Aerosmith
Honkin' on Bobo


4.0
excellent

Review

by robnathanson USER (12 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 25 replies | 11,966 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist


Aerosmith.....I don't think an Intro is necessary.

Thiks is the newest release by this great, classic rock band. after two, less that stellar album releases (Nine Lives, Just Press Play) the band decided they needed to release a new album, a harder hitting, back to the roots, kind of a record.

This is that record.

Aerosmith is:
Steven Tyler--Lead/background Vocals, Harmonica
Joe Perry--Lead guitar
Brad Whitford--Guitar
Tom Hamilton--Bass
Joey Kramer--Drum

It's running time is 43:55 (unless my girlfriends stereo is lying to me)

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS ALBUM

I was never a huge fan of the blues, but this album mixed hard rock and the blues and created a good atmosphere for me. this album got me strated off on the right foot. I like the intensity of the songs, and I like the song selection for this album.

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE ABOUT THIS ALBUM
As said above, I enjoyed the intensity of this album, but I didn't find the consistency that great. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the whole album, but some songs, in my opinion, could have been done much better, or set at a better pace, then they were. I said before, this CD is stated to be Aerosmith does the blues, and the music fits this theme very well, but Tyler's vocals leave a lot to be desired. It's like he's too into the hard rock vocals, and can't bring it down a notch. It's enjoyable, but not what I expected.

MY OVERALL IMPRESSION OF THE ALBUM
This album delivers what it promises--The Blues, done aerosmith style. A nice combination of hard rock and blues (with blues being the main driving force) My only complaint, and it is a minor one, is that Steven Tyler's vocals aren't suited for blues. They're perfectly suited for old school Aerosmith's hard rocking ways. Having hard rock vocals over "hard-blues" music works for most of the album, but there are some instances (no specific ones) whereit doesn'ty work for him. It doesn't grate on the ears, but it doesn't sounds beautiful either.

SONGS TO LOOK OUT FOR
In my opionion, the best songs on the album are:
-1-Road Runner--solid music, great vocals, great song
-4-Baby, Please Don't Go--catchy tune, nice music, excellent/refined vocals. (favourite song on the cd)
-5-Never Loved a Girl--this is a lot slower, and less attractive a song (upon first listen) than the others, but after a while, it grew on me, and I really enjoy it.
-8-The Grind--another great tune to follow, and an all around good song
-9-I'm Ready--A great, catchy tune, solid basslines etc. make this song onme of the best on the cd

RATING
after putitng out 2 lacklustre albums in a row, Aerosmith bounce back nicely with this release. Although not their best, this is one of my favourite albums of the last few years, and in my top 3 favourite Aerosmith cds. (I have about 8 cds by this band now)
4/5

RECOMMEND THIS ALBUM: YES OR NO?
I would definatley recommed this album to any of the following groups of people:
-Aerosmith fans
-Blues fans
-Hard Rock fans
-People interested in getting into any of the aforementioned categories.

thanks for reading my review. (I wanted to try a different style for a change, and I hope this was enjoyable)



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Badmoon
April 2nd 2004



384 Comments


Good review :thumb:

You covered things and areas that are rarely covered in the review

guitarded_chuck
April 3rd 2004



2799 Comments


Yea, so Mods, ban that guy.


I never thought of Aerosmith as blues, neat. My dad has this album somewhere around here, I'm gona go listen to it now. Good review. :thumb:

Hot Rats
April 3rd 2004



13 Comments


I never really liked Aerosmith but maybe I'll listen to this.

robnathanson
April 3rd 2004



93 Comments


[QUOTE=guitarded_chuck]Yea, so Mods, ban that guy.


I never thought of Aerosmith as blues, neat. My dad has this album somewhere around here, I'm gona go listen to it now. Good review. :thumb:[/QUOTE]

its a brand new album (released last tuesday) this is aerosmiths first album doing blues.

acdcfan_4001
May 22nd 2004



1 Comments


[QUOTE=robnathanson]Aerosmith.....I don't think an Intro is necessary.

Thiks is the newest release by this great, classic rock band. after two, less that stellar album releases (Nine Lives, Just Press Play) the band decided they needed to release a new album, a harder hitting, back to the roots, kind of a record.

This is that record.

Aerosmith is:
Steven Tyler--Lead/background Vocals, Harmonica
Joe Perry--Lead guitar
Brad Whitford--Guitar
Tom Hamilton--Bass
Joey Kramer--Drums

Honkin' On Bobo, the newest release from Aerosmith, features 12 songs;
1. Road Runner
2. Shame, Shame, Shame
3. Eyesight to the Blind
4. Baby, Please Don't Go
5. Never Loved a Girl
6. Back Back Train
7. You Gotta Move
8. The Grind
9. I'm ready
10. temperature
11. Stop messin' Around
12. Jesus is on the Main Line

it's running time is 43:55 (unless my girlfriends stereo is lying to me)

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS ALBUM

I was never a huge fan of the blues, but this album mixed hard rock and the blues and created a good atmosphere for me. this album got me strated off on the right foot. I like the intensity of the songs, and I like the song selection for this album.

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE ABOUT THIS ALBUM

As said above, I enjoyed the intensity of this album, but I didn't find the consistency that great. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the whole album, but some songs, in my opinion, could have been done much better, or set at a better pace, then they were. I said before, this CD is stated to be Aerosmith does the blues, and the music fits this theme very well, but Tyler's vocals leave a lot to be desired. It's like he's too into the hard rock vocals, and can't bring it down a notch. It's enjoyable, but not what I expected.

MY OVERALL IMPRESSION OF THE ALBUM

This album delivers what it promises--The Blues, done aerosmith style. A nice combination of hard rock and blues (with blues being the main driving force) My only complaint, and it is a minor one, is that Steven Tyler's vocals aren't suited for blues. They're perfectly suited for old school Aerosmith's hard rocking ways. Having hard rock vocals over "hard-blues" music works for most of the album, but there are some instances (no specific ones) whereit doesn'ty work for him. It doesn't grate on the ears, but it doesn't sounds beautiful either.

SONGS TO LOOK OUT FOR

In my opionion, the best songs on the album are:
-1-Road Runner--solid music, great vocals, great song
-4-Baby, Please Don't Go--catchy tune, nice music, excellent/refined vocals. (favourite song on the cd)
-5-Never Loved a Girl--this is a lot slower, and less attractive a song (upon first listen) than the others, but after a while, it grew on me, and I really enjoy it.
-8-The Grind--another great tune to follow, and an all around good song
-9-I'm Ready--A great, catchy tune, solid basslines etc. make this song onme of the best on the cd

RATING

after putitng out 2 lacklustre albums in a row, Aerosmith bounce back nicely with this release. Although not their best, this is one of my favourite albums of the last few years, and in my top 3 favourite Aerosmith cds. (I have about 8 cds by this band now)
4/5


RECOMMEND THIS ALBUM: YES OR NO?

I would definatley recommed this album to any of the following groups of people:
-Aerosmith fans
-Blues fans
-Hard Rock fans
-People interested in getting into any of the aforementioned categories.


thanks for reading my review. (I wanted to try a different style for a change, and I hope this was enjoyable)[/QUOTE]
Its Just Push Play

Guerrilla Soldier
May 25th 2004



28 Comments


the grind is a really good song

aerohead
November 2nd 2004



1 Comments


well a lot of people dint noticed, aerosmith HAD ALWAYS BEEN doin blues-hard-rock-style every now and then, until the release of their last 2 albums. Their albums had always a few classic blues songs, whether its written by them or doing covers. This new album is just ALL rock-blues. In an interview Joe Perry said the had actually wanted to do an all-classic blues album, but they thought that blues have their respective performers, and they are a rock band. So they decided to do bluesdone aerosmith-style. yea.

brak_jb_page
November 2nd 2004



19 Comments


I bought this album, listened to it once, and I haven't listened to it since. It's not that I hate it, it's just not consistent enough to keep me listening. I haven't really liked an Aerosmith album since Rocks.

ultimaterocker
March 3rd 2005



1 Comments


this is a great album i think. probably my favorite album of the new millenium.

my_ghoti_eats_phish
March 4th 2005



14 Comments


Why is this in the "Rock" section. This is a blues album through and through.

masada
July 22nd 2005



2733 Comments


This album wasn't really that great. Actually, it's kind of boring.

Meteora3255
August 2nd 2005



194 Comments


Didn't AC/DC do Baby Please Don't Go

Romencer17
October 18th 2005



84 Comments


Yeah they did.

DownPaymentBlues78
October 19th 2005



278 Comments


Yes, AC/DC covered Baby, Please Don't Go as well. With Bon.

It's on the '74 jailbreak album now.

clownboot
April 15th 2006



7 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

There's some amazing blues playing on this album. Back Back Train is awesome.

EIB633
March 25th 2007



18 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Nine Lives was far from lackluster, it shit's all over this snoozefest of repetitive blues, I really wanted to like this album, but I even like the cheesy Poppy Just Push Play better, at least Just Push Play had one perfect song like Jaded on it. This had nothing but averageness thrown together in an effort to capture some of the old fanbase who thought Aerosmith had gone too 'Pop' as been as their not raging junkies and it's not 1970 anymore. Saying that I love Aerosmith circa 1973-1985 far more than Aerosmith circa 1987-Present, It used to be the other way round when I was a kid, nevermind, looking foward to the next album in '08.

lopanchein
December 29th 2012



19 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

better title is HONKIN ON PIECE OF SHIT



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