Way back in the Songs of the Day, in February I wrote about a Joe Walsh tune and added “If I keep doing this, he’ll get a rocker into Song of the Day.” I have, and now he has: Seems to me / You don’t want to talk about it / Seems to me / You just turn your pretty head and walk away. Great stuff.

You know, there was some bad James Gang karma back in the day. When I was sort of in the biz, as the resident house manager for all the rock concerts at a Canadian University, I’d talk to roadies and there was this epithet: “James Gang Roadie”. It was a bad thing to say to a practitioner of the trade.

James Gang

But then earlier this week, a friend at work told me that he’d been to the current Eagles tour, good seats, and I asked “Is Joe Walsh still with the band?” and he said yes, and he was the liveliest, most entertaining member. Say what you will about Joe, he’s been playing a lot of good music for a lot of years.

I have another funny story about this song. Back sometime in the Seventies, in connection with that University gig, I stage-managed our first-ever punk-rock show, a Canadian band called Teenage Head. I was fairly astonished when they opened up with Walk Away, but I’ve been permanently in love with punk ever since that night.

This is part of the Song of the Day series (background).

Links · Spotify playlist. This tune on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify. Here’s a cheesy but musically fine video capture. Here’s a bonus: a much older Joe Walsh and band having fun with Funk #49.

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