AEROSMITH The Fall And Rise Of (Superb 1991 UK 80-page softback book by Mark Putterford includes UK discography and some great photographs!). Read this book and realise how very little you know about the band’s history, or indeed the different personalities involved. Read about the origins of mega rockstars Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford, and Joey Kramer, from the group’s near break-up to their path of success.
In 1972, Aerosmith signed a contract with Columbia Records. The following year their self-titled debut album was released. It featured the song “Dream On,” which was a minor hit. In the early days of the group many comparisons were drawn with the Rolling Stones because their similar bluesy sound and the physical resemblance between Mick Jagger and Steven Tyler. But with their third album, Toys in the Attic (1975), the band emerged as a leading rock group in its own right. Showcasing their talent for creating hard rock, Aerosmith scored with such hits as “Sweet Emotion” and “Walk This Way.”
Their follow-up album Rocks (1976) also had strong sales despite the lack of a breakout single, as did Draw the Line (1977). But by the end of the decade, the band was coming apart at the seams. Perry and Whitford eventually left the group while Tyler became heavily involved with drugs. Tyler kept the group going by adding new members, but his personal problems affected his creative abilities and Aerosmith was only a shadow of its former self.
By the mid-1980s, Tyler had gotten his act together after going through a rehabilitation program. In 1986, rap group Run-D.M.C. covered Aerosmith’s famous “Walk This Way” single on their Raising Hell album. The rendition featured vocals by Tyler and Joe Perry, and helped push Aerosmith back into the limelight.
Within five years of their explosion on to the US rock scene, Aerosmith withered and died musically, only to return successfully five years later. The author draws on numerous interviews with the band and their associates over a 12-year period to recount the fall and rise of Aerosmith. He documents one of the most remarkable come-backs in the history of rock. It recounts how the band squandered their fortunes on drink, drugs and extravagant lifestyles before overcoming their drug dependencies and business traumas to become more popular than they had been before.
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By 1987, the band had made a successful comeback: That year, Aerosmith released Permanent Vacation, which featured the hits “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” and “Rag Doll.” The revitalized rock supergroup had more commercial success with its next effort, Pump (1989), which featured such songs as “Love in an Elevator” and “Janie’s Got a Gun.” With the rise of MTV, the band’s videos helped them win over a new generation of fans.
KERRANG NO. 127 August 1986 Excellent Condition. AEROSMITH / RUN DMC on cover, Aerosmith, Q5, Savatage, Cinderella, MSG, Megadeth, Bon Jovi, Van Halen
KERRANG NO. 33 January 1983. Great condition. Aerosmith 6 Page Special, Ozzy Iommi Reunion, Girlschool, Picture, Pat Benatar, Chevy
KERRANG No.278, 1990 AEROSMITH cover, Iron Maiden, Quireboys flexi (ask for it), Overkill, Love Hate, Gang Green, Kai Hansen
Metal Hammer 119, 12/94 Dec.1994 Slayer on cover, Rotting Christ, Sepultura, Pantera, Black Sabbath Tribute, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi
KERRANG NO. 33 January 1983, mint condition. Aerosmith 6 Page Special, Ozzy Iommi Reunion, Girlschool, Picture, Pat Benatar, Chevy
KERRANG – No.470 AEROSMITH, Genitorturers, Soundgarden, Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, bonus mag
KERRANG – No.497 AEROSMITH, DYNAMO, OBITUARY, STP, BON JOVI, Danzig Prong, Skin, Little Angels, Donington 12 pages
KERRANG No.524 December 1994, Mint condition. THERAPY?, AEROSMITH, Dub War, MINISTRY, Slayer, COC, CARCASS, Wildhearts, TWISTED SISTER
AEROSMITH: Permanent Vacation LP. Check videos.
RUN DMC: Walk This Way 7″ + Walk This Way (instrumental) [Classic cover of the Aerosmith song] Check video
The Chart Show – Rock Nation Vol 2 LP. Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Pat Benatar, INXS, Billy Idol, Gary Moore etc. Check videos
Metal Edge March 1994. Skid Row, Megadeth, Motley Crue, Anthrax, Pearl Jam, Beavis & Butthead, Aerosmith, Kiss, Mr. Big, Jackyl
Metal Edge June 1994. Pantera, Poison, Slaughter, Motley Crue, Mr. Big, Anthrax, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi
Metal Edge June 1995 Aerosmith, Megadeth, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Faith No More, Skid Row, Warrant, White Zombie, Fight, Vince Neil
AEROSMITH: Shut Up and Dance Cd PROMO. + 3 previously unreleased songs. video
AEROSMITH: Hole In My Soul UK 1997 1 TRACK PROMO CD Check video
AEROSMITH: Pandora’s Box. 52-track ltd. edition 3-CD box set w. unreleased tracks +64 page book. 1991 original 1st press
AEROSMITH: Get A Grip. Special Limited CD digipak U.S Rare 1993 in a mock cow-skin. Check videos + samples
CLASSIC ROCK magazine 5 (July 1999) with CD. Aerosmith. N.W.O.B.H.M special, Def Leppard, MICHAEL SCHENKER, E.L.O-.
Metal CD vol 1 No 6 magazine. Metal CD 6 Aerosmith, Coverdale Page, The Almighty, Saxon, Tool, Death. Best ever UK mag.
Right in the Nuts (A Tribute to Aerosmith) 2CD sealed. 2 hours of 27 unbelievable covers!
Radio Kerrang! Vol 1 CD. Aerosmith, Coal Chamber, Machine Head, Kerbdog, Cable, My Own Victim, etc. s + videos
The Joe Perry Project: Let the Music Do the Talking PROMO CD. Aerosmith lead guitarist.
AEROSMITH: s.t, 1st, debut CD 20-bit Digital Mastering SBM. AUDIOPHILE CD deluxe packaging original release liner notes, photos
AEROSMITH: Get Your Wings CD. 20-bit Digital Mastering SBM. AUDIOPHILE CD deluxe packaging, liner notes, photos
AEROSMITH: Draw the line CD. 20-bit Digital Mastering SBM. AUDIOPHILE CD deluxe packaging, liner notes, photos. Check samples
AEROSMITH: Toys in The attic CD. Every single song is amazing! Check videos
AEROSMITH: Rock in a Hard Place CD. 20-bit Digital Mastering SBM AUDIOPHILE CD deluxe packaging, liner notes, photos. Check videos.
AEROSMITH: Night in the Ruts CD. 20-bit Digital Mastering SBM AUDIOPHILE CD deluxe packaging, liner notes, photos. Check videos
AEROSMITH: Classics Live CD 20-bit Digital Mastering SBM AUDIOPHILE CD deluxe packaging, liner notes, photos. Check samples
AEROSMITH: Classics Live II. CD 20-bit Digital Mastering SBM AUDIOPHILE CD deluxe packaging, liner notes, photos. Check samples
AEROSMITH: Pump CD. + bonus track. Opened the booklet reveals a poster picture of the band! Check videos.
Sounds Like A Good Album To Us – The Sounds Album Vol. II. Vinyl LP, Promo, Compilation