Freeway Jam is from the 1975 album BLOW BY BLOW. An album I had on vinyl but never did pick up on disc. One of those great tunes that take me back to my younger days.
The Pat Travers Band live in the Rockline studio with Bob Coburn, 2009, Hollywood, CA. This was shot from inside the control room, so you can see reflections of the studio crew and audience in the glass. Great performance by an awesome band.
Joe Walsh is a songwriter, record producer, and actor. He played a leading role in these three rock bands, the James Gang, Barnstorm, and the Eagles. This is a great bit of video footage someone put together capturing just the guitar solos. Good work buddy!
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According to Wilson, “The Holy Drinker” concerns “a guy who’s very pious, very religious, preachy and self-righteous. I’m thinking of TV evangelist-types – guys who are prepared to tell people that they’re living their lives wrong and that they’re missing something because they don’t believe in God or whatever it is.” The man, who, despite criticising other people’s lifestyles, is himself an alcoholic, unwittingly challenges the Devil to a drinking competition, with disastrous consequences: “Of course, you can’t beat the Devil at a drinking competition – you can’t beat the Devil at anything – and so he loses. … He gets dragged to Hell.”
Joe Satriani held a free concert and workshop at Sweetwater’s Performance Theatre on March 22, 2010. Here’s a song from the concert.