Toys in the Attic

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
After nearly getting off the ground with Get Your Wings, Aerosmith finally perfected their mix of Stonesy raunch and Zeppelin-esque riffing with their third album, Toys in the Attic. The success of the album derives from a combination of an increased sense of songwriting skills and purpose. Not only does Joe Perry turn out indelible riffs like "Walk This Way," "Toys in the Attic," and "Sweet Emotion," but Steven Tyler has fully embraced sleaziness as his artistic muse. Taking his cue from the old dirty blues "Big Ten Inch Record," Tyler writes with a gleeful impishness about sex throughout Toys in the Attic, whether it's the teenage heavy petting of "Walk This ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
After nearly getting off the ground with Get Your Wings, Aerosmith finally perfected their mix of Stonesy raunch and Zeppelin-esque riffing with their third album, Toys in the Attic. The success of the album derives from a combination of an increased sense of songwriting skills and purpose. Not only does Joe Perry turn out indelible riffs like "Walk This Way," "Toys in the Attic," and "Sweet Emotion," but Steven Tyler has fully embraced sleaziness as his artistic muse. Taking his cue from the old dirty blues "Big Ten Inch Record," Tyler writes with a gleeful impishness about sex throughout Toys in the Attic, whether it's the teenage heavy petting of "Walk This Way," the promiscuous "Sweet Emotion," or the double-entendres of "Uncle Salty" and "Adam's Apple." The rest of Aerosmith, led by Perry's dirty, exaggerated riffing, provide an appropriately greasy backing. Before Toys in the Attic, no other hard rock band sounded like this. Sure, Aerosmith cribbed heavily from the records of the Rolling Stones, New York Dolls, and Led Zeppelin, but they didn't have any of the menace of their influences, nor any of their mystique. Aerosmith was a gritty, street-wise hard rock band who played their blues as blooze and were in it for a good time; Toys in the Attic crystallizes that attitude.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/1994
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646440124
  • Catalog Number: 64401

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Toys in the Attic (3:07)
  2. 2 Uncle Salty (4:09)
  3. 3 Adam's Apple (4:33)
  4. 4 Walk This Way (3:41)
  5. 5 Big Ten Inch Record (2:16)
  6. 6 Sweet Emotion (4:34)
  7. 7 No More No More (4:34)
  8. 8 Round and Round (5:03)
  9. 9 You See Me Crying (5:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Aerosmith Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Joe Perry Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Slide Guitar
Scott Cushnie Piano
Tony Hamilton Bass, Rhythm Guitar
Joey Kramer Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Michael Mainieri Jr. Conductor
Jay Messina Percussion, Marimbas
Steven Tyler Bass, Harmonica, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Brad Whitford Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Tom Hamilton Bass, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Technical Credits
Aerosmith Arranger
Jack Douglas Arranger, Producer
Michael Mainieri Jr. Arranger, Orchestral Arrangements
Jay Messina Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
Steven Tyler Arranger
Vic Anesini Mastering
David Krebs Director, Direction
Steve Leber Director, Direction
Darren S. Winston Creative Consultant
Keith Garde Creative Supervision
Ingrid Haenke Illustrations
John Ingrassia Project Administrator
James Diener Marketing
Steve Aprea Creative Supervision
Tom Hamilton Composer
D. Solomon Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Walk this way

    Regardless of when you grew up...60's, 70's, 80's this is an essential piece of the history of rock music. Whether you like the old or new incarnation of this band it is part of the overall picture with Toys in the Attic, Walk This Way and Sweet Emotion as prime example of what Aerosmith has contributed.

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