Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Joe Walsh Is Back With First Solo Album In 20 Years!
Grammy Award winning rock and roll legend Joe Walsh returns with Analog Man, his first solo album in two decades from Fantasy Records/Concord. Analog Man is both modern and timelessly soulful, packed with Walsh's beloved wit, char and chops; it delivers an incredibly raw and intimate sound.
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.
The 10-track album was produced by Jeff Lynne and Joe Walsh with Tommy Lee James co-writing some of the tracks.
Mr. Walsh named the album with a specific message in mind, growing up in an analog world and now having to learn to live in a digital world.
In a recent interview with the San Diego Reader, Walsh explained the digital age and its affects on the world were very much on his mind as he wrote songs for the album:
San Diego Reader: "Analog Man, the first Joe Walsh solo album in something like 20 years... It is a record that Im guessing was recorded digitally. Did Walsh make an intentional statement with the title?"
Joe Walsh: I sure did. I just decided I better get with it. After all, it is the digital age. Back when it was all analog, we used to go in the studio, and studios had knobs. We used to turn knobs and say, lets see what this does. Now, we have a mouse. We [the members of the Eagles] spend hours yelling at our computers. My son comes in and he says, Dad, youre really stupid.
But Walsh calls the digital world an alternative to reality that people are using more and more in a bad way. Reality has a lot of he pauses crummy stuff in it. And people have decided to go into the virtual world. It is another means of escape he says, and being a man with knowledge of that sort of thing, is troubled by what he sees..."
"...[T]here are still plenty of his signature funky riffs mixed in with his life stories and social commentary." - Sherri Lehman, The Abosulte Sound, October 2012
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1. Analog Man
2. Wrecking Ball
3. Lucky That Way
4. Spanish Dancer
5. Funk 50
1. Band Played On
3. One Day At A Time
4. Hi-Roller Baby