Sunday, July 18, 2010
Aerosmith records listened to today:
Toys in the Attic
Draw The Line
Done With Mirrors
Being that it's Sunday and I didn't have much going on, I cranked through 4 records today. These 4 records only re-affirmed what I always thought. 70's Aerosmith = great, 80's Aerosmith = mediocre, and 90's and beyond Aerosmith = terrible.
Toys in the Attic is Aerosmith at their best. You got the big hits like "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion, but it's the deep cuts that make this so good. Even a track like "Big Ten Inch Record" that I thought I'd hate when it first started, ended up being a great track. For anybody that hates Aerosmith, go back and listen to this record again, and your opinion will change.
Rocks picks up where Toys left off. I can listen to "Last Child" anytime. This record might be their hardest record too. Great riffs throughout. The only drag on this record is the last track, "Home Tonight".
Draw The Line came out in '77 and you can tell that the drugs where catching up to the guys. The title track is really cool and the Joe Perry sung "Bright Light Fright" is a highlight, but overall it sounds like the boys are mailing it in. Nothing else is memorable.
As I'm typing this, I'm just about finished listening to Done With Mirrors. This came out in '85 and marked the return of Perry and Whitford back to the band. Not much of a comeback record though. Most tracks sound like demos and they were like, "alright, sounds good enough".
"Let The Music Do The Talking" is pretty kick ass though.
I have two more Aerosmith records to get through. And I'm not really looking forward to it. Permanent Vacation and Pump.
But if I want to be a collection "completist" and I want to get through this task, I gotta suck it up and do it. Speaking of which, I really want to find their first album now.
Ok, that's it for today. See you tomorrow.