Joe Walsh's first claim to fame was The James Gang. He then issued numerous highly successful solo albums before becoming a member of The Eagles. You Bought It-You Name It was originally issued in 1983 and rose to # 48 o... more »n the Billboard charts. It features guest appearances by Don Felder, Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit & Joe Vitale. Wounded Bird. 2002.« less
Joe Walsh's first claim to fame was The James Gang. He then issued numerous highly successful solo albums before becoming a member of The Eagles. You Bought It-You Name It was originally issued in 1983 and rose to # 48 on the Billboard charts. It features guest appearances by Don Felder, Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit & Joe Vitale. Wounded Bird. 2002.
You Can Lead A Horse To Water But He'd Rather Have A Beer
Eugenius Dobson | from a global perspective I'm right here. | 07/31/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"" You Can Lead a Horse to Water, But He'd Rather Have Beer." is what I named it when I bought it back when it was originally released. This a Joe Walsh party record and whether you`re sharing a keg with friends or just sitting around by yourself with a few cans (or a keg) this is a great record to slap into your machine. The opening track is a straight forward rocker, made from the same stuff as many Rolling Stones tunes. The second track, "Told You So" is a heavy rocking number that smokes like a certain herb, while "Here We Are Now" is the kind of song Joe does when he's in the mood to take you down to Jamaica to replenish your stash. "The Worry Song" should be Alfred E. Neuman's theme song, while I.L.B.T.'s should be played as the opening number to "The Guy Show." It's a funny song that somehow makes me thirsty every time I hear it. "Space Age Whiz Kids" was released a single and it seemed to irritate many folks who didn't like the mechanical sounding voice Walsh used to convey his image of a singing arcade machine. Personally I loved it. "Love Letters" is the only song I'm not too thrilled with, but then it I was never too thrilled about the original version either. "Class of 65" is an odd tune and may not be everyone's cup of Joe, but I think it`s great, while "Shadows" could have been done by Jimi Hendrix. It's a killer! The last track is one of those "Theme from Weirdo" Instrumentals that is a perfect number to crash out to after the party is over. Then again you could simply replay the disc and start the party all over again."
I bought it so I`ll review it
Mitchell Howard | Havelock North, NZ | 09/11/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Joe Walsh, now there is an enigma. Brilliant Guitarist, Occasionally brilliant songwriter, Clown Prince of Rock. Guitarist with the great Eagles. He is all of these things and less and more. This album showcases how good he can be and how maddingly average he can be. I Can Play that Rock `n Roll is just good fun Rock as good as Joe gets, Told You So came from the Long Run sessions and features Don Felder the Eagles other guitar hero. Here We Are Now is reminiscent of But Seriously, Folks with its Pop leanings and features Henley on backing vocals. Then along come 4 & 5 where Joe gets weird and I guess humourous. Then bang back into class rock with Space Age Whizz Kids. Then Love Letters a 60`s standard that became infamous on David Lynch`s Blue Velvet. Class of 65 is neat and pulls aside the personal veil momentarily. The album finishes with a recurring theme instrumental, Theme from Island Weirdos. All in all a good album but not a great album, leaving me scratching my head."
An overlooked album
Dennis White | Kansas, USA | 08/13/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Joe Walsh may not have been one for huge hits, aside from Rocky Mountain Way and Life's Been Good, but this is one where Joe really loosened up. This is an often overlooked album that until recently, you could only get as a used tape or LP. It's about time they brought it out on CD. No Joe Walsh collection is complete without it. ILBTs is in a class by itself, but there is defintiely more to the album than that, just showing what you can get away with. Defnitiely worth the price."
Walsh was as busy as ever during the eighties
R. Baxendale II | 09/27/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Joe Walsh will probably be remembered for his work with the James Gang, his stint with the Eagles, and songs like "Rocky Mountain Way," "Meadow," and "Life's Been Good" (which, I'll admit, is a resume worth remembering). During the eighties, however, Walsh was as busy as ever, contributing songs to film soundtracks (Urban Cowboy, Fast Times at Ridgemont High), enjoying solo hits ("All Night Long," "Waffle Stomp," "In My Car"), and working with friends like Joe Vitale, Ringo Starr, and John Entwistle. The overlooked "I Can Play That Rock & Roll" is, unfortunately, a Walsh classic destined for the "wastelands of forgotten media" (as the great Peter Frampton so aptly puts it)."
I'll call it George
Daniel A. Cooper | New York, NY USA | 09/21/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Joe Walsh is a silly silly man, and he demonstrates that vividly on this album from the early '80s that's only recently become available on CD in the US. Not a classic, but there are very good moments here, such as "The Worry Song" with tasty fretless bass from "Chocolate" Perry, "I.L.B.T.s" -- juvenile yes, but funny and, well, very observant! "Shadows" is a highlight, with great guitar bravara. This album really kicks up some steam and makes you smile. What else do you want?"