8 Greatest Joe Perry Moments Proving Why He’s Irreplaceable
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Despite Aerosmith’s massive fame, Joe Perry is one among the criminally underrated guitarists out there. Along with frontman Steven Tyler, they are responsible for a string of successes that have topped the charts across the world and keep Aerosmith’s name in the spotlight. With that in mind, we’ll delve further on Joe Perry’s greatness with these 8 performances to prove why he’s among the best.
“Eat the Rich” – Get A Grip (1993)
“Eat the Rich,” off their 1993 album Get a Grip, may sound like one powerful blow. Perry’s superb guitar riff is nevertheless audible despite the wall of sound, serving to anchor the otherwise chaotic effort.
“Jaded” – Just Push Play (2001)
Pop Metal may not be the best thing that Aerosmith ventured on, but with “Jaded,” Joe Perry still gave a great shot. Perry maintains attention with a captivating guitar line that will win over even hard-rock Aerosmith loyalists.
“Rats in the Cellar” – Rocks (1976)
Perry’s instrument on “Rats in the Cellar” is just as vicious and subterranean as the title suggests. At the four-minute mark, he ends on a last, powerful chord after delivering some fine riffs.
“Draw the Line” – Draw the Line (1977)
On “Draw the Line,” Perry plays a single strummed chord to signal the rest of his bandmates. It’s booming and echoes for a while before the rest of the group follows suit. Perry should receive all the credit.
“Back in the Saddle” – Rocks (1976)
Perry’s “Back in the Saddle” frets slowly builds to an exciting climax. He builds up the song’s tune for a while before diving in headfirst when Tyler sings the first lines; it’s gloomy and typical of 1970s Aerosmith.
“Walk this Way” – Toys in the Attic (1975)
The instantly recognized riff that Perry provides is a major component in “Walk This Way” being a rock classic, among many others. Perry takes the center stage with a dizzying and unforgettable guitar solo near the song’s conclusion.
“Mama Kin” – Aerosmith (1973)
In “Mama Kin,” Perry displays his mastery on the guitar by playing a variety of improvisatory riffs, putting himself in the company of renowned blues-rock guitarists.
“Toys in the Attic” – Toys in the Attic (1975)
Perry doesn’t linger on “Toys in the Attic,” instead getting right to the point. Perry’s guitar riff is a rolling and lively accompaniment that keeps the track’s energy high throughout.