An aggressive rocker, this song was released as the second single from Get A Grip
, following another uptempo number, "Livin' On The Edge
," which made #18 in the US. "Eat The Rich" didn't chart, but when the record company tried a different tack, releasing the ballads "Cryin'
" and "Crazy
," the album rose to #1 and got Aerosmith back on MTV and Top 40 radio.