Album van Joe Walsh met de titel The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get (Lp)
Joe Walsh | The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get (Lp)
The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get, Joe Walsh second solo studio album, continues with heavy and light rock mix of tracks found on his previous release, Barnstorm. Indeed, His opening two tracks bear this out. First, perhaps Walsh's most recognized track, "Rocky Mountain Way," comes replete with overly distorted guitars and the obligatory solo. His next song, "Book Ends," is a tuneful ode to happy memories. Walsh's ability to swing wildly from one end of the rock scale to the other is unparalleled and makes for an album to suit many tastes. Joe Vitale (drums, flute, backing vocals, keyboards, and synthesizers – a talented man) and Kenny Passarelli (bass and backing vocals) are once again employed, and once again prove themselves adept at handling Walsh's various styles. The-album sees an addition to the backing band in the form of Rocke Grace on keyboards and vocals. Legendary Bill Szymczyk works along with Walsh to handle the production, and takes care of mixing. Szymczyk's work on this area is, as always, astounding. The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get features some of the most remembered Joe Walsh tracks, but it's not just these that make the album a success. Each of these nine tracks is a song to be proud of. Joe Walsh | The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get is a super album by anyone's standards.