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James Gang — Walk Away
Album: 15 Greatest Hits
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Released: 1971
Length: 3:21
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Taking my time
Choosin' my line
Tryin' to decide what to do
Looks like my stop
Don't wanna get off
Got myself hung up on you

Seems to me
You don't want to talk about it
Seems to me
You just turn your pretty head and walk away

Places I've known
Things that I'm growin'
Don't taste the same without you
I got myself in
The worst mess I've been
And I find myself startin' ta doubt you

Seems to me
Talk all night, here comes the mornin'
Seems to me
You just forget what we said
And greet the day

Seems to me
You don't wanna talk about it
Seems to me
You just turn your pretty head and walk away

I've got ta cool myself down
Stompin' around
Thinkin' some words I can't name ya
Meet ya half way
Got nothin' to say
Still I don't s'pose I can blame ya

Seems to me
You don't want to talk about it
Seems to me
You just turn your pretty head and walk away

Walk away
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 patrickagermann9147 wrote:
Just great memories of cruising around in a 70 Chev Malibu convertible cranking this...on an 8 track player of course.
 

Similar story here.  My Malibu was a four door though avec excellent bench seat so the girlfriend could slide over.
Going to hit the next button heard s this too much on the radio
Just great memories of cruising around in a 70 Chev Malibu convertible cranking this...on an 8 track player of course.
 pomalley wrote:
If ya like this, listen to the song, Welcome to the Club, by Joe.   Joe is guitar.  Dang... been 7 years since anyone posted anything about this song...  weird. 
 
Not sure if "Joe is guitar" though he can play the hell out of it!  In fact, immediately recognizable, and rating starts at 8, Long Live RP!!
Whenever I hear this I think, damn it could have been Meadows...
Toadies owe Joe some royalties ...
If ya like this, listen to the song, Welcome to the Club, by Joe.   Joe is guitar.  Dang... been 7 years since anyone posted anything about this song...  weird. 
{#Drummer}
 GT66 wrote:
Another otherwise good song Clear-Channeled into cliché.
 

{#Yes}That's right and those that say it is still a good song, blah, blah, blah. We do not argue that it is not a good song, it is just human nature that constant repitition takes away enjoyment. I don't know why people have so much trouble with that obvious concept.{#Stupid}

I don't care that this is simple, unadorned, and primitive.  It is gutsy rock and roll, and Joe could make that guitar ... and the wah-wah ... do whatever he wished.  James Gang Rides Again — several classic cuts off that one, baby.

And I'm thinking they were from DEEtroit.  Sorry, calypsus_1, but they certainly weren't from the big ATL.

Another otherwise good song Clear-Channeled into cliché.
thanks, I needed this right now.
This one took me way back to a place my folks rented over the summer and the only rock n'roll in the house was an 8-track tape: James Gang Rides Again.  We played that thing to death. Good memories.
I have heared this before!!
back in the day..............heard this group more times than I can count............... memories.

Love this song and Funk49. Brings me back to my college days. {#Dancingbanana_2}
their most commercial song and probably my least favorite
 Zep wrote:

Joe Walsh is to rock what Kenny G is to jazz.
 
Why you wanna hurt Joe, Zep?

 OCDHG wrote:
Always wondered why/how Joe ended up hanging with those lame-o wusses in the Eagles.  This guy rocks!
 
Read Don Felder's tell all autobiography Heaven and Hell. The subject matter is in the book. Bottom line of his view was this; Joe, Timothy B., Bernie,Randy M. great guys. Glen Frey, big ass-hole, Don Henley, a talented big ass-hole.


Kent State, 1969, see the James Gang for a buck.
Great tune. I saw Joe Walsh live in a tiny club once. He was so drunk he could barely stand up, much less play. It was still entertaining in a dark comedy sort of way. We amused ourselves by trying to guess which song he was attempting to play.
The upside was that the opener, Danny Gatton (the now late Danny Gatton) was f*cking great.


This always makes me think of my late cousin Phillip. I remember hearing it for the first time in his living room in Lodi, California. Couldn't get enough!

Rest in Peace, Phillip.
 Zep wrote:

Joe Walsh is to rock what Kenny G is to jazz.
 
say what you will about Joe or the Eagles.....but James Gang was GR8!!!!!!!

OMG - so many high school memories today!!! 
 kurtster wrote:
Here in Cleveburg, we generally say, "Joe Walsh and the Eagles".  {#Shhh}
 
Joe Walsh is to rock what Kenny G is to jazz.


Ole Joe .. he is quite a character — as in a really likable gentleman — when not in the stage persona.  For the Hams, he is WB6ACU; sends code with a Blue Racer Vibroplex about 30wpm.

 OCDHG wrote:
Always wondered why/how Joe ended up hanging with those lame-o wusses in the Eagles.  This guy rocks!
 
Here in Cleveburg, we generally say, "Joe Walsh and the Eagles".  {#Shhh} 

Go Time.
 CCinSB wrote:

 
I'd say Bruce Valanch lost some weight!!!

Great song. Great guitar solo. Phish does a wicked rocked out cover of this.
What a day... Joni Mitchell, Cream, Cat Stevens, James Gang... and whatever else I can't think of right now. Blast of the past.
 wtango wrote:
Joe was a frequent guest / occasional fill-in radio host for a morning show (Johnathan Brandmeier?) on a popular station in Chicago in the '90s. 

Joe is an absolutely hilarious person, and very intelligent.  Oh yeah, his music still rocks, too!
 
He's also a ham radio operator. He collects classic Collins Radio equipment.

Joe was a frequent guest / occasional fill-in radio host for a morning show (Johnathan Brandmeier?) on a popular station in Chicago in the '90s. 

Joe is an absolutely hilarious person, and very intelligent.  Oh yeah, his music still rocks, too!
 copymonkey wrote:
Jack White, meet the original gut-bucket funky white-boy guitar legend....without him, you wouldn't be what you think you are.
 
There, fixed that for you.

Joe Walsh = incomparable.

 Ears_of_Stone wrote:
I can't help but love this song!  {#Bananajam}
 

An excellent sing-along song.  Yay!
I can't help but love this song!  {#Bananajam}
Always wondered why/how Joe ended up hanging with those lame-o wusses in the Eagles.  This guy rocks!
 Shesdifferent wrote:
There is always room for Joe Walsh and this classic song!
 
Yup... been a fan since their first LP back in '68. Glad to hear some of the Gang being played on RP, inasmuch as THIS is classic rock!


I got my self in
The worst mess I've been
And I find myself starvin' without you

 hippiechick wrote:
1969, The James Gang at a bar in Kent, OH, charge $1. So long ago, so far away.
 
Yes, one of the great musical groups out of Cleveland (hence Joe Walsh's cameo on the Drew Carey show).  Others include the Raspberries, Brownsville Station, Henry Mancini, and of course the greatest symphony orchestra ever (CSO under George Szell).

Would really love to hear "Midnight Man".

To bad it got the boot from Rebecca. {#Cry}

Oh wow! {#Guitarist} I used to listen to this song all the time!
Oh, how I wish that Joe Walsh had chosen 2008 to run for president!  Now THAT would be great!

:-) 
Alas, I don't care what anyone says.  You people need to listen to the first 3 releases by the James Gang - then give me your conclusions on the excellent songs and specifically, guitar work of Mr. Walsh. 
Stunning music that never gets enough credit. {#Yes}
Simon_ig wrote:
Please relegate this song to the over-abundant classic rock stations infesting our radio dial.
Even there it doesn't get much play. Glad to hear it in the RP rotation. '9'
hippiechick wrote:
1969, The James Gang at a bar in Kent, OH, charge $1. So long ago, so far away.
Wished I'd been in Kent, OH.
Wow rock and handy with a six shooter too
1969, The James Gang at a bar in Kent, OH, charge $1. So long ago, so far away.
The summer os 1971 wouldn't have been the same without this James Gang classic. Joe Walsh rules!
CCinSB wrote:
Life's Been Good!
jhorton wrote:
I know he's a great guitarist, but this or anything by the Eagles is what I refer to as, " Station changing music." Damn, Heroes is next so maybe I will just have to wait....
I totally agree, and I am sad to say this song instigated the first time I have ever turned RP off because of the music. Only momentarily, of course. Please relegate this song to the over-abundant classic rock stations infesting our radio dial.
copymonkey wrote:
Wow--either Wavy Gravy looks really good...or Joe Walsh looks REALLY bad.
Oh my god, it's Red Skelton!!
CCinSB wrote:
Wow--either Wavy Gravy looks really good...or Joe Walsh looks REALLY bad.
Heard once in a blue moon, THIS STILL KICKS ALL KINDS O' BUTT! Can't beat ol' Smokey Joe for that twangy guitar sound! -- thanks, Bill!
There is always room for Joe Walsh and this classic song!
A very ROCKIN' SONG!
Jack White, meet the original gut-bucket funky white-boy guitar legend....without him, you wouldn't be what you are.
I know he's a great guitarist, but this or anything by the Eagles is what I refer to as, " Station changing music." Damn, Heroes is next so maybe I will just have to wait....
ginniet wrote:
I always liked the James Gang when their songs were new, but I didn't know about the connection with The Eagles until I saw them in concert, and they played this song! Who woulda thunk it? :stupid:
The first three James Gang CDs feature Joe Walsh's guitar talents. A couple of the later ones (Bang and Miami) feature the talent's of Iowa's own Tommy Bolin, who also rocked with Deep Purple for a brief time.
dave_porter wrote:
Wow, thanks for the explanation. Never heard of these guys before and was thinking "this sounds an awful lot like the Eagles". That would be why, then :)
I always liked the James Gang when their songs were new, but I didn't know about the connection with The Eagles until I saw them in concert, and they played this song! Who woulda thunk it? :stupid:
MoM$CooKin wrote:
Bill once again takes this gracefully aging cronie for a trip into the wayback machine.....Damn those seeds kept poppin and puttin holes in my flannel shirts....
Had to take my work boots to stomp out those little flames. My kids just don't understand what was fashion in the 70s :dance:
Sheesh, Bill. You were just bragging about playing stuff that isn't heard on our local oldies stationsÂ… :doh:
camarkim wrote:
Joe Walsh. Wow. I thought this was Donald Fagan singing...
What?!
I think I had this on an 8-track......happy times!
This has to be in the Top 5 songs for Caveman Dancing. Just good old foot stomp'in music.
Bill once again takes this gracefully aging cronie for a trip into the wayback machine.....Damn those seeds kept poppin and puttin holes in my flannel shirts....
No it doesn't. Brings back my young and wild youth.Geed wrote:
Does it get any better? I think not.
RIP Tommy Bolin ...
I love this tune. My brother had the 8 track. Played it everyday before school cranked!
I recently watche the Eagles' 'Hell Freezes Over." Joe's talented.
I always stop and listen to this track, especially for the guitar solo at the end. :guitarist:
skindy wrote:
Wow! I haven't heard this in forever! Love the guitar in this, and Joe Walsh's voice here is just... well... sexy as hell!
Yeah. I'll second that. I love this song.
skindy wrote:
Wow! I haven't heard this in forever! Love the guitar in this, and Joe Walsh's voice here is just... well... sexy as hell!
Joe Walsh. Wow. I thought this was Donald Fagan singing...
Does it get any better? I think not.
skindy wrote:
Wow! I haven't heard this in forever! Love the guitar in this, and Joe Walsh's voice here is just... well... sexy as hell!
Wow, thanks for the explanation. Never heard of these guys before and was thinking "this sounds an awful lot like the Eagles". That would be why, then :)
skindy wrote:
Wow! I haven't heard this in forever! Love the guitar in this, and Joe Walsh's voice here is just... well... sexy as hell!
I forget about this altogether. Thanks, Bill!
Yeah - James Gang rulez!
Wow! I haven't heard this in forever! Love the guitar in this, and Joe Walsh's voice here is just... well... sexy as hell!
I have "james gang rides again" and I give it a listen quite often. I like 'em. I like the bass in this one.