"As with most of Joe Walsh's stuff, this CD has some good songs among the mediocre-to-bad ones. "Two Sides to Every Story" and "Ordinary Average Guy" start things off well. "The Gamma Goochie" is silly, but fun and the drumming on "Look at Us Now" is fanastic. It also ends strong with the last two tracks. The rest of 'em though, are middle of the road crap, which he always sticks on his CDs. I always thought this guy had a lot of talent as a guitarist and songwriter, and in his solo career spanning the years he has several songs that are good-to-great, it's just that he has never been able to come up with that one great CD."
Not Typical, But Good
Randy Given | Manchester, CT USA | 07/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This may not be your "typical" Joe Walsh, if you are more familiar with his earlier solo efforts or his work with the Eagles. However, I think his own personality really shows in this album.Many of the songs highlight his emotions of mid-life transition, so it is equally impactful for those of us going through those same feelings. When an artist puts his emotions into the music, that is what really draws me in. Putting intellect into it is helpful, but not as crucial for me. This album has a good mix of both.Make sure to listen to "You Might Need Somebody" and "All of a Sudden". The album became popular with "Ordinary Average Guy" and some for "Gamma Goochee" and "Two Sides to Every Story". My all-time favorite Joe Walsh song is "Pretty Maids in a Row" (from "Hotel California" with the Eagles), but this album has a good mix of his own moods and the Eagles."
Just the average JOE WALSH here
David Carney | point pleasant,nj usa | 08/22/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Through the early part of his career with the eagles he's always been the chief rocketeer.Although I grew somewhat tired of Hotel California I never grew tired of Take it to the Limit.I've always enjoyed Joe's earlier stuff up until the album CONFESSOR then I stopped abruptly.Joe needs to stop mixing sound styles and get back to where he belongs.Joe we need a good rock album we don't care if it's accoustic or love balads something!!!!"
I love this album.
Tom | Palatine, IL USA | 02/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Funny, I only feel compelled to write reviews of albums I love or hate...and I guess I love this one.With Joe Walsh, you kind of have to let an album listen to you... give it time, listen to it again...suddenly it all makes sense."Ordinary Average Guy" is a stroke of genius, a classic the ranks with "Life's Been Good."No Walsh collector should be without this album."