60 Minutes with Joe Perry of Aerosmith
Aerosmith's Joe Perry lists 60 minutes of music that is closest to his heart.
"SWEET LITTLE ROCK 'N' ROLLER" -- CHUCK BERRY
His Best, Vol. 2 (1997)
"I've heard so many bad versions of Chuck Berry songs – nobody ever comes close when they play this stuff. Okay, the Stones do a pretty good job because they get the idea about the backbeat. It's how he lays it into the rhythm. I call it the push-pull, where something's holding it straight and the other half is moving, so it creates this exquisite tension.
"You'd have to say it's about sex, and played by a black man in those days it created a revolution. It was like when they first played “Bolero” -- the women started to get a little wet on the top lip and it made the guys nuts."
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