Joe Walsh

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  1. Gin Mill Cowboy

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    Been on a Joe Walsh/James Gang kick. I know he gave Page a Les Paul and that they probably crossed paths a few times. This tune has a riff similar to No Quarter.
     
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    Maybe Page stole it.
     
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    Enjoyed that. Great video. A guitar face that only a mother could love. By the way, is that Don Henley sitting in the front row at 1:42?
     
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    Love Joe!
     
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    Who is that on bass?
     
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    Kenny Passarelli
     
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    That's no guitar face. That's a child birth face! :eek:
     
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    Yeah , Joe can bend a few strings . It is my understanding that he did and still owns a 1960 Les Paul and that just might be it .
    Since you have gone this direction , I ask that you give a listen to The James Gang's first album . I realize that many decry it , but it is amongst Joe's best as far as I am concerned . Yes , I must admit that Joe has very few turds in his catalog .
    Just remember to turn it up loud ! Oh yeah , the first album ( 'Yer Album ) has a repeating track at the end of each side . Try to not miss it .
     
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    I thought that was Keef who stole guitars?....;)
    And didn't I read somewhere (long ago) that Joe gave Pete Townsend a guitar?.....maybe a Gretsch?
     
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    Joe is the king of funky guitar faces! My god he was 25 years old in that vid. Love his work. I picked up a Gibson A3 Custombucker pickup for my Les Paul primarily because it was described as “think of Joe Walsh on Life’s Been Good - that’s this pickup!”.
     
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    Everyone stole the I_VII_VI_VII chord progression.
     
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    I've always been a Joe Walsh fan. Such talent!
     
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    Joe sold Page the LP that became his #1. He had a habit of finding, buying, and passing on classic Les Pauls. He owned a '60 that was on the inside sleeve of So What. It has found its way into the hands of a guy in France, from what I've heard. He gave Pete Townsend the 1959 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins and Fender narrow-panel tweed Bandmaster 3x10” that he used to record "Midnight Man" after Pete gave him an Arp synth.

    Bob
     
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    Probably one of the all time greatest underrated guitarists to date. From the James Gang to Barnstorm to the Eagles you've heard his music but hardly ever his name in greatest guitarist discussions.
     
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    Yes, totally digging in on the James Gang stuff. So good b
     
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    I played in a band that played the same
    bar circuit as Joe in the late 60s/early 70s. He was a legend in the Midwest even back then!
     
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    Love the Walsh!

    Nice belt. Wonder what the back of that guitar looks like. Maybe the reason he gave it away.o_O
     
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    Love Joe!
    His bends, though insanely intense, are always beautifully in tune.
    Great tone, too!
     
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    I play Funk 49 and/or Walk Away on a daily basis. Love Turn to Stone too! What a talent.

    I've know about Joe Walsh since I seriously picked up the guitar but I seem to find out more about him and his body of work all the time. I even had that book he put out in the 70's for making your own guitar effects but I didn't know about that tune Turn to Stone until a few years ago and I didn't know the Bomber until way later too. Maybe I was distracted by the other stuff that made the radio and all of the Eagles hots of course too.
     
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    I love that Gretsch tone on Midnight Man, and it's very similar to some of Neil's Gretsch tones on his first solo album. I love Paul Cotton's Gretsch tone as well. That Gretsch that Joe gave to Pete was used on every tune on Who's Next, according to Pete, and Pete said it was the loudest guitar he'd ever owned.
     
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