Thursday Inspiration #176 Walk Away

Respond to this challenge, by either by using the prompt word head, or going with the above picture, or by means of the song ‘Walk Away’, or by going with another song by the James Gang, or something by Joe Walsh, or anything else that you think fits.  ‘Walk Away’ was written by Joe Walsh and recorded by The James Gang on their third studio album Thirds which was released in 1971.  The song was a moderate success, peaking at #51 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and it was the best placement for a James Gang single.  Walsh wrote this tune which details the aftermath of a breakup, channels the anger and bitterness of the event through his guitar, ripping through solos, riffs, and chord changes with palpable anger.  This song is thought to be about the end of his relationship with his first wife Marjorie Frances Walsh who he married in 1967 and divorced in 1970.  The song was all but finished when Walsh began concocting an ending for the track.  Jim Fox played drums on this track, with Dale Peters on bass and Joe Walsh is credited for playing guitar, singing vocals and creating a “train wreck”.  The wreck isn’t literal, as nobody would be dumb enough to let Walsh behind the controls of an actual train.  The credit refers to an audio effect that Walsh created with his guitars by utilizing multiple cascading and heavily distorted guitars which added even more chaos and destruction into the end of this song.  Walsh said that he took his guitar and did a full-on Pete Townshend with it in the background, where he put everything on 10 and turned the fuzz tone all the way up.  When he took the guitar off, he threw it up in the air, put it on the ground and jumped up and down on it, but he stopped short of lighting it on fire, because he thought that would have been stupid.

Seems to me
You don’t want to talk about it
Seems to me
You just turn your pretty head and walk away

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