Wednesday, November 6, 2013

"A Life of Illusion" by Joe Walsh

Song#:  0611
Date:  05/23/1981
Debut:  84
Peak:  34
Weeks:  12
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  With the breakup of the Eagles in 1980, Walsh continued on his solo trek and released his fifth LP "There Goes the Neighborhood." This first single became his fourth solo Top 40 single and reached #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart.

ReduxReview:  I didn't care for this song back upon initial release. It just wasn't what I was into and I thought Walsh's voice was whiny. But these days I can appreciate it and I think it is one of his better songs. It's not one you hear much anymore.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  This song was originally recorded in 1973 with Walsh's old band Barnstorm, however the recording was never completed. Walsh chose to pick up where he left off on the song and finished it off for inclusion on the "Neighborhood" album.


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