What could be better than reading Popdose staffers Chris Holmes and Dw. Dunphy blather on about their favorite albums? Why, listening to them blather on about their favorite albums of course! And that’s just what the newest addition to the Popdose Podcast roster, Platters That Matter, is all about.
For the inaugural episode of the podcast, our intrepid hosts reached back nearly 35 years to dust off Joe Walsh’s fourth solo studio record, 1978′s But Seriously, Folks… It was Walsh’s first solo effort since joining the Eagles in December 1975 as a replacement for co-founder Bernie Leadon, and it’s a doozy.
Joining Walsh for the festivities are his long-time drummer from the Barnstorm days, Joe Vitale, and producer Bill Szymczyk. Rounding out the core band are guitarist Joey Murcia, phenomenal session bassist Willie Weeks, and keyboardist (and Spirit co-founder) Jay “Thunder Island” Ferguson. Together they created one of the finest and — despite its #8 chart peak — overlooked rock albums of the late 1970s.
Platters That Matter, Episode 1: Joe Walsh — But Seriously, Folks…
- The Popdose Interview with Don Felder (popdose.com)