Beez: You’re Not Excited About Aerosmith? Really?
We can get this one out of the way early: Aerosmith are not, were not and never will be a metal band. There. Done and dusted. No arguments and no complaints. We’ve got that debate out of the way early and so we’ll move onto another fact – Aerosmith are one of the biggest and best bands to ever grace music.
To a certain extent, it can be understood that people who have gotten into hard rock/metal in the past five or six years may not get the Aerosmith thing. The band’s last studio effort, ‘Just Push Play’, was their weakest since 1985′s ‘Done With Mirrors’ and if you’re too sexually insecure with yourself to not be a fan of power ballads, the likes of ‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing’ will make you want to hacksaw your ears off and shove them up your ass sideways.
So we’ll all be ignorant to the fact that the Toxic Twins have umpteen tracks that have been the soundtrack to wild alcohol-fuelled parties and all-night sexual depravity over the course of four generations, shall we? Well, no, actually. That would be insanity on an unprecedented scale.
Steven Tyler once said that he wasn’t sure how you’d define Aerosmith these days. Is it ‘Sweet Emotion’ or is it ‘Cryin”? Would ‘Train Kept A-Rollin” and ‘Toys In The Attic’ best summarise Boston’s finest or would it be ‘Janie’s Got A Gun’ and ‘The Other Side’? I’d say that it’s a pointless argument. It’s like asking whether you’d like to fuck Megan Fox or Hayden Panettiere – does it really matter when you’re a winner either way?
Fuck genre and what is or isn’t metal. For the best part of 40 years, Aerosmith have been one of the greatest acts in music.
If you stood in the field for Def Leppard last summer, you’ll know why Aerosmith could be one of the highlights of your 2010. Get a field full of people ready to party, let them down enough booze to make an elephant vomit and put five of the coolest motherfuckers to ever pick up instruments in front of them, kicking out ‘Walk This Way’, ‘Livin’ On the Edge’, ‘Mama Kin’ et al.
If you want to stay home and bitch behind a keyboard, that’s cool. Personally, I’d rather be partying with one of the greatest rock n’ roll bands of all time.