|2. Eat The Rich|
|3. Get A Grip|
|5. Livin' On The Edge|
|7. Walk On Down|
|8. Shut Up And Dance|
|10. Gotta Love It|
|12. Line Up|
|14. Boogie Man|
By the time Get A Grip was released the reformed original line up was firing on all cylinders. This album had several hits (unfortunately many of them also sound alike) but the real gems are the songs like Eat the Rich that didn't get airplay.
With Get A Grip Aerosmith successfully fused their dirty rock and blues sound with a pop-metal vibe that was virtually perfect.
While not as great as the classics like Toys in the Attic, Get A Grip is a worthy addition to your collection.
Many people say that Get a Grip does not back up the integrity of Aerosmith. It's funny how in the early 90's, this album was the ONLY thing acceptable in the teenage mainstream (aside from Zeppelin and Floyd) that wasn't spelled with an N, an I, an R, a V, an N, ... you get the idea. So, when it was trendy to bash the 80's, Aerosmith sort of fell through the cracks of adolescent ridicule and sold millions of this record, and they have been paying for it with many "loyal and disappointed" fans ever since Grunge faded out and the late 90's gave way to the new Millenium. Now, many call the AmazaCrazyCryin trilogy a bunch of cheesy garbage. Funny how these are the same songs that were colossal hit singles with fans and newly-converted alike, back in 93-94. Then you've got your older generation who won't shut up about how Aerosmith will never rock like "Toys in the Attic."
So, as a fan of All Aerosmith Eras, I hope you can accept that as a chance for an objective (if passionate) review of "Get a Grip", when placed into the big picture.
First of all, in another 5 years, this album will probably be well-remembered again, and probably thought of as a classic, just as some of their 70's stuff (especially since word is they're going back to that direction at last).Read more ›