Aerosmith – “Walk This Way” Guitar Cover
Love Was Here To Stay!
“Walk This Way” was written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. It was originally released on August 28, 1975 as a single from Aerosmith’s third studio album “Toys in the Attic.” It’s basically famous for Joey Kramer’s drum beat intro and Joe Perry’s guitar riff.
In addition to being one of the songs that helped break Aerosmith into the mainstream in the 1970s, it also helped revitalize their career in the 1980s when it was covered by rappers Run–D.M.C. on their 1986 album Raising Hell.
It’s interesting how the song came about. It was during the opening for The Guess Who when Perry began playing with riffs during the sound check. That legendary riff just “came off [his] hands.” At one point, the band considered dropping this song when they couldn’t come up with a lyrics. Eventually, inspiration struck and the rest is history.
Live in concert, Tyler often has the audience, combined with members of the band, sing “talk this way”. There is also a lengthy guitar solo at the end of the song, and in concert, Tyler will often harmonize his voice to mimic the sounds of the guitar.
In this guitar cover, prepare to turn up your volume and enjoy all the talent oozing out of this guy. Just how good is this?!