Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

The first album I ever purchased by Aerosmith was Get Your Wings, released in 1974. To this day it is still my favorite, although Toys In The Attic and Rocks are super close. At that time I was a total diehard Kiss fanatic and Aerosmith was supposedly the enemy. They were at the very least the competition. Anyway, I fell in love with Aerosmith upon hearing Train Kept A Rollin’ (a cover of a song originally covered by The Yardbirds). Get Your Wings contains a couple of all time classic Aerosmith tunes, Seasons Of Wither (best ballad they ever recorded in my opinion) and the hard rocking Lord Of The Thighs. This was the record where Aerosmith found their signature sound. Eventually I figured out that they were far better musicians than Kiss and that it is perfectly okay to still love and support both bands. Aerosmith is the soundtrack to my life!

Written By Braddon S. Williams

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