Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Revue on Aerosmith!

Last night I was sitting here thinking what I was going to write about today. Then I thought I have not written about a band for awhile. So I thought I would write about Aerosmith.

The band is from Boston. The type of music they play is Hard Rock, Blues Rock and Heavy Metal. The Band Members are- Joe Perry Guitar, Tom Hamilton Bass, Steven Tyler Lead Vocals, Joey Kramer Drums and Brad Whitford Guitar.

1964 Steven Tyler had his own band called "Strangeus" later they changed the name to "Chain Reaction". Joe Perry and Brad Hamilton had a "Jam Band". Joe and Brad moved to Boston and met up with Joey Kramer the drummer.

In 1970 "Chain Reaction and the Jam Band" played the same gig. Steven immediately loved the Jam Band's sound. In October they met up again and considered a proposition to combine the two bands. But Steven did not want to play drums anymore he wanted to be lead vocals. They agreed on that. The only other thing was they had no name for the band then. The was they got the name was Joey Kramer wrote the word Aerosmith all over his notebook in high school.

In 1972 the band signed a record deal with Columbia Records for $125,000 and released there debut album in 1973 called Aerosmith. This album sold over two million copies and certified double platinum. They also had a string of multi platinum album 1974 Get Your Wings On, 1975 Toys In The Attic and in 1976 Rocks.

In 1975 "Toys In The Attic" sold over eight million copies. This was the bands best selling album with "Sweet Emotion" became the bands first top 40 hit. In 1976 the band released " Rocks" and this album captured the bands raw rock talent. It went platinum quick with " Last Child" and " Back In The Saddle". This album sold over four million copies. Then in 1979 and 1981 Joe Perry and Brad Whitford left the band and replaced by Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay.They are competing with Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones.

In 1984 Joe and Brad came back to the  band. In 1985 the band signed a record deal with Geffen Records. The album "Done With Mirrors" in 1985 did not do so good. The whole band had a bad drug problem.  1986 Steven Tyler had to go into drug rehabilitation program. This was at he direction of the band members and the manager Tim Collins. The rest of the band members wet to drub rehab also for the next couple of years. This said he could make the band the biggest band by 1990 if they completed drug rehab. In 1987 they released " Permanent Vacation was there best selling album and three singles hitting the top ten, 1989 " Pump" had three top ten singels and sold over seven million copies, 1993 " Get A Grip" and 1997 " Nine Lives". They finally had a great come back with these albums. The Pump Tour went into most of 1990.

In 1992 the band took a brief break before recording the next album. In 1993 " Get a Grip" was a real success becoming their first debut album going to number one. It sold over seven million copies with in two years.

In 2001 the band performed for Superbowl XXXV with 'N Sync, Britney Spears, Mary J Blige and Nelly. All the stars collaborated with Aerosmith to end the show with " Walk This Way". In 2002 Covered the theme from Spiderman for the soundtrack. In 2003 The band co-head lined with KISS on the Rocksimus Maximus Tour. In 2005the band planned to tour with Cheap Trick in the Spring. On March 22, 2006 it was announced that Steven Tyler had to undergo throat surgery. We are very thankful it was a success.

In 2010 Steven Tyler told the band that he could handle the tour dates and also be a judge on American Idol. He was great on that show. He knows when to be funny and when to be serious. He made me laugh every night the show was on. I just hope he is back on the show next season.

Current Members of the band-
Steven Tyler- Lead Vocals
Joe Perry- Lead Guitar, Six String Bass, Lead Vocals and Backing Vocals
Brad Whitford- Rythm Guitar and Lead Guitar
Tom Hamilton- Bass, Guitar and Backing Vocals
Joey Kramer- Drums and Percussions

There is only three band members that stayed with the band from day one they are Steven Tyler, Joey Kramer and Tom Hamilton.

The band is going strong and still doing tours. I grew up listening to this band I love there music and if they ever came around here I would really like to go and see them in concert. To me there music is awesome it is something about there music that i really like. It is really hard to explain.

Sorry this is another long one but I wanted to get as much information on here as I could. I would really like to hear what you have to say about Aerosmith. I am leaving you with a video of one of my favorite songs!♥


  1. I just LOVE LOVE the old Aerosmith! Back then, they were the nastiest, grittiest, the most bad assed band around! Albums like Rocks and Toys in the Attic are classics! However, albums like Rock in the Hard Place (the one without Perry and Whitford) stunk so bad that it was considered a bio-hazard. Of course, they were FUBAR on drugs by then.

    I did enjoy the rebirth of Aerosmith in the early '80's. Albums like Permanent Vacation, Pump and Get a Grip are excellent. Another however, by the time Nine Lives was being released Aerosmith was falling deep into the money pit of commercialism by putting out weaker material. I know Aerosmith is capable of doing better.

    I DID see Aerosmith in concert back in 1990 during the Pump Tour. 7th row seats! I was so close that I could see the sweat pouring down Steven Tyler's face. Unbelievable!

  2. Yes Aerosmith's older music is really good but I have been listening to some of the newer music I think is good too.

    Yes when they were on drugs the music wasn't there best. But when they had gotten off of it they rocked again.

    I bet they are awesome to see in concert. I would love to see them in concert before they do decide to retire. But I don't see that happening for awhile yet.