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    Default Favourite Joe Walsh Songs

    In the same vein as the 'Favourite Glenn Songs' thread, I put together this thread to gauge everyone's favourite Joe Walsh songs across the entire panorama of his career--Solo/Barnstorm songs, James Gang songs, and Eagles songs.

    My own personal top 10:

    1. Turn to Stone("So What?" version)
    2. Help Me Through the Night
    3. Tend My Garden(James Gang)
    4. Walk Away(James Gang)
    5. In the City(Eagles)
    6. Rocky Mountain Way
    7. Life's Been Good("Eagles Live" version)
    8. All Night Long
    9. Rivers of the Hidden Funk
    10. Space Age Whiz Kids
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    Default Re: Favourite Joe Walsh Songs

    Here's my top ten, but I confess I have another ten (or more) favorites that I like equally well. So this list is also a reflection of my current mood.

    1. Indian Summer
    2. Collage
    3. Life of Illusion
    4. Pretty Maids All in a Row (Hell Freezes Over version)
    5. All of a Sudden
    6. Rivers of the Hidden Funk
    7. In the City
    8. Tend My Garden
    9. Dreams
    10. Meadows
    Last edited by WalshGirl; 10-10-2016 at 12:01 PM.

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    Default Re: Favourite Joe Walsh Songs

    This is from a few years ago, but it's just solo: http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/f...ead.php?t=2877

    Narrowing my 15 down to 10, and including Eagles and James Gang songs makes it harder, though! Unlike Glenn, I won't separate out the various groups since he has so few Eagles songs. Here we go:

    1. Pretty Maids All in a Row
    2. Help Me Thru the Night
    3. Turn to Stone
    4. Walk Away
    5. Funk #49
    6. In the City
    7. Rocky Mountain Way
    8. Welcome to the Club
    9. Life of Illusion
    10. Meadows
    Honorable Mentions to The Bomber and Rosewood Bitters

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    I hate to admit this but I'm really not familiar with Joe's solo/non-Eagles work outside of the hits. (I plan to rectify this soon!) But I will say the 1976 Houston performance of "Turn to Stone" absolutely rocks!

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    Default Re: Favourite Joe Walsh Songs

    Hard to narrow his output to only 10 songs!

    Turn to Stone
    County Fair
    Collage
    The Bomber
    Midnight Visitor
    At the Station
    Country Fever
    Birdcall Morning
    Falling Down
    Funk 49

    If I never heard RMW or LBGTMSF again, it would be fine by me.

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    Default Re: Favourite Joe Walsh Songs

    I feel the same way about LBG, but I still enjoy RMW. I see your point, though! Regarding your list, I thought about "Collage" and "Falling Down" because I love their lyrics; if it had been a longer list they would have made it.

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    Default Re: Favourite Joe Walsh Songs

    Wow - Life's Been Good has always been and always will be my favorite Joe song. To me, it's one of the best pure rock and roll song ever. It's very hard to narrow my list down to 10 songs, but here goes (in no particular order) ...

    1.) Walk Away
    2.) Funk #49
    3.) Rocky Mountain Way
    4.) Life's Been Good
    5.) Help Me Thru the Night
    6.) Turn to Stone
    7.) A Life of Illusion
    8.) All Night Long
    9.) Pretty Maids All in a Row
    10.) One Day At a Time (Analog Man version)

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    Default Re: Favourite Joe Walsh Songs

    Falling Down was originally on my list--it's just so hard to do a top 10. I also debated adding At The Station, Over and Over, Here We Go, and I'll Tell the World About You.

    Walsh is an excellent lyricist when he focuses on it.

    I do love RMW, Turn to Stone, Funk 49, etc. It's just that I've heard these songs so many times, it's nice to go into the deeper cuts.

    About Collage, I've always felt its lyrics were outstanding. So beautiful and an interesting lyrical structure--not complicated, but interesting. And the musical structure is also interesting--bluesy with a little classical influence in the middle. It's hard to believe this song was on Walsh's (James Gang) first album. I also love The Ashes, The Rain and I.

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    Default Re: Favourite Joe Walsh Songs

    "Rivers of the Hidden Funk" was another one I almost put. It's interesting to see people's picks!

    Most of Joe's best work was when he was young. There was a fire, a hunger back then, a need to prove himself and be taken seriously as an artist... he's never lost that fire, but some of the intensity might have faded a bit, especially after he decided to go the more humorous route with several of his songs after the success of "Life's Been Good." He still puts out excellent work, though. JMHO.

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    I too love Rivers of Hidden Funk. RMW & LBG are just waaaaayyyyy to over played for me. In some ways they've become Joe Walsh and that's a pity. Especially because LBG is practically a comedy song.

    The lyrics for Collage was written by Joe's friend Patrick Cullie. I imagine that's why those lyrics are so much different than Joe's other songs. Patrick also co-wrote Meadows. The song Collage has been covered many times, including this version by The Three Degrees in 1970.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsxhEYn2FQU"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsxhEYn2FQU[/ame]

    The Breeders did a version for The Mod Squad movie in 1999.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjNpxoGPqKM"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjNpxoGPqKM[/ame]

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