Another bit of supposed conventional wisdom is that covers of classic songs can never possibly match, far less surpass the original- there’s plenty evidence to the contrary.
That’s what Walsh filled the stage with that night, all six foot four of him: he’s a superlative country-rock musician, through and through.
I write all the songs, I’m the singer, I’m the guitar player, I’m the harmonica player. There’s so much riding on me and my performance and how much I’m paying attention and doing everything correctly, so there’s a lot of pressure there that you put on yourself.
I’ve never been much a fan of shock value art, or weird for weirdness’ sake…