Episode 51 – Aerosmith – Rocks (Part 1)

Rock Roulette Podcast
Episode 51 - Aerosmith - Rocks (Part 1)

Episode 51 is here! The Wheel spins us the fourth album from Aerosmith, 1976’s Rocks! What will the guys think of this one? Are there any shenanigans with the wheel this time?

Rocks is the fourth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released on 3 May 1976. AllMusic described Rocks as having “captured Aerosmith at their most raw and rocking.” Rocks was ranked number 366 on the updated Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2020.

It has greatly influenced many hard rock and heavy metal artists, including Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Nirvana.

The album was a commercial success, charting three singles on the Billboard Hot 100, two of which reached the Top 40 (“Back in the Saddle” and “Last Child“).

The album was one of the first to ship platinum when it was released and has since gone quadruple platinum.

Steven Tyler – lead vocals, keyboards, harmonica, bass guitar on “Sick as a Dog”
Joe Perry – lead guitar on track 3,4,7,8; six-string bass on “Back in the Saddle”, bass guitar on “Sick as a Dog”, pedal steel guitar on “Home Tonight”, percussion and outro solo on “Sick as a Dog”, backing vocals, harmony vocal on “Combination”
Brad Whitford – lead guitars on track 1,2,5,6,9 and rhythm guitar (3,4,7,8)
Tom Hamilton – bass guitar, rhythm guitar on “Sick as a Dog”
Joey Kramer – drums, percussion, backing vocals on “Home Tonight”

Jack Douglas – producer, arrangements with Aerosmith, backing vocals on “Home Tonight”
Jay Messina – engineer
David Hewitt – remote truck director
Rod O’Brien – assistant engineer
Sam Ginsburg – assistant engineer
David Krebs & Steve Leber (for Leber-Krebs, Inc.) – management
Pacific Eye & Ear – album design

Additional Musicians
Paul Prestopino – banjo on “Last Child”

Intro Music by LiteSaturation from Pixabay

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