James Gang Rides Again
Q: 3 Stars - Good - "...effective guitar arrangements that mixed country swing, strummed acoustic, chunky electric and some fluid soloing..."
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- Released: June 6, 2000
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Mca
Q - 3/92, p.883 Stars - Good - "...effective guitar arrangements that mixed country swing, strummed acoustic, chunky electric and some fluid soloing..."
- 1.Funk #49
- 4.The Bomber: Closet Queen / Bolero / Cast Your Fate To The Wind
- 5.Tend My Garden
- 6.Garden Gate
- 7.There I Go Again
- 9.Ashes The Rain And I
The James Gang: Joe Walsh (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Dale Peters (guitar, bass); Jim Fox (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel includes: Rusty Young (pedal steel guitar).
Personnel: Joe Walsh (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Dale Peters (vocals, guitar, percussion); Jim Fox (vocals, organ, keyboards, drums, percussion); Rusty Young (steel guitar); Jack Nitzsche (strings).
Liner Note Authors: Dale Peters; Hideki Masubuchi; Joe Walsh ; Jim Fox.
Recording information: Artisan Sound Recorders; East & West; East & West Mastering; Record Plant.
Illustrators: Bob Lockhard; Bob Lockhart.
Photographers: Tom Wright ; Tom Wright.
Arranger: James Gang.
By virtue of containing "Funk #49," if for no other reason, RIDES AGAIN, the second album from Cleveland rockers the James Gang, was one of the templates for '70s American blues/boogie rock. While there's no denying that cuts like the aforementioned iconic riff monster and the driving "Woman" are full of long-haired, shirtless, amps-on-11 abandon, there are a number of acoustic-based moments on the album as well, making it plain that neither singer/guitarist Joe Walsh, nor the rest of the James Gang, were one-trick ponies. The folky fingerpicking of "Ashes, the Rain and I" and the easygoing strum of "There I Go Again" provide a nice contrast to the band's harder-edged tunes.
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