Once a Rocker, Always a Rocker

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Once a Rocker, Always a Rocker
Studio album by The Joe Perry Project
Released September 1983
Genre Hard rock
Length 38:12
Label MCA Records
The Joe Perry Project chronology
I've Got the Rock'n'Rolls Again
Once a Rocker, Always a Rocker
The Music Still Does the Talking: The Best of the Joe Perry Project
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Once a Rocker, Always a Rocker is an album by The Joe Perry Project, released in 1983 on MCA Records. Work on the album started in early 1982 with Aerosmith rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford. Demo versions of Black Velvet Pants, No Time For Women and the unreleased When Worlds Collide with Perry in February 1982. Drummer Ronnie Stewart was still with The Joe Perry Project for the February and November recording sessions.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Once a Rocker, Always a Rocker" – 2:58 (Perry, Bell)
  2. "Black Velvet Pants" – 3:20 (Perry)
  3. "Women In Chains" – 4:05 (Brooks, Tipton, Deluca)
  4. "Four Guns West" – 4:28 (Perry, Bell)
  5. "Crossfire" – 5:43 (Perry, Bell)
  6. "Adrianna" – 3:20 (Perry, Bell)
  7. "King Of The Kings" – 4:02 (Perry, Bell)
  8. "Bang A Gong" – 3:55 (Bolan) - T. Rex cover
  9. "Walk With Me Sally" – 3:14 (Perry, Bell)
  10. "Never Wanna Stop" – 4:27 (Perry, Bell)


  1. "When Worlds Collide"
  2. "First One's For Free"
  3. "Going Down"
  4. "They'll Never Take Me Alive"
  5. "Into The Night"
  6. "Something Else"

"When Worlds Collide" and "Going Down" were often included in setlists of The Joe Perry Project prior to the recording sessions of the album with "Something Else" performed during the tour for the album.

Alternate Song Titles[edit]

  1. "No Time For Women" -> "Once A Rocker..."
  2. "When Do I Sleep" -> "Adrianna"


  • Joe Perry – Guitars, Vocals, Six-String Bass
  • Cowboy Mach Bell – Vocals
  • Danny Hargrove – Bass
  • Joe Pet – Drums, Congas, Gong
  • Harry King – piano
  • Mark Parenteau – chains ("Women In Chains")
  • Rick Cunningham - Saxophone