Marking their third collaboration with producer Jack Douglas, Aerosmith hit the bull’s eye with Rocks, recording classic after classic, including Back In The Saddle, Last Child and Lick and A Promise.
Joey Kramer says:
“Rocks is definitely one of my favourite records. Rocks was done at a place that we called The Warehouse that was in Waltham, Massachusetts, and we used to rehearse there.”
“It was like our clubhouse; we did all our marketing and our Tshirts out of there; we did pre-production for the record there; we took the Record Plant mobile truck and put it inside The Warehouse and wired the big room that we rehearsed in, so instead of going any place we stayed right there and recorded the whole record.”
“I kind of associate Rocks with Pump. Pump to me is like a new-day version of Rocks, as far as lyrics, songwriting and playing. Rocks was a lot more sophisticated than anything else we had done. The playing was exceptional for the time and it really showcased us as a band. That’s where the whole package really came together musically.”