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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: Joe Perry of Aerosmith performs at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame)

On a recent interview with Joe Perry on my Talkin’ Rock with Meltdown podcast, I brought up the fact that Boston, where Aerosmith hails from, is a lot like Detroit when it comes to the amount of great music that’s come from the two cities. Aerosmith, Boston, Godsmack, Rob Zombie, The Cars, Extreme, and that’s just off the top of my head. “Well, I have to say, we were the young upstarts in Boston. J. Geils ruled the roost.” He said that band was hard to top on stage. “They were one of the best live bands I’d ever seen.” He said when you strip it all down to just the bare bones, they were THE band. “They created an incredible show. I don’t think that I’ve ever seen a band top them.”

He went on to talk about playing in Detroit early on in the band’s career. He said that because J. Geils was so big in Detroit, that when they came through the area, the  welcome mat was rolled out. “I remember we got more recognition in Detroit before we did in Boston. I’ll always remember that.” He then said “Detroit Rock City” and told me ironically he was holding a Gene Simmons doll.


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