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.
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.