Joe Walsh

Genres: Comedy Movies Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Soundtrack Television
Descriptive "tags": classic rock rock southern rock blues hard rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Fidler Walsh, 20 November 1947, Wichita, Kansas, USA. Guitar hero Walsh started his long and varied career in 1965 with the G-Clefs. Following a spell with local band the Measles, he found major success when he joined the James Gang in 1969. Walsh’s growling, early heavy metal guitar technique was not unlike that of Jeff Beck’s, and the Walsh sound had much to do with the achievements of the James Gang. He left in 1972 and formed Barnstorm with Joe Vitale (drums) and Kenny Passarelli (bass). The self-titled album promised much and made a respectable showing in the US charts. Despite the follow-up being credited to Joe Walsh, The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get was still Barnstorm, although the band broke up that same year. The Smoker … became his first gold album and featured some of his classic songs such as ‘Meadows’ and ‘Rocky Mountain Way’. On the latter he featured the voice bag, from which his distorted voice...

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