Get Your Wings

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Get Your Wings
Studio album by Aerosmith
Released March 1, 1974 (1974-03-01)
Recorded December 17, 1973–January 14, 1974 at Record Plant Studios
Genre Rock, blues rock [1]
Length 38:04
Label Columbia
SME
Producer Ray Colcord and Jack Douglas
Aerosmith chronology
Aerosmith
(1973)
Get Your Wings
(1974)
Toys in the Attic
(1975)
Singles from Get Your Wings
  1. "Same Old Song and Dance"
    Released: March 19, 1974
  2. "Train Kept A-Rollin'"
    Released: October 24, 1974
  3. "S.O.S. (Too Bad)"
    Released: 1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Billboard (favorable) [2]
Blender 4/5 stars [3][dead link]
Robert Christgau B−[4]
Rolling Stone (average)[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars [6]

Get Your Wings is the second studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released March 1, 1974. The album is the first to feature production from Jack Douglas, who would go on to produce the band's next four albums. Three singles were released from the album, but none of them made the pop charts.

The album has been certified triple platinum by the RIAA.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Same Old Song and Dance"   Steven Tyler, Joe Perry 3:53
2. "Lord of the Thighs"   Tyler 4:14
3. "Spaced"   Perry, Tyler 4:21
4. "Woman of the World"   Tyler, Darren Solomon 5:49

Side two[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "S.O.S. (Too Bad)"   Tyler 2:51
2. "Train Kept A-Rollin'"   Tiny Bradshaw, Howard Kay, Lois Mann 5:33
3. "Seasons of Wither"   Tyler 5:38
4. "Pandora's Box"   Tyler, Joey Kramer 5:43
Total length:
38:04

Song information[edit]

"Same Old Song and Dance"

  • Built around a riff Joe Perry came up with while sitting on his amp, Steven Tyler quickly came up with the verse riff. The song appears in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. The original lyric, "Got you with the cocaine, found with your gun," was altered for the single version, changed to "You shady looking loser, you played with my gun."

"Lord of the Thighs"

  • After the band members decided they needed one more song for the album, they locked themselves into their rehearsal room and came up with this song. The narrator is a pimp who recruits a young woman he sees on the street into prostitution. Tyler also plays the piano. Kramer's opening beat is very similar to the one he would tap out a year later in "Walk This Way" The song can be heard on Liberty Rock Radio in Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned.

"Spaced"

  • This song is an ode to a world with no savior and a lot of nukes and general man-made mayhem.

"Woman of the World"

"S.O.S. (Too Bad)"

  • A protopunk song, it emphasizes the same content punk rock would soon be known for.

"Train Kept A Rollin"'

"Seasons of Wither"

  • Steven Tyler wrote this song using an old acoustic guitar Joey Kramer found in the garbage on Beacon Street. In a change of pace from the rest of the album, this song is a slow, mournful ballad inspired by the Massachusetts landscape in the winter.

"Pandora's Box"

  • Joey Kramer's first writing credit, this song was written on a used guitar he found in a dumpster. It was heavily inspired by the soul musicians of the 1960s and 1970s. It is a bonus song in the music game Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.

Personnel[edit]

Aerosmith
Additional personnel
Production
Remastering personnel
  • Don DeVito – remastering production
  • Vic Anesini – remastering engineering
  • Lisa Sparagano and Ken Fredette – package design
  • Jimmy Ienner, Jr. – Still Life photography
  • Leslie Lambert – Still Life collage design
  • Joel Zimmerman – art supervision
  • Jay Messina - Quadraphonic remix engineer

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1974 Billboard 200 74

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA – USA Gold April 18, 1975
Platinum November 21, 1986
2× Platinum
3× Platinum February 26, 2001
CIA – Canada Gold November 1, 1976
Platinum May 1, 1979

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Get Your Wings". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Aerosmith - Get Your Wings". Superseventies.com. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Get Your Wings". Robert Christgau. 
  5. ^ Walters, Charley (1974-06-06). "Get Your Wings". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  6. ^ "Aerosmith: Album Guide | Rolling Stone Music". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  7. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  8. ^ http://www.wagnermusic.com/discography.htm

External links[edit]

Get Your Wings at MusicBrainz (list of releases)