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:
June 2, 2012
Click here to go to Indie Rock Cafe to check The Eagles “In The City”, Elton John “Rocket Man”, The Beatles “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, New Order “Bizarre Love Triangle”, Mudhoney “In n Out of Grace”, and Pavement “Carrot Rope”.
February 20, 2010
Click here to go to TVD to check Paul McCartney & Wings “My Love”, Steely Dan “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”, Elton John “Daniel”, The Eagles “Best of My Love”, Fleetwood Mac “Dreams”, 10cc “I’m Not In Love”, Seals & Crofts “Diamond Girl”…plus more
November 13, 2009
Bottom of The Glass Report:
Click here to go to BOTG to check Joe Walsh “Life of Illusion”, “Rivers (Of The Hidden Funk)”, and Nils Lofgren “Keith Don’t Go (live)”
October 9, 2009
Click here to go to Popdose to check ZZ Top “Tush”, Joe Walsh “Look At Us Know”, Lindsey Buckingham “Did You Miss Me”, Uriah Heep “Sweet Lorraine”, Megadeth “A Secret Place”…plus more
September 11, 2009
Rock God Cred Report:
Click here to check Joe Walsh “Turn to Stone”…foreshadowing on how The Eagles would soon sound.
Buy “So What”
September 8, 2009
Albert Hammond Jr. (of The Strokes) Covers Buddy Holly…Plus Covers of The James Gang, The Beatles, and More
Music Induced Euphoria Report:
Click here to go to MIE to check Albert Hammond Jr. cover Buddy Holly “Well, All Right”, Stephen Malkmus covers James Gang “Funk#49”, Sufjan Stevens covers The Beatles “What Goes On”…plus more covers from other genres.
September 2, 2009
Rock God Cred Report:
Click here to check a 70’s classic from Joe Walsh “Meadows”…now this is vintage Joe.
Buy “The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get”
August 31, 2009
Echoes in The Wind Report:
Click here to go to EITW to check the Guess Who “Hand Me Down World”, the James Gang “Funk#49”, and Linda Ronstadt “Long Long Time”, and more.
August 12, 2009
Pleasure Cruise’n Report:
Click here to go to PC to check a Joe Walsh classic “A Life of Illusion”