In the City (Joe Walsh song)

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"In the City"
Song by Joe Walsh from the album The Warriors
Released April 1979
Recorded MRI Recording Studio, Hollywood, California
Genre Rock
Length 3:54
Label A&M
Writer Barry De Vorzon, Joe Walsh
Producer Barry De Vorzon, Joe Walsh
"In the City"
Song by Eagles from the album The Long Run
Released September 24, 1979
Recorded 1979
Genre Rock
Length 3:46
Label Asylum
Writer Joe Walsh, Barry De Vorzon
Producer Bill Szymczyk
The Long Run track listing
"I Can't Tell You Why"
"In the City"
"The Disco Strangler"

"In the City" is a rock song written by Barry De Vorzon and Joe Walsh. It was first recorded by Walsh and released on the soundtrack for the 1979 film The Warriors.[1] Another version of the song recorded by the Eagles was included on their album The Long Run, released the same year.


The track was first recorded by guitarist Joe Walsh for the soundtrack to the 1979 movie The Warriors; the Eagles liked what they heard and decided to record it for their album The Long Run.

A video was made for the track. It features a staged recording session of the song, with Joe Walsh playing a Gibson double neck guitar using the 12-string neck for the rhythm parts and the 6-string neck for the slide guitar parts; Timothy B. Schmit played a Fender bass; Don Felder used a Fender Stratocaster; Don Henley used an 8-piece Ludwig drum kit with Paiste cymbals; Glenn Frey on piano; and Joe Vitale on congas.

Although not released as a single, the track became an album-oriented rock radio favorite in the U.S. and a Walsh concert staple. It is also featured on the Eagles' 1994 Hell Freezes Over album and video.


The song was covered by rapper Anybody Killa on his 2003 debut album Hatchet Warrior, released on Psychopathic Records.

In popular culture

The song appears in the episode "The Winter of His Content" of The Simpsons. The episode parodies the 1979 movie The Warriors which also had the song in its soundtrack.