Friday, January 12, 2007

Band Of The Week - Aerosmith

My choice for this weekend classic rock band is Aerosmith. Since my last Band Of The Week about The Rolling Stones, many readers confused that both bands lead singer is the same, but they are different person. Both of them also have same 'big mouth'.

The selection of songs will be my all time favorite Dream On. This song was copy by Eminem in Sing For The Moment, but I prefer the Aerosmith's version. Next will be Cryin', a powerful tune that really rocks! Following will be Janie's Got A Gun, reminds me a comedy movie, I forgot the title, a man tried to tackle a girl's name Janie, he sang that song then police came and caught Janie away... LOL. Lastly will be Pink, who say rocker don't like Pink colour? My favorite band is Pink Floyd somemore.

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Aerosmith - Dream On

Aerosmith - Cryin'

Aerosmith - Janie's Got A Gun

Aerosmith - Pink

About Aerosmith (from wikipedia)

Aerosmith is a prominent American rock band, often regarded as "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".


Although they are known as "the bad boys from Boston", none of the members are actually from the city. Three of the members, Steven Tallarico (Tyler), Joe Perry, and Tom Hamilton had originally met in Sunapee, New Hampshire in the late '60s, but had not yet formed a band together. Tyler was from Yonkers, New York, Perry from Hopedale, Massachusetts, and Hamilton from New London, New Hampshire. In 1970, the three decided to form a band and decided that Boston, Massachusetts would be the ideal home base.


The formation of Aerosmith began in the late 1960s in Sunapee, New Hampshire. Steven Tyler was a drummer/vocalist originally from Yonkers, New York who had been in a series of relatively unsuccessful bands in the mid-late 1960s such as the Vic Tallarico Orchestra, the Strangeurs/Chain Reaction, The Chain, Fox Chase, and William Proud. In 1969, while vacationing in Sunapee, New Hampshire, Tyler met Joe Perry, who was at the time playing in a band called the Jam Band with bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer David "Pudge" Scott, while Perry was washing dishes at the Anchorage in Sunapee Harbor, New Hampshire. This meeting would eventually lead to the formation of Aerosmith.

Perry and Hamilton moved to Boston, Massachusetts in September of 1970. There they met Joey Kramer, a drummer from Yonkers, New York who had also known Steven Tyler, whom he had always hoped to perform in a band with. Kramer, a Berklee College of Music student, decided to quit school to join the band. In October of 1970, they met up once again with Steven Tyler, who was originally a drummer and backup singer, but adamantly refused to play drums in this band, insisting he would only be in the band if he could be the frontman and lead vocalist. The band agreed and thus Aerosmith was born. The band added Ray Tabano, a childhood friend of Tyler, as rhythm guitarist and began playing local shows. In 1971, Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford, an educated and highly skilled guitarist, who also attended the Berklee School of Music and was formerly of the band Earth Inc. Other than a period from July 1979 to April 1984, the line-up of Tyler, Perry, Hamilton, Kramer, and Whitford has stayed the same.



Aerosmith, who have been performing as the original lineup for the past 22 years, have sold 140 million albums worldwide, 66.5 million albums in the United States alone, making them the second bestselling American rock band (and also the most successful American hard rock band of all time), second only to The Eagles. They also hold the record for the most gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums by an American group. The band has scored twenty-one Top 40 hits, nine #1 Mainstream Rock hits, and four Grammy awards. They continue to tour relentlessly, averaging a million dollars a show. Their musical evolution over the years has made them major innovators in American hard rock, heavy metal, pop, glam metal, blues, and R&B, and has inspired legions of rock artists that came after them. Their numerous contributions to other forms of media have made them pop culture icons. The band has a loyal fanbase numbering over a million worldwide, known as the Blue Army, that has equally spanned the last three generations. Aerosmith's longevity, durability, and adaptability have allowed them to sustain a high level of popularity and acclaim, for the better part of the 37 years they have been active.

Aerosmith in concert

Steven Tyler & Joe Perry

Aerosmith... Can't stop Rock n Roll!!!

Happy Weekend!!!


may said...

now, THIS band ROCKS! I wonder how big a bite Steve Tyler could do on a Big Mac... half of the burger at one go, you think?

a^ben said...

hahahahhaha!!! I LIKE AEROSMITH~

canggih canggih~! :D

_butt said...

*screams like a crazy fan*


Dude, I loved Janie's got a gun the most.. I rmb the music video also.. Steve Tyler always tie around strings and ribbons (I think) around the mic and sing wan.. he rocks!!

*continue screaming*

JL said...

mana Ja..Ja..Jaded

Gua rike that song. Aerosmith rawk!

Kenny Ng said...

Yeah, if not rock I won't post lah... his mouth ah? Big Mac is not a problem for him I think... LOL

Glad you like it :)

Cool down please... you r in ue house... later neighbour complain la... LOL
Janie's Got A Gun is a nice song!

Sorry ah, too much of their favorite songs, can't select all lah, I have to random pick. Dream On is the one I cannot miss it.

L B said...

I prefer Liv Tyler, since I never had a chance to watch Aerosmith live!!!

Winn said...

主唱是liv tyler的爸爸?

Iwan Sanchez said...

I only loved "jaded" and "i dun wanna miss a thing"!!

Awesome songs!!!

Applegal said...

Yeah I love Jaded :) And Joe Perry, he's hot! XD

Waa, they had such lustrous and wavy hair back then *looks at own hair* SIGH!

Kenny Ng said...

Everyone will lobe Liv Tyler coz she is pretty and hot! I like Steven Tyler coz he is rocks!

Yes, Steven Tyler is Liv Tyler de papa.

Jaded is also my favorite but I Don't Want To Miss A Thing is my least favorite of Aerosmith's song.

Haha... Jaded is nice, Joe Perry? I like his guitar anyway... :P

Old days all rockers hair also like that ma... LOL

Chen said...

mmmmm... errr....
i better keep quiet :P

Kenny Ng said...

You really don't know them at all ah? *fainted* :P

Winn said...

chen listen is the 'teressa theng'era one..:P

Nonnie King said...

*Close eyes and open mouth very big*


Kenny Ng said...

Haha... i also listen to that too wor.

Eh, your mouth still cannot beat Steven Tyler la, LOL...

lizzie said...

i'd love to attend one of their concerts. maybe beat up a few people too ;P

Kenny Ng said...

Wahhh... u so violence ah?

Simple American said...

I love Aerosmith. They are rock n roll warriors. Saw 'em in Germany at the Loreleifest in 1977. Horrible performance. Perry had his hand smashed in a car door earlier in the day. They also did a show at Stutgart earlier in the day and Tyler had a sore throat. Really disappointed as they had to cut their performance short, but I realize they are human and I still buy their music.

Let me give you heads up on a great album. This was a partnership of Brian Whitford with Derek St. Holmes. Derek sang for Ted Nugent and can play guitar too. The album is title Whitford St. Holmes. If you can get this I guarantee you will enjoy it.

Kenny Ng said...

[simple american]
I already expected u saw them in live before. Sometimes we can't expect a perfect concert. Can't blame them coz of some factors.

Ok... will check it out the album, thanks. Anyway... i like Ted Nugent.

Zen Master said...

Dude, dude, dude looks like a lady. My favourite Aerosmith song.

Kenny Ng said...

[zen master]
Hahaha... have u seen their MTV before? It's quite funny.

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