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GulDukat
01-18-2018, 10:30 AM
Love the classic era, even the weird, uneven Rock In a Hard Place album, the one without Perry and Whitford.

Loved the comeback albums from the 80's.

Get a Grip on up was very hit-or-miss. Joe Perry's solo work, especially his 00's albums were excellent, while Tyler's solo album was surprisingly decent. "I don't want to miss a thing" is the worst song ever.

Thoughts?

onthewall2983
01-18-2018, 11:03 AM
I love some of their music, but it's not too hard for me to tell that they're just in it for the money now. And have been for quite some time. After watching them on 60 Minutes several years ago I could tell that they probably didn't even like each other.

Nine Lives is their last great work, haven't bothered much with anything after the Armageddon period.

thevoid99
01-18-2018, 05:50 PM
Aerosmith in the 70s were awesome. I loved the stuff they did in the late 80s while Get a Grip is filled with too many power ballads as that was the start of them becoming a corporate rock band. Nine Lives was probably the last thing they did that I enjoyed as everything else after that was just... ugh.... except for that blues album they did.

GulDukat
01-18-2018, 08:55 PM
Songs from Another Dimension was very uneven. Some really good shit, but about a third of it was awful, power-balled shit.

allegro
01-18-2018, 09:28 PM
Saw them live at Cobo in Detroit for the "Rocks" tour (https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/aerosmith/1976/cobo-arena-detroit-mi-3bd664bc.html). Steven and Joe were still on heroin. A bunch of us high school kids went together to the show, smoked about two ounces of weed on the way there, and even with concert pot amnesia I still vividly remember a friend leaning over to me and saying, "Is it just me, or is all this shit REALLYYYY SLOOOOOWWW??" And she was right, every fucking song was slowed down, LOL LOL LOL. Or, maybe it was just us, hahahahaa.

My husband still watches the video of Steven falling off the stage, on repeat.

theimage13
01-18-2018, 10:17 PM
My first thought upon seeing this thread:

"Oh fuck, who died?"



Glad I wrong.

frankie teardrop
01-18-2018, 10:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFDLFcj3XDs

helluva tune.

allegro
01-18-2018, 10:38 PM
I really love this song:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkXntbXnx7k

allegro
01-18-2018, 10:42 PM
this is still a great version of this song, too


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EvGn22Mplg

thevoid99
01-18-2018, 10:48 PM
this is still a great version of this song, too


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EvGn22Mplg

That's one of my favorite cuts by the band as it's a great take on the Yardbirds' "Stroll On"

Sister Midnight
01-18-2018, 10:50 PM
I knew you guys wouldn't believe me without back up......

https://www.guitarplayer.com/players/the-mystery-of-aerosmiths-train-kept-a-rollin-solos

allegro
01-18-2018, 10:51 PM
That's one of my favorite cuts by the band as it's a great take on the Yardbirds' "Stroll On"

Soooooo many versions LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci4EQDD4CqA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufzRV3xspYA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd1gRHk28IE

whoa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAwwwYpWKZM

allegro
01-18-2018, 10:55 PM
I knew you guys wouldn't believe me without back up......

https://www.guitarplayer.com/players/the-mystery-of-aerosmiths-train-kept-a-rollin-solos

Oh wow, that's awesome!

Sister Midnight
01-18-2018, 11:01 PM
Oh wow, that's awesome!

Steve Hunter is one of my favorite guitarists he has played in Alice Cooper's live band (Welcome To My Nightmare tour and album), Lou Reed's live band yes that is him on Sweet Jane Rock n' Roll Animal, and Peter Gabriel's first album and ghosted on the early Aerosmith albums. He has a Hell of a track record, Cooper, Reed and Gabriel DAYUMMM!!!! He is now working as a session musician in Nashville.

GulDukat
01-19-2018, 04:02 AM
Saw them live at Cobo in Detroit for the "Rocks" tour (https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/aerosmith/1976/cobo-arena-detroit-mi-3bd664bc.html). Steven and Joe were still on heroin. A bunch of us high school kids went together to the show, smoked about two ounces of weed on the way there, and even with concert pot amnesia I still vividly remember a friend leaning over to me and saying, "Is it just me, or is all this shit REALLYYYY SLOOOOOWWW??" And she was right, every fucking song was slowed down, LOL LOL LOL. Or, maybe it was just us, hahahahaa.

My husband still watches the video of Steven falling off the stage, on repeat.Wow, that must have been sweet. Aerosmith in their prime.

GulDukat
02-10-2018, 09:50 AM
I was listening to Just Push Play for the first time since probably it was released (2001) and it was nowhere near as bad as I remember. Some good songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgApQbPCdE8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbexOeoH5hg
^Looks like Steven was watching Kids in the Hall.

onthewall2983
08-28-2018, 12:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9cbsnT_ZOY

versusreality
08-28-2018, 05:44 PM
^ I was at that Jones Beach concert. it was an amazing concert, first time seeing the band, and first gig I saw at that venue. loved it, an experience I'll always remember.

not the biggest Aerosmith fan, but I do like the early 90's stuff (Livin' on the Edge is my favorite), and their Woodstock 94 performance. They were also cool to me because of the Wayne's World connection and Dude Looks Like a Lady being in Mrs. Doubtfire. I guess they were the cool older band when I was kid at that time. also, they were the dudes from Revolution X, so of course they were cool to me! (man that game is shitty looking back on it... )

GulDukat
01-21-2020, 09:55 PM
Joey Kramer sues Aerosmith. (https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/01/joey-kramer-aerosmith-lawsuit/?fbclid=IwAR3mNioKO-5sNYPJQYy5buV10Dcs7x4GP__V99SstMI_OCMlfVxugSlilM4)

ickyvicky
01-22-2020, 09:39 AM
Whoa

The Doctor
01-22-2020, 10:37 AM
One of my favorite "classic" bands in high school during their 90s resurgence. Probably saw them 5-6 times b/w 97-00 and they were so much fun every time. Nine Lives was probably their last album I enjoyed as a whole. Everything after that felt like only a couple tracks each time.

So sad to see the way they've slipped into bickering and problems to an almost Spinal Tap level.

Kodiak33
01-22-2020, 11:07 AM
Well shit, I still haven't seen them and have always wanted to...

GulDukat
01-22-2020, 08:46 PM
Turned away by security.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoW9fJfAFAk

Maximilian
01-23-2020, 10:12 AM
I think it's bullshit what they're doing to him, but then again we don't know what goes on behind the scenes. There may be more problems with him other than his drumming.

onthewall2983
01-23-2020, 12:38 PM
Who's to say but it's obvious to me that they aren't handling this like a band, but a corporate entity beholden to the mighty Grammys and the music industry. They made some great music, even into the post-excess period and their pop culture revitalization, but more and more it feels like like all they did was find replaced their sloth with greed. Kramer being told to sit this out (and personally pay his replacement?!) is above and beyond being treated as part of being the LIT (least interesting three) and must feel like humiliation. That video is certainly proof.