Contains The Classics "Same Old Song And Dance", "Train Kept A-Rollin'" & "Seasons Of Wither"!
Here is where the band teamed up with producer Jack Douglas, shed much of their influences and developed their own trademark sound, turned into songwriters, and Steven Tyler unveiled his signature obsessions with sex and sleaze.
Legends. Icons. Idols. These are the words used to describe those rare bands that have been adored for a lifetime and immortalized as distinct creators of rock and roll. But what these reverent words are missing is the notion of now. How do you reconcile a generation-spanning word like icon with the quick beat of the present? Aerosmith does it. The band members are legends, icons and idols, dynamic in the present; as cool and innovative now as they were thirty years ago. They are a phenomenon, a force of nature, trail-blazing, unstoppable, showing no signs of slowing down. Unique even among the select handful of rock bands who are still active after their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Aerosmith has sold over 100 million albums. Think for a second about how big a number that is and how many people have heard their music. Huge! Steven Tyler on vocals, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford on guitars, Tom Hamilton on bass, and Joey Kramer on drums. Theyve outdone the trends and fads of rock and roll to become one of the most powerful and electrifying forces in popular music.
Get Your Wings is the second studio album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released March 1, 1974. The album is the first to feature production from Jack Douglas, who would go on to produce the band's next four albums. The album has been certified triple platinum by the RIAA.
"Aerosmith's 1974 second album, Get Your Wings, is where Aerosmith became Aerosmith -- it's where they teamed up with producer Jack Douglas, it's where they shed much of their influences and developed their own trademark sound, it's where they turned into songwriters, it's where Steven Tyler unveiled his signature obsessions with sex and sleaze... it isn't just that Aerosmith is trying newer things on Get Your Wings, it's that they're doing their bloozy bluster better and bolder, which is what turns this sophomore effort into their first classic." - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
"On Get Your Wings, the band ditches pop for a steely, snarling hard-rocking sound that would help define 70s rock... [O]n a cover of rockabilly great Johnny Burnett's 'Train Kept A Rollin',' the band gets in touch with its inner Yardbirds for one of the era's best boogies... [T]his numbered, limited-edition audiophile pressing captures all the straycat strut of one of America's truly classic rock bands." - Greg Cahill, The Aboslute Sound, September 2013, Music 4/5, Sonics 4.5/5
Remastered From Original Source Tapes
Pressed at RTI
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
Steven Tyler, lead vocals, harmonica, piano, acoustic guitar
Joe Perry, electric guitar, 12 string guitar, slide guitar, acoustic guitar
Tom Hamilton, electric bass
Joey Kramer, drums, percussion
Brad Whitford, electric guitar
1. Same Old Song and Dance
2. Lord of the Thighs
4. Woman of the World
1. S.O.S. (Too Bad)
2. Train Kept A-Rollin'
3. Seasons of Wither
4. Pandora's Box