Aerosmith Album By Album Thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Rose River Bear, May 1, 2022.

  1. EgaBog

    EgaBog Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy

    Listened to Pandora's Box for the first time and... it's just okay.

    I expected something more. Perhaps more unreleased content and alternate versions of tracks. I think Neil may have spoiled me.
  2. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    In addition, it also omits the non-charting singles S.O.S. (Too Bad) and Get It Up.
  3. Johnny Rock N' Roll

    Johnny Rock N' Roll Forum Resident

    That's kinda the thing with boxed sets for me--especially when I was young, when this set in question was released, and the only way to get sets was to put them on my Christmas list, but even then, the value was not always there.

    Someone who is a big enough fan of a band to want a four-disc boxed set is already gonna have all the regularly released material. And most average boxed sets, at least half of it (and that's on the more generous side) is stuff from the regular albums. The more realistic number is 3 out of 4 discs' worth of material is just more of an anthology of the career/era, and about a discs' worth or rarities (often times a lot of demos/outtakes, which is not super appealing most of the time).

    So boxed sets were a rarity for me.
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  4. EgaBog

    EgaBog Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy

    Indeed. We already had Gems and other compilations, they could've at least made this more of an Archives Box Set than Compilation+Bonuses. The Beach Boys have done a bunch of great archival releases over the past few years. "Sunshine Tomorrow" was mindblowing, they did good too with "Wake the World" and "I Can Hear Music". Now with "Feel Flows" and "Sounds of Summer" extended, they have again outdone themselves.

    A lot of people criticize the sound, but I'm just glad they are releasing it all. Even if it's just something slightly different like "Party: Uncovered and Unplugged".
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  5. artieziff

    artieziff Forum Resident

    I would love to see a Singles comp. Aerosmith's Greatest Hits is pretty close as it uses several single edits, but I prefer the studio only "Train Kept A Rollin'" and the single edits for "Dream On", "You See Me Crying", "Back in the Saddle" etc. Are interesting/curios for fans and completists.
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  6. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Senior Member

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  7. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member Thread Starter

    Is that yours? If so.....:yikes::yikes:
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  8. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member Thread Starter

    A little too much duplication. :agree:
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  9. Mark7

    Mark7 Forum Resident

    Check out who penned this review from the band's 1975 Philly Spectrum show...

  10. Jonny W

    Jonny W Forum Resident

    Orangeburg NY
    Verrrry interestingk...!!
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  11. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member Thread Starter

    Wow. Thanks for posting that. I did not know he reviewed that show.
    That was a great concert. IIRC it was a dance concert. I was about 30-40 feet from the stage. Ted Nugent was really loud. REO was very good and I was really impressed by Gary Richrath.
    "Same chord progressions".......what a joke.
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  12. StingRay5

    StingRay5 Important Impresario

    It's kind of weirdly fascinating that a decade after writing such a vicious review, he was chosen to be Aerosmith's A&R man. I wonder if Aerosmith remembered this review by then (assuming they had ever been aware of it).
  13. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member Thread Starter

    I agree. I find it hard to believe that he was at the same concert I was.
    I just read on Wiki that he also got involved with REO and Nugent.
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  14. Spitfire

    Spitfire Senior Member

    Pacific Northwest
    He didn't think much of any of them!
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  15. pscreed

    pscreed Upstanding Member

    Land of the Free
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  16. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member Thread Starter

  17. JSKC

    JSKC Forum Resident

    Nashville, TN USA
    I started following this thread around Permanent Vacation. I’ve got to admit you have pulled me in. I can’t stop listening to them. I really look forward to reading the new posts every day. I’m now going back and reading and listening from the beginning. rose-river-bear thank you and all of the contributors for all that you have written. I’m learning a lot and having a blast!
  18. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member Thread Starter

    That's great! Plenty more to go and don't hesitate to comment on any of the reviews before PV.
    BTW, you Sly avatar is awesome. What a band they were.
    I would love to do a Sly and the FS album by album thread.
  19. Doomster

    Doomster Forum Resident


    The bar for box sets has been raised in the last 15 years or so - agree re the inevitable duplication, but at the time of release, Pandora’s Box did feel (to me) like it had lots of unheard stuff to get into.
  20. BDC

    BDC Forum Resident

    Never knew this existed, I didn't have MTV until 92.......In 90 my TV was running off of a roof mounted antenna. Think it got about 10 channels with a good picture....

    On that TV rig I saw that Stones Steel Wheels tour broadcast with 3D glasses...nice picture..
    Saw very little other music programming, but did see a lot of baseball games.
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  21. Padre69

    Padre69 Forum Resident

    Helsinki, Finland
    Same here. I’ve really enjoyed this thread.
    I’ve been listening to Aerosmith heavily these past weeks. Just bought the Pump vinyl yesterday since I only had the cd. Glad I did since the vinyl’s drum sound doesn’t come as much on your face as the cd’s does. The same goes for PV.
    I even ordered the Nine Lives 2lp. It’s Aerosmith summer!
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  22. Doomster

    Doomster Forum Resident

    An absolute gem of trivia … my mind is officially blown …
    I guess it makes sense he didn’t rate 70s Aerosmith as he clearly was very comfortable enforcing changes on them.

    I’ll have some more comments on Kalodner when we get to what he considers his magnum opus … Get A Grip

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  23. BDC

    BDC Forum Resident

    I'm curious if with Pump and PV, you got original pressings. I think in the US they could be had at reasonable prices... By the time 9 lives came out I'm guessing LP pressing weren't many if any. Guessing that ones a more recent tissue.
  24. nowyouknow

    nowyouknow Music addict

    Nice - France
    Pandora Box.

    Those kind of boxes are a mess. As a "pick what you want" thing for fans that's pretty good though. I listen to Pandora's Bbox as double album of rarities, one focused on studio songs, one on live cuts (good companion to Live Bootleg)/.

    My two cents on RIAHP & DWM (sorry i'm late) :

    RIAHP : Sounds like Aerosmith, sounds fine. In fact it's better than i thought it would be. Yet in the end i don't care much for that album.
    DWM : The "jamming-sleazy" sound à la Stones is totally gone, replaced by a clean metal influenced sound, just like Van Halen (which i like). I don't think it was a good thing. The songs are promising but feel rushed and treated indiferently, like they didn't work much on it, which might be the case.
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  25. Doomster

    Doomster Forum Resident

    Better late than never whilst we wait for GaG

    Agree re the sound of DWM completely- although I like songs, more or less. With a Jack Douglas-style production, they could have been really great.
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