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Get A Grip [Remastered] [Original recording remastered, Import]

Aerosmith Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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1. Intro
2. Eat The Rich
3. Get A Grip
4. Fever
5. Livin' On The Edge
6. Flesh
7. Walk On Down
8. Shut Up And Dance
9. Cryin'
10. Gotta Love It
11. Crazy
12. Line Up
13. Amazing
14. Boogie Man

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While Aerosmith were busy capitalizing on the successes spawned by its improbable, career-reviving Permanent Vacation and Pump albums, the rock world was undergoing a Nirvana-inspired seismic shift. And although the Boston boogie-rockers had long worn the "dinosaur" tag as a badge of honor, this 1993 album is evidence that they took the twin challenges posed by the upsurge of alternative and hip-hop as something more than mere inconvenience. Unfortunately, the sometimes painfully forced, something-for-everyone results only argued that musicians should stick to their guns, come hell, high water--or ominous fashion trends. Or maybe they should have heeded the old adage about too many cooks. Indeed, Aerosmith is supplemented--and sometimes seemingly supplanted--here by no less than six outside writers (including previous vets Desmond Child and Jim Vallance, as well as Hudson brother Mark and retro soul-rocker Lenny Kravitz), and the schizoid production of Vacation and Pump helmsman Bruce Fairbairn, who seems as comfortable with alt rock's less-is-more ethos as Stone Cold Steve Austin would be in a tutu. The band should've known better, too. The social consciousness of "Livin' on the Edge" seems contrived, with Steven Tyler's intermittent rapping utterly disconnected from that on his pioneering "Walk This Way," while "Eat the Rich" inexplicably promotes auto-cannibalism. It's an album that goes all over the map to get uncomfortably close to nowhere. --Jerry McCulley

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
As an Aero-accolyte, I thought Pump was a great album. All killer no filler, just like they made in the 70's. Permanent Vacation, while laden with great hits, had a lot of filler. I think Get A Grip falls somewhere between those two albums. It's better than Vacation, but suffers from filler syndrome.

Witness: "Gotta Love It". "Shut Up And Dance". "Boogie Man". Crap, crap, and crap!

I think Get A Grip has some of the best Aerosmith tunage of the past 20 years though: "Eat The Rich" is absolutely brilliant. "Fever" as well, musically and lyrically: "The high you be gettin' from the crack don't last, I'd rather be OD'ing on the crack of her ***." That is vintage Tyler! I could do without two of the ballads: "Cryin'" which maybe is more of a blues, and "Crazy" I could do without. Even if I liked those two songs, they've been so overplayed. "Amazing" on the other hand is string-laden Aero-brilliance, a worthy successor to tracks like "Angel" or even dare-I-say-it, "Dream On". I also enjoyed "Line Up", with Lenny Kravitz' cameo. "Come on, Joe!"

The crown jewel of this album is the lengthy "Living On The Edge". What a great song, and adventurous too. It wasn't commercial but became a massive hit. Maybe the last time Aerosmith did a really adventurous single that really wasn't very single-like.

I think recording wise, the guitars don't come across as strongly as they did on Pump. To me they sound a little buried, a little muddy. However there is good separation between Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, so you can really hear them playing and meshing. Same with Tom Hamilton's rolling bass, you can pick it out and listen to the notes rather than the groove. And, of course, Joey -- Joey Kramer is one of the most underrated drummers in rock.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The true return of Aerosmith July 18 2004
By roamer
Format:Audio CD
When Aerosmith released Permanent Vacation it was hailed as their comeback album, and it may well have been. Their follow up, Pump was also a fine effort.
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GOTTA LOVE IT June 27 2004
Format:Audio CD
I've been a fan of Aerosmith for about four years now, and this is the fourth album by them that I've heard. Amazing or not, I like them all. The band is a legend already, and I believe that they'll be remembered as one of the greatest bands. The have their own unique sound, which you either like or not. I like it.
The album starts with Intro, a nice little piece of music. From thet we can smoothly move to Eat the Rich. The lyrics are fun, and this is a true Aerosmith rock song. After that comes the title song, Get A Grip. I have to warn you; someone burps loud at the very beginning of the song! Grip is another rock song, and Tyler's voice raises and raises in the "I get so excited" -part so that you'd think he'd explode any time. Fever comes after that; at first I didn't like the song, but then I got excited about it. Sounds to me a bit like Rolling Stones, and I also love Tyler's harmonica. Livin' On the Edge is probably the most famous song from this album, but it just doesn't chill me that much. Flesh is a bit like Fever, and once again we can hear the Demon Of Screaming at his best. This is a very energetic song. Walk On Down is Joe Perry saying "Hey I have a good song too, let's put it on the album!" I'm glad they listened to Joe as Walk On Down is easy-going but full of rock. Shut Up And Dance is one of my favorites, a rock song that makes you want to dance as they tell you to. And when you are tired after hard dancing, you can relax by listening to Cryin'. I like the song, but the live version on Little South Of Sanity is much better, it's a gem while this version sounds like a bad recording of a song that could have been better. The next song, Gotta Love It is my favourite. It rocks, has depth and power.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Helluva Package May 11 2004
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This album is PACKED with songs - and they happen to be big songs that rock. Granted, it's produced with polish, but when you've got loads of money and you're in the big game (AND trying to keep your 2nd wind rolling with momentum in your third decade of relevance), there WILL be some "commercialization" to your music. But if I ever get any point across to anyone, hear ye hear ye: Commercialization doesn't have to be a bad word if you still back it up with your musical integrity.
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).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album
Aerosmith's Get A Grip is a great album for any occasion. Every time I put this album on, it brings back such good memories, especially since I was so young and things were a lot... Read more
Published on June 24 2004 by Laura
5.0 out of 5 stars Aerosmith Has A Grip On Their Music!
This cd is the best cd of Aerosmiths Geffen years! I think every song is great! I've replaced this cd once that's how much i've listened to this cd! Read more
Published on Feb. 9 2004 by A. Bouchard
2.0 out of 5 stars One of their weaker albums
Get A Grip continued Aerosmith's amazing comeback. It was their first #1 album and spawned 4 hit singles, although none hit the Top Ten. Read more
Published on Dec 27 2003 by John Alapick
4.0 out of 5 stars Grade B
A very uneven cd, luckly there are more good songs than bad. When it works, it rocks as good as any Aerosmith cd, and when it flops, it sucks big time. Read more
Published on Dec 13 2003 by Eric J. Weik
3.0 out of 5 stars Their biggest seller, but only average album
Six years after Aerosmith's late 80s comeback Aerosmith entered the studio once again. The sessions were troubled by a lack of creativity and many guest song writers were brought... Read more
Published on Nov. 19 2003 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A Helluva Package
This album is PACKED with songs - and they happen to be big songs that rock. Granted, it's produced with polish, but when you've got loads of money and you're in the big game (AND... Read more
Published on Oct. 13 2003 by D. Rausch
4.0 out of 5 stars You gotta love it!
This is an awsome album, with Steven Tyler blowing ever other vocalist away(Like usuall!). Joe Perry The Greatest guitar player to ever pick a guitar up, pumping out awsome guitar... Read more
Published on June 29 2003 by Morton
4.0 out of 5 stars This one is a gripper!
GET A GRIP is the once-disbanded Aerosmith's last all-original material album for Geffen Records. The cover photo became controversial. Read more
Published on June 28 2003 by andy8047
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad but all the big songs are on thieir album Big Ones
Not a bad album but all the big songs are on their album Big Ones so you may want to purchase that instead. Read more
Published on May 12 2003 by James N Simpson
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