Alcohol & sedatives starting to rot the brain?
J-Dogg | WI/IL, United States | 02/02/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have just about everything Joe Walsh has ever released.
Did Joe Walsh really release this? The same guy who released "Barnstorm" or "But Seriously Folks"? Yikes.
It sounds as if Joe was scraping the bottom of the barrel or just didn't have a handle on things. It feels like they are just going through the motions as they roll up those dollar bills and slam some JD.
Highlights? Hmmmm I guess I enjoy "In my car",& "Memory Lane".
Now if I ever play the CD, I skip around quite a bit between songs.
Bottom line: "Got Any Gum" is one of the least played CD's in my Joe Walsh collection.
Additional two cents... "Got Any Gum" and "Song's for a dying planet" are the worst in Joe Walsh's cannon of music. Not very much depth and inspiration with a few exceptions/gems in each.
If you can get it cheap, and need to complete your Joe Walsh collection, go for it. There are much worse forms of music/releases!"
No average Joe ...
R. Carter | California | 06/21/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The negative reviews of this album are hard to understand, at least until you give some thought to J.W.s reputation as a rock-n-roll guitar guru. Some people buy a Joe Walsh album expecting mind blowing guitar solos and when they don't get it, then the album sucks. Well, here is what you get with this album; well crafted rock-n-roll songs with a great since of humor. And as with all of J.W.s albums, you get some quiet, introspective songs also. Joe Walsh is a master composer, both musically and lyrically. This isn't a classic, but it is a solid, well written collection of songs. Do you like well written, humerous, Rock-n-Roll songs? If you do, you should like this album."