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.


'The Smoker You Drink the Player You Get' LP, Wikipedia

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.

Joe Walsh 2013, YouTube




Original LP Track List:

  1. "Rocky Mountain Way"
  2. "Book Ends"
  3. "Wolf"
  4. "Midnight Moodies"
  5. "Happy Ways"

Side 2

  1. "Meadows"
  2. "Dreams"
  3. "Dyas Gone By"
  4. "(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":