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Rock In A Hard Place Original recording remastered, Limited Edition
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Do yourself a favor and pick up Rock In A Hard Place. It's probably the cheapest Aerosmith album, anyway. Every song really shines, from the skittaly-scat'n Bolivian Ragamuffin, to the psychedelic rockin' Joanie's Butterfly. Produced by a very stoned Jack Douglas, who also produced many (all?) of the earlier Aerosmith albums. They do a nice bluesy cover of Cry Me A River, too. And who could say no to Push Comes To Shove? That song is so cool! Nothing beats J-J-J-J-Jailbait for gutty guitar mania. Lightning Strikes was the radio single of the album, with it's tale of classic gang turf war. The rest is ALL great. I own this album since it came out in, what, 1982? Something like that, and I never get tired of it. It's the best!
If you're still on the fence about getting this album, JUST GET IT! IT'S FREAKIN' GOOD!!!
Sure,the TOXIC twins Perry/whitford are absent,but they are replaced nicely by toxic duo Crespo/Dufay!For me,I always preferred the hard edged,unpolished sound of Aerosmiths'toxic years to the overproduced teeny-bopper stuff they're settling for nowadays.
Really not a weak track on this offering.THE JIG IS UP is one of my faves.Check out the drumming by Joey Kramer in this one.What a groove!
That all being said, the band did release "Lighting Strikes" as their lone single. It never made it to the radio. They shot a video for the song (Tyler and company as a 50s street gang --- pretty bad). It failed. In the early 80s, you were successful based on how much coverage you got on MTV. For Aerosmith, that coverage never came. The album bombed (their worse selling album to date).
Ok, so enough of the negatives...
I am a diehard Aerosmith fan. No doubt about it.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
This album will slam your speakers with some of the best rock out there. I really don't care if some the band members are missing, just like Black Sabbath without Ozzy. Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2005
I have to agree this is one of the worst
album's ever recorded by Aerosmith.
It's not Aerosmith without Joe Perry or
any original member for that matter. Read more
This may as well been a Steven Tyler solo album. Brad Whitford and Joe Perry were gone, and Tyler had to resort to a truly god-awful cover of "Cry Me A River. Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2004 by Tim Brough
Not only is this Aerosmith's worst release, it's one of the worst cds of all time. The production, playing, songwritig, singing, and anything having to do with cd, is horrible. Read morePublished on Dec 14 2003 by Eric J. Weik
Out of all the Aerosmith releases, Rock In A Hard Place is probably the most underrated and despised album by Aerosmith fans. Read morePublished on Dec 12 2003 by Ary D. Rosenbaum
Don't believe all the people who chose to bash this album. It seems everyone's reason for not liking the album is because Joe Perry and Brad Whitford aren't on the album. Read morePublished on Dec 8 2003 by Tim Bianconi
Ignore all of the positive reviews for this album they are not the truth. If you are a fan of Aerosmith like I am, odds are you will not like this album. Read morePublished on Nov. 27 2003 by Amazon Customer
While it doesn't approach either the early classics like Aerosmith, Rocks and Toys In The Attic, and it's not as good as latter smashes like Pump and Permanent Vacation,... Read morePublished on Nov. 24 2003 by John P. Mcmillin