Dem Vinyl Boys

Dem Vinyl Boyz Ep 57 - Aerosmith: Get a Grip


Today, we’re taking flight with one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Aerosmith, and their unforgettable album, “Get a Grip.”

Released in 1993, “Get a Grip” is a sonic journey that encapsulates the enduring spirit of Aerosmith. With its bluesy rock riffs, soulful ballads, and unapologetic swagger, this album is a testament to the band’s resilience and ability to adapt to the changing tides of rock ‘n’ roll.

Aerosmith, led by the inimitable Steven Tyler and the masterful guitarist Joe Perry, has always been a band that defies categorization. “Get a Grip” is no exception, featuring a diverse range of tracks that run the gamut from the high-energy “Livin’ on the Edge” to the heartfelt balladry of “Crazy” and the raucous groove of “Eat the Rich.”

The album’s lyrical depth and musical craftsmanship are a testament to the band’s maturity and growth, showcasing their ability to evolve while staying true to their bluesy, rock ‘n’ roll roots. “Get a Grip” is a culmination of decades of experience, and it’s an album that resonates with both longtime fans and a new generation of rock enthusiasts.

Upon its release, “Get a Grip” soared to the top of the charts, solidifying Aerosmith’s status as one of rock’s enduring giants. The album’s singles, including “Cryin’,” “Amazing,” and “Crazy,” received heavy rotation on MTV, introducing a visual dimension to the band’s music that further endeared them to fans.

Beyond the music, “Get a Grip” showcased Aerosmith’s larger-than-life personalities and their ability to stay relevant in an ever-changing music industry. It also marked a triumphant return for the band after a period of turbulence, reaffirming their place in rock history.

“Get a Grip” is more than just an album; it’s a testament to the timeless power of rock music. It’s a reminder that great bands, like fine wine, can get even better with age. As we place the needle on this vinyl masterpiece, we invite you to join us on a rock ‘n’ roll journey through the soul of “Get a Grip.” We’ll explore Aerosmith’s influence on rock ‘n’ roll, the album’s enduring impact, and its rightful place among the pantheon of classic rock albums.

More Episodes:

Podcast Playground Live

Current track