Get Your Wings review by Aerosmith

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  • Released: Jan 1, 1974
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 8.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.5 (20 votes)
Aerosmith: Get Your Wings
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Sound — 9
Aerosmith's second release, Get Your Wings, is a sign of things to come a few years later from Aeromsith. The music and lyrics are awesome. After Aeromsmith's self-titled debut didn't sell well, Aerosmith had to prove to their record company they were worth keeping. Thankfully, this album quickly went Gold and it's not hard to see (or hear) why. The singing and playing have improved greatly, especially Steven Tyler's voice. The styles range from blues-rock, to hard rock and early heavy metal.

Lyrics — 8
The lyrics have improved from their first album for the most part. The ballad Seasons Of Wither are probably the best and Lord Of The Thighs are probably the worst (they are still good though). The lyrics go great with the music. Seasons Of Wither's lyrics go great with the acoustic guitar and Train Kept A Rollin's lyrics go well with the hard rockin' guitar. Steven Tyler's voice has greatly improved from the screechy, teenage voice from their debut and will continue to improve throughout Toys In The Attic and Rocks.

Overall Impression — 9
This is one of the best albums of the early '70s. I'll go through the songs one by one: 01. Same Old Song And Dance - this blues rocker is a great way to kick off the album with great guitar and saxophone solos 10/10. 02. Lord Of The Thighs - this song is a rocker with a guitar riff that sounds like Walk This Way. Great drum beat 10/10. 03. Spaced - this song starts with weird sound effects at the beginning. The guitar and Steven Tyler's voice sound really good in this mid-tempo song 8/10. 04. Woman Of The World - starts with a cool drum beat then goes into an acoustic riff then an awesome solo. Awesome long guitar and harmonica solo at the end 9/10. 05. SOS (Too Bad) - starts with a funky guitar riff then goes into a fast paced awesome song. Kinda short at 2:51 though 8/10. 06. Train Kept A Rollin' - the first 2 minutes of this song has a cool mid-tempo blues riff, a sing-along chorus, and 2 awesome solos. The song stops at around the 2 minute mark and in comes a drum roll. After some train-sounding effects from the guitar, it goes into one of the heaviest songs of the '70s. Awesome solo 20/10. 07. Seasons Of Wither - awesome ballad with great lyrics. Another awesome solo by Joe Perry. 2nd best song behind Train Kept A Rollin 15/10. 08. Pandora's Box - mid-tempo song with awesome chorus. Only Aerosmith song written by drummer Joey Kramer. I think Train should be the closing song though 8/10. If this CD was stolen I would steal it back or buy another one because it is worth the money.

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