Not generally an Aerosmith fan but...

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  1. Jeff Savage

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    Last night I dropped the needle on an Aerosmith album and was grooving away!!

    The album was made in 1973 and I think just titled "Aerosmith" (it had "Dream On" on Side A). It came with some other albums that I picked up from a friend. So for those of you who know Aerosmith better than I do, and considering that I like the sound, feel, etc of this album, what other albums might I like as well?

    Laters,
    Jeff
     
  2. Brian L

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    That's a no-brainer.

    The next three; Get Your Wings, Toys in the Attic, and Rocks.

    Rocks is, IMHO, perhaps the finest hard rock record every made. While they had some good stuff after that, their albums lost the cohesiveness that the first 4 had. And once the "song doctors" got on the train, it was all downhill from there.

    Not to say that there are not some good tunes scattered about their later output, but the 1st four are the gold standard.

    BGL
     
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    Thx for the comments, BGL. You and some other "purists" may cringe, but I freakin' dig Pump (1989).

    And bring on the SACDs of that early catalog, Sony.

    -p
     
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    Definitely the first few albums, up to and including Rocks. That stuff is what rock 'n' roll is all about.

    While their first album is pretty good, they only got better as Tyler found his voice and the songwriting got a stronger (and sleazier).

    Pump is their best later effort.
     
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    Pump kicks ass!!

    And i agree with what everyone else has said about the early works.

    Bring on SACD's

    PS Can anyone tell me how Just Push Play and Ooh Yeah SACDs are?
     
  6. Jeff Savage

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    Cool thanks I will try and pick them up!

    Jeff
     
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    Funny, after a long time not listening to it, I put "Get A Grip" in my CD player, and found that it still holds up. I wasn't expecting that, because for me, "Permament Vacation" doesn't really. Sure, the stuff isn't as good as the 70s stuff, but it does work on its own level.

    Jason
     
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    Mike, BGL et al.:

    Love the way these threads often send me back to both my music collection (for listening) and keyboard (for research) but . . .

    Dad-gummit! It appears that Geffen remasters of Permanent Vacation, Pump and Get A Grip 'snuck' out without me noticing in November 2001 (needless to say, there were a few other more pressing things going on then).

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...007110-1686427

    Any comments on these remasters in terms of (improved?) sound quality, additional content, etc.? Wonder if I should wait for DVD-A/SACD announcements from UMG . . .

    -p
     
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    Thanks Mike for the SACD reviews!
     
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    I love their self titled release, it was the first Aerosmith CD I ever bought, it wasn't what I expected. It's pretty raw but I like that about it.

    Toys In The Attic and Rocks are very good too, they are more polished albums and the song writing did get better.
     
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    i am usually an aerosmith anti-fan, particularly because of their omni-presence on movie soundtracks and appearances and such. but pump is actually a pretty good cd, the only one from them that i own.

    CJ
     
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    Brian: Re your above post - I'm not sure, but I wouldn't doubt the connection. What year did that ride open?

    Also, comments from anyone on Pandora's Box?

    -p
     
  17. Jeff Savage

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    I picked up the Rocks's LP for $0.50 over the weekend and I actually like it. I don't think that the pressing or the sonics are as good as the first album that I got but still it does rock [​IMG] so I will be transferring it to MP3 and putting it on my music server sometime this week.

    Now I just need to find the others...

    Laters,
    Jeff
     
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    I found Toys in the Attic LP for $1.00 yesterday and gave it a spin. So far I like this one the best. It is amazing how the older stuff is different from their newer efforts.

    Laters,
    Jeff
     

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