Joe Perry (album)

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Joe Perry
Studio album by Joe Perry
Released May 3, 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre Hard rock, instrumental rock
Length 51:22
Label Sony BMG
Producer Joe Perry
Paul Caruso (co-producer)
Joe Perry chronology
The Best of the Joe Perry Project (1999) Joe Perry
Have Guitar, Will Travel

Joe Perry is the first solo album by Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, released on May 3, 2005 on Sony BMG. Joe Perry is his first solo album without The Joe Perry Project. The album peaked at #110 at the Billboard charts. Joe Perry was released as a regular CD and a DualDisc.

Joe Perry performed all guitars, bass, keyboards and vocals on the record leaving only the drums and percussion to the album's co-producer, Paul Caruso.

This album contains a cover of "The Crystal Ship", a song by "The Doors".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Shakin' My Cage"
  2. "Hold on Me"
  3. "Pray for Me"
  4. "Can't Compare"
  5. "Lonely"
  6. "Crystal Ship"
  7. "Talk Talkin'"
  8. "Push Comes to Shove"
  9. "Twilight"
  10. "Ten Years"
  11. "Vigilante Man"
  12. "Dying to Be Free"
  13. "Mercy"

DVD (DualDisc only)[edit]

  • Entire album in 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Exclusive in-the-studio, behind-the-scenes and interview footage
  • Exclusive UMixIt tracks for a unique interactive computer experience


  • Joe Perry: Guitars, bass guitar, synth guitar, keys, Lead and backing vocals (except in "Talk Talkin'")
  • Paul Caruso: Drums, hand percussion, drum programming
  • The Bonaires: Backing vocals on "Talk Talkin' (The Bonaires are Billie Paulette Montgomery Perry (Joe's wife), Roman Perry (Joe's younger son), Paul Caruso and Jim Survis)
  • Chris Noyes: Analog synth on "Ten Years"
  • All lyrics by Joe Perry except "Crystal Ship" (The Doors) and "Vigilante Man" (Woody Guthrie)
  • Produced by Joe Perry
  • Co-Produced by Paul Caruso
  • Recorded and engineered at The Boneyard by Paul Caruso
  • Cover picture by Ross Halfin

Three of the songs from the album ("Mercy", "Shakin' My Cage" and "Talk Talkin'") are included as playable bonus tracks in Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars link
USA Today 3/4 stars link


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2005 The Billboard 200 110

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