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BrainDamage
08-20-2006, 07:19 PM
Now, I'm going to use this thread for two reasons.

1. To review the James Gang concert I just went to last Friday.
2. To discuss the greatness of the James Gang and Joe Walsh's solo career.

So, here we go :)

James Gang- Beacon Theater, 8/18

One word: AMAZING. I had ninth row seats, on the aisle, so the view was great. The sound was loud, but not too loud, and very clear. I took a throwaway camera with me, and took plenty of pictures, all of which I will share on here once I get them back. I also managed to grab a setlist sheet from off the soundboard (TheHeartbreaker- if you remember in I think the Allman Bros thread I was talking about them taping setlists to the floor on stage and around the soundboard...well, I just walked up to the soundboard after the show and took it :D ).

Setlist was as follows:
Walk Away
Take A Look Around
Midnight Man
Asshtonpark (spelled Asheton Park on the sheet)
The Bomber
Garden Gate
Ashes, The Rain, and I
Tend My Garden
Stop-->
You're Gonna Need Me
Lost Woman
Funk 49

Rocky Mountain Way
Goin' Down

The band was very tight throughout the night, and my eyes were constantly focused on Joe Walsh, as to be expected knowing me :p: The Bomber was loud and rocking, Stop and You're Gonna Need Me were filled with great lead guitar from Joe (especially Joe's scat singing with his lead in Stop), Lost Woman was a lot of fun to hear (Joe did some crazy stuff during this song) as was Funk 49. Rocky Mountain Way was loud, and the crowd was into it, everyone was singing. Overall, it was a great show, I had a lot of fun.

2nd. What does everyone here think of Joe Walsh? James Gang? Personally, as you might have guessed, I love both. Thoughts? Favorite songs? Albums?

:cheers:

Cobalt Blue
08-20-2006, 07:32 PM
I love Joe Walsh, and the james gang. some of they're stuff with Tommy Bolin isn't bad either..

i'd kill to see the james gang, I wish they'd play around here.


P.S. Joe was always funny on the Drew Carry show

bluesbreaker59
08-20-2006, 08:51 PM
no life's been good? thats rough that they didn't play that

ZoSoII_13
08-20-2006, 11:48 PM
Ahhh the best group that couldnt get no groupies... or so they said. Man Joe Walsh may be one of the best American guitarists of all time. Not enough respect for him outside the Eagles. He would have made a great president....

evh77
08-20-2006, 11:53 PM
do do do my maziradi goes 185, i lost my license now i dont drive


joe walsh is awesome haha

JethroTullfan72
08-21-2006, 12:01 AM
i like his album The Smoker You Play the Drinker You Get

Brandon860
08-21-2006, 01:31 AM
Joe Walsh the only man that can make song sound sloppy and dead on at the same time.
favourite songs by the Walshster are The Bomber, Garden Gates, Last Resort, Walk Away and my bands favourite song to play, and a definite crowd pleaser, Funk #49

Dog Eat Dog
08-21-2006, 01:54 AM
Rocky Mountain way is a cool song, Joe was good in the Eagles, but hes better in James Gang and in his solo career. Ive got to get a James Gang CD my dad had one but he sold it. Recomendations?

ufossuck
08-21-2006, 02:41 AM
I've always wondered how Joe became such an awful singer. His voice was great with The James Gang. First Barnstorm album, crap! Barnstorm, The Eagles and his solo career were great, bust seriously, what the hell happened to his voice?

REBARMAN99
08-21-2006, 05:20 AM
i like his album The Smoker You Play the Drinker You Get


Thats "The Smoker You Drink The Player You Get"

TheHeartbreaker
08-21-2006, 08:51 AM
That's awesome.

I love The James Gang, but I'll admit I haven't really listened to Joe's solo abums much.

Hopefully I'll be able to catch them sometime if they come by.

master
08-21-2006, 12:48 PM
They're great. I will be seeing them in one week. SUPER EXCITED!!

BrainDamage
08-21-2006, 03:36 PM
I've always wondered how Joe became such an awful singer. His voice was great with The James Gang. First Barnstorm album, crap! Barnstorm, The Eagles and his solo career were great, bust seriously, what the hell happened to his voice? I like his voice. It's weird, but I like it.

Rocky Mountain way is a cool song, Joe was good in the Eagles, but hes better in James Gang and in his solo career. Ive got to get a James Gang CD my dad had one but he sold it. Recomendations? Rides Again and Yer Album, or if you can find it, Live at Carnegie Hall. Thirds was ok, it's got Walk Away and Midnight Man, but the first two albums were much better.

They're great. I will be seeing them in one week. SUPER EXCITED!! the show was short, only about an hour and a half including the encores, but they completely rocked. The Bomber was amazing.

no life's been good? thats rough that they didn't play that that's a Walsh solo song, so I didn't expect to hear it. Rocky Mountain Way is a different story cause that's like...more popular than any of the actual James Gang's songs. Walsh did do a little tease of Over and Over from But Seriously Folks... during Lost Woman (atleast I think it was Lost Woman) which was completely awesome.

Dog Eat Dog
08-22-2006, 03:01 AM
Rides Again and Yer Album, or if you can find it, Live at Carnegie Hall. Thirds was ok, it's got Walk Away and Midnight Man, but the first two albums were much better.


OK Cheers

BrainDamage
08-22-2006, 10:18 AM
^^:cheers: The Gang only recorded three studio and one live album with Walsh, so over time, it would probably be easy to get them all :p:

They did continue with other guitarists, but I have no interest in those albums.

kshelt76
08-26-2006, 10:13 PM
Don't know much about Walsh's solo career, but I love the stuff he did with the Eagles. Judging from that, and the two solo songs Rocky Mountain and Life's Been Good, I would say Walsh is an amazing guitarist!

BrainDamage
08-26-2006, 10:15 PM
^^Walsh's solo stuff > Walsh's Eagles stuff. Definately check out his solo stuff, I'd highly recommend So What and The Smoker You Drink The Player You Get.

psychodelia
08-26-2006, 10:17 PM
How de fook did I miss this thread?

Ahh, they played the Bomber, sick. Probably my favorite song by them. The whole setlist looks enjoyable. He played Stop too! Disgusting.

Was there a recording by any chance?

fr0zt
08-26-2006, 10:18 PM
Wish I coulda went with ya, glad you could experience something so great

BrainDamage
08-26-2006, 10:20 PM
psychodelia, yes there was a recording and I downloaded the day after the show :) The setlist was great, I just wish they threw in Woman, or even Fred. That would have made the show perfect.

EDIT: want a link to it? Or send over AIM? ;)
EDIT 2: I don't have the pictures from this show, but they're on their way. I haven't went digital yet, so I have to wait for the disposable to be developed. That being said, it still has one remaining picture to be taken :p:

psychodelia
08-26-2006, 10:33 PM
* switches to pm

claptonfan55
09-10-2006, 09:22 PM
Joe Walsh is cool, dammit. He plays awesome guitar, writes great songs, and has one of the coolest voices I've ever heard.

BrainDamage
05-18-2007, 06:46 PM
I'm bringing this thread back for a damn good reason.

Joe has announced some tour dates for late summer!

07/27- Star of Desert Arena, Primm NV
07/28- Spotlight 29 Casino, Coachella CA
07/31- Mountain Winery, Saratoga CA
08/06- Beacon Theater, NYC NY
08/10- Musikfest, Bethlehem PA
08/17- Iowa State Fair, Des Moines IA
08/18- Illinois State Fair, Springfield IL
08/22- Hard Rock Live, Orlando FL
08/23- Seminole Hard Rock, Hollywood FL
08/25- N. Charleston Coliseum, N. Charleston SC

I will definately be at the Beacon Theater show, and there is a chance I will be going to the Musikfest show in Pennsylvania.

Man, I can't even describe how excited I am right now :D

Calum_Barrow
05-18-2007, 06:57 PM
The James Gang ane Joe Walsh are awesome. Looks like they played a great set too. Joe Walsh is a really good performer.

On a side note, I recently bought "There Goes The Neighbourhood" and "Now Seriously, Folks..." on LP. I haven't listened to them yet though, as I have got loads of LPs that haven't been listened to or recorded to MP3 yet, and today I caught the stylus on my turntable and so I'm gonna go get another tomorrow...

BrainDamage
05-18-2007, 07:03 PM
^^It's "But Seriously Folks..." ;)

I love But Seriously Folks. It's a more mellow Walsh, but it still rocks, At the Station is one of my favorites. I don't own There Goes The Neighborhood though.

Calum_Barrow
05-18-2007, 07:19 PM
^ LOL, Yeah it is. I dunno why I put Now. Probably cause my tech teacher says "now seriously lads" a lot... I'll give it a listen tomorrow when I get a new stylus.

Peaceful Rocker
02-02-2009, 04:13 PM
bump?

What is the best James Gang album?!

BrainDamage
02-02-2009, 04:16 PM
Rides Again.

master
02-02-2009, 04:22 PM
I shall go to the Orlando show. Too bad he isn't playing the house of blues again. That's my favorite venue.

BrainDamage
02-02-2009, 04:30 PM
^^Those dates were from 2007 :)

Lorenp
02-02-2009, 04:35 PM
I found an album of theirs in my dad's cd collection. I think it's called Joe Walsh/The James Gang All the Best. Something like that. I think its a greatest hits but I can't find the album cover on the internet.

master
02-02-2009, 05:02 PM
^^Those dates were from 2007 :)


AWWWWWW :sad:

Peaceful Rocker
02-02-2009, 06:39 PM
:haha
ive just now started checking out more of Joe's solo band, the local classic rock radiostation plays Funk-49 quite often, i had no idea that was Joe Walsh until today

AngusIsMyHero
02-04-2009, 08:39 PM
Just bought the Joe Walsh Anthology. 2 CDs, 34 songs, and it includes his solo stuff along with some James Gang stuff.

I try to stay away from "Greatest Hits" albums, but I couldn't pass this one up.

My favorite song has to be Walk Away.