Uncle Salty is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. The song, which totals four minutes and ten seconds, was written by lead singer Steven Tyler and bassist Tom Hamilton. It is track number two on the band's 1975 bestselling studio album Toys in the Attic.
"Uncle Salty" is one of the band's earliest works touching on a major social issue. The song focuses on child abuse and incest.
The song's lyrics mention how the victim in the song "cries in the night, but no one comes" and how it's a "sunny day outside the victim's window", meaning that the victim in the song is trapped in a horrible cycle of events she cannot escape.
The song has a laid-back, somewhat upbeat tone to the song, despite the nature of the lyrics. The song features a slower beat, a strong bass rhythm, and jangling guitars. Tyler also has several signature screams in this song.
Aerosmith would touch on similar lyrical subject matter again, in their 1989 hit song "Janie's Got a Gun".
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|