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(Guitar.com)   Joe Perry: "When I listened to [Aerosmith] for years, it was like, 'God, I wish my guitar sounded better. I wish we had played this differently.'"   (guitar.com) divider line
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2022-07-05 9:09:47 AM  
That's okay. Most people who have listened to Aerosmith also wish it sounded different.
 
2022-07-05 9:14:05 AM  

Aezetyr: That's okay. Most people who have listened to Aerosmith also wish it sounded different.


I like early Aerosmith and their early 90s stuff.  Then they just got bad, like really bad.  Just Push Play was the album that got me away from even bothering to check out their new stuff anymore.
 
2022-07-05 9:15:45 AM  
Rocks is a masterpiece.
 
2022-07-05 9:20:35 AM  
Pumpslams, back to front.
 
2022-07-05 9:23:28 AM  
I think everyone feels that way about their own music. It never sounds the way it does in your own head, once it's recorded.
 
2022-07-05 9:33:41 AM  

beezeltown: I think everyone feels that way about their own music. It never sounds the way it does in your own head, once it's recorded.


especially hearing something live close to 1000 times, then quieter and equalized and overdubbed, it ALWAYS sounds different
 
2022-07-05 9:39:31 AM  
even in my 90's teenage guitarist, learning 70's rock and loving it era, I didn't get into aerosmith.  I was a zeppelin guy.  I know they wrote some good songs in their time, it just didn't have the bombast of pink floyd or zeppelin for me.

Joe Perry does exude cool though, I will give him that.
 
2022-07-05 9:54:05 AM  

phedex: even in my 90's teenage guitarist, learning 70's rock and loving it era, I didn't get into aerosmith.  I was a zeppelin guy.  I know they wrote some good songs in their time, it just didn't have the bombast of pink floyd or zeppelin for me.

Joe Perry does exude cool though, I will give him that.


Same. While talented, Joe Perry was derivative. There wasn't much reason to try to emulate Joe when Hendrix, Page, Gilmour, and all the heavy technicians were available to guide a young guitarist.
 
2022-07-05 10:10:08 AM  
I just built a studio and started recording this year.  I am now starting to understand why artists say things like this, or when Metallica says "how do you know when the song is finished".

When I close my eyes at night, I second-guess everything I did earlier.  "Should I have gone for a Beatles harmony break there, or a Zakk Wylde distorted stomp there?  And speaking of Zakk Wylde, where can I include more pinch harmonics for extra punctuation?  And even though I'm usually anti-keyboard, that intro could really use some organ chords in the background....."

And I really think we need more songs that say "GUITAR" right before the guitar solo, so I make sure to do that.  Or a Bret Michaels, "hit it, STRYPERSWINE..."
 
2022-07-05 10:21:22 AM  

NeoCortex42: Aezetyr: That's okay. Most people who have listened to Aerosmith also wish it sounded different.

I like early Aerosmith and their early 90s stuff.  Then they just got bad, like really bad.  Just Push Play was the album that got me away from even bothering to check out their new stuff anymore.


"Pink" from Nine Lives is one of the worst songs I ever heard. Early on their work was solid and a fun listen, agreed.
 
2022-07-05 10:51:41 AM  

phedex: even in my 90's teenage guitarist, learning 70's rock and loving it era, I didn't get into aerosmith.  I was a zeppelin guy.  I know they wrote some good songs in their time, it just didn't have the bombast of pink floyd or zeppelin for me.

Joe Perry does exude cool though, I will give him that.


I grew up and live just outside of Boston.  Aerosmith has been synonymous with the city and culture for as long as I have been alive, plus a few years.  And having it crammed down my throat made me resist it, a lot.

A few years ago Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam talked about the first few Aerosmith albums were like the first few Sabbath albums, they're best appreciated on their own from beginning to end.  Don't go for singles, sides, names, etc.....just load them up chronologically on a playlist and let it go from start to finish.

Third time around I found myself saying "I could listen to this all day...."
 
2022-07-05 11:12:03 AM  

Aezetyr: NeoCortex42: Aezetyr: That's okay. Most people who have listened to Aerosmith also wish it sounded different.

I like early Aerosmith and their early 90s stuff.  Then they just got bad, like really bad.  Just Push Play was the album that got me away from even bothering to check out their new stuff anymore.

"Pink" from Nine Lives is one of the worst songs I ever heard. Early on their work was solid and a fun listen, agreed.


I heard the album release thing they did (want to say February 1998) and then got the album. Tried my vest to get into it but then between that and "Don't Want to Miss a Thing," they've been dead to me. I eould hear about an album and just "Nope!". I think 'Draw the Line' is a better album than it gets credit for but since 'Get a Grip' it's just been rough.
 
2022-07-05 11:13:47 AM  
How they get mentioned in the same breath as Zeppelin as rock gods is beyond me. I know it's edgy, but they're mediocre at best and they destroyed any good will they had with their 90's tripe.
 
2022-07-05 11:34:12 AM  

stuhayes2010: How they get mentioned in the same breath as Zeppelin as rock gods is beyond me. I know it's edgy, but they're mediocre at best and they destroyed any good will they had with their 90's tripe.


Popular != Talented. Their earlier stuff gets heavy rotation on the classic rock stations/stream sites; and for good reason, it's pretty good rock all told. Though they *are* talented, it's that their later efforts are severely lacking.
 
2022-07-05 12:09:48 PM  

STRYPERSWINE: pinch harmonics


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2022-07-05 12:09:51 PM  

beezeltown: phedex: even in my 90's teenage guitarist, learning 70's rock and loving it era, I didn't get into aerosmith.  I was a zeppelin guy.  I know they wrote some good songs in their time, it just didn't have the bombast of pink floyd or zeppelin for me.

Joe Perry does exude cool though, I will give him that.

Same. While talented, Joe Perry was derivative. There wasn't much reason to try to emulate Joe when Hendrix, Page, Gilmour, and all the heavy technicians were available to guide a young guitarist.


I liked Joe's playing on Train Kept A Rollin' . Then I found out the solos were by Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner.
 
2022-07-05 12:23:50 PM  
Didn't like their own sound? This song off the first album is *still* one of my absolute favorites.


Aerosmith - One Way Street
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/ I could listen to this and Moving Out all damn day
 
2022-07-05 12:44:15 PM  
I've never even heard the debut.

"Rocks" and "Draw the Line" were my favorites.

Don't really listen to them much anymore.
 
2022-07-05 12:51:02 PM  

Aezetyr: "Pink" from Nine Lives


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2022-07-05 12:53:28 PM  
And now without Erosmith


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2022-07-05 12:56:16 PM  

Lindseys Lil Ladybugs: Rocks is a masterpiece.


Aside from the last song, I agree.  The whole album is fantastic.
 
2022-07-05 1:16:56 PM  

The Bunyip: Didn't like their own sound? This song off the first album is *still* one of my absolute favorites.


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/ I could listen to this and Moving Out all damn day


Fully agree. That's essentially the only Aerosmith record I can still enjoy. Mama Kin and Walking the Dog are faves for me, but the two you mentioned are great.

Not a fan of Dream On, and according to Joe Perry's wife (in the biography), neither is he. IIRC, she said she heads to the restroom whenever they play it live and that Joe never liked it.
 
2022-07-05 1:18:22 PM  
At least Aerosmith gave us Liv Tyler and Alicia Silverstone in a strip club making horny eyes at each other.  Which is totally not weird that those scenes involved one of the band members daughters or anything....
 
2022-07-05 1:19:06 PM  
Oh, and since we can't edit posts the Walk this Way remix with Run DMC is still fire.
 
2022-07-05 2:02:11 PM  

stuhayes2010: and they destroyed any good will they had with their 90's tripe.


That 90's era made them even relevant.  Like the whole soundtrack to Armageddon was them.... i don't listen to it, but i respect they went that route, because the point of a band is to be in the audience's faces, and cashing in.
 
2022-07-05 2:16:38 PM  
Toys in the Attic was a great album.  Never cared for much after that.
 
2022-07-05 3:41:07 PM  
story i love to tell in Aerosmith or ASL threads.....old high school friend became an ASL interpreter.  ran into her a few years back and caught up.  asked her if she ever got to do anything 'fun' (versus court interpreter, medical, etc.).  she lit up and said, "yes!  I just worked the Aerosmith show a few months ago!"  (They were in town for some Super Bowl / March Madness or whatever thing).

she got picked and they sent her a few days before the show, the list of songs, a VIP pass, parking, food ticket, etc.  all she had to do was show up.  I asked her if she got to meet the band and she said no. She had the "basic" backstage pass but there were like, 5--6 different levels of 'backstage pass'.  "That was kinda disappointing but whatever."

it's showtime, they wheel her out to the sttage area, she has a little podium and a spotlight.  band comes out, they start playing, she starts signing.  "I couldn't believe it!  I'm a huge fan!  It was like, why are they paying me for this, I'd do it for free1"

said she would turn around every now and then, "and a shirtless, sweaty Steven is grinding all over a shirtless Joe, like, 8' away from me!  That didn't suck!"
 
2022-07-05 3:41:43 PM  

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2022-07-05 3:47:35 PM  

T.rex: stuhayes2010: and they destroyed any good will they had with their 90's tripe.

That 90's era made them even relevant.  Like the whole soundtrack to Armageddon was them.... i don't listen to it, but i respect they went that route, because the point of a band is to be in the audience's faces, and cashing in.


The 90's made them profitable.  Everything from the 80's and the 70's went up their noses.
 
2022-07-05 3:54:43 PM  
Hot take, but 9 Lives is a really good album.  Nothing can touch Pump, but there a lot of really good tunes on 9 Lives
 
2022-07-05 4:47:38 PM  

dereksmalls: beezeltown: phedex: even in my 90's teenage guitarist, learning 70's rock and loving it era, I didn't get into aerosmith.  I was a zeppelin guy.  I know they wrote some good songs in their time, it just didn't have the bombast of pink floyd or zeppelin for me.

Joe Perry does exude cool though, I will give him that.

Same. While talented, Joe Perry was derivative. There wasn't much reason to try to emulate Joe when Hendrix, Page, Gilmour, and all the heavy technicians were available to guide a young guitarist.

I liked Joe's playing on Train Kept A Rollin' . Then I found out the solos were by Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner.


Still their best record though. Long ago I pared Aerosmith down to Get your Wings and Rocks and have had no reason to reconsider this decision.
 
2022-07-05 5:23:18 PM  

drewogatory: dereksmalls: beezeltown: phedex: even in my 90's teenage guitarist, learning 70's rock and loving it era, I didn't get into aerosmith.  I was a zeppelin guy.  I know they wrote some good songs in their time, it just didn't have the bombast of pink floyd or zeppelin for me.

Joe Perry does exude cool though, I will give him that.

Same. While talented, Joe Perry was derivative. There wasn't much reason to try to emulate Joe when Hendrix, Page, Gilmour, and all the heavy technicians were available to guide a young guitarist.

I liked Joe's playing on Train Kept A Rollin' . Then I found out the solos were by Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner.

Still their best record though. Long ago I pared Aerosmith down to Get your Wings and Rocks and have had no reason to reconsider this decision.


Toys in the Attic minus 'You See Me Crying' is a pretty damn solid album.  Even with the last track it's not terrible. But I get it you've heard 'Walk This Way' and 'Sweet Emotion' to the point you're sick of them.
 
2022-07-05 5:35:27 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: drewogatory: dereksmalls: beezeltown: phedex: even in my 90's teenage guitarist, learning 70's rock and loving it era, I didn't get into aerosmith.  I was a zeppelin guy.  I know they wrote some good songs in their time, it just didn't have the bombast of pink floyd or zeppelin for me.

Joe Perry does exude cool though, I will give him that.

Same. While talented, Joe Perry was derivative. There wasn't much reason to try to emulate Joe when Hendrix, Page, Gilmour, and all the heavy technicians were available to guide a young guitarist.

I liked Joe's playing on Train Kept A Rollin' . Then I found out the solos were by Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner.

Still their best record though. Long ago I pared Aerosmith down to Get your Wings and Rocks and have had no reason to reconsider this decision.

Toys in the Attic minus 'You See Me Crying' is a pretty damn solid album.  Even with the last track it's not terrible. But I get it you've heard 'Walk This Way' and 'Sweet Emotion' to the point you're sick of them.


I like Toys ok. I'd lose Big 10 inch first to be honest. But if you put those 3 on a C90 I'd be fine with it.
 
2022-07-05 5:36:51 PM  
And, yeah, I bought GTW new and Toys probably the week it dropped, so I might have heard Walk This Way a few times.
 
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