Jimmy Walker

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Jimmy Walker served a function as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriting collaborator in Bruno Gerussi's Medallion, a one-album Canadian group from the late '80s that sounds like something on the menu…
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Jimmy Walker served a function as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriting collaborator in Bruno Gerussi's Medallion, a one-album Canadian group from the late '80s that sounds like something on the menu of an Italian steakhouse. Walker is credited with playing bass, guitar, and keyboards as well as singing as the group goes In Search of the Fourth Chord. On guitar, Walker has a particular fondness for sustained pitches, making them happen with a somewhat gooey violin bow as well as the gimmicky, clutzy electronic E-Bow. The band's name was in reality an inside joke similar to the combo called Ed Asner's Gay, who were active in Austin, TX. The real Bruno Gerussi was a Canadian actor famous for his role on The Beachcombers series as well as a cooking show. Walker collaborated on five songs with Tom Harrison, a fellow bandmember as well as an established British Columbia music journalist. The pair seems to gravitate toward clich├ęs when cooking up ditties, judging from titles such as "The One That Got Away" and "The End of the Rainbow."