James Gang

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtrack
Tags: classic rock hard rock rock 70s blues rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1967 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, the embryonic James Gang comprised Glenn Schwartz (guitar/vocals), Tom Kriss (bass/vocals) and Jim Fox (drums/vocals). Schwartz left in April 1969 to join Pacific Gas And Electric, but Joe Walsh (Joseph Fidler Walsh, 20 November 1947, Wichita, Kansas, USA) proved a more than competent replacement. Yer’ Album blended originals with excellent interpretations of material drawn from Buffalo Springfield (‘Bluebird’) and the Yardbirds (‘Lost Woman’). The band enjoyed the approval of Pete Townshend, who admired their mature cross-section of British and ‘west coast’ rock. Dale Peters replaced Kriss for Rides Again, an excellent, imaginative amalgamation of rock, melody and instrumental dexterity. Here Walsh emerged as the band’s director, particularly on the second side, which also marked his maturation as a songwriter. Keyboards were added to create a dense, yet more fluid sound as the band...

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