|1. Back In The Saddle|
|2. Last Child|
|3. Rats In The Celler|
|5. Sick As A Dog|
|6. Nobody's Fault|
|7. Get The Lead Out|
|8. Lick And A Promise|
|9. Home Tonight|
So, get to know Martin.......Martin up, that is, and buy this album if you enjoy this band or seventies rock in general. You really can't mess up with this one..I swear, the outro solo of Nobody's Fault is some of the most "in the pocket" guitar playing I have ever heard...Hendrix could not have been more connected.
later..(places earphones back on head).
1. Back In The Saddle 10/10- Just another lusty cowboy song. A really great opener like, "Toys In The Attic". With Joe goin' on 6 string bass, and Steven's amazin' ability to make his voice go higher, and higher everytime, makes it a classic.
2. Last Child 9/10- Some really great guitar work by Brad Whitford. Such a funky song, I just love it.
3. Rats In The Cellar 10/10- One of my most favorites on this album. A really fast tune, that just vomits anything dark as the song.
4. Combination 10/10- They're kinda' slow on this one, and like "Rats In The Cellar", this is another dark song too. Its about Joe Perry, and his addictions in the Rock N' Roll life. Probally my most favorite on this album. I would say this is Joe, and Brad's most heaviest riff they've ever made. A legendary performance.
5. Sick As A Dog 9/10- A really great ballad by these boy's. Its the kind of song that would grab your heart, and squeeze all the problems out of it, and make ya' have a wonderful time. A great song, it is
6. Nobody's Fault 10/10- A really great song, and once again; Very great guitar work by, Brad Whitford. Heaviest song on the album. I think its kind of a mix between Heavy Metal/ Rock N' Roll. Truly a masterpiece.
7. Get The Lead Out 8/10- Kind of a bluesy tune. Its makes ya' wanna' groove, just like when you're listenin' to "Last Child".
8. Lick And A Promise 10/10- Its about goin' out on stage, and winnin' the crowd, with your performance.
The unique opening riff of "Back in the Saddle" and the despairing melodies at the beginning of "Last Child" would only slightly foreshadow what to expect on the rest of the disc. "Rats in the Cellar" kicked up the speed of the album, before slowing down a bit for "Combination," which included a Joe Perry contribution on lead vocals, and the heart-wrenching "Sick As A Dog." Then came quite possibly the heaviest Aerosmith track ever, "Nobody's Fault," which is also Joey Kramer's personal favorite Aero track of all time. Sadly, on most of these tracks you can literally hear the drugs, which just makes the record that more tragic. Towards the end of Rocks, classic Aerosmith is back in full force, but the album as a whole is like falling into a downward spiral in which you cannot escape until the power ballad "Home Tonight" closes out the album and slowly pulls the needle out of your arm.