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More Info:In between his stints with the James Gang and Eagles came this 1973 LP, Joe's most successful solo outing. This amazingly eclectic rock gem has his smash Rocky Mountain Way ; his hit Meadows, plus Bookends; Wolf; Dreams, and more!
''The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get'' is the second album by Joe Walsh and his band Barnstorm, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music), although the album's front cover (right) credits only Walsh. It proved to be his commercial breakthrough, largely on the strength of the Top 40 hit single, "Rocky Mountain Way", which helped propel the album into the Top 10.
On this album, Walsh shares the vocals and songwriting with the other three members of Barnstorm, drummer/multi-instrumentalist Joe Vitale, bassist Kenny Passarelli, and the new member, keyboardist Rocke Grace . As a result, a variety of styles are explored on this album. There are elements of blues, jazz, folk, pop, and even Caribbean music.
After the success of this album, Barnstorm disbanded, and Walsh continued as a solo artist. - Wikipedia