|2. Lightning Strikes|
|3. Bitch's Brew|
|4. Bolivian Ragamuffin|
|5. Cry Me A River|
|6. Prelude To Joanie|
|7. Joanie's Butterfly|
|8. Rock In A Hard Place (Cheshire Cat)|
|9. Jig Is Up|
|10. Push Comes To Shove|
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!!!
The only good song here is "Lightning." Get any other Cd than this...with the exception of "Done With Mirrors," this is Aerosmith at its worst.
While the album is generally regarded as a flop, it did peak at #32, which isn't close to their most successful album, but for Aerosmith to scrape the lower reaches of the top 40 in 1982, over 3 years after their last hit up to the point and without much radio/MTV airplay showed they still had an audience then.
The sound? Classic Aerosmith with an 80's twist. Lightning Strikes is classic Aerosmith, except it opens up with synthesizers. My personal favorite is Jig Is Up, a bluesy number which still had some "80's"-ness to it.
If you can find this cd for a relatively cheap price, go for it