Review: Aerosmith – Livin’ On the Edge (Rock)

This review covers the rock track Aerosmith – Livin’ On the Edge.

This track was released in 1993 on the album Get a Grip. We previously reviewed the track Eat the Rich from the same album and that track got an alright score. So, we thought we’d try this track to see how well it sounds.

The track starts off with some guitars and a drum kit. From there, the vocals come in for the first verse. A lead guitar makes a brief appearance.

After this, the vocals take the track into the first round of the main chorus. The lead guitars take a bigger presence in this section.

From there, the vocals take the track into another short verse. After this, the vocals take the track into the next round in the main chorus, but with some slightly bigger presence from the backup vocals.

After that, the vocals take the track into another verse, but in a different format more or less from the previous verses. This section is capped off with a guitar solo.

After the solo, the vocals take the track into another verse that is, again, different from the previous verses. Elements of previous verses are then repeated. Suddenly, the track drops out, but this is a false ending. After two booms, the track continues.

The vocals take the track into the next round in the main chorus. Some guitars then just take over for a brief period before the vocals take the track into another round in the main chorus. The vocals then start to lead the track out while the guitars finish leading the track out.

One thing I noticed was that the first few verses seemed a bit short. Additionally, what reasonable verses there are, the track then is relying heavily on the main chorus.

While the false ending seems like an interesting idea, it ends up being a bit too long in my view. As a result, the track does become a bit awkward.

Some of the lyrics also ends up being a bit cliche in my view.

On a more positive note, I thought the vocals sounded pretty good. When backed by the guitars, things do come together nicely.

Overall, this is an alright track. It has a number of minor issues, but those issues do add up. These issues include somewhat cliche lyrics, an awkward false ending, and verses that seem to be a bit on the short side. Still, the vocals do sound pretty good and, combined with the guitars, things do come together nicely. So, an overall decent track.

Score
7/10

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