“Bolivian Ragamuffin” was written and recorded for the album “Rock In A Hard Place” sadly after Joe Perry and Brad Whitford had (albeit temporarily) left Aerosmith. That was when Jimmy Crespo and Rick ‘The Doof’ Dufay filled in for the them and recorded this hard rocking underrated track. It has an incredibly powerful opening with an aggressive yet quintessential guitar riff. To add to the complexities of the song’s musicality, Bolivian Ragamuffin’s lyrics is the hardest to decipher among Aerosmith songs. It’s been the cause of fans heated debates across the years, trying to make out Steven Tyler‘s rap-like scatting of the undecipherable words. Well, Joe Perry gave his stamp of approval despite him not being part of the record. This killer track goes all out and it even unbelievably sounds like the original Aerosmith. This intense jamming sans Perry and Whitford is definitely worth a second or third listen. Might as well play it on loop while you’re at it.