The Bad Boys from Boston, better known as Aerosmith, is considered one of the greatest Rock and Roll bands in the history of Rock and Roll. Their music style incorporates elements of pop music, heavy metal, and blues to encapsulate as blues-based hard rock. The band began in Boston in the early 70s with Joe Perry on the guitar, Tom Hamilton on the bass, Steven Tyler on the vocals/harmonica, Joey Kramer on the drums, and Brad Whitford on the guitar.
In 1972, Aerosmith was signed to Columbia Records and their onslaught of gold and platinum records began. They released their debut album, Aerosmith, in 1973, followed by Get Your Wings in 1974. The band really began to rise to stardom after releasing a set of more mainstream albums: Toys in the Attic in 1975 and Rocks in 1976. Aerosmith’s first five albums reached multi-platinum status. By the end of the decade, the band was one of the most popular bands in the world, followed by their extremely loyal fan base that called themselves the “Blue Army.”
After the 70s, internal band-conflicts lead to the departure of Whitford and Perry. Their replacements were Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay; however, the band was unable to match their previous success. Aerosmith remains at the top spot for best-selling rock band in the United States. They’ve sold over 150 million records worldwide and 70 million in the United States. They also hold the US record for most gold albums with 25 gold albums in their repertoire.
Xavier Capdepon recently remixed one of Aerosmith’s most popular songs, “Dream On.” Take a listen below and let us know what you think: