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Old 02-18-2015, 09:43 PM   #41
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I really hate to say this, but I will since it's not it's anniversary, and that is that I really am not a fan of this album. And it tears me apart to say this.. The only ones I like are ODAAT, and the title track (mostly out of relativity of being an analog fan), and I prefer the Eagles doing ODAAT from F1. The honeymoon effect with the album or the infatuation with a new record wore off pretty early.

To be completely honest, I don't even have it in my iTunes anymore. I certainly don't want to discourage Joe from making another record, but may I suggest he get away from Jeff Lynne. It is a very ELO sounding record, all gloss, lots of filler (can you tell I'm not an ELO fan? ) and is veeeeery poppy. Not much true rock n' roll on this.

Being completely honest, I dig Felder's album a lot more than this, granted I don't like all the songs on it but it has more of a rock edge, IMO, than AM.

And ya'll know coming from me I'm not one to ever bash Joe, so it does pain me to say it, but it is what it is.
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:50 PM   #42
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My 2 cents worth...Joe needs to do a longer version of India..so much potential for something special here..and maybe do a collaboration with Mark Knopler?
I am this board's Mark Knopfler fanatic. I would love it if that could happen but I don't even know if Joe is a fan of Mark's work.
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:54 PM   #43
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I agree the ELO overtones have to go..on the next album
As I write this Im wearing out my new CD.. Songs for a Dying Planet..
(I have many vinyl albums that met this fate..lol..)
I am just discovering Joe Walsh at my old age..
(He does seem to be the most grounded rock star on the planet)
I still think Joe should do an album with Mark Knoppler..
So glad to be here..Rock on!
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:55 PM   #44
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I really hate to say this, but I will since it's not it's anniversary, and that is that I really am not a fan of this album. And it tears me apart to say this.. The only ones I like are ODAAT, and the title track (mostly out of relativity of being an analog fan), and I prefer the Eagles doing ODAAT from F1. The honeymoon effect with the album or the infatuation with a new record wore off pretty early.

To be completely honest, I don't even have it in my iTunes anymore. I certainly don't want to discourage Joe from making another record, but may I suggest he get away from Jeff Lynne. It is a very ELO sounding record, all gloss, lots of filler (can you tell I'm not an ELO fan? ) and is veeeeery poppy. Not much true rock n' roll on this.

Being completely honest, I dig Felder's album a lot more than this, granted I don't like all the songs on it but it has more of a rock edge, IMO, than AM.

And ya'll know coming from me I'm not one to ever bash Joe, so it does pain me to say it, but it is what it is.
I love ELO. I don't think the filler is due to Jeff's influence; I think it's because the songs aren't strong enough. Songs like Fishbone & Spanish Dancer & Hi-Roller Baby... they are not very good songs. Don't get me started on the inclusion of But I Try. I have to say my own feeling is also one of general dissatisfaction.

I can see why you prefer Road To Forever. My own feeling is that RTF has too many ballads & doesn't actually showcase the guitar work as much as it should. But it must be said the songs are stronger in terms of lyrical content.
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I am this board's Mark Knopfler fanatic. I would love it if that could happen but I don't even know if Joe is a fan of Mark's work.
Some one here must have connections..
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Some one here must have connections..
If you mean someone on this board, I'm sorry, but they don't.
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It was worth a shot..lol
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Old 02-18-2015, 10:03 PM   #48
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I love ELO. I don't think the filler is due to Jeff's influence; I think it's because the songs aren't strong enough. Songs like Fishbone & Spanish Dancer & Hi-Roller Baby... they are not very good songs. Don't get me started on the inclusion of But I Try. I have to say my own feeling is also one of general dissatisfaction.

I can see why you prefer Road To Forever. My own feeling is that RTF has too many ballads & doesn't actually showcase the guitar work as much as it should. But it must be said the songs are stronger in terms of lyrical content.
Perhaps I was hard on Jeff, I think the songs are on Joe but I'm not a fan of that glossy sound on the record, it's a bit too poppy for me, it reminds me of certain ELO songs.

I agree also on RTF. But I do like songs like Girls in Black, now that is a good rocker. I think he should do more of that on the next record and less "Wash Away" type songs. But I will say, I can stomach Wash Away a lot more than Hi Roller Baby.
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Am I the only person who thinks "Hi Roller Baby" is catchy and fun?

While Analog Man isn't the strongest of Joe's albums, it's leaps and bounds ahead of anything he'd done solo since The Confessor. I'm so glad his last solo album wasn't Songs for a Dying Planet.
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Am I the only person who thinks "Hi Roller Baby" is catchy and fun?

While Analog Man isn't the strongest of Joe's albums, it's leaps and bounds ahead of the anything he'd done solo since The Confessor. I'm so glad his last solo album wasn't Songs for a Dying Planet.
Say what? You don't like "Coyote Love" or perhaps maybe "Theme For Baroque Weirdos"?!
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