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Rock in a Hard Place

Rock in a Hard Place



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  • This was something like my first rock album, bought with my own money. Bring back some good memories...
  • With the departure of guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, Aerosmith soldiered on with its first studio album in three years. Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay filled in admirably, considering the shoes they were stepping into, but it’s singer Steven Tyler who holds this collection together. It’s his voice, after all, that gives Aerosmith its identity, even though it’s the band’s rhythm section of bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer that ensures these songs swing. “Lightning Strikes” is the clear winner here, with a seductive rumble that gives the track a pure appeal. “Bitch’s Brew” is a close second, showing Tyler’s ability with a mid-tempo track that’s neither too hard nor too soft. The cover of “Cry Me a River” puts Tyler unexpectedly in the lounge with the boozy-woozy blues. “Joanie’s Butterfly” is a great song moving from psychedelia and experimentation to hard rock, suggesting where Aerosmith could’ve gone if it had never gotten the original band back together.
  • J-J-J-J-J-J-J-JAILBAIT! "Lightning Strikes" is also amazing
  • underrated to the max if you ask me its their last good album
  • pretty fucking underrated, good album
  • this album came out when i was in high school and is attached to fond memories for me.... yes, great moments, definitely... a lot of grossly under-rated stuff on this album, such a shame...
  • Some great moments on here; better than some of the stuff they released later [2] I agree with brianwelsch
  • Dug this one out again recently. Some great moments on here; better than some of the stuff they released later, in my opinion.
  • aerosmith without Joe Perry is not aerosmith. like the rolling stones without keith richards are not the stones.
  • even more unknown than night in the ruts album. still good even though joe perry is not on this one.

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