How about a little love for Joe Walsh!

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by hippdog, Oct 17, 2020 at 11:22 AM.

  1. GoLeafsGo

    GoLeafsGo Synchromatic

    May 1, 2014
    Ajax Ontario
    Not enough props given to The Eagles....they went from being Linda Ronstadt's back up band to being Joe Walsh's back up band.
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  2. jfassett

    jfassett Synchromatic

    Dec 9, 2017
    But seriously folks, I love his "Barnstorm" stuff!
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  3. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    I remember an article or interview back in the 80’s where Joe listed his hobbies as “beer and hooking up stuff to see if it works.” I know he’s sober now, but he’s still my kinda guy
  4. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    I like him and prefer him over the Claptons of the world. Funk 49 is one of my favorites.

    I've never seen him not seem stoned.:D
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  5. BCRatRod73

    BCRatRod73 Gretschie

    Sep 1, 2020
    Clapton in his early days with humbuckers is amazing. He was quite the guitar player. I never really liked his single coil tone. Funk 49 is a cool jam.
  6. Teledriver

    Teledriver Gretschie

    Feb 12, 2011
    Iowa City, IA
  7. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    I am a fan of his playing, love his sound/tone.
  8. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Synchromatic

    Feb 17, 2020

    Hard to believe this was 49 years ago.
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  9. Scamp

    Scamp Electromatic

    Feb 22, 2018
    He has some solos that are only 6-8 notes long but what he does with those notes is awesome I like his use of the wha pedal too He doesn't over use it like so man do today. His use of tremolo is way above others. He just has a great feel Have you seen him when he plays his slide clear to the bridge. He loves to get different sounds from his guitar.
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  10. Winkels

    Winkels Electromatic

    Jun 23, 2018
    It took me a long time to "get" Joe Walsh, but when I did it was all over.

    Unlike many of his contemporaries he has never taken himself very seriously but still has a knack for great riffs. It's also gratifying to see he isn't afraid to embrace technology. Without him the Eagles would have been just another countrified yacht rock band.
  11. hippdog

    hippdog Electromatic

    Jul 23, 2013
    NW Arkansas
    This clip is amazing.....the guitar talent that shows up for the tryout......wowzer!
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  12. larryr

    larryr Gretschie

    Mar 6, 2012
    Camarillo, Ca.

    I have been the musical director for a fundraiser 4 a womens recovery home for 15 years. They are also connected to Joe. This was a thank-you gift I received for my service. I have been a fan of Joe Walsh since 1970 when I was a 16 year youngster in my basement trying to figure out how to play Funk 49. Joe is a guitar hero of mine.
    Funk 49 = a tele and a blackface champ. Tone!
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  13. DasherF

    DasherF Electromatic

    Aug 28, 2020
    Minneapolis, Mn
    DEFINITELY someone whose playing is of my top 2 guitar heroes.
  14. DasherF

    DasherF Electromatic

    Aug 28, 2020
    Minneapolis, Mn
    The Rides Again album shows Joe at his sonic best that I, personally, hadn't seen much until he joined the Eagles...great chops throughout, I bought every album, just the same...I appreciated Supernatural using Ashe, the Rain and I as part of an episode's soundtrack. Turn To Stone from Barnstorm is great!
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  15. DasherF

    DasherF Electromatic

    Aug 28, 2020
    Minneapolis, Mn
    What song is that?
  16. DasherF

    DasherF Electromatic

    Aug 28, 2020
    Minneapolis, Mn
    Classic episode of a classic show!
  17. DasherF

    DasherF Electromatic

    Aug 28, 2020
    Minneapolis, Mn
    I saw him a A Taste of Minnesota down on Harriet Island in the '80s...the show was kinda slow between tunes, but the tunes were solid...loved it! Space between tunes isn't a deal breaker either...
  18. DasherF

    DasherF Electromatic

    Aug 28, 2020
    Minneapolis, Mn
    He has a couple setup videos...very informative at almost a layman's level. He explains everything so one can get it.
  19. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    He was a recurring charecter for a while, Drew likes the rock n roll, his show is also the first time i saw Rev. Horton Heat.
    For all his notoriety Joe seems like the type of guy eho would shoot the breeze about guitars with your ordinary average guy.
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