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'Aerosmith' Is 45 

I missed this by a couple days because my math was off - but Aerosmith, the self-titled debut of my favorite band, is now 45.

That's sort of unreal to me.

Aerosmith was together a few years before their debut for Columbia records. The album came out just a few months before my parents go married. This means 45 years worth of "Dream On."

Reader Comments (4)

I was 9 years old,soon to be 10. It'd be about 2 more years until I was introduced to these guys,Kiss,AC/DC,Black Sabbath,etc. by my older cousin. Things were never the same henceforth....Lmfao. Jesus H. Christ where does the time go?
January 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Gary: Your cousin sounds like someone I'd like to party with.
January 8, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
@fletch Yeah,he was the dude that turned me on to a lot more than music 😂😂😂
January 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Oh, man, does this bring me back!

I’ll NEVER forget my buddy down the street getting the Aerosmith self-titled debut for his 13th birthday (I was 12) from his Uncle, who was from Boston, two weeks after it’s release.

All the punks in my neighborhood (including myself) already owned all the quintessential Classic Hard Rock albums such as the first 4 or 5 Zeppelin LPs, the Stones’ “Hot Rocks” and “Who’s Next”, among others.

One listen to “Aerosmith” and the rest of us ran out to pick it up and play it to death.

p.s. I’ll never forget, it took almost a full two years for “Dream On” to finally get the major airplay it deserved, oddly on the heels of “Walk This Way” becoming a hit. I also recall how we noticed the album being re-released with an obviously hastily thrown together derivative album cover with a dumbed down logo with the words, “Featuring ‘Dream On’” prominently displayed underneath. I remember it being one of the earliest examples I recognized as marketing rmarginalizing art.
January 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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