But Seriously, Folks...

But Seriously, Folks...

by Joe WalshJoe Walsh


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As far as studio albums go, But Seriously Folks is Joe Walsh's most insightful and melodic. But Seriously Folks, released in 1978, was the album the Eagles should have made rather than the mediocre The Long Run. It captures a reflective song cycle along the same thematic lines of Pet Sounds, only for the '70s. The album's introspective outlook glides through rejuvenation ("Tomorrow," "Over and Over"), recapturing the simple pleasures of the past ("Indian Summer"), mid-career indecision ("At the Station," "Second Hand Store"), and a melancholy instrumental ("Theme From Boat Weirdos"). The disc's finale, "Life's Been Good," is a sarcastic and bittersweet ode to Walsh's "rock star-party guy" persona which reached the Top 10 on the pop charts and became a staple of FM rock radio. The only way But Seriously Folks could have been improved, was to include "In the City," essentially solo Walsh, which unfortunately ended up on The Long Run instead.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/2008
Label: Rhino Flashback
UPC: 0081227992958
catalogNumber: 141
Rank: 5030

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Walsh   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Don Henley   Vocals,Background Vocals
Don Felder   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Vocals
Jay Ferguson   Keyboards,Vocals
Joe Vitale   Synthesizer,Flute,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jody Boyer   Vocals,Background Vocals
Glenn Frey   Vocals,Background Vocals
Joey Murcia   Guitar
Timothy B. Schmit   Vocals,Background Vocals
Bill Szymczyk   Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals
Willie Weeks   Bass

Technical Credits

Joe Walsh   Producer
Glenn Frey   Vocal Arrangements
Ed Mashal   Engineer
Bill Szymczyk   Producer,Engineer

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