Joe Walsh Names New Album
Eagle's guitarist to release new solo effort next yearIn a new interview with Ultimate Classic Rock Walsh revealed that the new album will be called Analog Man and it will be released late in 2012.
The title, says Walsh, is derived from the fact that his generation of musicians have not exactly embraced the digital age.
As he explains, "I know in the past, I've had screwy album titles, but I decided to call it 'Analog Man.' 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!"
Despite the album title, Walsh also revealed, "This is my first real experience doing my music digitally. 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."
Walsh is about to head out on a solo tour and he may road-test a few of his new songs, but it may depend on whether he can learn then first.
"We're working it up now, it's kind of complex. I've never played it live, so I'm learning it right along with the band. Just cause you can write 'em doesn't mean you can play 'em!"