Tuesday, June 5, 2012 is a major record release day. There are four recordings all coming out at the same time that I want to purchase.
1) Neil Young & CrazyHorse – Americana
2) Patti Smith – Banga
3) The Beach Boys – That’s Why God Made The Radio (Ordered)
4) Joe Walsh – Analog Man
This will be Joe’s first solo studio recording in 20 years. The 10-track album was produced by Jeff Lynne and Joe Walsh with Tommy Lee James co-writing some of the tracks. “Lucky That Way,” one of Walsh’s favorites off the album, speaks to the extraordinary life he’s lived, even through the hurdles, and features Ringo Starr, his real life brother-in-law, on drums. The song ironically serves as a mature sequel to Walsh’s famed “Life’s Been Good” and for Walsh, life is just that.
Watch this video of Joe Walsh where he explains in inimitable rambling style, “Life’s Been Good” before he performs at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California.