🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Aerosmith

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Two high scores from the last thread:

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
A Tribe Called Quest 4.56
Kraftwerk 4.50
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Alice Coltrane 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
John Coltrane 4.37
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
The Temptations 4.32
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Boards Of Canada 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Tom Waits 4.20
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
The Four Tops 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Cocteau Twins 4.11
Orbital 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
De La Soul 4.10
The Stooges 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Yo La Tengo 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
Joanna Newsom 4.02
Mclusky 4.02
MF DOOM 4.01
Sufjan Stevens 4.01
The Knife 4.01
Run The Jewels 4.00
Sharon Van Etten 4.00
New Order 3.99
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
Grandaddy 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Frank Ocean 3.86
Spiritualized 3.85
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Deftones 3.84
Future Of The Left 3.84
Siouxsie & The Banshees 3.83
Underworld 3.82
The Kinks 3.82
At The Drive-In 3.82
Guided By Voices 3.82
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
Spacemen 3 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Mercury Rev 3.63
Blur 3.61
The Magnetic Fields 3.61
N.W.A. 3.61
Beck 3.59
Elvis Costello 3.59
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
Daft Punk 3.50
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
The Flaming Lips 3.46
Hot Chip 3.44
Idlewild 3.42
George Michael 3.41
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Queens Of The Stone Age 3.39
Big Thief 3.39
The Postal Service 3.38
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
TV On The Radio 3.37
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Dr. Dre 3.32
Hole 3.31
Squarepusher 3.31
Iggy Pop 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Vampire Weekend 3.26
Doves 3.26
Death Cab For Cutie 3.24
James Brown 3.23
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Hall & Oates 3.21
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
The Streets 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Pearl Jam 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Goldfrapp 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Lana Del Rey 3.11
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Iron Maiden 3.06
Placebo 3.06
The Charlatans 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Divine Comedy 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
AC/DC 3.00
The Bee Gees 2.99
Weezer 2.97
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
Elbow 2.91
The Stone Roses 2.90
The Doors 2.89
Franz Ferdinand 2.89
The Mars Volta 2.89
Ariana Grande 2.88
Tool 2.88
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Slipknot 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
The Verve 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
My Chemical Romance 2.54
Justin Timberlake 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
The Beautiful South 2.43
Meat Loaf 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Michael Jackson 2.39
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Coldplay 2.31
IDLES 2.29
Rancid 2.26
Guns N’ Roses 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Muse 2.20
Robbie Williams 2.20
Katy Perry 2.18
Bon Jovi 2.11
No Doubt 2.10
Christina Aguilera 2.09
The Offspring 2.08
Moby 2.06
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
The Libertines 1.99
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74
Kasabian 1.57

Today on the rating block:

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0 voters

  • Aerosmith
  • Get Your Wings
  • Toys In The Attic
  • Rocks
  • Draw The Line
  • Night In The Ruts
  • Rock In A Hard Place
  • Done With Mirrors
  • Permanent Vacation
  • Pump
  • Get A Grip
  • Nine Lives
  • Honkin’ On Bobo
  • Music From Another Dimension!

0 voters

  • Mama Kin
  • Dream On
  • Same Old Song and Dance
  • Seasons of Wither
  • Walk This Way
  • Big Ten Inch Record
  • Sweet Emotion
  • Last Child
  • Back In The Saddle
  • Draw The Line
  • Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
  • Angel
  • Rag Doll
  • Janie’s Got a Gun
  • Love in an Elevator
  • What It Takes
  • The Other Side
  • Livin’ on the Edge
  • Cryin’
  • Amazing
  • Deuces Are Wild
  • Crazy
  • Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees)
  • Pink
  • I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
  • Jaded
  • Just Push Play
  • Girls of Summer
  • Lay It Down

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The worst thing about Wayne’s World 2 is that it makes you like Aerosmith for a bit.


My sister went through a phase of liking them. Apart from the riff on walk this way it’s hard to go to bat for them - he’s obviously got an interesting rawk/squawk voice but I really can’t stand them.

That fucking song from armageddon will get loads of stick but I actually think the one about the elevator is just as bad.

Really really not for me.

Peaked with their debut single (Dream On). Started as a 2 (early to mid 70s), ended up as a hard zero. That’s a 1 for me lads.

Should hate them but can’t bring myself to commit to it. Some brilliant tunes in amongst all the cack. Would be a 3 but Tyler is an absolute piece of garbage so a 2 it is.


Jaded is good.

The rest is not

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A Little South Of Sanity is one of my favourite live albums too

+1 for this story

Still firmly ensconced in a drug-and-booze haze, the members had trouble recalling how to play their own songs, no one more so than Tyler. According to Collins, a get-together at WBCN Boston radio disc jockey Mark Parenteau’s apartment one evening revealed just how dire the situation was. Parenteau began spinning old Aerosmith records, and, hearing the [1975] Toys in the Attic cut “You See Me Crying,” Tyler commented, “Hey! That’s great! We should cover this. Who is it?” Joe [Perry said], “It’s us, fuckhead.”


I saw them once in the rain at Hyde Park maybe 15 years ago.

Don’t know much of their stuff. But they seem ok at best. 2/5.

The way Garth laughs at ‘Aerosmith and Pearl jam’ here is their only redeeming moment.
This lifts them to one from minus one


Guilty pleasure level fan of the sleazy rock-‘n’-roll aspect (Rag Doll, Walk this Way, Elevator) but the ballads are proper nails down chalkboard material. Maybe a low 3. Our host suggested that there are reasons to push that down if I’m feeling borderline so may with old judgement until I understand how much of a shit he is.

1 for Sweet Emotion and its perfect use in Dazed & Confused. 1 for the Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster at Hollywood Studios.

The 80s singles are fun in a cheesy way, but hardly distinguishable from a lot of “rock” of that period. Nothing elevates them above a Bon Jovi or a Europe or a Skid Row, for example. I listened to the first two albums as part of that 1001 albums you need to hear before you die project, and they were perfectly serviceable 70s rock album, with very few standout moments for me.

Don’t want to completely shit on them because, like I say, there are some good tunes and some bangers in their back-catalog, but those 90s power-ballads are absolute toss, and they should definitely be marked-down for those.

From wiki (spoilered because CW: sexual predation, abortion, grooming)

In 1975, Tyler obtained guardianship of 16-year-old Julia Holcomb, so that she could live with him in Boston.[91] They dated and took drugs together for three years.[92] Holcomb was referred to as “Diana Hall” by the editor of the Aerosmith autobiography Walk This Way in an attempt to conceal her identity[ citation needed ], but other sources have confirmed her identity.[93][94][95] Pressures leading to their split included their age difference (Tyler was 27 when they first met), a withdrawn marriage proposal, a house fire, and a planned pregnancy that resulted in an abortion when Tyler was worried that the fire’s smoke, as well as drugs, might lead to birth defects.[92][96]
Editing this bit out cause unnecessarily graphic
Julia Holcomb revealed her regret for having the abortion, joined the Silent No More organization of women who have regretted their abortions, and converted to Catholicism.[98]

I don’t want to miss a thing is so fantastically terrible that I love it. ( Like Armageddon itself) They are fun but I never want to listen to them.
It’s a 1 from me.

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They managed to record a song every bit as bad as the film it was in (Armageddon)


Can’t think of a band I’d have less interest in listening to.


Crying is an absolute banger and the video with Alicia Silverstone (and Josh Holloway!) is great too.

They are naff but I enjoy some of their songs (parents used to play their greatest hits in the car) and the Rockin’ Rollercoaster at MGM Studios is my favourite theme park ride of all time. My mother and I have on several occasions gone on the ride and immediately gone back on it, queues be damned. Tower of Terror and Space Mountain are good but they’re no Rockin’ Rollercoaster.

A generous 3 (didn’t know about Tyler being such a shit)