- Back in the Saddle
- Last Child
- Rats in the Cellar
- Sick as a Dog
- Nobody's Fault
- Get the Lead Out
- Lick and a Promise
- Home Tonight
Few albums have been so appropriately named as Aerosmith's 1976 classic Rocks. Despite hard drug use escalating among bandmembers, 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.
Performance CreditsAerosmith Primary Artist
Joe Perry Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Electric Bass,Steel Guitar,Vocals,6-string bass,Lap Steel Guitar
Joey Kramer Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Paul Prestopino Banjo
Steven Tyler Bass,Harmonica,Percussion,Electric Bass,Keyboards,Vocals
Brad Whitford Guitar
Tom Hamilton Guitar,Electric Bass
Technical CreditsAerosmith Arranger,Producer
Jack Douglas Arranger,Producer
David Hewitt Arranger
Jay Messina Engineer
David Krebs Director
Steve Leber Director
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Rocks based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The newer generation has no idea of how heavy Aerosmith was in the 70's. Listen the the last piece of Nobody's Fault. Back in the Saddle is a masterpiece played at all shows. Last Child.....Rats in the Cellar.... Aerosmith was a typical Drug using Hard Rock band of the 70's. They were awesome in concert. Buy this album.........
THIS IS THE BEST AEROSMITH ALBUM EVER SO FAR...ANYWAY THE GREAT SONGS ON HERE AREBACK IN THE SADDLE,LAST CHILD,NOBODYS FAULT,SICK AS A DOG.