Monday, September 10, 2012

"Remember (Walking in the Sand)" by Aerosmith

Song#:  0010
Date:  01/12/1980
Debut: 84
Peak: 67
Weeks: 6
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock



Pop Bits:  Aerosmith was in bad shape when 1980 arrived. Joe Perry had left mid-way during the recording of "Night in the Ruts" and the band seemed to be destined to fade away with a lack of material and other internal struggles. This remake of the Shangri-La's 1964 hit was the only single from the album and the last to reach the pop chart until 1987.

ReduxReview:  What an odd choice of song to cover. Should have been re-titled "Remember (When We Had Good Songs)." Want to know what a band sounds like right before they implode? This comes close to it. A lazily done remake of a girl-group hit sounds like desperation. Even Grand Funk's version of "The Loco-Motion" sounds inspired against this. Thankfully, this was not being Aerosmith's swan song.

ReduxRating:  3/10

Trivia:  Mary Weiss, one of the original Shangri-La's, contributed an uncredited vocal to this recording.

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1 comment:

  1. Always disliked this song on their =Greatest Hits= which otherwise was an awesome compilation (most comps have too much filler). This was truly a terrible choice. - M

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