Number 30 – Can You Feel His Disease?

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Garage Band huh?
Hey, do you guys know this song?

Down 6 spots, but still in my Top 30!

We were America’s band”… “We were the garage band that made it really big – the ultimate party band.”
-Joe Perry

What does a garage band do? They play other people’s songs, right? What if the song they cover, is one of the most favored, and well known songs written by one of the most beloved bands in the history of Rock n Roll? What if they do it better than that band? Are they still a “Garage Band”. Well, if you were to ask Joe, he might say “yes”.

Inside this countdown, I’ve mentioned a few times how this band covers songs, not just to do them, but to own them.

Joe has often said that “Aerosmith is the world’s biggest Garage Band”. Maybe that’s why I like them so much. They still have fun like they’re in the gym at Nipmuc High School in Mendon, Mass. They had me from the start with covers like “Walkin’ the Dog”, and “Rattlesnake Shake”, “Big Ten Inch”, and even “Train”, not to mention the whole frickin’ “Bobo” thing later in life. When the movie came out in 1978, and it was said that Aerosmith would have a monumental role in the film, I was totally beside myself! I mean as a 15 year old kid, who would rather stay home to catch them on the Midnight Special, than going out to a party, I was psyched, to say the least! As a boy who loved the girls, and the boy the girls loved to love, you might think the boy is strange when he would plan a weekend around seeing these guys on TV, which was not all that often by the way, rather than… well, you know, let’s just say I was hooked! Continue reading Number 30 – Can You Feel His Disease?