Joe Walsh has finished work on his solo album Analog Man and plans to release it sometime in 2012.
In an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, Walsh said that Analog Man will be released toward the end of 2012, probably in the winter.
Why ‘Analog Man‘?
“I know in the past, I’ve had screwy album titles, but I decided to call it ‘Analog Man.’ Because, you know, my generation of musicians, we grew up analog, and now it’s a digital world. We had to learn it, you know? Everything’s totally different. There’s no record companies — who knew that would happen? They were so powerful when I was young!”
Walsh also spoke to the difference between digital and analog, and how making records today is completely different from the way it was done in the past.
“This is my first real experience doing my music digitally. In the old days, there was more of a tendency to set up the band, mic everything, record the whole band together and when you got a good take, that was it. You couldn’t go in and make everything perfect. Nowadays, music is constructed. Musicians come in and play their part, and you put them on one at a time.”
This latest album will mark the first time in 18 years that Walsh has put out a solo album. In 1992, Walsh put out Songs For A Dying Planet.