Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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Tagged: Joe Walsh

In the City

Written and first recorded Joe Walsh (1979).
Album hit version by Eagles (1979).
Also recorded by Anybody Killa (2003)

From the wiki: “‘In the City’ was written by Barry De Vorzon and Joe Walsh, and was first recorded by Walsh for release on the 1979 soundtrack album to The Warriors. Walsh recalls: ‘I went to junior-high school at P.S. 216 in Queens (NYC). I was in a gang, but we weren’t that tough because I had to be in by 7:30 to practice clarinet. Anyway, I came up with ‘In The City’ out of memories of growing up partly in New York City, which contrasted a lot from where I lived before that, which was Ohio.’

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