The James Gang was a stripped-down band that most­ly played prim­i­tive rock and roll (which I love) very well, and Rides Again is an ex­am­ple of that, but Ash­es the Rain and I isn’t prim­i­tive at al­l; five min­utes of con­tem­pla­tive beau­ty.

James Gang Rides Again

Dis­clo­sure: Joe Walsh has been, and re­main­s, one of my mu­si­cal heroes; a guy with a rep­u­ta­tion for dumb stuff who re­al­ly doesn’t seem to be dumb at al­l. Plus, his gui­tar tone is sec­ond to, well “none” might be tak­ing it a bit high, but it sure sounds great. If I keep do­ing this, he’ll get a rock­er in­to Song of the Day.

My on­ly copy is on an orig­i­nal vinyl of Rides Again, and it’s at the end of the last track and it’s pret­ty scratchy, but I still en­joy lis­ten­ing to it. I went and found a mod­ern dig­i­tal ver­sion of it while writ­ing this up, and it’s re­al­ly a fine-sounding piece of mu­sic.

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

Links · Spo­ti­fy playlist. This tune on iTunes, Spo­ti­fy, Ama­zon. There’s no live video worth shar­ing, but there’s a fine treat­ment which I gath­er is from Su­per­nat­u­ral, what­ev­er that is.

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