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 Pump....um, 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