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Get Your Wings | Released: 1974 | Columbia Records | 3 x Platinum |
Get Your Wings: Tour Dates 1974



     
1)  Same Old Song and Dance
2)  Lord of the Thighs
3)  Spaced
4)  Woman of the World
5)  S.O.S (Too Bad)
6)  Train Kept A Rollin'
7)  Seasons of Wither
8)  Pandora's Box

By the time Aerosmith released its second album, the band was still a year away from its first top-40 hit. GET YOUR WINGS was the first time the five-piece band hooked up with eventual long-time producer Jack Douglas, and the result was an eight-song juggernaut of slashing guitars, pounding rhythms, and in-your-face attitude. Keeping in touch with its roots, Aerosmith recruited the horn section from Elephant's Memory to back them on the sassy "Same Old Song and Dance" and "Pandora's Box." The band's homage continued on a scathing cover of Tiny Bradshaw's "Train Kept a Rollin'" (originally done by Aerosmith's heroes, the Yardbirds), a track that became a fixture in the band's live set.

True street survivors, Aerosmith also included songs about the prostitutes strolling outside the band's New York City recording studio "Lord of the Thighs" and the edgy inevitabilities of living on the wrong side of the tracks "S.O.S. (Too Bad)". The band's best and most overlooked song on this record and in its canon is "Seasons of Wither," a melancholy epic penned by Steven Tyler during a windy winter day in New Hampshire.


Recorded at the Record Plant, New York, New York.

Additional personnel:
Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone);
Stan Bronstein (baritone saxophone);
Randy Brecker (trumpet);
Jon Pearson (trombone);
Ray Colcord (keyboards)
Aerosmith:
Steven Tyler (vocals);
Joe Perry (acoustic & electric guitars);
Brad Whitford (electric guitar);
Tom Hamilton (bass);
Joey Kramer (drums, percussion)
Production:
Jack Douglas and Ray Colcord (Producers)
Bob Ezrin (Executive Producer)
Jack Douglas, Jay Messina, Rod O'Brien (Engineers)
David Krebs, Frank Connelly, Steve Leber (Direction)


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1975 Pop Albums 74

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