Well June of 1973 was nothing to write home about from a music perspective. Fortunately for us, Joe Walsh saved the day by releasing his classic album The Smoker You Drink They Player You Get. Before we get to listen to a couple of cuts from this great album let’s talk about some of the less notable releases forty years ago.
Gary Glitter – Touch Me
An aptly named album given what we learned about Gary in later years (Google it if you don’t know) but less than stellar music.
The Partridge Family – Crossword Puzzle
A fake TV family that happened to be a fake music group….not exactly the stuff of rock legends. The one an only saving grace…..Laurie Partridge (Susan Dey) was hot!
The Osmonds – The Plan
A real family making bad music.
Yes….June of 1973 looked like a vast wasteland until Joe stepped in and saved the day with his first solo album after the James Gang. Let’s listen to the huge hit from his album, Rocky Mountain Way. You have to love that opening guitar riff…..
Since it’s twofer Tuesday let’s check out Joe’s softer side on the album with Meadows, maybe my favorite song on the album. If you ever had any doubts as whether Joe is really a wild man, the introduction to this song should settle things.
Thank you Joe for saving June…..forty years ago today.