Aerosmith – Rocks - 1976 Classic Hard Rock - HQ RTI Audiophile - Sealed 180 Grm LP
Aerosmith - Rocks
Label: Columbia – PC 34165, Columbia – 88883760941
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180g
Hype Sticker Text:
"Remastered from the original source tapes!"
"Contains the classics 'Back In The Saddle' & 'Last Child'"
"180-gram Audiophile Vinyl"
Copyright dates 1976, 2013 Columbia Recordings
Runouts are etched except for "STERLING" which is stamped.Barcode (sticker (scanned)): 888837609418
Style: Hard Rock, Blues Rock
A1 Back In The Saddle
A2 Last Child
A3 Rats In The Cellar
B1 Sick As A Dog
B2 Nobody's Fault
B3 Get The Lead Out
B4 Lick And A Promise
B5 Home Tonight
''Few albums have been so appropriately named as Aerosmith’s 1976 classic Rocks… Aerosmith produced a superb follow-up to their masterwork Toys in the Attic, nearly topping it in the process. Many Aero fans will point to Toys as the band’s quintessential album (it contained two radio/concert standards after all, “Walk This Way” and “Sweet Emotion”), but out of all their albums, Rocks did the best job of capturing Aerosmith at their most raw and rocking. Like its predecessor, a pair of songs have become their most renowned — the menacing, hard rock, cowboy-stomper “Back in the Saddle,” as well as the downright viscous funk groove of “Last Child.”Again, even the lesser-known tracks prove essential to the makeup of the album, such as the stimulated “Rats in the Cellar” (a response of sorts to “Toys in the Attic”), the Stonesy “Combination,” and the forgotten riff-rocker “Get the Lead Out.” Also included is the apocalyptic “Nobody’s Fault,” the up-and-coming rock star tale of “Lick and a Promise,” and the album-closing ballad “Home Tonight.” With Rocks, Aerosmith appeared to be indestructible.'' (TheSkepticalAudiophile)
''The album kicks off with “Back in the Saddle” which has a slow build with the drums and guitar and includes a wicked bass line from Mr. Hamilton and then explodes into a heavy rocker. The song includes a whip sound and some clanking spurs that were fastened to Tyler’s boots with the help of New York Dolls frontman David Johansen. If you were expecting the Gene Autry song, “Back in the Saddle Again” you’d be disappointed, but otherwise you love this song that kicks start the album and includes so many double entendres and even a quick yodel. What a way to kick off the album.
“Last Child” is up next and starts off slow and then turns it up a notch as well. It includes a lap steel guitar for Perry and a banjo done by Paul Prestopino but don’t think this is a country song. No sir! It has funky groove that seems to strut along with Tyler throwing out the verses very deliberately and timed out perfect with the bass beat. There is a killer solo by Whitford and everyone can be heard perfectly as the mix is done so well.
Next up is “Rats in the Cellar” which was Steven’s answer to “Toys in the Attic”. The song was frantic in pace and was pretty much about the disaster of the band that was going behind the scenes with the drugs and arguing as well as it being inspired by the death of their drug dealer. The song is a total blast with its maddening quick tempo and the Kramer’s drumming was incredible on this one. You get a harmonica solo and a full on jam section. It is the closing thing to heavy metal you are going to get from the band.''(2Loud2Old)
|Format||LP, 180 Gram|
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