Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
MAGAZINEON-AIRDOWNLOADSCHATBOARDSCONTESTSSTORE
Reviews

Various Artists Sweet Emotion: Songs of Aerosmith

By David Lee Wilson, Contributor
Friday, February 22, 2002 @ 12:01 AM


(Heavy Hip Mama Records)

- advertisement -
Tribute records are being crapped out in the hundreds as of late and they are getting pretty bland but here is one done a little different.

Of course the blues are the basis for everything that Aerosmith has ever done, so it is fitting that this tribute to the Bean Town boys goes south for some authenticity. Here you have an impressive mix of certified blues legends (Joe Louis Walker, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Pinetop Perkins), mixed with a few notable rock and rollers, i.e., Lou Gramm and Marshall Crenshaw. Each artist takes Aerosmith on a walk down to the crossroads to seal that deal with the dark one and the sale of their souls for the music on this disc seems, to me, a bargain.

Every track is easily recognized but none in danger of being confused with the Aero-original, or any one of the myriad of tribute versions already available for that matter. Picking favorites is pointless but I have to admit to a slight lean towards Pinetop Perkins’s completely original take on “Walk This Way.” Another plus for this disc is song selection -- the entire Aerosmith career is represented right on up to "Pink" with only the "Lighting Strikes" period omitted.

If there were ever a tribute that was likely to get spun in the original artist’s player, this is it. Honest, raw and infinitely beyond the standard tribute disc, The Songs of Aerosmith is as much a classic as anything Aerosmith has done themselves.

****


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent Reviews
ALICE COOPER Paranormal
HENDRIX: The Illustrated Story
L.A. GUNS The Missing Peace
ENSLAVED E
UFO, SAXON, JARED JAMES NICHOLS In Akron, OH With Photos!
ACT OF DEFIANCE Old Scars, New Wounds
JACKYL 25
REVOLUTION SAINTS Light In The Dark
TESLA, WEAPONS OF ANEW, VOICES OF EXTREME In Orlando, FL With Photos!
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Nightbringers
SONS OF APOLLO Psychotic Symphony
OBITUARY, EXODUS And POWER TRIP In Ottawa, Canada
EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE Grind
FOZZY Judas
LYNCH MOB In Saint Petersburg, FL With Photos!
DIAMOND HEAD In Ottawa, Canada
VENOM, INC. Ave
NOCTURNAL RITES Phoenix
EXIT EDEN Rhapsodies In Black
MARDUK, INCANTATION In Ottawa, Canada
NIGHT RANGER In New Braunfels, TX
AVATARIUM, THE SLAYER KING In Sieburg, Germany
STEELHEART Through Worlds Of Stardust
SATYRICON Deep Calleth Upon Deep
SERIOUS BLACK Magic
CRADLE OF FILTH Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CHAT | BOARDS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2017 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News