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Rocks Original recording remastered, Limited Edition
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|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|
This 1976 platinum platter remains one of the great rock albums of all-time, featuring the raunchy opening blast of Back in the Saddle ; the funky Last Child; Combination, Rats in the Cellar and more.
They'd soon crash, and hard, thanks to their own excesses. But Rocks captures Aerosmith at a crazily driven peak of creativity; anyone who heard it and continued to dismiss them as mere Stones clones was just being willful. This is blues rock cranked up to '70s stadium level, the sound of the Trans Am, or maybe the Porsches several of these guys (surprisingly) remember driving. The psychic battering they would succumb to on the next year's Draw the Line is foreshadowed in Joe Perry's "Combination," but he and Steven Tyler also celebrate the rock-star mythos on "Lick and a Promise." The party-fueled tension, the tension-fueled party. --Rickey Wright
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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.Read more ›
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.
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Yes...yes it does rock...and it rolls, it creeks and groans, wails and moans and any other thing you can think of. Read morePublished 20 months ago by TuckerXS
....till I heard it recently played on the radio. What was I thinking? This album rocks from beginning to end. Read morePublished on Sept. 29 2013 by Bootsy Bass
Aerosmith was so into drugs when this album came out that it was inevitable that they would eventually crash. Read morePublished on June 2 2004 by Mike
Guitarist Joe Perry wanted Aerosmith's third album, "Toys In The Attic", to be called "Rocks", but he was out-voted, and that title had to wait a year before... Read morePublished on May 31 2004 by Docendo Discimus
In a genre that now boasts as its mainstays the likes of Boston, Styx, and Blue Oyster Cult, and with the Stones clearly taking time off for bad behavior, this psuedo gem leaps off... Read morePublished on May 31 2004 by Peter Fegan
Gli Aerosmith al loro TOP! Un disco che brilla per la sua produzione sobria e chiara, senza perdere in aggresività. Read morePublished on May 26 2004
I think Toys in the Attic/Honkin on Bobo/Aerosmith/Permanent
Vacation are better....But this one is pretty good. Sick as a
Dog was my favorite from this Album.