Eat the Rich (Aerosmith song)

Eat the Rich (Aerosmith song)

Infobox Single
Name = Eat the Rich

Artist = Aerosmith
from Album = Get a Grip
Released = 1993
Format = Cassette, CD
Recorded = 1993
Genre = Hard rock
Length = 4:10
Label = Geffen
Writer = Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Jim Vallance
Producer = Bruce Fairbairn
Chart position = * #5 (U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks)
* #34 (UK)
Last single = "Sweet Emotion"
(re-issue 1991)
This single = "Eat the Rich"
Next single = "Livin' on the Edge"
Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = single

Cover size =
Lower caption =
"Eat the Rich" is a song performed by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Jim Vallance. It was released as the first single from the band's 1993 album "Get a Grip". The song didn't chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but it did experience success on rock radio, peaking at #5 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. In the UK, the song peaked at #34. The band's next four singles and correlating videos, however, were able to garner more mainstream success for the album.

A fan favorite

The song quickly became a fan favorite, despite not having much mainstream success, and drew a rousing reaction from crowds when it was used as the band's opening song on the Get a Grip Tour. The band has played the song several times on their recent tour, the Route of All Evil Tour, despite being generally limited to a 13-song setlist.

The song was featured on the band's 1994 Geffen Records-era greatest hits album "Big Ones" as well as the first song on the live double-album "A Little South of Sanity".

ong structure

The song features a heavy drum beat by Joey Kramer and clear, well-defined guitar parts by Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, as well as a strong bass groove by Tom Hamilton, and emotional lyrics delivered by Steven Tyler.


The music video, which can only be seen on the band's compilation video "Big Ones You Can Look At", features footage of the band recording parts of the song in the studio, as well as odd-ball occurrences such as eyeballs, bones, and other things which may suggest the cannibalistic undertones of the song.


In addition to "Amazing," "Eat the Rich" is featured on Tecmo's "Dead or Alive 4" video game.

Also it was one of the looped songs on Revolution X Aerosmith's game by Midway Games.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Eat the Rich — may refer to:* Eat the Rich or [ EATTHERICH] , an Ethical Clothing Company based in the UK * Eat the Rich (band), a folk/punk crossover band based in Devon, UK * Eat the Rich (film), a film directed by Peter Richardson… …   Wikipedia

  • Eat the Rich — Single par Aerosmith extrait de l’album Get a Grip Pays  États Unis Sortie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dream On (Aerosmith song) — Dream On The UK promo disc of Dream On . Single by Aerosmith from the album Aerosmith …   Wikipedia

  • Darkness (Aerosmith song) — Darkness Single by Aerosmith from the album Done with Mirrors Released 1986 …   Wikipedia

  • Crazy (Aerosmith song) — Crazy Single by Aerosmith from the album Get a Grip B side Gotta Love It …   Wikipedia

  • Nine Lives (Aerosmith song) — Nine Lives Single by Aerosmith from the album Nine Lives Released 1997 Format Cassette, CD Recorded …   Wikipedia

  • Aerosmith — jouant au National Mall à Washington Pays d’origine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Aerosmith — Datos generales Origen Boston, Massachusetts, Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Aerosmith — Aerosmith …   Википедия

  • Aerosmith (Album) — Aerosmith Album par Aerosmith Sortie 13 janvier 1973 Enregistrement Octobre 1972 Durée 35min41s Genre(s) …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.