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The Confessor Album and 1985 Tour
The Confessor 1985
Label: Full Moon
1. Problems (J. Walsh, W. Arbuckle)
2. I Broke My Leg (J. Walsh)
3. Bubbles (J. Walsh)
4. Slow Dancing (L. Netto)
5. 15 Years (J. Walsh)
6. The Confessor (J. Walsh)
7. Rosewood Bitters (M. Stanley)
8. Good Man Down (J. Walsh, W. Wachtel)
9. Dear John (J. Walsh)
Mark Andes - Bass
Dennis Belfield - Bass
Denny Carmassi - Drums
Jim Keltner - Drums
David Margen - Bass
Rick Marotta - Drums
Chet McCracken - Drums
Randy Newman - Keyboards
Alan Pasqua - Keyboards
Jerry Peterson - Saxophone
Jeff Porcaro - Drums
Mike Porcaro - Bass
Earl Lon Price - Tenor Saxophone
Rick Rosas - Bass
Timothy B. Schmit - Vocals
Kenneth Tussing - Trombone
Waddy Wachtel - Guitar
Joe Walsh - Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Joe Walsh - Producer
Keith Olsen - Producer, Engineer
Dennis Sager - Engineer
Greg Fulginiti - Mastering
Hugh Brown - Art Direction, Design
Caspar David Friedrich - Paintings
"Good Man Down"
'I Broke My Leg"
Joe Walsh toured Australia and the U. S. after the release of The Confessor album in 1985. In Australia the band was called Creatures From America. In the U. S. they were the opening act on some gigs for Foreigner.
Joe Walsh - Guitar, Vocals
Waddy Wachtel - Guitar
Rick Rosas - Bass
Richard Harvey - Drums
Some songs played on the tour:
Turn To Stone
Good Man Down
Funk #49 *
Life's Been Good
Rocky Mountain Way
Hard To Keep A Good Man Down
Pretty Maids All In A Row
Help Me Through The Night
In The City
Will You Love Me Tomorrow
Life In The Fast Lane
Partial list of Australian concerts:
12/7 Tivoli nightclub, Sydney, Australia
?? Prospect Hill Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
Partial list of U.S. concerts:
3/22 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA (with Foreigner)
7/12 Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC
7/14 Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, OH
7/23 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA (with Foreigner)
7/24 Capital Centre, Landover, MD (with Foreigner)
7/27 Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI
7/30 Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME
8/1 Orange County Fairgrounds, Middletown, NY
8/3 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY (with Foreigner)
8/5 - 8/6 The Centrum, Worcester, MA
8/21 Molson Ampitheater, Barrie, ON
8/24 Central Canadian Exhibition Grandstand, Ottawa, ON
8/25 Silver Stadium, Rochester, NY (with Foreigner)
8/26 Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
8/28 Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, PA
8/29 Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
9/3 Ohio Center, Columbus, OH (with Foreigner)
9/05 Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA
9/7 - 9/8 Pine Knob Music Theater, Clarkson, MI (with Foreigner)
9/11 Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJ (with Foreigner)
9/12 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (with Foreigner)
9/13 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
9/15 Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO
9/17 Met Center, Bloomington, MN
9/20 Tulsa Convention Center, Tulsa, OK
9/21 Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO, (with "Foreigner")
9/22 Omaha Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE
Waddy Wachtel, Joe Walsh - U.S. 1985 (Photo by Tim Doughty)
Waddy Wachtel, Rick Rosas with Joe Walsh in the foreground - U.S. 1985 (Photo by Tim Doughty)
.......Also in 1985.......
- May 28, 1985 (Show #558) - Late Night With David Letterman - Joe Walsh and Waddy Wachtel sit in with the band. (Dave calls the Indianapolis Speedway; Kate Capshaw; Ask Mr. Melman; Joe Walsh performs; Comedian Bob Sarlatte.)
- May 1985 - Waddy Wachtel performed with Joe Walsh at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City. Bo Diddley and others performed the same night.
Joe Walsh, Bo Diddley, Laraine Newman, Waddy Wachtel and Robert Palmer at The Hard Rock Cafe, New York 1985
Photos of Waddy Wachtel with Joe Walsh
Waddy Wachtel with Joe Walsh - List of credits with links to pages
Joe Walsh Web Site
The Confessor at iTunes
The Confessor at Amazon
by Joe Walsh and Waddy Wachtel
Well a good manís getting hard to find these days but there still a few around.
A whole world looks up to a good man, Itís hard to keep him down.
So if youíre going out looking for a good, good time,
But the boys all turn into clowns,
Focus your attention, donít forget to mention,
No donít forget to mention that the boys just love it when you dish it out.
Easy with the ones youíve found.
And your wind up toys keep you busy for awhile until a good man comes around.
Well you can yell and scream, treat them mean, beat them up with words,
Throw them in the face you say. Do this, do that what it is, where itís at, anything to get you your way.
And you change your mood, cop an attitude, take them to the cleaners.
Just because youíre steaming, just because youíre hot,
Just because all the boys stop talking when you raise your voice.
Your temper ends up on the ground, you donít mean nothing to a good man.
Itís hard to keep a good man down, down, down, down.
Well itís hard to keep a good man down.
Go to war, slam doors, have a fit, throw shit, use every little trick youíve found.
It donít mean nothing to a good man,
Just because all the boys start shaking when the dishes fly,
Tremble as they crawl on the ground.
Well itís hard to keep a good,
Hard to keep a good man down.
Yes itís hard to keep a good man down.
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