Aerosmith: Night In The Ruts- Stud, Dud, Or Meh?

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Opinion Of Night In The Ruts?

  1. Stud!

    30 vote(s)
    51.7%
  2. Dud

    9 vote(s)
    15.5%
  3. Meh

    12 vote(s)
    20.7%
  4. Would Have Been Better If Hunter And Wagner Had Re-Done The Guitars

    2 vote(s)
    3.4%
  5. Other

    5 vote(s)
    8.6%
  1. 67blackcherry

    67blackcherry Member

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    Extremely badass - what a riff!
    Sounds like BW on the wah, taking that second solo?
    Right in the Nuts is a great album, considering where they were with their addictions (as someone said above) they still managed to crank some great tunes out.
     
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  2. 27sauce

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    I can’t say with any certainty who it is on the record. I’m pretty sure Joe played it, as he did live. They were doing it live before it was released and they did it when they got back together.

    As previously said, lots of guitar players on that album!
     
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  3. Little_Wing

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    I've always liked Right In The Nuts.
     
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    It almost sounds like jimmy Crespo on the first solo and joe Perry on the wah to me
     
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    I like it better than Draw the Line. Solid release as far as I am concerned.
     
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    Anyone find the sound of it weird? I’m not sure what it is but actual sound of the album overall sounds thin or something
     
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    That makes sense. Nobody plays that first solo in the Joe Perry live versions. Hmm.
     
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    I really like this album, thanks for the reminder
     
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    The debut Joe Perry Project was killer - though could have used more Ralph Morman lead vocals and fewer Perry.
     
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    Album rocks- Chiquita has major swing and swagger, one of my favorite Aerosmith tunes- No Surprise and Three Mile Smile are also among their best, imo (even though Rocks in its entirety is all you really need :))
     
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    Love it, but I don't hear any NWOBHM.
     
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  12. Jim Jones

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    I don’t think the recording itself sounds that great but I love a lot of the songs and think it’s a way stronger album than Draw The Line.

    I got into Aerosmith when I was in high school, 1986 I’d guess. The Classics Live albums were released around then and I played the hell out of the blue one. I thought Joe Perry was my guitar hero at the time but it turns out it was probably Jimmy Crespo... ;)
     
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    I give it a solid B- to B. Good album.
     
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    Concur -gone is that great mid-range thump from Rocks and that clarity from Toys.
    OP - thanks for this post, I’ll be listening to this album today at work!
     
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    oh man, maybe it’s just the ‘79...

    This one, too, for me.. You can almost hear Paul Di’Anno or Jess Cox singing this one. Killer Joe Perry solo.
     
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    Love it. The only part I know of that Crespo played was the solo in Three Mile Smile. According to Brad, both he and Jimmy did a take and they went with Jimmy's.
     
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    I am a NITR expert. Thank you very much.....

    Love the album.

    It has a couple of Joe Perry’s finest moments.
    #1) Cheesecake - the dobro intro is to die for. Great example of what a growling slide should sound like. The lead in the song is interesting as well because Joe was switching instruments live as the recording was happening. Fantastic song.

    #2) The best wah tone ever recorded is Reefer Headed Woman. The solo break is sloppy joe goodness. Never heard a wah that had that growl/bite. Love it!

    I could go on but I’ve already read about those parts on this thread. Great album for where they were at the time.
     
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    I pretty much agree with your entire post but I just wanted to highlight this comment; it’s a damn fine album and a bit of a miracle that it turned out well at all, given their destructive lifestyles.
     
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    I had a post, but started listening to "Done With Mirrors" and now I'm too wrapped up in it.
     
  20. rwe333

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    Gotta admit that the lacklustre album art didn't help... "Let the Music Do the Talking" a better record esp. tunes w/ Ralph Morman singing.
     
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