Passin' Thru

Passin' Thru
Studio album by James Gang
Released July 31, 1972
Recorded 1971-1972
Genre Rock
Label ABC
Producer Keith Olsen
James Gang chronology
James Gang Live in Concert
Passin' Thru
Straight Shooter

Passin' Thru is the fourth studio album by James Gang, released in 1972.

This was the first album after guitarist and vocalist Joe Walsh left and was replaced by the singer Roy Kenner and guitarist Domenic Troiano, who left the band after Straight Shooter and was replaced with ex-Zephyr guitarist Tommy Bolin, who helped revitalize the band.

James Gang's original members Dale Peters, who did bass and background vocals, and Jim Fox, who played drums and organ, are on "Passin' Thru."

The scene shown on the album's cover is of East Main Street in Bismarck, North Dakota in the 1880's. The large building in the background still stands.



Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote the album "Passin' Thru didn't hit as hard as its predecessor, but it did provide an effective showcase for Troiano's talents."[1]

Track listing

All songs by Roy Kenner & Domenic Troiano, except where noted.

  1. "Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" (Roy Kenner) – 2:59
  2. "One Way Street" (Domenic Troiano) – 4:36
  3. "Had Enough" (Roy Kenner) – 3:00
  4. "Up to Yourself" (Troiano) – 2:43
  5. "Everybody Needs a Hero" – 6:06
  6. "Run Run Run" – 3:44
  7. "Things I Want to Say to You" – 3:41
  8. "Out of Control" – 3:39
  9. "Drifting Girl" – 5:09


Guests musicians

  • David Briggs: Keyboards, piano, organ.
  • Charlie McCoy: Harmonica.
  • Weldon Myrick: Guitars.
  • Craig Sapphin: All strings, arrangements.
  • William D. "Smitty" Smith: Keyboards, organ, piano, Clavichord, Harpsichord.


Year Chart Position
1972 Pop Albums 72


  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Passin' Thru > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 9, 2011. 

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