The GTC would like to wish Anthony “Joe” Perry a Very Happy 63rd Year of Life!
Your guitar licks on Aerosmith’sclassic rockin’ tracks like “Walk This Way”, “Movin’ Out”, “Sweet Emotion”, “Toy’s In The Attic” and “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” will permanently etch you into the hearts and ears of rock fans young and old(er).
Who cares that the nimrods over at Rolling Stone let you be placed #84 on their 100 Greatest Guitaristslist and let’s just forget about your need to fire yourself from one of the world’s most outstanding rock acts known to man. If you wouldn’t have we wouldn’t of had your, underrated, The Joe Perry Project to enjoy.
You, sir, have inspired thousands of young boys and girls to pick up the guitar and try to Walk play your way! There would be no Aerosmith or Steven Tyler without you.
Now, can we please, hear some of your very own words?
“These days it’s almost like a lot of kids get into bands because they want to get rich and famous, but when we started this band that wasn’t really part of it. I never envisioned what I was doing as part of a career. We weren’t even aware of all the stuff that came with it. We just looked at the bands that we idolized – like the Yardbirds – and we were blown away by how they could play. All we wanted to do was play like that, to be a great band like that.” – Joe Perry
“I guess we all have a bad night now and then and really screw up. I listened to our earlier stuff and we screwed up a lot. But at least now that we are sober, when we screw up it’s for real.” – Joe Perry
“I don’t want fans to think we’re clean, upstanding American boys, but we are Americans, and we do stand up.” – Joe Perry
“I think we’re just a garage band that got lucky. It’s the enthusiasm from the audience that keeps it going.” – Joe Perry