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NFT: When Aerosmith met Run-DMC

Greg from LI : 7/13/2017 5:14 pm
Very cool oral history of the Aerosmith/Run-DMC collaboration on "Walk This Way".
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Actually  
OC2.0 : 7/13/2017 5:35 pm : link
That song turned out to be the original rap song.
RE: Actually  
Matt M. : 7/13/2017 6:05 pm : link
In comment 13527614 OC2.0 said:
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That song turned out to be the original rap song.
Not even close. Rap was around for quite a while already and was already becoming more mainstream.
It was Run DMC's  
pjcas18 : 7/13/2017 6:06 pm : link
third album and they weren't even the pioneers of rap, it was far from the original rap song.

And it was awful.
Uh...  
lugnut : 7/13/2017 6:12 pm : link
I think OC meant the Aerosmith version, not Run-DMC's, turned out to be the original rap song. Was there rap pre-1973?
RE: Uh...  
OC2.0 : 7/13/2017 6:28 pm : link
In comment 13527656 lugnut said:
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I think OC meant the Aerosmith version, not Run-DMC's, turned out to be the original rap song. Was there rap pre-1973?


Thank you
Brought Aerosmith back  
Steve L : 7/13/2017 7:00 pm : link
They may have faded into obscurity if it wasn't for this song.
The first four albums are pretty strong  
lono801 : 7/13/2017 7:09 pm : link
ROCKS being the best for me...

But I'll agree it brought back life to the band...

After Draw The Line...its slim pickings...
Get Your Wings was their best  
redwhiteandbigblue : 7/13/2017 7:27 pm : link
Follow up to the initial album that had Dream On. Get Your Wings had Train Kept A Rollin. A close second was Toys In The Attic which was end to end hits like Toys in The Attic, Walk This Way,
Toys in the Attic had  
lono801 : 7/13/2017 7:49 pm : link
Big 10 Inch....

It ruined a great album...

Aerosmith turned into a justifiably criticized band  
santacruzom : 7/13/2017 7:51 pm : link
But in their early years they were awesome and surprisingly funky as fuck for a rock band.
RE: Toys in the Attic had  
jnoble : 7/13/2017 8:41 pm : link
In comment 13527732 lono801 said:
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Big 10 Inch....

It ruined a great album...

Huh? That song is classic tongue in cheek Aerosmith

Night In The Ruts is actually one of my favorite Aero albums despite Joe quitting before it was done and Steven's vocals being ragged as a result of his drug problems (he was smoking crack by that time)

I've read a couple different articles claiming that 1985's flop Done With Mirrors was actually much better than its reputation
I think they were awesome through  
Steve L : 7/13/2017 9:13 pm : link
Rock in a Hard Place (a very underrated album). After that it was hit or miss. Though Done Witn Mirrors is underrated too.

Rocks is my favorite. Just an awesome and gritty album.
I really liked reading  
Moondawg : 7/13/2017 9:16 pm : link
Chuck D talk about the early days of Rap, and how eclectic it was; Ruben just brought the two streams together in an official way. Thanks for posting.
Toys also had ridiculous Joe Perry  
redwhiteandbigblue : 7/13/2017 9:17 pm : link
guitar riffs, moreso than any other album. Toys In the Attic, Sweet Emotion(killer riff),Walk This Way, Round and Round.

And if you don't get the "tongue in cheek" lyrics, you don't get Steven Tyler and Aerosmith.
I guess that's for me  
lono801 : 7/13/2017 9:41 pm : link
I get it...

It still cluttered what could be a great album.

It's a stain
RE: RE: Toys in the Attic had  
Steve L : 7/13/2017 9:55 pm : link
In comment 13527764 jnoble said:
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In comment 13527732 lono801 said:


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Big 10 Inch....

It ruined a great album...



Huh? That song is classic tongue in cheek Aerosmith

Night In The Ruts is actually one of my favorite Aero albums despite Joe quitting before it was done and Steven's vocals being ragged as a result of his drug problems (he was smoking crack by that time)

I've read a couple different articles claiming that 1985's flop Done With Mirrors was actually much better than its reputation


Definitely check out Done with Mirrors. I think it's great.
mirrors  
mdc1 : 7/14/2017 3:43 pm : link
not bad, but the sound quality on it is horrible. Perry's solo tune, let the music do the talking appears on that one.
Oh yeah... I meant to say this earlier...  
T-Bone : 7/14/2017 3:45 pm : link
thanks for that link Greg. That was a great article. I knew about some of the stuff but not nearly all of it.
Glad you enjoyed it  
Greg from LI : 7/14/2017 4:07 pm : link
For me, reading it takes me back to that time when I first heard rap. It was 1986, I was in fifth grade. It was a fun time because, for a few years there (and for the only time in my life), I was best friends with the coolest kid in school. He was like a real-life elementary school version of Ferris Bueller. He was the person who introduced me to Run-DMC, and they seemed like the coolest thing in the world.
RE: Get Your Wings was their best  
feelflows : 7/14/2017 4:12 pm : link
In comment 13527723 redwhiteandbigblue said:
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Follow up to the initial album that had Dream On. Get Your Wings had Train Kept A Rollin. A close second was Toys In The Attic which was end to end hits like Toys in The Attic, Walk This Way,


Amen. Cover to cover their best. Thighs, either, same ol... masterpiece.
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