9 May 2023
Album: GET A GRIP – their 11th
Released: 8 May 1993, 30 years ago
Artwork: An image of a cow with a captive bead nipple ring through
its udder and a brand of the Aerosmith logo. It was designed by renowned
artist Hugh Syme Music critic Steven Hyden called it “the worst album cover ever“, expressing surprise that Syme was responsible for it given his other work.
An animal-rights group objected to the cover art, but the band confirmed the image
had been digitally altered and did not depict an actual act of animal cruelty.
The music was crap too, except for this knockout.
AEROSMITH: Instagram – All Albums
For your eyes only
Album: NINE LIVES – their 12th
Released: 25 years ago this year
Artwork: The original cover was inspired by a painting by Indian monk
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Praphupada. It visualizes Lord Krishna with
a cat’s head and female breasts dancing on the head of the snake demon,
Kaliya. The Hindu community reacted shocked and disapproved of the
Aerosmith themselves had no idea of the origin of the artwork. The record
label replaced it for the following presses of the LP with an image of a cat
tied to a circus knife-thrower’s wheel.
AEROSMITH: All Albums – Facebook
28 June 2021
Pandemic or not TOYAH, her beloved sidekick, King Crimson
legend ROBERT FRIPP and friend Sydney continue to make us
laughing out loud every week with their crazy Sunday Lunch
This time they take Aerosmith‘s elevator.
Join them here…
Old but not forgotten. AEROSMITH play some massive concerts in the UK next year.
All released in 1986…
1. ‘Living Too Late’ by THE FALL
Finally going through old parasite gate
But there’s a 24-hour clock watch
And I’m living too late
2. ‘Kiss’ by PRINCE
You don’t have to be beautiful
To turn me on
I just need your body, baby
From dusk ’til dawn
3. ‘Walk This Way’ by RUN DMC
She told me to
Walk this way!
Talk this way!
4. ‘World Shut Your Mouth’ by JULIAN COPE
She sings, “World, shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
5. I Want You by ELVIS COSTELLO
I want you, you’ve had your fun, you don’t get well no more
I want you, your fingernails go dragging down the wall
Be careful, darling, you might fall
Cool concert posters from the past…
San Diego, Texas
25 July 1975
8 April 2020
Hard rockers AEROSMITH released their third, successful album ‘TOYS IN THE ATTIC’
on 8 April 1975, today 45 years ago. It sold 8 million copies in the US and its second single WALK THIS WAY became a monster hit afterward when they teamed up with RUN DMC.
AllMusic wrote: “After nearly getting off the ground with Get Your Wings, Aerosmith finally perfected their mix of Stonesy raunch and Zeppelin-esque riffing with their third album, ‘Toys
in the Attic.’ The success of the album derives from a combination of an increased sense of songwriting skills and purpose… Aerosmith cribbed heavily from the records of the Rolling Stones, New York Dolls, and Led Zeppelin, but they didn’t have any of the menace of their influences, nor any of their mystique. Aerosmith was a gritty, street-wise hard rock band who played their blues as blooze and were in it for a good time; Toys in the Attic crystallizes that attitude.” Full review here. Score: 5/5
– SWEET EMOTION –
– WALK THIS WAY –
– ROUND AND ROUND –
Album in full…
AEROSMITH: Facebook – All Albums
Knockouts from the past…
12 September 2019
Song: Love In An Elevator
Album: Pump – the band’s third LP
Note: The sexually smoking corker was written by
frontman Steven Tyler and guitarist/backing vocalist Joe Perry.
Success: It became a No 1 hit on the US Singles Chart after
being released on 15 August, a month before the LP’s release,
on 12 September 1989, 30 years ago today…
Time for some hot macho rock…
The best of the past…
Every week Turn Up The Volume jumps into the past! Relive 25 Crackers and
3 Top Longplayers per year/per week. Let’s start with the star-studded year of 1975
Here’s the 25 KILLER TRACKS selection…
Here are 3 TOP ALBUMS…
– ‘Physical Graffiti’ by LED ZEPPELIN –
– ‘Blood On The Tracks’ by BOB DYLAN –
– ‘Horses’ by PATTI SMITH –
See/hear you next week, music junkies…