Ultimate Mix Tape: Aerosmith's Joe Perry Lists 60 Minutes of Music That's Closest to His Heart
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry presents 60 minutes of music that is closest to his heart.
“RATTLESNAKE SHAKE" — FLEETWOOD MAC
Then Play On (1969)
"This is from Peter Green's earliest incarnation of the band, when they had three guitar players and were a great blues band experimenting with rock. Green had a distinctive sound that was right out of the Chicago blues.
"He had a really spooky feel for phrasing, putting the blues in a rock format that a white boy like me could understand.
"And the John McVie-Mick Fleetwood rhythm section was just incredible, they were so locked together. Live they absolutely cooked, and Green would sometimes play a six-string bass. I went out and bought one, and used it to write "Back in the Saddle."
"It's funny, when people were making all that ruckus about Green Day writing about masturbation ["Longview" from 1994's Dookie], I remembered this song, which is even more obviously about the same thing."
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