Joe Perry Dual Disc
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His influences show, too, which is pretty cool. Don't mind if I point out a few.
Keep in mind it's a dual disc in one. There is no space wasted!
Here are some notes I took while listening:
1) "Shakin' My Cage": What an opener! It's steamy, hard driving blues-rock. Contains great slide guitar in the intro, throughout the song as well. The midway lead is a real Perry guitar extravaganza, crisp and loud. What rattles your cage? If this is Joe being rattled, watch out!
2) "Hold On Me": It has that Keith Richards sound to it, especially the vocals. Rock, rock, rock, with drivin' rhythm guitar. Fuzz lead with nice tone. Some tasty Aerosmith-like riffs and fills. It rocks!
3) "Pray For Me": Joe goes India in the intro! Then, a nice Alice In Chains sound when the song gets going, even throughout the bridge changes. Nice acoustic guitar; the mid lead did it for me, too. Nice modern-indie sound, very different from anything Aerosmith. Other bands are the influence in this one. It not only shows, it shines nicely.
4) "Can't Compare": Joe punks it up a bit. Very melodic in the chorus, sounds a bit like STP or Velvet Revolver.Read more ›
People miss the point about Joe singing on his record. He wanted a solo record. His voice may not be the best, but it's not the worst either. Some of the problem might be what key the tunes are in. Some singers have a hard time with certain keys and are limited, which sounds like the case here.
So, if you like classic Aerosmith...I mean the stuff you WON'T hear on the radio...pick up Joe Perry. It's pretty damn good! If you are into commercial Aerosmith like Crazy, Cryin', Don't wanna Miss A Thing...etc...FORGET ABOUT IT! Don't bother, cause you WILL be disappointed.
Also, one of the review writers recommended that watching the DVD side (its a dual disc) first is best...and it's true, Watch the DVD first so that you can get an idea of what to expect.
Great job Joe. Now talk Brad into doing a solo album.
The Second, and specially the third time I heard the record I loved it. It's as good as honkin' on bobo, with the main difference that most of this songs are original except from crystal ship and vigilante man.
This is an AWESOME record but it has no sticky melodies as many commercial records have nowadays, so listen to it at least 3 times and you will see what I mean.
*Best Songs: Can't Compare, Shakin' my cage, Lonely, Crystal Ship, Twilight, Vigilante Man
*Could have been better: Mercy and Talk talkin'
Joe Perry sang lead and background vocals, played all of the guitars, bass, keyboards, and even produced this album. Yet, everyone seems to be focusing, almost exclusively, on Joe's vocals. Get over it. It's an honest album! Something that's very hard to find these days.
I can't help but wonder what Steven Tyler would sound like if he had to sing, play lead and rhythm guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, and produce his own solo album. Sure, Steven likes to tinker with different instruments, but let's face it; his album probably wouldn't be that good.
Having said that, I really like the fact that the album was released as a dual disc. The behind-the-scenes footage, and surround sound mix are definitely worth checking out.
Actually, I'm surprised Joe Perry decided to release the opening track, "Shakin My Cage," as the first single. "Vigilante Man" is, by far, the best performance on the album, and would be a welcome addition to an upcoming Aerosmith set list.
Of course, it would be even better to see Joe Perry tour in support of the album. I've always regretted not seeing the Project live. Maybe it's not too late to see Joe perform songs like "Let the Music Do the Talking," "Break Song," "East Coast, West Coast," and "South Station Blues."
"Joe Perry" is a must if you're an obsessive Aerosmith fan, or if you're at all familiar with The Joe Perry Project. Joe's an excellent guitarist, and he's playing extremely well on this album.
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Great album. Beautifully written. Melodic contemporary and hard rock meet!!Published 14 months ago by Cynful
I am and always will be a Joe Perry Fan. Sorry. This Album has an excellent recording approach and it makes you really move.Published on December 7, 2013 by Georg Von Staden
Why is it that great musicians like Joe Perry, who have been a part of legendary bands like Aerosmith always feel the need to do solo work? Read morePublished on May 25, 2012 by Joseph Eversole
You'll get this album because you love his playing on Aerosmith records. I watched the DVD first and Joe's Personality is his own and you respect that. Read morePublished on March 30, 2011 by Tony P.
This record should be listen by anyone who doesn't know Joe Perry's talent with or without Aerosmith. Read morePublished on August 15, 2010 by MGAB
I'm trying to figure out how anyone is giving this cd less than 4 stars. Maybe it's Joe's voice - not the strongest in the world. Read morePublished on September 11, 2007 by Riley
I bought this the day it came out and I found I listened to it alot during the summer of 2005. Its great for anytime of day, and Joe's sincerity really comes through in his music... Read morePublished on July 18, 2006 by Jake
No one rocks the guitar like Joe Perry but you can hear all that on Aerosmith CDs. What's great about this solo effort is hearing how sexy his voice is. Read morePublished on May 22, 2006 by P McG