joined the Eagles in 1976 and is credited for bringing a harder rock sound to the band with the acclaimed Hotel California, The Long Run and Eagles Live. A singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Walsh has entertained for more than four decades, not only as a solo artist, but as part of admired bands like The James Gang and Barnstorm.
As a self-proclaimed Analog Man, also the album name and title track, Walsh refers playfully to the new digital age; one in which he has adapted to, but notes in the song, “I am what I am – I’m an Analog Man.” Walsh developed the album over the last 10 years, drawing on personal experiences to breathe life into each track. “I just really feel like it’s all come together and finally I feel like a complete person and a complete musician,” said Walsh. “I think there is some confidence in there that I never had. That’s what I was hiding.” Walsh credits his wife of four years, Marjorie, for encouraging him to be the man and artist he is today and fondly dedicates this album to her.
The 10-track album was produced by Jeff Lynne and Joe Walsh with Tommy Lee James co-writing some of the tracks. “Lucky That Way,” one of Walsh’s favorites off the album, speaks to the extraordinary life he’s lived, even through the hurdles, and features Ringo Starr, his real life brother-in-law, on drums. The song ironically serves as a mature sequel to Walsh’s famed “Life’s Been Good” and for Walsh, life is just that.
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Joe Walsh on the Web:
I am Fuel You are Friends Report:
Click here to go to I am Fuel, You are Friends to check Willie Nelson covering Coldplay “The Scientist”…plus Van Morrison “What am I Living For”
Cargo Culte Report:
Click here to go to Cargo Culte to check Montrose “Make It Last”…Sammy Hagar, Bill “Electric” Church, Denny Carmassi, and the late great Ronnie Montrose…
Essential Cut From…New Order “Dreams Never End”…Plus Some Pixies, The Smiths, Billy Bragg, Talk Talk, Joy Division, Stone Roses, and Bruce Springsteen
Electric Adolescence Report:
Click here to go to Electric Adolescence to check an essential cut from New Order “Dreams Never End”…plus The Smiths “A Rush and a Push, and The Land is Ours”, The Pixies “Hey”, Billy Bragg “Tender Comrade”, Talk Talk “The Rainbow”, Joy Division “The Eternal”, The Stone Roses “Shoot You Down”, and Bruce Springsteen “State Trooper”…plus more if you hit the zip.
R.E.M. Cover The Tokens/Solomon Linda “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”…Plus Some Etta James, Jarvis Cocker, Fiona Apple, and More
Click here to go to Tsururadio to check R.E.M. covering The Tokens/Solomon Linda “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, Etta James covers Muddy Waters classic “I Just Want to Make Love To You”, Jarvis Cocker “Baby’s Coming Back to Me”, Fiona Apple “So Sleepy”, The Pipettes “I Love You”, My Morning Jacket “Wonderful (The Way I Feel)”, Feist “Graveyard”…and more.
Boogie Woogie Flu Report:
Click here to go to Boogie Woogie Flu to check Keith Richards covering Elvis Presley’s “Don’t”…plus the original by Elvis”
Bottom of The Glass Report:
Click here to go to Bottom of The Glass to check Letters to Cleo covering Nick Lowe ”Cruel to Be Kind”…an excellent cover of a power pop gem from the master Nick Lowe. I still dig LTC’s Kay Hanley’s voice.
Drive By Truckers Cover Alice Cooper “Eighteen”…Plus Grace Potter Covers The Rolling Stones “Paint It Black”
The Largehearted Boy Report:
Click here to go to Largehearted Boy to check the Drive By Truckers covering Alice Cooper “Eighteen”, and Grace Potter covers the Rolling Stones “Paint It Black”
Otis Redding Covers The Rolling Stones “Satisfaction”…Plus Cat Power, PJ Harvey & Bjork Take on The Same Tune
Turntable Kitchen Report:
Click here to go to Turntable Kitchen to check Otis Redding covering the Rolling Stones “Satisfaction”…plus Cat Power, PJ Harvey & Bjork take on the same Stones cut.