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#224: Toys in the Attic by Aerosmith

5.03.2012


Toys in the Attic by Aerosmith (1975)

Favorite Tracks: "Adam's Apple" and "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion" and "No More No More" and "Round and Round"

Thoughts: Our first Aerosmith album!  Did anyone else grow up with an Aerostar mini-van?  I love ours.  Aerosmith made me think of Aerostar.

I was super into Aerosmith after they played the Super Bowl halftime show with NSYNC*.  And by 'super into' I mean I downloaded "Fly Away From Here" when I saw the video on VH1.  Wait, I couldn't have downloaded it!  The album it came on, Just Push Play, came out in 2001, and there's no way I was on iTunes then.  Right?  Who did I inevitably have hold my hand through my first iTunes purchase AND can remember the year it happened? 

Anyway... "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion" are both on this album, and they're perfect rock songs. 

For those of who know the nickname Billie Piper had for David Tennant, all I'm going to say is that there is a song on this album that made me think of him. 

*I think getting to strut around a Super Bowl halftime stage singing "Walk This Way" with Steven Tyler and Steve Perry had to be a pretty big highlight in the lives of at least four of the members of NSYNC--even Chris got a solo!  However, even I can admit it would have been better with Run DMC. 

Is This Better Than The River?: I loved it, but not as much.  No disputing it belongs this close to #1, though.

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