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


* 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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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: In the late '90s/early 2000s, the band somehow became seen as a "family-friendly" band due to stuff like the [=Rock'n'Rollercoaster=] at the Disney Hollywood Studios theme park, their appearances on the Kids Choice Awards, and even a song on the Rugrats Go Wild soundtrack. Of course, nobody ever thought to write the lyrics of their albums, which are full of explicit sex (as well as isolated songs about violence and drug abuse). Heck, this is the group that had a song titled "Love In An Elevator"...A song that has the immortal line "Living it up when I'm going down". And it's featured in said rollercoaster (though retitled "Love in a Roller Coaster"). As well as other IntercourseWithYou songs, such as "Young Lust" and "F.I.N.E."


* YokoOhNo: Joe left the band in 1979 after a backstage altercation between his and Tom's wife.

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** "Dream On" contains the line "''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Live and learn]] from fools and from sages...''"


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: ''Where do we start?''
** Here's a few good starting points: ''Toys in the Attic'' (the album), ''Rocks'', ''Permanent Vacation'', and ''Pump''. From start to finish.
** "Janie's Got a Gun" and especially the music video for it which still packs a punch even today with the combination of sobering subject matter, stark imagery and emotional resonance.



* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Steven Tyler singing [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSAqnfGJWhY God Bless America]] at the 2010 Red Sox opener doubles as this and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming because, for all the crap he went through in 2009, he still sings with so much power and emotion...
** "Living on the Edge" at the 1994 Castle Donnington Monsters of Rock festival. The outdoor venue is on a main flight path and the band timed the song so that a 747 flew low overhead at the exact point of the musical break in the song before continuing.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: ''Where do we start?''
** Here's a few good starting points: ''Toys in the Attic'' (the album), ''Rocks'', ''Permanent Vacation'', and ''Pump''. From start to finish.
** "Janie's Got a Gun" and especially the music video for it which still packs a punch even today with the combination of sobering subject matter, stark imagery and emotional resonance.


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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome:
** Steven Tyler singing [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSAqnfGJWhY God Bless America]] at the 2010 Red Sox opener doubles as this and SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming|Moments}} because, for all the crap he went through in 2009, he still sings with so much power and emotion...
** "Living on the Edge" at the 1994 Castle Donnington Monsters of Rock festival. The outdoor venue is on a main flight path and the band timed the song so that a 747 flew low overhead at the exact point of the musical break in the song before continuing.


* MemeticMutation: "EVERY ALBUM IS AEROSMITH", with spawned from the [[every-album-is-aerosmith.tumblr.com/ tumblr of the same name]], which takes '''any''' album cover out there and changes the title to either Aerosmith or ''Sweet Emotion''.

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* MemeticMutation: "EVERY ALBUM IS AEROSMITH", with spawned from the [[every-album-is-aerosmith.[[https://every-album-is-aerosmith.tumblr.com/ tumblr of the same name]], which takes '''any''' album cover out there and changes the title to either Aerosmith ''Sweet Emotion'' or just slapping the band name and the description saying it's ''Sweet Emotion''.

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* MemeticMutation: "EVERY ALBUM IS AEROSMITH", with spawned from the [[every-album-is-aerosmith.tumblr.com/ tumblr of the same name]], which takes '''any''' album cover out there and changes the title to either Aerosmith or ''Sweet Emotion''.


* EndingFatigue: A few songs have a BigRockEnding that goes on too long, such as "Amazing" (that even starts an old school radio broadcast when the solo ends!), "Out Go the Lights" and the Run-DMC version of "Walk this Way".



* ThePeteBest: Ray Tabano. He played less than a year with the band before Brad Whitford replaced him, and even before the band recorded anything.
** Interestingly enough, Ray makes an appearance on the show PawnStars, selling a rare Aerosmith tour jacket.


* CoveredUp: CountryMusic Fan sez, "Hey, ain't 'Fever' a Music/GarthBrooks song?"
** 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 IntercourseWithYou song.

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* CoveredUp: CoveredUp:
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CountryMusic Fan sez, "Hey, ain't 'Fever' a Music/GarthBrooks song?"
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song?" 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 IntercourseWithYou song.song.
** From the British music magazine ''Q'': "People who hear the original version of 'Walk This Way' tend to think that it would sound better with a big beat behind it, and maybe some rapping."

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* NightmareFuel: "Janie's Got a Gun." [[AbusiveParents Good]] [[RapeAndRevenge grief]].


** The Less Interesting Three get some good representation on the classic albums. On ''Get Your Wings'', Kramer co-wrote "Pandora's Box". On ''Toys in the Attic'', Hamilton co-wrote "Sweet Emotion" and Whitford co-wrote "Round and Round". And on ''Rocks'', Whitford co-wrote "Last Child" and "Nobody's Fault" and Hamilton co-wrote "Sick as a Dog". One could almost make the argument that Whitford and Hamilton are responsible for Aerosmith's highest moments on the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness.

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** The Less Interesting Three get some good representation on the classic albums. On ''Get Your Wings'', Kramer co-wrote "Pandora's Box". On ''Toys in the Attic'', Hamilton co-wrote "Sweet Emotion" and Whitford co-wrote "Round and Round". And on ''Rocks'', Whitford co-wrote "Last Child" and "Nobody's Fault" and Hamilton co-wrote "Sick as a Dog". Hamilton also co-wrote "Janie's Got a Gun" from ''Pump''. One could almost make the argument that Whitford and Hamilton are responsible for Aerosmith's highest moments on the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness.


* 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 in-between) and accuse them of selling out.

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* BrokenBase: BrokenBase:
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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 Some people don't like that they incorporated outside songwriters (from Desmond Child to Diane Warren and everyone in-between) and accuse them of selling out.



* 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''. An acceptance speech at the 1990 [[{{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!"

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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''. An acceptance speech at the 1990 [[{{MTV}} [[{{Creator/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!"


* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: ''Where to start?''
** 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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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: ''Where to do we start?''
** Here's a few good starting points: ''Toys in the Attic'' (the album), ''Rocks'', ''Permanent Vacation'', and ''Pump''. From start to finish. Hell, throw in ''Permanent Vacation'' for good measures.



* EpicRiff: "Walk This Way", "Dream On", "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)", "Sweet Emotion" (bass).

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* EpicRiff: "Walk This Way", "Dream On", "Dude (Looks Like A a Lady)", "Sweet Emotion" (bass).



* HilariousInHindsight: "Dude Looks Like a Lady". Look at Steven now.
** Also hilarious in hindsight from that, is Steven did a dance similar to the dance that Music/{{Psy}} did in his song "Gangnam Style."

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* HilariousInHindsight: "Dude Looks (Looks Like a Lady".Lady)". Look at Steven now.
** Also hilarious in hindsight from that, is Steven did a dance similar to the dance that Music/{{Psy}} did in his song "Gangnam Style."Style".



** 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''.



* WinBackTheCrowd: One of the most famous examples in musical history. They were among the defining hard rock bands of the 1970s and had a massive influence on the then-fledgling heavy metal scene. However, the 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 '80s.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: The video for "Pink." It's... confusing.

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* WinBackTheCrowd: One of the most famous examples in musical history. They were among the defining hard rock bands of the 1970s and had a massive influence on the then-fledgling heavy metal scene. However, the 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, But in 1986, the tides turned. They collaborated with Music/RunDMC to rerecord re-record "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 '80s.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: The video for "Pink." It's... Its ''very'' confusing.


* JumpingTheShark: Some would argue that Steven Tyler has done this. Others would argue that he's just giving his 60+ year old body a break by doing something [[Series/AmericanIdol nonstrenuous]]. Others don't give a shit and just dig the music.

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