"Rocky Mountain Way" Is Released

"Rocky Mountain Way" is a 1973 song by rock guitarist Joe Walsh and also a 1985 compilation album by Walsh which features the song.

The song was released in 1973 on the album The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get. It bears many similarities to a track by Sly & The Family Stone called Sex Machine, from their 1969 album Stand!, including several vocal and instrumental motifs (as well as being in the same key), the use of a processed vocal (accomplished mainly via an effect named the talk box, but possibly backed with mouth organ, synthesizer and a harmonium), and the overall feel (and 6/8 meter) of the song, with 2 guitars playing the solo.

In 1990, Walsh played an eight-minute version in the Ringo Starr's All Starr Band, starting with a slide arrangement of "Amazing Grace."

Joseph Fidler "Joe" Walsh (born November 20, 1947) is an American guitarist, songwriter, and rock musician. He has been a member of three successful bands, the James Gang, Barnstorm, and Eagles. He has also experienced success as a solo artist.