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Elliot Easton — Walk On Walden
Album: Change No Change
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Released: 1985
Length: 3:01
Plays (last 30 days): 3
(Instrumental)
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something about this reminds me of this soundgarden song from the singles soundtrack
This was the brilliant talent behind The Cars? Absolutely brilliant guitar work. 
Excellent RP! Keep it up! You're on a roll! 
I just love how well he demonstrates and celebrates the magical, energizing properties of String Theory!
 htayurt533 wrote:

I would if ever guessed he was part of The Cars! Great music... reminds me a bit of Leo Kottke.  Very nice. I'd like to hear more.




I already knew,  But, PLEASE PLAY MORE of acoustic Elliot!!  Thank you!  
I would if ever guessed he was part of The Cars! Great music... reminds me a bit of Leo Kottke.  Very nice. I'd like to hear more.

another first for me here... only ** many years since its releace!
Keith don't gooooo
Interesting how this sounds absolutely nothing like The Cars. I guess since Rick wrote all their songs, EE's style may not have had much room to stretch its legs.

 LPCity wrote:

This album is 30 years old!



Make that 37
I was/am a huge Cars fan and EE has always been phenomenal. This is the first time I've heard him on an acoustic. Nice. Thanks Bill!
I like this. Makes me wonder if he was one of Bonnamassa's influences.
Happily made me think of Shawn Phillips.  
This album is 30 years old!
 jjtwister wrote:
Hey Leo
 
I literally just had that exact same thought- without seeing this first. slightly amused/frightened...
Hey Leo
young man is most excellent, specially following Petty' Touch
It's easy to understand why Elliot decided against participating in the last Cars album. Listening to this you can hear that he's in a different place now. Nicely done.
 MiracleDrug wrote:
somehow I was under the impression I was the only person ever to own/have heard this album... {#Lol}


 

How is this effort overall?  If this an indicator of the content, I will put it on the wish list.  
Holy cow. Out of print CD, going for $35 used.
Sorry, no!
Boy, he sure got some pretty lips.....
Wow, likin' it.
Dude looks like he's fresh out of Beverly Hills 90210, or something equally despicable, on the album cover but some damn fine gui-tar playing totally lets him off the hook.
somehow I was under the impression I was the only person ever to own/have heard this album... {#Lol}

Sounds very much like Preston Reed.
A vastly underrated guitarist. First thing I noticed about The Cars way back when was the impeccable timing of the guitar work.
Love this...and really like the echoes of (The Who: Tommy) Shooting Out Sparks towards the end...tasty guitar (and I agree, very Leo K-ish!) from the guy who laid down some of the tastiest licks ever and who trademarked those blistering little solos in such great catchy tunes with The CARS...

 thewiseking wrote:
nice, Kottkeesque, similar to Euphoria's stuff
 
Was thinking the same thing...and from 1985 no less.  Unexpected.

nice, Kottkeesque, similar to Euphoria's stuff
Liked him then...with the Cars...like him later too...like him now!!! Great stuff!!
Pretty funny that Bill's patter between this song and the last, Escovedo's "Down in the Bowery," got caught in a digital delay-lay-lay-lay...
What's going on out there Bill!?
First you announced Mavis Staples and played Moody Blues...now you git your echo on!
Tellin' ya man....ya gotta stay away from that wacky stuff. {#Drunk}
really good
 Bone wrote:

I'm trying to figure out if Mr. Easton's work is played over the preview of Ken Burns' new "National Parks" PBS documentary.  Any confirmations or deniers out there?  Thanks in advance.  Beautiful work.
 
I will neither confirm or deny.
 boileymon wrote:


He was lead guitarist for a band you may have heard of - THE CARS.
 

and one of  the finest left-handed players ever 
 WonderLizard wrote:
Wow. I'm a HUGE fan of his work with The Cars—tasty; like Harrison, he played within the song. I've never heard this side before. Very cool.
 
Yes. One of the great, unsung guitarists!! Thanks Bill!!  {#Notworthy}
What a great playlist going on here...

Elliot Easton - Walk On Walden
Spirit - Clear
The Decemberists - Prelude -> The Queen's Approach

...Love RP :)
Wow. I'm a HUGE fan of his work with The Cars—tasty; like Harrison, he played within the song. I've never heard this side before. Very cool.
Is this even on CD? 

What a find. 
 algrif wrote:

Yea. But I'm trying to remember where I've heard it before. Anyone else think it isn't new ?
 
I'm trying to figure out if Mr. Easton's work is played over the preview of Ken Burns' new "National Parks" PBS documentary.  Any confirmations or deniers out there?  Thanks in advance.  Beautiful work.

 Marr wrote:
I used to have this album, but I'd forgotten about this piece. Very nice...

 
Walk on Walden wasn't on the original, just the Rhino reissue. I think.
Simply superb.
talibanismurder wrote:
similar guitar notes to copperhead road intro? follow up with copperhead road by...? I can't remember the artist name.
That'd be Steve Earl.
similar guitar notes to copperhead road intro? follow up with copperhead road by...? I can't remember the artist name. pret-a-porter wrote:
so that's what it sounds like when you run yer acoustic through a wall of marshall stacks... rock on
so that's what it sounds like when you run yer acoustic through a wall of marshall stacks... rock on
justDave wrote:
Maybe when Leo was 10
When Leo was 10, he was playing Trombone... didn't switch to guitar til later.
fifismom wrote:
Reminds me of Leo Kottke
Maybe when Leo was 10
I used to have this album, but I'd forgotten about this piece. Very nice...
I swear, his guitar solos with the Cars were some of the tastiest licks I'd ever heard. Great guitarist.
Never heard this tune before; one of the great things of RP is that you learn about music each and every day. Thanx!
xkolibuul wrote:
I might doubt whether he was in The Cars...but that haircut...
Most certainly was.
No wonder he used to teach guit-fiddle at USC!
I used to have this on vinyl, I bought it for a track other than this one but this one is killer, great to see it/hear it on the playlist.
I might doubt whether he was in The Cars...but that haircut...
Wow. I've admired his amazing licks for years in the cars. If you listen closely to a lot of their songs, Mr. Easton was doing great stuff. Never heard anything from him alone. Thanks for the head's up, Bill!
Faithful_Fool wrote:
Now there's an opening acoustic riff!!
Yea. But I'm trying to remember where I've heard it before. Anyone else think it isn't new ?
Nice!
I do agree with you. Is the drummer an insane cow? ianguy wrote:
I admire the talent, but it doesn't go anywhere, and that beat track is anoying.
Never heard him before, but I love this, needed to go on a bit longer.
reminds me of Adrian Legg's style
He taught music at USC I've heard, with Lee Ritenour. Dynamite Guitfiddlist, definitely the Ying compared to the Yang that was The Cars drummer
Great song.
nuggler wrote:
Who IS this guy...?!
He was lead guitarist for a band you may have heard of - THE CARS.
Who IS this guy...?!
Now there's an opening acoustic riff!!
Ice Cube loves this song.
keep playing kick ass guitar
Quite impressive, though Leo Kottke has some pretty nice guitar-hands as well =) 8/10
ianguy wrote:
I admire the talent, but it doesn't go anywhere, and that beat track is anoying.
. ... what he said.
Mark1970 wrote:
Actually, it isn't that surprising. One of the best things about his guitar solos with the Cars material was how melodic and how vital it was to the rest of the song. Elliot played for the song.... he didn't try to outshine it. Great solo work!
Totally agree. That is one of his great talents. This is really nice stuff.
Reminds me of Leo Kottke
ladybinnath wrote:
Cool. Hard to believe this is the same guy who used to play guitar with the Cars, though.
Actually, it isn't that surprising. One of the best things about his guitar solos with the Cars material was how melodic and how vital it was to the rest of the song. Elliot played for the song.... he didn't try to outshine it. Great solo work!
I admire the talent, but it doesn't go anywhere, and that beat track is anoying.
just stand back and let him play
Sure wish this song would actually go somewhere... It would make a nice intro for something with a bit more depth.
great guitar!
Awesome guitar playing!
Originally Posted by ladybinnath: Cool. Hard to believe this is the same guy who used to play guitar with the Cars, though.
Agreed - but I am only surprised by the style -I've never heard him play this style before. He is, however, one of the best and tastyist guitarists around. Whether you enjoy the Cars or not, this guy had the most amazing solo ideas - hook city!
Cool. Hard to believe this is the same guy who used to play guitar with the Cars, though.
Originally Posted by Dave_Mack: Nice. But then I'm a major sucker for that folk guitar sound: Richard Thompson, Leo Kottke, Hot Tuna all float my boat in a big way.
Ditto ditto ditto. Let's hear some more Elliot Easton!
Nice. But then I'm a major sucker for that folk guitar sound: Richard Thompson, Leo Kottke, Hot Tuna all float my boat in a big way.