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(Guitar.com)   Joe Perry: "When I listened to [Aerosmith] for years, it was like, 'God, I wish my guitar sounded better. I wish we had played this differently.'"   (guitar.com) divider line
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2022-07-05 9:09:47 AM  
5 votes:
That's okay. Most people who have listened to Aerosmith also wish it sounded different.
 
2022-07-05 12:09:48 PM  
4 votes:

STRYPERSWINE: pinch harmonics


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2022-07-05 12:09:51 PM  
2 votes:

beezeltown: phedex: even in my 90's teenage guitarist, learning 70's rock and loving it era, I didn't get into aerosmith.  I was a zeppelin guy.  I know they wrote some good songs in their time, it just didn't have the bombast of pink floyd or zeppelin for me.

Joe Perry does exude cool though, I will give him that.

Same. While talented, Joe Perry was derivative. There wasn't much reason to try to emulate Joe when Hendrix, Page, Gilmour, and all the heavy technicians were available to guide a young guitarist.


I liked Joe's playing on Train Kept A Rollin' . Then I found out the solos were by Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner.
 
2022-07-05 3:47:35 PM  
2 votes:

T.rex: stuhayes2010: and they destroyed any good will they had with their 90's tripe.

That 90's era made them even relevant.  Like the whole soundtrack to Armageddon was them.... i don't listen to it, but i respect they went that route, because the point of a band is to be in the audience's faces, and cashing in.


The 90's made them profitable.  Everything from the 80's and the 70's went up their noses.
 
2022-07-05 9:20:35 AM  
1 vote:
Pumpslams, back to front.
 
2022-07-05 10:10:08 AM  
1 vote:
I just built a studio and started recording this year.  I am now starting to understand why artists say things like this, or when Metallica says "how do you know when the song is finished".

When I close my eyes at night, I second-guess everything I did earlier.  "Should I have gone for a Beatles harmony break there, or a Zakk Wylde distorted stomp there?  And speaking of Zakk Wylde, where can I include more pinch harmonics for extra punctuation?  And even though I'm usually anti-keyboard, that intro could really use some organ chords in the background....."

And I really think we need more songs that say "GUITAR" right before the guitar solo, so I make sure to do that.  Or a Bret Michaels, "hit it, STRYPERSWINE..."
 
2022-07-05 10:51:41 AM  
1 vote:

phedex: even in my 90's teenage guitarist, learning 70's rock and loving it era, I didn't get into aerosmith.  I was a zeppelin guy.  I know they wrote some good songs in their time, it just didn't have the bombast of pink floyd or zeppelin for me.

Joe Perry does exude cool though, I will give him that.


I grew up and live just outside of Boston.  Aerosmith has been synonymous with the city and culture for as long as I have been alive, plus a few years.  And having it crammed down my throat made me resist it, a lot.

A few years ago Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam talked about the first few Aerosmith albums were like the first few Sabbath albums, they're best appreciated on their own from beginning to end.  Don't go for singles, sides, names, etc.....just load them up chronologically on a playlist and let it go from start to finish.

Third time around I found myself saying "I could listen to this all day...."
 
2022-07-05 11:13:47 AM  
1 vote:
How they get mentioned in the same breath as Zeppelin as rock gods is beyond me. I know it's edgy, but they're mediocre at best and they destroyed any good will they had with their 90's tripe.
 
2022-07-05 12:51:02 PM  
1 vote:

Aezetyr: "Pink" from Nine Lives


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2022-07-05 1:16:56 PM  
1 vote:

The Bunyip: Didn't like their own sound? This song off the first album is *still* one of my absolute favorites.


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/ I could listen to this and Moving Out all damn day


Fully agree. That's essentially the only Aerosmith record I can still enjoy. Mama Kin and Walking the Dog are faves for me, but the two you mentioned are great.

Not a fan of Dream On, and according to Joe Perry's wife (in the biography), neither is he. IIRC, she said she heads to the restroom whenever they play it live and that Joe never liked it.
 
2022-07-05 1:18:22 PM  
1 vote:
At least Aerosmith gave us Liv Tyler and Alicia Silverstone in a strip club making horny eyes at each other.  Which is totally not weird that those scenes involved one of the band members daughters or anything....
 
2022-07-05 3:41:43 PM  
1 vote:

FDR Jones: STRYPERSWINE: pinch harmonics

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MOAR SQUEALZ!!!!!
 
2022-07-05 4:47:38 PM  
1 vote:

dereksmalls: beezeltown: phedex: even in my 90's teenage guitarist, learning 70's rock and loving it era, I didn't get into aerosmith.  I was a zeppelin guy.  I know they wrote some good songs in their time, it just didn't have the bombast of pink floyd or zeppelin for me.

Joe Perry does exude cool though, I will give him that.

Same. While talented, Joe Perry was derivative. There wasn't much reason to try to emulate Joe when Hendrix, Page, Gilmour, and all the heavy technicians were available to guide a young guitarist.

I liked Joe's playing on Train Kept A Rollin' . Then I found out the solos were by Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner.


Still their best record though. Long ago I pared Aerosmith down to Get your Wings and Rocks and have had no reason to reconsider this decision.
 
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