Not sure if it has hit the airwaves/shores of the UK but it's certainly out there on the Interwebs...
- "Lover A Lot"
- "What Could Have Been Love"
two new singles from Aerosmith join the recently released "Legendary Child"
also floating around YouTube are recordings of a song called "Beautiful" that has been played as like an intro before the band comes on stage.
Of the 5, Beautiful and What Could Have Been Love? are my favourites.
"Oh Yeah" is the name of another song that has been played on almost all dates throughout the current tour and, again, can be found around YouTube.
In my opinion Aerosmith have lost their way when it comes to writing 'rockers' with "Lover A Lot" being fairly average and "Legendary Child" recycling old lyrics from famous past hits of their own (very dodgy move, IMO, and trying to be 'commercial' and radio friendly by singing "but we didn't give a woah-oah-oah" instead of "but we didn't give a FUCK!" which would have waaaaaaaaaaay more impact...
When they write 'spacey' choruses for rockers, like Beautiful, they're smashin' it!! All over it. Awesome.
And ballads. Are still an Aerosmith thing.
But look at the 'exclusive' tracks that have appeared on movie sound tracks over the past 10-15 years.
"Angel's Eye" - Charlie's Angels
"What Kind Of Love Are You On?" - Armageddon
These are way better than the rockers that seem to be piled up for the new album!!
Oh Yeah (from Music From Another Dimension... better than Lover A Lot IMO, hard to tell without a proper studio version but this is 'classic' Aerosmith rock 'n' roll by the sounds of it!!)
The uptempo tracks are definitely a step in the right direction.
I have to say I'd given up on the 'Smith doing an album that had the fire of their older stuff...until I heard the Honkin On Bobo album. That was mostly covers, but it hinted that they'd rekindled their RnR roots...
So far so good...save for the ballad. I'm not one for ballads at the best of times, but US arena rock ballads are a major turn-off for me...yeuch...
But yes, seems to me like the Smith are back with a punch they had been lacking for years...looking forward to hearing the full album in CD quality. Hope to finally get round to seeing them live one day too - Tyler is an excellent frontman, even if he does look like a tramp in drag sometimes
I don't understand what people hold against Just Push Play.
OH NO IT'S JUST PUSH PLAY... OUT COME THE PITCHFORKS!!
Yes it's a relatively commercial sounding album but it still rocks. And it's way way better than Nine Lives. By far and a way!!
'Tis a good album Just Push Play.
I don't agree with you about Nine Lives though,it also has a lot of great tunes on it.
I think Aerosmith suffer from trying to put too many tracks on their more recent albums.
Compare Rocks at total running time 34 mins, to Nine Lives at 57 mins and you'll get the idea.
Someone should tell them Its about quality not quantity.