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Get a Grip| Released: 1993 | Geffen Records | 7 x Platinum |
Get a Grip: Tour Dates 1993-1994


     
1)  Intro
2)  Eat the Rich
3)  Get a Grip
4)  Fever
5)  Livin' on the Edge
6)  Flesh
7)  Walk on Down
8)  Shut Up and Dance
9)  Cryin'
10)  Gotta Love It
11)  Crazy
12)  Line Up
13)  Amazing
14)  Boogie Man

By 1993, Aerosmith's comeback was in full swing, and GET A GRIP proves that, after soldiering on through drug problems and interpersonal tensions, the band wasn't about to let its new lease on life get away. Most of the material on GET A GRIP is a far cry from the band's celebrated '70s work, both structurally and in terms of production. But while the sound is a bit more panoramic, incorporating more keyboards and a grander, more pop-oriented approach, Steven Tyler and the boys have lost none of their fire here.

Tyler's voice may have changed a bit over the years, but what he's lost in sheer lung power he's gained in character, and on the power ballad "Crazy" (one of the biggest hits of the band's career), he demonstrates the passionate poignancy he's capable of. While there are more pop-friendly tunes here than on some of their earlier albums, GET A GRIP does not lack for sheer rocking energy. Songs such as "Livin' on the Edge" are fueled by Joe Perry's distinctive rock-god guitar work, and the Perry-Tyler songwriting team generates both musical sophistication and four-on-the-floor hard rock.



Recorded at Little Mountain Sound Studio, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and A&M Studios, Los Angeles, California.

Aerosmith:
Steven Tyler (vocals, keyboards, harmonica, mandolin, percussion);
Joe Perry (guitar, dulcimer, vocals);
Brad Whitford (guitar);
Tom Hamilton (electric bass);
Joey Kramer (drums, percussion)

Additional personnel:
Don Henley, Lenny Kravitz (vocals);
Desmond Child (vocals, keyboards);
Thom Gimbel (saxophone, keyboards, background vocals);
Richie Supa (keyboards);
John Webster (keyboards, programming);
Mapuhi T. Tekurio, Melvin Liufau, Wesey Mamea, Liainaiala Tagaloa, Sandy Kanaeholo, Aladd Alatina Teofilo Jr. (Polynesian log drums).

The Margarita Horns:
Tom Keenlyside (saxophone);
Ian Putz (baritone saxophone);
Paul Baron, Bruce Fairbairn (trumpets);
Bob Rogers (trombone).

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1993 The Billboard 200 1

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1993 "Amazing" Mainstream Rock Tracks 3
1993 "Amazing" Mainstream Rock Tracks 4
1993 "Amazing" The Billboard Hot 100 24
1993 "Amazing" Top 40 Mainstream 9
1993 "Cryin'" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1993 "Cryin'" The Billboard Hot 100 12
1993 "Cryin'" Top 40 Mainstream 11
1993 "Eat the Rich" Mainstream Rock Tracks 5
1993 "Fever" Mainstream Rock Tracks 5
1993 "Livin' on the Edge" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1993 "Livin' on the Edge" The Billboard Hot 100 18
1994 "Crazy" Mainstream Rock Tracks 7
1994 "Crazy" The Billboard Hot 100 17
1994 "Crazy" Top 40 Mainstream 7

Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
1993 "Livin' on the Edge" Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
1994 "Crazy" Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

 


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