Monday, May 7, 2012
By Stephen Kasenda
AEROSMITH “Get A Grip” (1993)
"Get A Grip" is the last gripping album of the 90s that I like by Aerosmith. The band takes you on a long and winding crazy ride – you’ll think you're in a wonderland and ain't comin' back. Apart from the sensational romancing trilogy, "Crazy", "Cryin", and "Amazing", this record has so much more to offer. There is a 50s rockabilly approach to "Fever", a raging and punky tune in "Walk On Down" (which feels like they're messin' with a GNR track), the high-rockin' ground shaker "Eat The Rich", and the longest-yet-best track of the album, "Livin' On The Edge".
You can't compare this to Rocks or Toys, this is a different era of Aerosmith. But considering that the record came out in 1993 - tough days for rock and roll – the band still managed to stay on the right road and the record even nailed the Grammy and sold over 20 million copies worldwide. "Get A Grip" is a likable album to many with a great span of commercial tracks - probably hated by classic fans, but also could be their guilty pleasure they won't admit.
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