History YMMV / Aerosmith

15th Nov '16 5:56:38 AM hullflyer
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* NoPronunciationGuide: A lot of people mispronounce the band's name as "Arrow-smith" - it's pronounced "Air-row-smith".
26th Sep '16 11:21:10 AM igordebraga
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* BrokenBase: Some say the band was better when they were all on drugs (liking everything up to ''Done with Mirrors''), others say they started sucking in the '90s (liking everything up to ''Pump''), still others say they started sucking with Just Push Play, still others like all their material. Also, with the recent fights between [[VitriolicBestBuds Steven and Joe]], the fanbase seems to be siding with either Steven or Joe. Also, Series/AmericanIdol: excellent PR move or terrible sell-out move for Steven? You decide.

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* BrokenBase: Some say the band was better when they were all on drugs (liking everything up to ''Done with Mirrors''), others say they started sucking in the '90s (liking everything up to ''Pump''), still others say they started sucking with Just ''Just Push Play, Play'', still others like all their material. Also, with the recent fights between [[VitriolicBestBuds Steven and Joe]], the fanbase seems to be siding with either Steven or Joe. Also, Series/AmericanIdol: excellent PR move or terrible sell-out move for Steven? You decide.



* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: The band's sexually charged lyrics made them a Parents Music Resource Center target, leading to the removal of the lyric sheet off ''Pump'' (which already had a snarky dig on PMRC leader Tipper Gore with a lyric reading "Even Tipper thinks I'm ALRIGHT!"). One of Aerosmith's awards at the 1990 VMAs has Steven saying "Thank you Tipper (Gore) and Jesse (Helms), for making sure that as long as there are a few four-letter words on the album, it'll sell an extra million copies!"

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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: The band's sexually charged lyrics made them a Parents Music Resource Center target, leading to the removal of the lyric sheet off ''Pump'' (which already had a snarky dig on PMRC leader Tipper Gore with a lyric reading "Even Tipper thinks I'm ALRIGHT!"). One of Aerosmith's awards ''Pump''. An acceptance speech at the 1990 VMAs has [[{{MTV}} VMAs]] had Steven saying "Thank you Tipper (Gore) and Jesse (Helms), for making sure that as long as there are a few four-letter words on the album, it'll sell an extra million copies!"
26th Sep '16 11:19:23 AM igordebraga
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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: The band's sexually charged lyrics made them a Parents Music Resource Center target, leading to the removal of the lyric sheet off ''Pump'' (which already had a snarky dig on PMRC leader Tipper Gore with a lyric reading "Even Tipper thinks I'm ALRIGHT!"). One of Aerosmith's awards at the 1990 VMAs has Steven saying "Thank you Tipper (Gore) and Jesse (Helms), for making sure that as long as there are a few four-letter words on the album, it'll sell an extra million copies!"
28th Jul '16 6:38:57 AM bt8257
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* BrokenBase: Some say the band was better when they were all on drugs (liking everything up to ''Done With Mirrors''), others say they started sucking in the 90s (liking everything up to ''Pump''), still others say they started sucking with Just Push Play, still others like all their material. Also, with the recent fights between [[VitriolicBestBuds Steven and Joe]], the fanbase seems to be siding with either Steven or Joe. Also, Series/AmericanIdol: excellent PR move or terrible sell-out move for Steven? You decide.
** Also, some people don't like that they incorporated outside songwriters (from Desmond Child to Diane Warren and everyone inbetween) and accuse them of selling out.

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* BrokenBase: Some say the band was better when they were all on drugs (liking everything up to ''Done With with Mirrors''), others say they started sucking in the 90s '90s (liking everything up to ''Pump''), still others say they started sucking with Just Push Play, still others like all their material. Also, with the recent fights between [[VitriolicBestBuds Steven and Joe]], the fanbase seems to be siding with either Steven or Joe. Also, Series/AmericanIdol: excellent PR move or terrible sell-out move for Steven? You decide.
** Also, some people don't like that they incorporated outside songwriters (from Desmond Child to Diane Warren and everyone inbetween) in-between) and accuse them of selling out.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: ''Where to begin?''

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: ''Where to begin?''start?''



* EarWorm: Many of their songs will play in your head all day long thanks to catchy choruses and {{Epic Riff}}s.

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* EarWorm: Many of their songs will play in your head all day long thanks to catchy choruses and {{Epic Riff}}s.{{epic riff}}s.



** Even for fans, many were surprised to find that the 90s recording of "Sweet Emotion" was a ''re''-recording of a track from ''Toys In The Attic.''

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** Even for fans, many were surprised to find that the 90s recording of "Sweet Emotion" was a ''re''-recording of a track from ''Toys In The Attic.''in the Attic''.



* WinBackTheCrowd: One of the most famous examples in musical history. They were among the defining hard rock bands of the 1970's and had a massive influence on the then-fledgling heavy metal scene. However, the early-80's were anything but kind to the band, as nasty drug addictions and a string of mediocre albums temporarily doomed them to "has-been" status. But, in 1986, the tides turned. They collaborated with Music/RunDMC to rerecord "Walk This Way" (one of the first notable fusions of rock and hip hop), and 1987's ''Permanent Vacation'' further paved the way for a comeback. It finally happened with 1989's ''Pump''. Widely considered to be both their big comeback album and one of the greatest hard rock albums of the late-80's.

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* WinBackTheCrowd: One of the most famous examples in musical history. They were among the defining hard rock bands of the 1970's 1970s and had a massive influence on the then-fledgling heavy metal scene. However, the early-80's early-80s were anything but kind to the band, as nasty drug addictions and a string of mediocre albums temporarily doomed them to "has-been" status. But, in 1986, the tides turned. They collaborated with Music/RunDMC to rerecord "Walk This Way" (one of the first notable fusions of rock and hip hop), and 1987's ''Permanent Vacation'' further paved the way for a comeback. It finally happened with 1989's ''Pump''. Widely considered to be both their big comeback album and one of the greatest hard rock albums of the late-80's.late '80s.



* TheWoobie: Joey Kramer. [[BrokenBird So]] [[AbusiveParents bloody]] [[TroubledButCute much]].

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* TheWoobie: Joey Kramer. [[BrokenBird So]] [[AbusiveParents bloody]] very]] [[TroubledButCute much]].
30th Jun '16 10:51:42 PM MeatWisdom
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** Interestingly enough, Ray makes an appearance on the show PawnStars, selling a rare Aerosmith tour jacket.
14th Jun '16 10:46:16 AM bt8257
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* NoPronunciationGuide: A lot of people mispronounce the band's name as "Arrow-smith" - it's pronounced "Air-row-smith".
22nd May '16 4:29:58 PM shoboni
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** Strange case bordering on InNameOnly because Brooks' version was also heavily re-written to be about the thrill of being a rodeo rider instead of being a r-rated IntercouseWithYou song.

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** Strange case bordering on InNameOnly because Brooks' version was also heavily re-written to be about the thrill of being a rodeo rider instead of being a r-rated IntercouseWithYou IntercourseWithYou song.
22nd May '16 4:29:12 PM shoboni
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**Strange case bordering on InNameOnly because Brooks' version was also heavily re-written to be about the thrill of being a rodeo rider instead of being a r-rated IntercouseWithYou song.
14th Feb '16 1:07:51 PM youngbond007
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** Here's a few good starting points: ''Toys in the Attic'' (the album), ''Rocks'' and ''Pump''. From start to finish. Hell, throw in ''Permanent Vacation'' for good measures.

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** Here's a few good starting points: ''Toys in the Attic'' (the album), ''Rocks'' ''Rocks'', and ''Pump''. From start to finish. Hell, throw in ''Permanent Vacation'' for good measures.
24th Dec '15 11:24:58 AM MikeK
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* NarmCharm: Halfway through "You See Me Crying", one of their earliest {{Power Ballad}}s, Steven Tyler goes into a particularly strained falsetto that ends up making him sound like Donald Duck - it should (and does) sound silly, but somehow the music is epic enough to make it work.
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