Band: The Joe Perry Project
Date: April 16th, 1983
Venue: Crown Lounge, 49th St. St Petersburg, FL
Ticket Price: $4.98
I’ve been looking forward to this post. I’m a huge Joe Perry fan. I grew up on a diet, loaded with Joe Perry guitar chops! The first time I heard the guitar lick on the song “Adams Apple” I knew this guy was going to be one of my favorites. He just has a great style. Eddie Van Halen once said that Eric Clapton can say in 3 notes what other guitar players need 100 notes to say. I feel the same way about Joe Perry. He doesn’t have to shred from one end of the guitar neck to the other. He can grab a handful of notes and impress you!
This concert was very cool. And I actually won the tickets on the radio. The DJ gave away tickets to the first person who could name the state in the US that only has one syllable. I called in and won. Anyone know the answer? Haha…I had a problem though. I wasn’t old enough to get into the club. So when the DJ asked me what my name and address was, I gave him my friends name who was old enough. Then, the night of the concert…Well, lets just say I got in.
Joe rocked. I remember him starting to play the beginning lick to “Walk This Way” and then stopping and saying “No way in hell, kids.”
Great concert! Great guitarist! Joe Perry will always be one of my favorites!