Sunday, December 18, 2011

Lost Gem: "Time Out" - Joe Walsh (1974)

"The maids are in the hallway bangin' on the door
askin' what the funny smell was."
--> Joe Walsh <--

Wichita breeze...Joe Walsh...was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998...as a member of The Eagles.

But most Classic Rock aficionados agree, Joe's earlier work as leader of the legendary James Gang...and...Barnstorm, along with several accomplished solo albums should easily provide more than enough cred for induction on his own merits.

Once you factor in his achievements as a producer, along with the ticker-tape list of session work he's done over the years.... and I guess ol' Joe can make as many goofy guitar faces as he wants while laughing all the way to the RnR Hall of Mugs...I mean Fame.

Forever adored by his Wichita, Kansas family...Joe Walsh is the real mccoy. Accept no substitute.

Lost Gem:--> "Time Out"...from Walsh's first solo album..."So What" (1974)...has that very distinctive guitar churn and stellar slide-work.
It all sounds loose and free, when, in fact, there's not a wasted note anywhere. His bite-ass lyrics are trademark good, as well.

Have you heard this gem?


Goin' through the motions
Tryin' not to snore
Didn't know the gun was loaded.
Rowin' through the ocean
Caught without an oar
Someone said they all exploded.

Time out, save the play
Try to make the line last
Any old way you can.
Signed out, blown away
When you speak your mind out
Never say what you plan.

The maids are in the hallway
Bangin' on the door
Askin' what the funny smell was.
Wake you up and tell you
It's OK to sleep some more
By the way, is there any you can sell us?

So the case is gettin' hotter
Hear me tell ya, Jack
Stick 'em up, you've just been busted
Your basement's full of water
Forgot about the tide
Hope to God the pump ain't rusted

Signed out, blown away
When you speak your mind out
Never say what you plan
Time out, save the play
Try to make the line last
Any old way you can.
(Editors note:--> This is the way I hear the lyrics. I've found many interpretations.)

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1 comment:

pdf editor said...

Oh, I love this kind of music!
The girl's voice is something! Reaches the deepest feelings in my heart. And the lyrics! The lyrics!