Wednesday, November 11, 2020

" OAKLAND 2010 "

Format : 2 CDR. 22 tracks ~ 125 min
Label : Zone51prod record 352.01/02
Disc 1 : 57.31
01. Opening
02. Rats In The Cellar
03. Monkey On My Back
04. Love In An Elevator
05. Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees)
06. Eat The Rich
07. Pink
08. Livin' On The Edge
09. What It Takes
10. Janie's Got A Gun
11. Last Child
12. Cryin'
Disc 2 : 68.52
01. Lord Of The Thighs
02. Stop Messin' Around
03. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
04. Sweet Emotion
05. Baby Please Don't Go
06. Draw The Line
07. Dream On
08. Walk This Way
09. Toys In The Attic
10. Presentation
   Recorded live at :
The oracle arena
Oakland .ca.usa
July 23th.2010
Comments :
 Good audience recording "Rats!!!" Ah it
was the 1980s all over for me again
(the first time I saw Aero was in Oakland
at this venue 1/7/83.) What a great
opening tune, maybe the "deepest"
cut of the night..."Going under, rats in the cellar..."  "East side west side blues..." Wow.  "Monkey" was next, not bad...Pump was an OK album for me, some of the slickness was creeping in obviously, but the band was still acceptable as a rock outfit and this tune ain't half bad. "Elevator" after that, er, from, barely acceptable and "Falling In Love.." while not a bad song, just doesn't do it for me, more of a Steve Tyler "solo album song" along with "Pink," "What It Takes," "Cryin'," and "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing." I don't know how Perry/Whitford/Hamilton/Kramer stomach these night after night...the band (or Tyler) was seduced by the these bubble gum songs...hey not against ballads, I mean "Dream On" is one, but the later seem more structered to be hits for soccer mommies.  "Eat the Rich" seems to be like it should just be called "Eat Ourselves" cuz those Aero guys are some rich ass mofos.. but not bad for later stuff. "Janie's Got A Gun" again, eh, OKish, I guess. "Last Child," ah good, a chance for Brad to grab the spot. They get into a bit of Sly Stone's "Sing A Simple Song" which Hendrix also copped at the begining of "We Gotta Live Together" on the Band Of Gypsys Lp. Pretty cool shit.  Ah now, "Lord of The Thighs" a good rocker, nice one band really does it well, again they gather together on stage,  feeling the tune out. Tyler grabs a big African horn and blows into it, then puts it down, good idea Steven, doesn't work, but nice try. Before "Stop Messin' Around" Tyler refers to his brief ouster from the band, "Ya they wanted a new singer and here he is...Joe Perry!"  Perry takes he mic for the tune, with his recent motorcyle accident still in mind, he tells riders in the crowd to wear their helmets. Good advice. "I don't wanna sound like an old man up here but...." Perry says as he issues the warning


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