|1. Toys In The Attic|
|2. Uncle Salty|
|3. Adam's Apple|
|4. Walk This Way|
|5. Big Ten Inch Record|
|6. Sweet Emotion|
|7. No More No More|
|8. Round And Round|
|9. You See Me Crying|
Yeah I know that's probably easier said than done. Especially coming from me as a Native Bostonian. I used to idolize these guys, I had the poster on the wall, and wore my headband and used to prance around the room pretending I was Steven Tyler.
There were other Ballsy, Thuggish bands in the 70's but none of them were doing Blues Rock the way Aerosmith were.
The cover Art is nice. Probably the best the band put out up to that point. The illustration of toys coming to life makes your imagination "Jog" so to speak, I love the Froggy Doll, being assisted by the Elephant figurine, and up top you got the Teddy Bear keeping watch, possibly guarding the locked treasure chest from the Baby orchestrating a plan via passing the keys up.
I'm reviewing my Vinyl LP Copy of "Toys in the Attic". Back then there weren't CD'S and Pull-Out liner notes so I can't say how good those would look, on the back of my LP Jacket theres neccesary Track Listing and who played what, plus a Good Photo of the band posing in the attack.
The opening title track is a mean and fast-paced rocker. The Chorus has a nice echoing effect.
"Uncle Salty" has always been my least favorite track on the album, though to my benefit it's right near the beginning to see the glass half full. To sum it up, I always found "Uncle Salty to be rather boring and is not up to par with the other 8 tracks.
"Adam's Apple" clearly shows these guys were influenced by the Stones. Though Aerosmith one uped them on this song by incorporating a Catchy Groove into the mix.
Next up is the Classic Rock Staple "Walk this Way", Over a decade later it was re-recorded with the Rap Group Run DMC.Read more ›
The really great songs include "Walk This Way" which all us white guys picked up on back when it was released, although the RUN-DMC video was a scream. After "Dream On" from the first album, this probably defines Aerosmith for most people. A great fun song it is. Everyone in the band is at their best.
Next up is "Big Ten Inch Record." Sorry teenie boppers, but Aerosmith has always had a blues side to them. This one just has a few funny lyrics. It was quite disturbing to my parents when I was a teenager. Nevertheless, well done, and a little tongue in cheek for Steven Tyler.
Right up next is probably the best produced song on the CD: "Sweet Emotion." This one happened to never really get my attention, but it all my friends' attention. Looking back, while I think it is a little over-produced song, Tom Hamilton lays down a very nice groove on the song, which turns out to be the basis for the whole song.
There aren't any BAD songs on this album, but only three really sound special to me, but hey, the first four Aerosmith albums are simply an Aerosmith fan's must have. This one sounds a little over-produced, but this is the real Aerosmith.
I recommend the other three first albums "Aerosmith," "Get Your Wings" and "Rocks" to go with this. Then you will understand their latest "Honkin' on Bobo." Until then, you will know Aerosmith as just a pretty good rock and roll band.