While Recording his latest LP, "Got Any Gum?" in Memphis, ace guitarist Joe Walsh heard a new guy named Jimmy Davis and liked him so much he stuck around to play on Davis' first LP, "Kick the Wall" (QMI/MCA). We asked Joe what he liked about Jimmy.
"Jimmy reminds me of myself--he'll still be around 20 years from now working at his craft, a valid spokesman for his generation. We old-timers have to hand over what's left of the art form to young kids about whom we have a gut feeling. And in that context, I give him an A-minus for his first try. My favorite tracks are Kick the Wall, a male summation of relationship frustrations, the catchy Catch My Heart and Over the Top, a top-quality rocker. It doesn't matter that I played on this one--I had to ask, by the way. He didn't need me--he holds up on his own. I also compliment his band's musicianship and suggest that the members not be uncomfortable with the focus on Davis. He deserves a quality support team. I salute them all. Good luck, Jim. Ya done good."