Aerosmith – “Back In The Saddle” Live

Aerosmith – “Back In The Saddle” Live | Society Of Rock Videos

Ridin’ High Already!

“Back in the Saddle” was written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. It was released on March 22, 1977 for Aerosmith’s fourth album “Rock.” It ranked at number 38 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Tyler used a cowboy theme for the lyrics of the song.

This song describes a cowboy going to a bar, picking up a girl and spending the night with her.

The track features a distinctive growl after Joe Perry wrote the main riff using a Fender Bass VI. The lead guitar part was played by rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford. Bassist Tom Hamilton, on the other hand, did one of his heaviest bass lines for this song. This has eventually become a staple in their live repertoire. This was even said to be one of the favorite rock songs of Metallica’s James Hetfield and Guns N’ Roses’ Slash.

The song is also notable for the slow buildup of the drum beat and guitar riff in the beginning of the song, as well as the sound effects of a galloping horse and whips, and screams and yodeling by Steven Tyler at the end of the song.

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