The title track comes out guns a-blazin’, Aero-barroom rawk, let’s go go go! That slinky descending riff/vocals is so sweet. Uncle Salty saunters and swings bluesily and it’s glorious. Adam’s Apple is a chugging blues that bands like Poison took for themselves a decade later.
Walk This Way, of course, right? I’m so used to hearing it with Run DMC, though, so it was nice to hear the original again! Big Ten Inch Record takes a left turn towards classic 50s rock shuffle, with hilarious lyrics very much in the tradition of those old blues tracks on that vintage comp I covered a while back.
And then it’s Sweet Emotion. We’ve all heard it a million times and never tired of it, what a classic track. No More No More is a solid rocker, I give a tip of the hat most to that piano part that draws the ear towards barrelhouse fun, well done. Round And Round is a muddy bluesy Zeppelin stomper, the vocals buried way back. Kind of the odd man out, here, but it still thumps along mightily. And finally, You See Me Crying, showing that Tyler had a penchant for piano-led ballad-like tracks even in the mid-70s. It’s a decent track, probably a set-closer before the encore, at the time. I found it a bit plodding, but I don’t go in much for Aero-ballads.
And can I just say holy shit Joe Perry on every track on this record. Wow!
Great times, listening to this. Solid record with few (if any) flaws. Get you some!