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Back in the Saddle is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. It is the first song on Aerosmith's pinnacle hard rock album Rocks released in 1976. The song was released as the third single from the album in 1977. It peaked at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The song's main riff was written by Joe Perry on a Fender Bass VI, which gives the song its distinctive "growl". Brad Whitford plays the lead guitar part. "Back in the Saddle" also features one of the heaviest and noticeable bass lines by Tom Hamilton. The song is also notable for the slow buildup of the drum beat and guitar riff in the beginning of the song, as well as the sound effects of a galloping horse and whips, and screams and yodeling by Steven Tyler at the end of the song. A real bullwhip was intended to be used for the whip effects and hours were spent trying to get it to crack. The band members ended up cut up and hurt without making any progress. Eventually, the band decided the whip effects would be created by whirling a 30-foot cord from the studio, then by firing a cap gun to create the crack of the whip. When the song is performed in concert, Steven Tyler often makes more noticeable lyrical and visible references to sex. Although the lyrics, by Steven Tyler, were written with the simple idea of cowboys and sex, this song took on new meaning after Aerosmith reunited in 1984 and embarked on their Back in the Saddle tour.

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Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (Tier 5)

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GH Smash Hits- Back In The Saddle FULL BAND SIGHTREAD

This song appears as a Master Track.
Songs of Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
Getting the Band Together
All the Young Dudes - Dream Police - Uncle Salty - Draw the Line - Make It
First Taste of Success
I Hate Myself for Loving You - All Day and All of the Night - Movin' Out - No Surprize - Sweet Emotion
The Triumphant Return
Complete Control - Personality Crisis - Livin' on the Edge - Rag Doll - Love in an Elevator
International Superstars
She Sells Sanctuary - King of Rock - Nobody's Fault - Bright Light Fright - Walk This Way (Run DMC cover)
The Great American Band
Hard to Handle - Always on the Run - Back in the Saddle - Beyond Beautiful - Dream On
Rock N Roll Legends
Cat Scratch Fever - Mama Kin - Sex Type Thing - Guitar Battle vs. Joe Perry - Toys in the Attic - Train Kept A-Rollin'
Bonus Songs (The Vault)
Walk This Way - Rats in the Cellar - Kings and Queens -Combination - Let the Music do the Talking - Shakin My Cage - Pink - Talk Talkin - Mercy - Pandora's Box - Guitar Battle vs. Joe Perry

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