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Get Your Wings

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Same Old Song and Dance
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Lord of the Thighs
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Spaced
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Woman of the World
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S.O.S. (Too Bad)
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Train Kept a Rollin'
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Seasons of Wither
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Pandora's Box
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Total Tracks: 8   Total Length: 38:04

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The Birth of Arena Rock

DocRock

Aerosmith's 2nd album raised the bar for rock n roll. Expanding from their role as a gritty Stones influenced bar band, 'Get Your Wings' found them branching out while still keeping the rock and blues intact. This is majorly evident in their cover of "Train Kept A Rollin", which is now the most recognized, and best, version of this classic British blues. But the bar band is still here, on display in "S.O.S" and "Same Old Song And Dance". "Lord Of The Thighs" and "Woman Of The World" show off their hard rock prowess and paved the way for the classic Aerosmith sound which would emerge in the next record. The slower, more melancholy "Seasons Of Wither" is a deep cut everyone should own. In fact, just download the whole album ;)

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Earned my wings...

AlaskaDave1047FM

Heard this when it first was in the stores, on the boat(Fishing Alaska) rocked then still rocks. If U start here you can't do wrong and it still has air-play on late night rock radio.

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One of 4.......

oneofsix1958

....Aerosmith releases you should own. The first four albums are no brainers.....

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Nice and Gritty....

DesertED

Everybody called them Stones clones but they played with far more axx than the Stones ever could. Great record!

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this is a "desert island" record

Vandy-Sixx

Does it get any better than Aerosmith's trifecta of Get Your Wings, Toys in the Attic, and Rocks?

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First hints of brilliance

manlio

While most people point to 1975's Toys in the Attic as the start of Aerosmith's stretch of great music, I personally feel that Get Your Wings is a worthy start. The big songs from the album (Same old Song and Dance, Train kept a Rollin) hold their own as a great blend of blues riff rock, but the deep cuts are what makes it truly special. Seasons of Wither is a beautiful, haunting ballad, and tracks such as Lord of the Thighs and Spaced get better with every listen. A very enjoyable 40 minutes showcasing the start of their hey day.

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Often overshadowed by the subsequent twin highlights of Toys in the Attic and Rocks, Aerosmith’s 1974 second album, Get Your Wings, is where Aerosmith became Aerosmith — it’s where they teamed up with producer Jack Douglas, it’s where they shed much of their influences and developed their own trademark sound, it’s where they turned into songwriters, it’s where Steven Tyler unveiled his signature obsessions with sex and sleaze. Chief among these attributes may be Douglas, who either helped the band ease into the studio or captured their sound in a way their debut never did. This is a leaner, harder album, bathed in grease and layered in grit, but it’s not just down to Douglas. The band itself sounds more distinctive. There are blues in Joe Perry and Joey Kramer’s interplay, but this leapfrogs over blues-rock; it turns into slippery hard rock. To be sure, it’s still easy to hear the Stones here, but they never really sound Stonesy; there’s almost more of the Yardbirds to the way the group works the riffs, particularly evident on the cover of the early ‘Birds classic “The Train Kept a Rollin’.” But if the Yardbirds were tight and nervy, Aerosmith is blown out and loose, the sound of excess incarnate — that is, in every way but the writing itself, which is confident and strong, fueled by Tyler’s gonzo sex drive. He is the “Lord of the Thighs,” playing that “Same Old Song and Dance,” but he also slows down enough for the eerie “Seasons of Wither,” a powerful slow-churning ballad whose mastery of atmosphere is a good indication of how far the band has grown. They never attempted anything quite so creepy on their debut, but it isn’t just that Aerosmith is trying newer things on Get Your Wings, it’s that they’re doing their bloozy bluster better and bolder, which is what turns this sophomore effort into their first classic. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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