Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Joe Walsh reveals new solo album details

Joe Walsh of The Eagles is gearing up to release his first solo album in 18 years.

Walsh tells Ultimate Classic Rock that he has completed work on the record, which will be called “Analog Man,” and should be released sometime in the winter of 2012.

“I know in the past, I’ve had screwy album titles, but I decided to call it ‘Analog Man’," Joe explains. “Because, you know, my generation of musicians, we grew up analog, and now it’s a digital world. We had to learn it, you know? Everything’s totally different. There’s no record companies — who knew that would happen? They were so powerful when I was young!”

“This is my first real experience doing my music digitally,”
Walsh continues. “In the old days, there was more of a tendency to set up the band, mic everything, record the whole band together and when you got a good take, that was it. You couldn’t go in and make everything perfect. Nowadays, music is constructed. Musicians come in and play their part, and you put them on one at a time.”

Fans can expect to hear a song or two, including the title track (sample lyrics: “I’m an analog man in a digital world / I’m gonna get me an analog girl / Who loves me for what I am”) from "Analog Man" when Walsh sets out on a 3-week solo tour, beginning October 11 in Austin, Texas.

This will be Joe’s first solo effort since 1992’s “Songs for a Dying Planet.”

Check out more at Ultimate Classic Rock here.

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