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Studio album by Aerosmith
Released January 13, 1973
Recorded October 1972
Genre Hard rock, blues-rock
Length 35:44
Label Columbia
Producer Adrian Barber
Professional reviews
Aerosmith chronology
Get Your Wings
Singles from Aerosmith
  1. "Make It"
    Released: 1973
  2. "Dream On"
    Released: 1973
  3. "Mama Kin"
    Released: 1973

Aerosmith is the debut album by American rock band Aerosmith, released in 1973. The album was recorded in two weeks at Intermedia Studio in Boston, Massachusetts. Much of the album is heavily blues influenced. The song Walkin' the Dog is a cover song originally performed by Rufus Thomas. Also featured on the album is "Dream On" which became an American top ten single when re-released in 1976. "Dream On" was first released as a single in 1973, The Album peaked at #21 on the Billboard 200.

The photo at right is the original cover, which misprinted the song "Walkin' The Dog" as "Walkin' The Dig". When a second pressing of the album was released in 1976, this error was corrected, and the cover replaced with a modified one made up entirely of the photo of the band members. This second pressing is the more commonly available version of the LP. When reissued on CD in 1993 as a remastered version, the original first pressing artwork was used.


Track listing

Side One

# Title Music Length
1. "Make It"   Steven Tyler 3:38
2. "Somebody"   Steven Tyler, Steven Emspack 3:45
3. "Dream On"   Steven Tyler 4:28
4. "One Way Street"   Steven Tyler 7:00

Side Two

# Title Music Length
1. "Mama Kin"   Steven Tyler 4:25
2. "Write Me a Letter"   Steven Tyler 4:11
3. "Movin' Out"   Steven Tyler, Joe Perry 5:03
4. "Walkin' the Dog"   Rufus Thomas 3:12


Additional personnel


  • Producer: Adrian Barber
  • Engineers: Adrian Barber, Caryl Weinstock
  • Liner notes: Stu Werbin


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1973 Billboard 200 21

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1976 "Dream On (re-issue)" The Billboard Hot 100 6
1973 "Dream On" The Billboard Hot 100 59
1973 "Mama Kin" The Billboard Hot 100 75


Organization Level Date
RIAA Gold September 11, 1975
RIAA Platinum November 21, 1986
RIAA 2x Platinum November 21, 1986

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