Aerosmith take off.
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Laid Back?, Fuck Off Baby!! [The Polar Bear, 1CD, 1974]
Live at Michigan Palace, Detroit, MI, April 14, 1974. Excellent FM stereo. Polar Bear Artwork says Masonic Hall.
While the Rolling Stones were easing into familiarity with It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, Aerosmith were blasting away every night with an American version of the London boys.
“Aerosmith live, wild and not completely wasted in the early ’70s… when the no-frills group blew the headliners away on a nightly basis,” writes fan Jon Fox at Rate Your Music. Laid Back? Fuck Off Baby! is a copy of the Erotic Dreams bootleg which covered the Get Your Wings tour. Fox argues that this is a hot performance from the young ‘n’ hungry Boston bad boys before Steven Tyler and Joe Perry hit the drug buffet early and often.
Fox writes, “Young wings can fly! The Laid Back?, Fuck Off Baby!! bootleg recording captures an inspired performance from Aerosmith, as the bad boys from Boston take over the hard rockin’ rustbelt. The tight set opens with a pair of tracks from the Aerosmith LP, ‘Write Me’ and the bitchin’ ‘Mama Kin’, while adding ‘Same Old Song and Dance’, the bluesy ‘One Way Steet’, and a trio of covers, the rail rockin’ ‘Train Kept a Rollin’ ‘, ‘Walking the Dog’, and ‘Milk Cow Blues’ closing-out the high octane performance.”
The rest of his review is here.
So many bands were inspired by the Stones to copy them just as the Stones themselves were bored with rock ‘n’ roll and Mick was busy penning ballads to ‘Angie’ and writing tunes like ‘Till The Next Goodbye’ and ‘If You Really Want To Be My Friend’ in search of a more varied and younger audience. It’s no wonder that Aerosmith found their jet to fame. Laid back? **** off. For sure.
- The Little Chicken
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Track 01. Intro… Write Me (5.4MB)
Track 02. Mama Kin (7.0MB)
Track 03. Lord of the Thighs (7.7MB)
Track 04. Woman of the World (12.6MB)
Track 05. Dream On (7.3MB)
Track 06. Pandora’s Box (10.1MB)
Track 07. Same Old Song and Dance (6.6MB)
Track 08. One Way Street (13.5MB)
Track 09. Somebody (6.0MB)
Track 10. Train Kept a Rollin’ (10.9MB)
Track 11. Walking the Dog (4.9MB)
Track 12. Milk Cow Blues (9.8MB)
The first official live album from Aerosmith was Live! Bootleg released in 1978 and covering the previous year’s tour and some of 1978’s. There were only two tracks from Boston, 1973. Click on the link to order the album.