Aerosmith Get Your Wings
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- Released: August 24, 1993
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: Sony
Q - 4/01, p.923 stars out of 5 - "...Awash with red-eyed 'toking music' and punning song titles ('Lord Of The Thighs'), fleshed out with a version of The Yardbirds' 'Train Kept-A-Rollin'."
- 1.Same Old Song And Dance
- 2.Lord Of The Thighs
- 4.Woman Of The World
- 5.S.O.S. (Too Bad)
- 6.Train Kept A Rollin'
- 7.Seasons Of Wither
- 8.Pandora's Box
Aerosmith: Tom Hamilton (bass instrument); Joe Perry , Joey Kramer, Steven Tyler , Brad Whitford.
Personnel: Joe Perry (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string guitar, slide guitar, percussion); Steven Tyler (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, piano, keyboards, percussion); Joey Kramer (vocals, drums, percussion); Brad Whitford (electric guitar); Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); Stan Bronstein (baritone saxophone); Randy Brecker (trumpet); Ray Colcord (keyboards); Tom Hamilton (electric bass).
Additional personnel: Jon Pearson (trombone); Roy Colcord (keyboards); Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Stan Bronstein.
Liner Note Author: Charles Walters.
Recording information: Record Plant Studios, NY.
Photographer: Jimmy Ienner, Jr.
By the time Aerosmith released GET YOUR WINGS they were gaining serious momentum as edgy, sassy hard rock contenders. The band's sophomore effort, WINGS was the first time the five-piece band hooked up with eventual long-time producer Jack Douglas, and the result was an eight-song juggernaut of slashing guitars, pounding rhythms, and in-your-face attitude. The band's trademark dual-guitar raunch and vocalist Steven Tyler's vowel-chewing yelp can be heard loud and clear on slinky rockers like "Same Old Song and Dance" and "Pandora's Box."
The band turns in a scathing cover of Tiny Bradshaw's "Train Kept a Rollin'" (originally done by Aerosmith's heroes, the Yardbirds), a track that became a fixture in the band's live set. There are also songs about the prostitutes strolling outside the band's New York City recording studio ("Lord of the Thighs") and the edgy inevitabilities of living on the wrong side of the tracks ("S.O.S. [Too Bad]"). A too-often overlooked song on this record is "Seasons of Wither," a melancholy epic penned by Steven Tyler during a windy winter day in New Hampshire. GET YOUR WINGS defined the muscular, sexy sound that would make Aerosmith one of the best rock acts of the '70s, and is the band's first bona fide classic.
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