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James Gang

With the emergence of Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience during the late '60s, the path was cleared for other hard-rockin' "trios." Arguably, the finest to emerge from the subsequent American crop was the James Gang. Despite penning a few of classic rock radio's most enduring songs, the James Gang ultimately failed to deliver on their initial promise, as constant lineup juggling ultimately derailed the group.

The Gang's roots stretch back to 1966 in Cleveland, OH, where drummer Jim Fox formed the group with a few fellow Kent State University students, guitarist Glenn Schwartz and bassist Tom Kriss. But when Schwartz left to join Pacific Gas & Electric, Fox and Kriss opted to carry on with new singer/guitarist Joe Walsh. The James Gang's debut album, Yer' Album, followed in 1969, and while it didn't spawn any hits, it did set the stage perfectly for their next few releases. (The album was also one of the first recordings that noted producer Bill Szymczyk worked on.) Prior to sessions for the group's sophomore effort, Kriss exited the group, and was replaced by Dale Peters, resulting in the James Gang's definitive lineup. Peters soon proved to be the missing piece to the puzzle, as evidenced by the group's subsequent album, 1970's classic Rides Again, which spawned the rock gem "Funk #49." Although the song didn't come close to the top of the singles charts at the time of its release, it later became one of rock's most instantly identifiable tracks, and also established Walsh's talent for penning exceptional guitar riffs. (Pete Townshend became a vocal supporter of Walsh's guitar skills, and the Who took the James Gang on a European tour around the same time.)

Although it appeared that the James Gang was just hitting their stride, Walsh was growing increasingly disinterested with the group; he longed to launch a solo career. He managed to hang in there for another top-notch studio album, 1971's Thirds, which spawned an additional classic rock radio standard, "Walk Away." Around the same time as the appearance of a live set later the same year (Live in Concert), Walsh departed the group, first focusing on solo work before joining up with one of the '70s' biggest bands, the Eagles. Once more, Fox opted to keep the group afloat and expanded the band to a quartet, greeting new bandmembers Roy Kenner (vocals) and Domenic Troiano (guitar). Walsh's shoes proved hard to fill, though, as two lackluster albums released back-to-back in 1972, Straight Shooter and Passin' Thru, failed to expand the group's following.

Troiano exited the group to join up with the Guess Who, leaving the James Gang's guitar slot vacant once more. Troiano's departure proved to be a blessing in disguise, however, as the guitarist who replaced him, Tommy Bolin (supposedly at the recommendation of old friend Walsh), instantly breathed life back into the floundering group. Bolin's red-hot and versatile guitar playing (as well as compositional talents; he and songwriting partner John Tesar wrote the majority of the songs) helped reinvigorate the group, as two fine yet underrated albums followed: 1973's Bang! and 1974's Miami. However, just like the previous guitarists to play with the James Gang, Bolin grew disenchanted quickly, and exited in 1974. Following in Walsh's footsteps, he subsequently launched a solo career of his own before briefly serving as a member of Deep Purple. Sadly, Bolin passed away from a senseless drug overdose in 1976.

The James Gang decided to call it quits after Bolin's departure, but not for long. Fox and Peters launched a new version of the group in 1975, complete with new members Bubba Keith (vocals, guitar) and Richard Shack (guitar). Predictably, the latest version of the group only lasted for a pair of ignored recordings, 1975's Newborn and 1976's Jesse Come Home, before the James Gang finally called it a day for good. Subsequently, little was heard from the group besides the appearances of several best-of compilations (including 2000's Greatest Hits). By the late '90s, the group (with Walsh) reunited for sporadic appearances, including a performance at the 1996 election rally for then-President Bill Clinton at the Cleveland State University Convocation Center, as well as an appearance on The Drew Carey Show. In February of 2001, the James Gang played at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH, and performed a pair of sold-out shows the same week at the Allen Theater. ~ Greg Prato
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Bang

1. Standing In The Rain

2. The Devil Is Singing Our Song

3. Must Be Love

4. Alexis

5. Ride The Wind

6. Got No Time For Trouble

7. Rather Be Alone With You (AKA Song For Dale)

8. From Another Time

9. Mystery

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Track List: Live In Concert

1. Stop (Live)

2. You're Gonna Need Me (Live)

3. Take A Look Around (Live)

4. Tend My Garden (Live)

5. Ashes, The Rain And I (Live)

6. Walk Away (Live)

7. Lost Woman (Live)

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Track List: Thirds

1. Walk Away

2. Yadig?

3. Things I Could Be

4. Dreamin' In The Country

5. It's All The Same

6. Midnight Man

7. Again

8. White Man / Black Man

9. Live My Life Again

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Track List: Yer' Album

1. Introduction

2. Take A Look Around

3. Funk #48

4. Bluebird

5. Lost Woman

6. Stone Rap

7. Collage

8. I Don't Have The Time

9. Wrapcity In English

10. Fred

11. Stop

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Track List: Rides Again

1. Funk #49

2. Asshtonpark

3. Woman

4. The Bomber

5. Tend My Garden

6. Garden Gate

7. There I Go Again

8. Thanks

9. Ashes The Rain And I

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roglaf1952
ashes to ashes we must all go that route unfortunatel y
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coachtim30
It's hard not to feel good when you hear Walk Away of Funk 49. Great guitar, Joe Walsh!
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brunkin48
joe walsh and tommy bolin are probably the best with an echoplex.
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Thanks 2 my big sister 4 introducing me 2 this great music …
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FUNK 49 GRATE SONG
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What does zorro mean ? That Joe Walsh is high school music ? Idiot.
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funk #49 was a good album n still is the bikes in the snow great pic nice springers and if the pic was color it woulnt look as cool i think it was the james gang rides again
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joe walsh is a ham operater
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PEACE LOVE SEX N US AND GANGA WILL GET HOME TOGETHER WITH YOU BABYGIRL...K N O W I N G YOU SEE THIS...HYHYH Y . . .
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just wana go for a ride
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weeeeeeeeee
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More cowbell
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Rides Again by far the best James Gang album
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The bio is incorrect. Jesse Come Home featured two other musicians, not the two guitarists on Newborn. Please, let's have some accuracy, Pandora.
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Great music! Joe was the tops, but Bolin rocked out as well. I got Rides Again in 1970 and it's still great. All the Walsh and Bolin releases are worth listening to.
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Zaria I had this aubum in 1970 it s just as wonderful in 2016
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Excellent sound High energy
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First time to hear Walk away. Good song but my advice to that guy is not meeting her half way and hoping but rather being stronger and proving she's the one. It's how some of us weed out the weak suitors. I am old fashioned and require the man to be my knight and shining...wi t h a brain highly polished.
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angeltowns5
Hi
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Hi Jake!
I love love love this song! Can't believe you ever heard it before. I'm didn't care for "all" of the hooping and hollowing part but loved it. It was was of my favorites in my wild and crazy days (yes I had some)!
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Tend my Garden awesome song love the bass lines in this song James Gang rocks
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I party With the James Gang back stage What a wild thing to do
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alabastervil l i s 0
so now my foot is pissed off at me becus i said aloud that if i were shipwrecked on an island i guess i would eat my toes first, my foot got all aggro and im like hey man this isnt about you! so now im thinking of keeping my socks on for a week to teach them all a lesson
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mewilcox5
I only like the 2 James Gang albums with Tommy Bolin.
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great memories from the early 70s
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brings back great memories of the early 70s
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Joe really rocks this song
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do not call no more y know...... y so bad blumberg ............ . . . . .
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read it me thank y ............ . . . . . . .
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Great Beat & Guitar
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Great rock song love the guitar sound
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Saw The James Gang ride again in 2005 at The House of Blues in Cleveland. This goes down as one of the most rockin' shows I have ever heard!
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James gang is one of the most underrated bands of the 70's. Funk #49, walk away, bomber, among others are instant classics. And let's not forget tommy bolin!! Are you kidding me? Unbelievable music. Yes to shempdog, definitely checkout Miami and bang.
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say it like it Iz!!!!
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nik_dangr
I never get tired of The Bomber.
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jjbluz
Don't read this because it actually works.You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life.Tomorro w will be the best day of your life.However if you don't post this you will die in2 days.Now that you started reading this so don't stop.This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes.When done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on your screen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works.
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James Gang is missed. Joe Walsh is tasty guitarist.
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Nice. Been a while since I heard this one!!
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The bomber what a great rock song Walsh is great but the bass lines are even greater so is fox on drums as good as zz top for a trio if not better red white and blue all the way
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All I know is joe Walsh = James gang = joe = eagles
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Tommy Bolin is the best James Gang was one of my fav. Bands Tommy was say (From Another Time) the late JH couldn't string Tommy's guitar anyone can play with distortion . You don't hardly see anyone covering Tommy's songs
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Jim Fox is one of the best early 70s rock drummers... swinging, loose, but driving... and those HORN RIMMED glasses, man!
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falch6
Joe Walsh is one of the most underrated guitarists of all time!!
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shempdog2002
I wish pandora would play some james gang with bolin. The devil is singin our song, from another time, standing in the rain, ride the wind. Check out albums Miami and Bang.
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was this one of the songs from the movie Joe dirt
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Love this song........ . . . . . .
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Joe Walsh and Joe Vitale were amazing together that was Joe Walsh at his very best....
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