The Boys Are Back!!
You can say what you want about Aerosmith. They're too old, gone
commercial, can't do anything but ballads. Whatever your bitch you can
put it on the back burner. Go pick up 'Just Push Play' and give it
a listen from beginning to end. You'll discover the bad boys of rock
are back and in a big way.
You can tell right away that Steve and Joe (a.k.a. The Boneyard Boys)
had a hand in producing this album. Why? It's fun. They went wild with the
little extras on some of the tracks and it only adds to the listening
pleasure. And isn't that what music is supposed to be all about?
Having fun? All the influences of growing up are there. John Lennon
(Avant Garden), Jimmy Page (Beyond Beautiful) and even C.S. Lewis
Steve can still wrap his vocals around the lyrics and won't let go
until he gets everything he can out of them. And he's still the only
singer I know who can scream on key. Joe's guitar playing is on
a level above his usual flair. And Tom, Brad and Joey help keep the
whole thing together making Aerosmith one of the tightest bands in the
world. As well as one of the hardest working bands around. How many
of the up and coming bands can say they'll be together after thirty
years and still performing and recording.
You want the glitzy Aerosmith pull out your copy of 'Permanent Vacation'
and mouth the words over and over again. You want the hard-rocking
Aerosmith dust off that old 'Rocks' CD and give it a spin. But if you
want the Aerosmith of the future - the one that will still be going
strong for years to come, the one not afraid to take chances, the one
willing to try something new - then pick up 'Just Push Play'.
Like the song says -'Just push play / F**king A / Just push play / We're
comin' at u anyway'.
- Richard Blaine
Quote of the Week
I understand Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin being there. I don't mean
to sound stupidly humble, but I just don't see us like that. We're
just a band from Boston. - Steve Tyler on Aerosmith's induction into
the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
* Richard Blaine's views and opinions do not necessarily
reflect the views and opinions of the staff at Twin-Music.