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  1. Stratafied

    Stratafied Strat-O-Master

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    Anyone have the James Gang album thirds . I bought it years ago for midnight man and it’s not on it , tend my garden is instead.
     
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    "Midnight Man" is one of my favourite James Gang songs.
    I love the very tasteful solo, and the female vocal.

    The song is on my copy of the LP, and shows up on several CD compilations.
    It was the second single released from the LP, but didn't have nearly the impact of "Walk Away".
     
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  3. John C

    John C Most Honored Senior Member

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    As I was a bit young for the James Gang (Walsh quit when I was about 10) all I ever heard from them were "Funk 49" and "Walk Away" - I just never dug back that far when I got into Joe as a solo artist and his work with the Eagles. But when I was older I finally dug back into the James Gang body of work. That's when I discovered "Tend My Garden", which obviously was a huge inspiration to Tom Scholz for Boston's "More Than A Feeling" and a good chunk of "Longtime".
     
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    For anyone interested Joe's early career the first LP, Yer' Album, is worth seeking out for "Funk 48", and Jerry Ragavoy's "Stop".
    <Hendrix also covered "Stop" during the Band of Gypsys period>
    I got a kick out of "turn me over ... turn me over" and "play me again ... play me again" on the inner groove.

    Another rarity from Rides Again is the lawsuit long version of "The Bomber" trilogy that was edited down to exclude their quoting of "Bolero".
     
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    Yer' Album is a great one. I did dig back to those albums when I was in college in the early 80s - Yer' Album, Rides Again, and Thirds are essential listing. I found an unedited version of "The Bomber" with the Bolero section on YouTube a few years ago - I think someone recorded it from their original vinyl; the version I got of Rides Again around 80-81 had the edited version.

    I'm also one of those who likes the Barnstorm version of "Turn To Stone" better than the more often played So What version.
     
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    I think the Rides Again LP was Great nothing but good songs on the whole LP.
     
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    Great song!
     
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    So, while we're on the subject of James Gang..





    Sound familiar to anybody?
    Which came first?
    The Chicken or the Egg?

    I gotta look this one up
     
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    nungesser When I became of age my momma sat me down Strat-Talk Supporter

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    James ? Gang ?





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    Whole Lotta Love was on Led Zeppelin II, released in 1969. The Bomber was on James Gang Rides Again, released in mid 1970. They certainly are similar in style, but not close enough to count as infringement IMHO. :D
     
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    Don't forget the movie "Zachariah" where the James Gang play the opening in the desert.
     
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    I was only messin' tried to make an arrow pointing to the words under my name on the left there
     
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    Got it now,
    The first line of "The Bomber...."

    My bad
     
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    The James Gang Live album is about as good as it gets for a power trio of that era
     
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    I have that version of Rides Again. Pretty stellar album
     
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    What are the songs following Tend My Garden on your album, and what media format ? ?
     
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