Aerosmith - Rock In A Hard Place

6.6 | 57 votes |
Release date: 1 August 1982
Style: Blues rock, Hard rock


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01. Jailbait
02. Lightning Strikes
03. Bitch's Brew
04. Bolivian Ragamuffin
05. Cry Me A River [Arthur Hamilton cover]
06. Prelude To Joanie
07. Joanie's Butterfly
08. Rock In A Hard Place (Cheshire Cat)
09. Jig Is Up
10. Push Comes To Shove

Steven Tyler - vocals
Jimmy Crespo - guitars
Rick Dufay - guitars
Joey Kramer - drums
Tom Hamilton - bass


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03.09.2013 - 19:48
Rating: 5
I think it's safe to say that this is the first bad Aerosmith album. It's the band's first release of the 80s, but it can't be helped that the instrumentation just sounds bland for the most part, and Tyler's vocal chords were not working to his advantage at all. A lot of songs here just don't click, most notably 'Lightning strikes', which seems to adopt a BOC-esque structure, and the couplet that is the absolutely pointless 'Prelude to Joanie' and it's much better albeit generally so-so successor 'Joanie's butterfly', which is two minutes too long. There are a few nice songs to be found here though. 'Jailbait', although not the best opener to an Aerosmith album, does kick into gear eventually, and the title track makes for fun listening with its constant harmonica/saxohpone interludes entwined with perry's excitable guitar work. At least the band would go on to make better albums (Call them 'sell-outs', if you will) after this.

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