40 Years Of Classic Rock, 1973 – 2013 Part Four – Joe Walsh, ‘The Smoker You Drink the Player You Get’ [VIDEOS]
Anytime you use a hook whether it be a song title, a book or in this case the album title, ‘The Smoker You Drink the Player You Get’ it’s going to draw attention.
Joe Walsh is a guitar artist which put him in the limelight of others, an influence to many a guitar player today.
After The James Gang, Joe formed a band named Barnstorm and this was their second album, however; if you look at the album cover it only lists Joe Walsh.
The song, “Rocky Mountain Way”was the catalyst of success for the album, a hit for radio and still going strong on the classic rock playlist even 40 years later.
Original LP Track List:
- “Rocky Mountain Way”
- “Book Ends”
- “Midnight Moodies”
- “Happy Ways”
- “Dyas Gone By”
- “(Day dream) Prayer”
Released in the U.S. June 18th, 1973, charting at #6.
Happy 40th anniversary as we revisit 1973 with some great landmark classic rock releases.
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Joe Walsh performing, “Rocky Mountain Way”: