Originally Posted by Ekim
I used to love Joey Kramer, but it seems to me that (sadly) after his nervous breakdown his drumming doesn't have the same balls to it. The "Nine Lives" CD seems much less lively as far as the drumming in comparison to "Get a Grip" (which I don't like as an album but the drumming was classic Joey).
The live recordings I've heard done since haven't changed my mind either. He used to be KILLER live. Aerosmith was great on the "Get a Grip" tour. (Especially with Jackyl opening for them.)
But anyway...the reason for my post: Anyone read his biography "Hit Hard"?
I read it a while back. It started out great, but got a little sappy about half-way thru, if I remember correctly. I'd recommend it for Oprah's Book-of-the-Month Club. No, not really. It's kind of sad what he & the others went thru w/ substance abuse issues & managent woes, but they've managed to come out on top. I love Joey's funkiness, which does really shine thru on Walk this Way & that Love in an Elevator intro among other grooves he's played.