Aerosmith - Rock In A Hard Place

180 Gram Audophile Vinyl Remaster 2014 Record Store Day

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Rock in a Hard Place is the seventh studio album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, originally released in August 1982 via Columbia Records.

About the Band:

Aerosmith is an American rock band whose style is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has come to also incorporate elements of pop, heavy metal, and rhythm and blues, and has inspired many subsequent rock artists. Guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton met up with vocalist/pianist/harmonicist Steven Tyler, drummer Joey Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano, and formed Aerosmith. In 1971, Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford, and the band began developing a following in Boston.

Aerosmith have become the best-selling American hard rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide, including over 70 million records in the United States alone.


About the Album:

Rock in a Hard Place is the sound of Aerosmith at their most experimental. Not having Joe Perry and Brad Whitford present on guitars, Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay filled in for the departed duo, and it turned out to be the group's most studio-enhanced and experimental record up to this point.

The albums peaked at #32 on the Album Charts and produced the hit single Lightning Strikes.

To keep up with the then-current musical climate, vocoders and synthesizers can be subtly detected, as heard on the space-age Prelude to Joanie and in the beginning to the otherwise tough rocker Lightning Strikes, which served as the album's lone single/video.

JailbaitBitch's BrewBolivian Ragamuffin, and the title track showed the band could still rock out despite their three-year layoff between albums, a cover of Cry Me a River showed their gentle side, while the psychedelicized Joanie's Butterfly was the album's surprise highlight.

It is the only Aerosmith album not to feature lead guitarist Joe Perry, following his departure from the band in 1979.

Despite the album's tepid reviews, drummer Joey Kramer asserts in his 2009 autobiography Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top: "The record doesn't suck. There's some real good stuff on it. But it's not a real Aerosmith record because it's just me, Steven, and Tom—with a fill-in guitar player...It's Jimmy Crespo doing the guitar work."

Tom Hamilton also reflected on the album on VH1's Behind the Music by saying "We were out of touch with our audience and we didn't know that they were sitting there going: 'Don't even try. Don't even give us a record without Joe on it 'cause we're not interested.'"

This is a Limited Edition 2014 Record Store Reissue, pressed by Music On Vinyl on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Remastered from the Original Sources Tapes, with a Printed Insert, Individually Numbered, pressed in Europe.









Lightning Strikes



Bitch's Brew



Bolivian Ragamuffin



Cry Me A River



Prelude To Joanie



Joanie's Butterfly



Rock In A Hard Place (Cheshire Cat)             



Jig Is Up



Push Comes To Shove


SKU 8718469534692
Record Label Columbia Records
Label / Model # Music On Vinyl
Catalogue Number MOVLP980
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 19 April 2014
Original Release Date (Year) 01 August 1982
Barcode # 8718469534692
Shipping Weight 0.3000kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition 2014 Record Store Day Release, Remastered from the Original Source Tapes, 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Individually Numbered, Printed Insert
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock

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