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Old 05-02-2014, 02:45 PM   #16
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I don't care for Gob Aerosmith.
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I guess that is why they reissued their 70s albums on vinyl last month.

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It's that line of thinking that keeps the delusional folks in peeling off them dollar bills alive.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:37 PM   #19
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Aerosmith - 0 Reasons To Exist


Guns 'n' Roses perfected what Aerosmith started, really. Appetite For Destruction trumps even Toys In The Attic, and Use Your Illusion(s), however overcooked and overstuffed they may be, covers more ground than Aerosmith ever could have hoped for.
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Guns 'n' Roses perfected what Aerosmith started, really.
I don't really hear the comparison in the music itself. Aerosmith was steeped in blues and groove; they were touted as Boston's answer to the Stones, whereas GNR existed in different set of circumstances. Eddie Van Halen had opened up a new world for guitarists like Slash. Trash metal was in its heyday. Meanwhile, Axl was influenced by ELO, Elton John and Todd Rundgren.

They did tour together though, and I agree that the "Bad Boys from ______" mentality existed between both groups.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:54 PM   #21
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All I can say is that I remember when Appetite came out, and there were a lot of comparisons, and some of them were non-musical as you pointed out.

Slash has been on record as saying Aerosmith was a big influence on him, so even if his own guitar sound might not sound similar there's still a connection. I also think you're underrating the amount of "boogie" in G'n'R's music. The R&B sound is there, just not steeped in classic blues like the kind Aerosmith played so derivatively and not nearly as excitingly as Zeppelin.
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They did tour together though, and I agree that the "Bad Boys from ______" mentality existed between both groups.
I saw that tour.
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Aerosmith has a handful of songs I like. They have aged worse than just about anyone out there, though, both physically and musically.
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Aerosmith has a handful of songs I like. They have aged worse than just about anyone out there, though, both physically and musically.
Agreed.

Pump was actually one of my favorite albums when I was a kid.
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Agreed.

Pump was actually one of my favorite albums when I was a kid.
Yeah, I had Get a Grip on heavy rotation when I was in middle school. Probably MTVs fault, since some of those damnable videos were being played constantly.
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Sorry, but Robert Christgau thinks Get a Grip and Rocks are A- records.

What now?
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Sorry, but Robert Christgau thinks Get a Grip and Rocks are A- records.

What now?
We all have our blind spots.

But not sure how we can really talk seriously about a "rock" band who keeps going to the Diane Warren well over and over again. There isn't a more pathetic way to sell out IMO.

Funny that they have more cred than a band like Journey, who at least wrote all their own songs and don't just sound like a watered-down Stones. And I'll tell you, Aerosmith's greatest hits album doesn't hold a candle to Journey's in terms of songcraft.
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Fuck yeah, Journey.

I look forward to the day, perhaps decades from now, when I can enjoy Don't Stop Believin' again.
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Wheel In The Sky is my favorite Journey track.

You know who likes Journey? Two fictional characters on popular Fox programs: Mr. Schuester from GLEE and Ryan Atwood from THE O.C.
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