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Toys in the Attic | Released: 1975 | Columbia Records | 8 x Platinum |
Toys in the Attic: Tour Dates 1975



1)  Toys in the Attic
2)  Uncle Salty
3)  Adams 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

A truly inventive Aerosmith album, still suffused with a gloriously raspy sense of the blues, but quietly evocative in its timbre and approach. It showed Tyler working out lyrics that were so much more than simple cars and girls fodder, 'Adam's Apple' theorizing that creation could quite possibly have occurred with an alien mothership landing on earth and setting the wheels of the human race in motion. 'Sweet Emotion' throbbed slowly into life, 'Big Ten Inch Record', a salty R&B work-out, while 'You See Me Crying' was heightened and given body by a warm orchestration. A clear steeple of great work amid a skyline of repeating successes.

According to Jack Douglas, "Aerosmith was a different band when we started the third album. They'd been playing Get Your Wings on the road for a year and had become better players - different. It showed in the riffs that Joe [Perry] and Brad [Whitford] brought back from the road for the next album. Toys in the Attic was a much more sophisticated record than the other stuff they'd done." In the band memoir Walk This Way, guitarist Joe Perry stated, "When we started to make Toys in the Attic, our confidence was built up from constant touring.


Aerosmith:
Steven Tyler (vocals, harmonica);
Joe Perry (guitars);
Brad Whitford (guitars);
Tom Hamilton (bass);
Joey Kramer (drums)

Additional personnel includes:
Scott Cushnie

 

Recorded at the Record Plant, New York.


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1975 Pop Albums 11

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1975 "Sweet Emotion" Pop Singles 36
1977 "Walk This Way" Pop Singles 10
1991 "Sweet Emotion" Mainstream Rock Tracks 36

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