just hasn't been able to produce a complete album of great material, and The Confessor
is no exception. The first half is dreck, with such titles as "I Broke My Leg" and "Bubbles." Keep listening, however, and at the halfway mark you find one of Walsh's
masterpieces. The title tune is great -- over seven minutes of pure Joe Walsh
rock with cryptic lyrics and a socko arrangement. The second half also includes a cover of Michael Stanley
's "Rosewood Bitters," which Walsh
played on long ago. Worthwhile for the title track alone.