Aerosmith- Get Your Wings 45th Anniversary- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Brad Whitford

Aerosmith unveiled their Deuces Are Wild  35-show Las Vegas residency over the weekend at the Park Theater, and In the Studio  was proud to contribute interview material to the forty minute  video/ live theatrical circus-style introduction that presents the history of the band right up until their explosive entrance on stage. And coming on the anniversary of their second album’s release, Get Your Wings,  what better songs to open with than “Train Kept a Rollin’ ” and soon after, “Seasons of Wither” ?

AllMusic.com‘s  Stephen Thomas Erlwine is so right when he opines, “This is when Aerosmith became Aerosmith.” After a promising but raw first album, Get Your Wings  in Spring 1974 soared with more memorable Steven Tyler/ Joe Perry songs fully the equal of the debut’s material, but now framed by new producer Jack Douglas‘ crystal clear production. The Aerosmith duo may have had admittedly a Rolling Stones fascination with their visual cues, but the sound on Get Your Wings  owed much more to the Yardbirds, with Brad Whitford‘s second lead guitar weaving three dimensionally around Perry’s stiletto licks on ” Same Old Song and Dance”, “Lord of the Thighs”,”S.O.S. (Too Bad)”,”Seasons of Wither”, “Pandora’s Box“, and the all-important matrix “Train Kept a Rollin’ “which gave New Yorker Tyler common ground with New Hampshire boys Perry & Tom Hamilton. –Redbeard