Joe Walsh ‎– "But Seriously, Folks..."

Asylum Records ‎– 6E-141
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Compton Press, Gatefold

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A1 Over And Over 4:52
A2 Second Hand Store
Written-By – Mike Murphy (7)
A3 Indian Summer 3:03
A4 At The Station 5:09
B1 Tomorrow 3:38
B2 Inner Tube 1:25
B3 Theme From Boat Weirdos
Written-By – Bill Szymczyk, Jay Ferguson, Willie Weeks
B4 Life's Been Good
Backing Vocals, Tambourine – Bill Szymczyk




Label variation with Stereo printed to the left.
For other US variations see:
STEREO printed to the right
STEREO printed to the right, but also an SP-suffix at the cat#/printed matrix

Mastered at Sterling Sound, N.Y.C.
Recorded at Bayshore Recording Studios, Coconut Grove, Florida.

Gatefold, LP housed in inner sleeve.


  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side 1): 6E-141-A PRC-W
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side 2): 6E-141-B PRC-W
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, variant 1, etched): 6# 141 A2 PRCW "LUNCHEON COUNTER OF THE DELI KIND"
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, variant 1, etched): 6E 141 B3 PRCW-2 "CALL IT IN THE AIR"
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, variant 2, etched (sᴛᴇʀʟɪɴɢ stamped), variant 2): 6E 141 A9 PRCW-1 sᴛᴇʀʟɪɴɢ TJ LUNCHEON COUNTER OF THE DELI KIND
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, variant 2, etched (sᴛᴇʀʟɪɴɢ stamped), variant 2): 6E 141 B2 PRCWll sᴛᴇʀʟɪɴɢ TJ "...CALL IT IN THE AIR."
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, variant 3, etched): 6E 141 A-2 PRCW "LUNCHEON COUNTER OF THE DELI KIND"
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, variant 3, etched): 6E 141 B4 - PRC-11 "CALL IT IN THE AIR"







But Seriously Folks, unknowing channels the end, or at least the winding down of the stoner age of rock n’ roll. It’s probably Walsh’s most enigmatic, introspective and melodic album to date, and should have been the album The Eagles released, rather than their self-grandiose opus, The Long Run. In a true autumn haze, filled with reflective visionary cyclings and romantic overtures, Joe gathers together no less than four of his pals from The Eagles, keyboardist Jay Ferguson of Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne fame, along with Joe Vitale, drummer from Walsh’s former band Barnstorm, to create what can only be described as The Pet Sounds for the late 70’s. And in keeping with that Pet Sounds/Sgt. Pepper theme, the first pressings of this release had secret messages engraved on the carry-out grooves of both sides:

Side 1 reading: Luncheon Counter Of The Deli Kind
Side 2 reading: Call It In The Air

There is an unparalleled cohesiveness to this record that is totally unexpected, and certainly won’t rise to your attention on the first listen. The album opens in true rocker formate with “Over and Over,” then quickly shifts gears, but remaining in theme with a couple of easy going slices, that while measured, certainly move the listener comfortably into “At The Station”; an upbeat theatric look at life in mid-career, filled with guitar riffs and simmering hot drums, that tie things together smoothly, nurturing Joe to do what Joe does best. By the time you get to Side 2 [and my friends, this is why vinyl is so necessary], you find yourself knee-deep in quintessential 70’s soft pop that bounces along in a delightful manner, morphing into a splendid instrumental [actually an instrumental and a half] of liquid optimism, before shuffling you off to the closing track “Life’s Been Good” ... an eight minute sarcastic look into the “rock star and party guy” life of Joe Walsh. Only once deeply into this last track, does one realize that all of the previous songs have been designed to filter the listener into this majestic stoner rock classic, with the emphasis being on the line “ ... so far,” tongue-in-cheek-ly suggesting that there is certainly more to come.