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Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Sets Record Straight in Memoir Due October 2014
His music has always done all the talking and why not? With a flamboyant mouthpiece like Steven Tyler fronting his band, he had the luxury of just sitting back and cutting some iconic riffs that are still worshiped today. He tells you what he thinks and feels and moves on. This was his story and his story alone. But Perry is never really alone, no matter how many times he talks about wandering the woods or swimming into the depths of the lake. His bonds are tight and whether it is his father, his bandmate or his wife, Perry does not exist as a loner.
Aerosmith, of course, figures prominently in any discussion of the history of Boston rock. But as Perry shows again and again here, the boys had a penchant for the big moment, which was often a case of catering to the devil in the details of a given situation — a Perry strength — and making something rather larger out of something so small as to be barely discernible. A throwaway blues lick, a line from an old screwball comedy, a cover song of a cover song of a cover song. As a kid, Perry, who had a learning disability, struggled in school and suffered over it. And he would.
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