Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song That Changed American Music Forever by Geoff EdgersI was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I had some reservations before reading because while I love the song they worked on together, I wouldnt say Im a big fan of either group. Thankfully, both the history of the groups and the backstory behind how this unlikely collaboration came to be made for an interesting read.
Most of the book is devoted to everything that led up to the making of the song including biographical info about the artists and the history of each group. While much of the info is probably known to fans, I did appreciate how the author interviewed both key and bit players for this book which gave it more of a fresh feel rather than relying on old quotes pieced together to tell the story.
One thing that did surprise me was how not everyone involved was in agreement that this was a smart move to bring these groups from different genres of music together. Despite the fact it was a hit song and certainly had a cultural impact, theres definitely mixed feelings among some of the participants. Reading their thoughts on the matter was quite fascinating.
If you like behind the scenes type entertainment books, I would give this one a chance. Fair warning, you will probably have the song stuck in your head while reading!
I won a free advance copy of this book but was under no obligation to post a review. All views expressed are my honest opinion.
Walk This Way - Performed By Aeromyth Aerosmith Tribute Band
Written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry , the song was originally released as the second single from the album Toys in the Attic It peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot in early , part of a string of successful hit singles for the band in the s. In addition to being one of the songs that helped break Aerosmith into the mainstream in the s, it also helped revitalize their career in the s when it was covered by hip hop group Run—D.
Walk This Way
They played at my birthday party and they were very professional before they arrived and then carried that through the entire night! Not only the pricing but also the details that they handled to make the show happen were really outstanding. I had the best night!!!! Can't wait to have them come to Omaha again!!!! Walk This Way performs an exciting, crowd pleasing and family friendly set including a wide variety of Aerosmith songs spanning four decades including over twenty Top 40 hits! Walk This Way pays tribute to the music of the top selling American rock band of all-time, Aerosmith.
The video also serves as a metaphor for how separated rock and rap were at the time. By the mids, Aerosmith were a shadow of their former self. And then the DJ would cut it back to the start of the beat. But he persuaded me and Jay to sit down and listen to the lyrics, so we put the needle on the record. We had this big argument.
Run-D.M.C., fake Aerosmith, and a teenage riot: the making of the “Walk This Way” video.
Yo there's a Backseat lover thats always Under cover "Gonna talk to you" my daddy say Said "You ain't seen nothin' till you're down on a muffin Then you're sure to be a changin' your ways" I met a cheerleader Was a real young bleeder All the times I could reminisce 'Cause the best things in lovin' with her sister and her cousin And started with a little kiss like this! Seesaw swingin' with the boys in the school And your feet flyin' up in the air I sing "Hey diddle diddle" Put your kitty in the middle of the swing Like you just don't care So I took a big chance at the high school dance With a lady who was ready to play Wasn't me she was foolin' 'Cause she knew what she was doin' And I know'd love was here to stay When she told me to CHORUS Walk this way, talk this way, walk this way, talk this way, She told me to walk this way, talk this way, walk this way, talk this way Uh, just gimme a kiss!