It was a real good example of how we put things together, bearing in mind that it was a three piece group, and I don't think that there was any overdubbing. The only thing we really added was the percussion middle part, which the three of us actually played, putting some parts on top of the drums, but that's the three piece James Gang, and that's the energy and kind of the symmetry we were all about.
The song was used in the film Roundersand was featured in the classic rock -themed comedy film Detroit Rock City in It was featured during the end-credits of the film Joe Dirt The song was featured in two episodes of the television series Caught in It can be heard being played in Deke Slayton's car during the fall of making this appearance an anachronism.
Joe Walsh would record a Funk 50 that was included on his solo album Analog Man. A track called Funk 48 precedes this one. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Please Funk #49 - James Gang - Funk #49 / Thanks (Vinyl) this content to explain the subject's impact on popular culture, providing citations to reliable, secondary sourcesrather than simply listing appearances. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. June Viacom International. Retrieved September 8, Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Love the James Gang! This album is a killer, but sadly, the original recording is not all that great, so don't be expecting and audiophile experience here.
I think OMR did the best they could, and I'd say this is the best version I've heard, but a high-resolution system will quickly expose its weaknesses. But hey, that's not what this record is all about - it's the music! So grab a cold one or spark a dubie if you're into that sort of thing and ride along or is that, ride again with the James Gang! Side one of this album is one of the greatest in rock and roll history and is right up there with side one of Zep IV, etc.
A masterpiece with Joe's finest axe work when he played with fire and aggression, Funk #49 - James Gang - Funk #49 / Thanks (Vinyl). Side two is softer but still great sorta like Zep III was. Essential for any rock collection and the Gangs best record. It rocks, is inventive, and Joe Walsh is the guitar player! What more could you want? The James Gang is another one of those bands that should have been in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame years ago, long before any 80's bands should have even been considered!
Lordy did I forget and now realize just how great the James Gang was. As the liner notes state: made loud to be played loud. I had forgotten how good this album is. Walsh's creative guitar work on The Bomber, which contains Bolero not found on the vinyl version, is haunting. Tend My garden, all the way to the final cut - Ashes the Rain and I - is delightful becoming almost symphonic.
My daughter says the music is becoming popular again because of a TV series. I suspect "Rides Again" is Funk #49 - James Gang - Funk #49 / Thanks (Vinyl) appreciated along with the earlier "Yer Album".
I have liked this album since I first heard it in the first years of the 70's. Good hard driving Rock music of that era. If you ever see or hear Joe interviewed you may not pick him as the guy behind this kind of Rock, but in his day he was just about the best rocker out there and kind of crazy out of control. He now reflects back on that lifestyle as a part of his life that defines his demeanor of today.
Way slowed down, mentally as well. Thanks for giving yourself up for us Joe, I have really enjoyed you there in my life with me. I give it 5 stars because there just isn't any thing better for its time or maybe anytime. I call this just great "raw" rock and roll. It is a must have in a remaster Bomber is great Great stuff, I think I might need to get more James Gang.
This album is just awesome. Mofi albums sound better. I will buy mofi when available. Rega never sounded so good. See all reviews from the United States.
Top international reviews. Ashes, The Rain And I Dull as dishwater cover art or not - I've loved this frigging album for over 40 years now - and this gorgeous Japanese reissue has only brought that passion to a boil yet again. I wouldn't mind if it was anything new it isn't. And I love them all to bits. I've always thought The James Gang were a bit special and I wouldn't be alone in this.
Funk No. Asshtonpark 3. Woman 4. Tend My Garden [Side 2] 6. Garden Gate 7. There I Go Again 8. Thanks 9. Both countries sported a gatefold sleeve - this 5" repro artwork facsimiles the first pressing of the American vinyl LP with the colour painting of the band on the inner gatefold and the "Bolero" credit in "The Bomber". There's a page booklet that has lyrics, some text in Japanese and little else.
This is pretty much par for the course for these Japanese releases. The SHM-CD format Super High Materials does not require a specific machine to play them on - they're simply a better form of disc created by JVC in to improve on the original CD format unchanged since it was first put out 30 years ago. The general idea is that the sound on the SHM-CD is more defined and to my ears they do seem to extract more nuances from the Funk #49 - James Gang - Funk #49 / Thanks (Vinyl).
Speaking of "The Bomber" - fans will know that after initial pressings of the album the 3-part song was reduced down to 2-parts on subsequent pressings - losing the centre "Bolero" piece. So "The Bomber" went from minutes to Funk #49 - James Gang - Funk #49 / Thanks (Vinyl) minutes.
As this disc apes the American remaster - what you get is pressing No. Side 2 is perfect to me - the near six-minute "Tend My Garden" segues into the two-minute bluesy acoustic ditty that is "Garden Gate" - gorgeous playing and it sounds wonderful on this CD. OK - you could argue that it's simpler to buy the CD for less than a fiver and be done with it - and if you want the cheaper option still with great sound - then that's the way to go. But as a fan - if I think I can get a few more nanoseconds of sonic greatness out of this sucker - then I'm gonna be the financial sucker and buy that dinky Japanese repro with its new-fangled format thingy.
I have both versions - but I must confess that I play the SHM every time because of that extra detail and warmth. But this - "Yer Album" and "Thirds" all with Walsh have always tickled my funny bone.
Fantastic stuff and worth the few extra quid Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. Not an album that hit me between the eyes when I first heard it, 'Rides Again' nevertheless has an intriguing quality that made me want to listen again. There is so much going on here that you'd think the band would have needed a lot more than 35 minutes to do it in. This is an unusual but successful instrumental. The 'Bolero' in the middle is an odd choice but the last part is superb.
Although they're a rock trio, this is not like Cream. There's a lot more subtlety. A rewarding album. Real music made for listening, not just modern background noice. Gets better every time. One person found this helpful. Brilliant cd of this amazing LP,loved the sound and packaging. Another good James Gang album but not quite as good as the first one. Load more international reviews. Great album.
An album and a band unjustly forgotten. Crunching, funky rock n roll. Most listeners will recognise Funk 49; but there is a pleasant surprise in Ashes, the Rain and I. I bought this as a vinyl album when it fiorst came out having listening Funk #49 - James Gang - Funk #49 / Thanks (Vinyl) "the bomber" about 50 times on a flight from UK to Australia.
One of the best rock and roll albumes ever made. Joe Walsh is totally brilliant. Where's my free MP3 version? Be careful this cd does not have the full version of the Bomber, excluding the bolero.
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