Aerosmith – Toys In The Attic (1975/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 37:15 minutes | 867 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: | Digital Booklet | © Columbia
Recorded January – March 1975 at The Record Plant.

Toys in the Attic is Aerosmith’s third album and was originally released in April 1975. It featured the hit singles “Sweet Emotion”, “Walk This Way”, and “Toys in the Attic” and ranks as Aerosmith’s most commercially successful studio album in the US, having sold over eight million copies. The album is ranked #229 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Toys in the Attic peaked at #11 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified 8x Platinum by the RIAA as of 2002. It is considered to be a “landmark of hard rock” (Greg Kot).

After nearly getting off the ground with Get Your Wings, Aerosmith finally perfected their mix of Stonesy raunch and Zeppelin-esque riffing with their third album, Toys in the Attic. The success of the album derives from a combination of an increased sense of songwriting skills and purpose. Not only does Joe Perry turn out indelible riffs like “Walk This Way,” “Toys in the Attic,” and “Sweet Emotion,” but Steven Tyler has fully embraced sleaziness as his artistic muse. Taking his cue from the old dirty blues “Big Ten Inch Record,” Tyler writes with a gleeful impishness about sex throughout Toys in the Attic, whether it’s the teenage heavy petting of “Walk This Way,” the promiscuous “Sweet Emotion,” or the double-entendres of “Uncle Salty” and “Adam’s Apple.” The rest of Aerosmith, led by Perry’s dirty, exaggerated riffing, provide an appropriately greasy backing. Before Toys in the Attic, no other hard rock band sounded like this. Sure, Aerosmith cribbed heavily from the records of the Rolling Stones, New York Dolls, and Led Zeppelin, but they didn’t have any of the menace of their influences, nor any of their mystique. Aerosmith was a gritty, street-wise hard rock band who played their blues as blooze and were in it for a good time; Toys in the Attic crystallizes that attitude.

01 – Toys In The Attic
02 – Uncle Salty
03 – Adam’s Apple
04 – Walk This Way
05 – Big Ten Inch Record
06 – Sweet Emotion
07 – No More No More
08 – Round And Round
09 – You See Me Crying

Steven Tyler – lead vocals, percussion on “Sweet Emotion”, harmonica, piano on “You See Me Crying”
Joe Perry – guitar, backing vocals, talkbox on “Sweet Emotion”
Brad Whitford – guitar
Tom Hamilton – bass
Joey Kramer – drums

Additional musicians:
Scott Cushnie – piano on “Big Ten Inch Record”, and “No More No More”
Jay Messina – bass marimba on “Sweet Emotion”

Jack Douglas – production
Jay Messina – engineering
Rod O’Brien – assistant engineering
Corky Stasiak – assistant engineering
Dave Thoener – assistant engineering
Doug Sax – mastering
Vic Anesini – mastering engineering
Bob Belott – original photography
Pacific Eye & Ear – album design
Ingrid Haenke – illustration
Lisa Sparagano – 1993 package design
Ken Fredette – 1993 package design
Jimmy Lenner, Jr. – still life photography
Leslie Lambert – still life collage design
David Krebs – direction
Steve Leber – direction

Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes.


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