Aerosmith - No Surprize

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  1. Go Cat Go!!

    Go Cat Go!! Member

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    How I miss this band!

    This is a great rock and roll song and one of their unheralded gems. Tyler has a real gift with words. I find the lyrics hilarious.




    1971, we all heard the starters gun
    New York is such a pity
    But at Max's Kansas City we won

    We all shot the **** at the bar
    With Johnny O' Toole and his scar
    And then old Clive Davis said
    He's surely gonna make us a star
    I'm gonna make you a star
    Just the way you are

    But with all his style
    I could see in his eyes
    That we is goin' on trial
    It was no surprise

    The boys kept kickin' ass
    As usual time would tell
    But some bitch in the choir
    Throw'd water on the fires of hell
    She loved to show and tell
    Lord, she loved to tell

    But with all our style
    You could see in our eyes
    That we is still on trial
    And it was no surprise
    No surprise
    No surprise
    No surprise

    Midnight lady,
    Situation fetal,
    Vaccinate your ass with your phonograph needle

    I say looky here
    Friend of mine
    You scratch like you need calamine
    Flamingo boots, soles a creakin'
    Still in love and Puerto Rican too

    Ridin' on wheels of hell
    Smokin' our axle grease
    Oh, the backstage is rockin'
    And we're coppin' from the local police
    That's right the local police
    Oh, the justice of peace

    But with all our style
    You could see in our eyes
    That we is still on trial
    Baby it's no surprise
    No surprise
    No surprise
    No surprise

    Rock n' roll, junkie whore
    Got my foot inside the door
    Knock knock, knock knock, knock
    Nobody's keepin' score

    Bad times go away
    Come again some other day
    Topaz and sassafras
    Will keep the blues away

    Candy store rock n' roll
    Corporation jellyroll
    Play the singles it ain't me
    It's programmed insanity

    You ASCAP, if BMI
    Could ever make a mountain fly
    If Japanese can boil teas
    An' where the ****'s my royalties?

    Yak yak yak yak 'oow
     
  2. Hetfieldinn

    Hetfieldinn Senior Member

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    They died shortly after Rocks was released

    RIP Aerosmith.
     
  3. freedom's door

    freedom's door Supporting Member

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    Always liked this album from them- some great guitar tones and playing from Joe, Brad, and Jimmy.
     
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    27sauce Supporting Member

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    This is a great album. Its closer to Rocks to me than Draw The Line. Way underrated.

    This is another good one. Great Perry solo on it.
     
  5. Lone Bear

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    :agreeBut I'll give them parts of Draw the Line also.
     
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    pete692 Silver Supporting Member

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    God, I so want to like Draw the Line, but WTF did they do to the guitar sound on that recording? Painful.
     
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    Draw the Line is their worst album of the '70's IMO.

    If you know anything about the recording of that album, you can understand why. F'n mess.
     
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    This is a cool outtake from Draw the Line. They didnt have enough tunes and recorded 2 covers, this one and Milk Cow Blues. Only MCB made it.

     
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    I did like the way Joey's drums came across. I believe this was the first Aerosmith album to wind up in the "bargain bin" at K-Mart.
     
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    Night in the Ruts is very underrated IMO. Good album.
     
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    This is another very under-rated song of theirs in my opinion. I love the song in the op's post also.
     
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    That whole album is brilliant. IMO Aerosmiths best album, even if it's probably mostly a Hunter and Wagner played album.
     
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    2 songs, granted they were the singles... S.O.S is a great Whitford solo
     
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    Here's one of my favorites from the album:



    I actually dig the whole record, with the exception of the cover of Remember.
     
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    Of course. They have to capitalize on Tyler's Idol exposure. And J - Lo 's due for another club vid. Even Randy Jackson has an endorsement from Guitar Center
     
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    They have been making this album since way before Idol. In fact, Idol has delayed its production.
     
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    I like their later stuff MUCH better than the very early stuff. Their later stuff is a lot more like Toys in the Attic in that it is well produced and tight. It is also musically a little more exploratory and creative.
    I think it pretty amazing that Steven Tyler can still sing that well while leaping around a stage. They still kick ass.
     
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    3 thumbs up for Right in the Nuts. I like every song on there.
     

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