Walsh, Joe

Band members               Related acts

- Chad Cromwell - drums (1987)

- David Cochran - bass (1987)

- Jimi Jamison - backing vocals (1987)

- Rick - bass (1987)

- Mark Rivera - sax (1987)

- John David Souther - backing vocals (1987)

- Joe Walsh - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards



- The Eagles (Joe Walsh)

- The James Gang (Joe Walsh)





Genre: rock

Rating: ** (2 stars)

Title:  Got Any Gum

Company: Full Moon

Catalog: 25606-1

Year: 1987

Country/State: US

Grade (cover/record): VG/VG

Comments: original inner sleeve

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4635

Price: $5.00

Cost: $66.00


Teaming Joe Walsh with producer Terry Manning and Memphis' Ardent Studios would appear to be a win-win situation.  That leaves you to wonder why 1987s "Got Any Gum" is such a disappointment.  Mind you, taken in small doses there's nothing really wrong with material such as 'The Radio Song' and 'In My Car'.  Sure, it isn't the most original stuff you've ever heard and it certainly won't make you ponder life and what it means.  On the other hand, it's perfect fodder for today's mindless corporate radio stations.  Unfortunately, if there isn't anything wrong with the set, there isn't anything really right with it.  Walsh and company seem to have simply run out of creative steam with most of the album sounding like stuff he's already done.  That and the fact about half of the collection sounds like it was phoned in.  Is anything here worth hearing?   Well, co-written by Ringo Starr, 'In My Car' was mindless fun, as was 'Half the Time' and 'Time'.  Other than Walsh fanatics this is something most folks can probably live without. 

"Got Any Gum" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) The Radio Song   (Joe Walsh) - 

2.) Fun   (Joe Walsh - Joe Vitale) - 

3.) In My Car   (Joe Walsh - Richard Starkey - Mo Foster - Kim Godley) - 

4.) Malibu   (Joe Walsh) - 

5.) Half of the Time   (Joe Walsh) - 


(side 2)
1.) Got Any Gum?   (Joe Walsh - Terry Manning) - 

2.) Up To Me   (Joe Walsh) - 

3.) No Peace In the Jungle   (Tommy Dean) - 

4.) Memory Lane   (Joe Walsh) - 

5.) Time   (Joe Walsh) -