Draw the Line is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and was released in 1977 as the first single (and title track) from the album Draw the Line. It peaked at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100, just missing the Top 40.
The song encompasses many of the typical things Aerosmith is known for, including the relative simplicity of the song and lyrics, the strong rhythm backbeat by Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer, the back-and-forth interplay between guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford. The song slows down before building to a climax showcasing Steven Tyler's trademark scream.
Lately in concert, however, the chief focus is on lead guitarist Joe Perry, who plays an extended guitar solo before the song's climax, and makes use of the open tuning used for the song by performing a number of tricks made possible by said tuning. These include placing the guitar on the floor & beating it with his shirt and having drummer Joey Kramer beat a rhythm over the strings with his drumsticks.
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (Tier 1)
|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|
|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|