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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, New York
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal[1]
Length 38:04
Label Columbia
SME
Producer Ray Colcord, Jack Douglas
Professional reviews
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: 1974
  2. "Train Kept A-Rollin'"
    Released: 1974
  3. "Seasons Of Wither"
    Released: 1974

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. The album had 3 singles released with only one making a chart appearance.

The album has been certified Triple Platinum by the RIAA.[2]

The title of the album comes from it being the first appearance of the band's winged logo, which would go on to be modified and used on many of their later albums.

Contents

Track listing

Side one

# Title Music 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, Don Solomon 5:49

Side two

# Title Music 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

Song information

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 song peaked at 54 on The Billboard Hot 100 making it the only single to chart from the album.

Lord of the Thighs

  • After the band decided they needed one more song for the album, they locked themselves into their rehearsal room, and came up with this. 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.

Woman of the World

S.O.S. (Too Bad)

  • A proto-punk song, it emphasizes the same content punk rock would soon be known for: gritty lyrics, questionable moral content, and straight to the point music.

Train Kept A-Rollin'

Seasons of Wither

  • 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 60s and 70s. It is a bonus song in the music game Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.

Personnel

Additional personnel

Production personnel

  • Producers: Jack Douglas and Ray Colcord at The Record Plant
  • Executive producer: Bob Ezrin
  • Engineers: Jack Douglas, Jay Messina, Rod O'Brien
  • Direction: David Krebs, Frank Connelly, Steve Leber

Remastering personnel

  • Remaster producer: Don DeVito
  • Remaster engineer: Vic Anesini
  • Package design: Lisa Sparagano, Ken Fredette
  • Still Life Photography: Jimmy Ienner, Jr.
  • Still Life Collage Design: Leslie Lambert
  • Art Supervision: Joel Zimmerman

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1974 Billboard 200 70

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1974 "Same Old Song And Dance" The Billboard Hot 100 54

Certifications

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

References

External links

Get Your Wings at MusicBrainz








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