It’s been a little while (5 years almost) since I put together my ‘self compiled’ Aerosmith takes – Part 1 and Part 2 links here should you be inclined.
The idea was simple – inspired by one of Jim’s takes over on Music Enthusiast – I recreated the two Aerosmith compilation tapes I’d had kicking around in my car back in the day.
So why are we back in the Toxic Twins’ territory? Well, having dug out some cassettes from the garage recently I got to thinking that, in all likelihood, I would by now have put together a third parter of post Nine Lives material because it’s the kind of compiler I was. hence Self-compiled; Aerosmith Pt 3.
Since 1997 Aerosmith have released two studio albums of original material and one of blues covers along with some seven additional compilations shuffling the usual suspects in varying order. Perhaps not a lot to choose from then?
Well, yes and no. Just Push Play is still one of their weakest efforts but at least has a good few songs in retrospect and 2012’s Music From Another Dimension has plenty of great tunes on it, meanwhile the last two and a half decades have seen them contribute original songs to a good few soundtracks and put out solo records of varying quality (Joe Perry’s self-titled is well worth a look).
Obviously it’s not a huge wealth of material for such a vast time period but given the sheer strength of their output from the 70’s pretty much through to the end of the 90’s, it’s not too bad and there’s still enough to give a good hour or so of compilation – it’s a shame they appear to have turned into something very strange as a band of late with Vegas residencies and Joey Kramer needing to sue the band to get his spot back on the show… oh well, I’ll see how I behave in my 70s before casting aspersions…
4 thoughts on “Self-compiled; Aerosmith Pt 3”
I bet these Vegas residencies were pretty lucrative. Plus, let’s face it, touring and traveling must be tough, and these guys aren’t exactly in their ’20s any longer.
I saw Aerosmith recently announced their 50th anniversary concert at Boston’s Fenway Park has been rescheduled for the second time and is now supposed to happen in September 2022. By then it is going to be their 52nd anniversary – hopefully!
I’ve never seen them live and would actually be open to it, though I’m not sure I’d travel all the way to Boston.
Christian, you came to Boston for Neil Young as I recall. And Tony, i did a thing on Aerosmith? Hell, it must have been years ago. You are like McCartney with many years between efforts. I will give these a spin as I know none of them. I’m old school. Their first album is still my favorite.
True, I guess I’m more into Neil Young than Aerosmith. Sep 2022 is still a long time. Who knows, I might change my mind.
Oh it was a way back in 2016