August 7, 2010 – 4:01 am

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

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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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.

  1. 18 Responses to “JET AIRLINER”

  2. I Don’t want to see Steven on American Idol!!!

    By bill on Aug 7, 2010

  3. Oh Wow man!!Are they a Stones knockoff???Only time will tell…………….Saw them w/Brownsville Station,Sha Na Na and Elephant’s Memory in the summer of ‘74 at the FRREDOM JAM in ESCOHEAG,RI.Oh to…….young…..again!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Stoner on Aug 8, 2010

  4. hey bigo, thanks!!! this is pretty good. it’s good quality.

    i put intro and had the tags perfect then went back and took it out. what intro? not the first that i’ve had to do that. oh well.


    By Ed Saad on Aug 8, 2010

  5. man, I love these old Aerosmith recordings.
    Tyler on Idol? None of his career trashing moves surprises me anymore.

    By Eric on Aug 8, 2010

  6. I love Aerosmith in the early days. I wasn’t even born yet man.

    By Gabriel on Aug 9, 2010

  7. Thank you very much. Very nice material from the good ol´days.

    By Alberto on Aug 9, 2010

  8. For fact lovers-I saw this show. Venue: Michigan Palace, Detroit. Date: June 21, 1974. Radio Simulcast: WABX FM. Opening band: Kiss.

    By Mad Daddy on Aug 12, 2010

  9. My mistake–they did play on June 21, but this show and the simulcast was April 14, just found the Kiss portion on disc.

    By Mad Daddy on Aug 12, 2010

  10. Bill: I know your “knockoff” comment was in jest, but I gotta say in the early years I always wondered the same thing. As years went by, I (and I believe many others) considered them the “American Rolling Stones.”

    Fortunately they have had the staying power, and now (well “a few: years back, lol) along comes the Black Crowes. I think all three bands are great, and it once again solidifies my argument that the music from ‘65 - ‘75 was some of the best, and the ONLY things that I consider REALLY good since then always seems to hearken back to that era.

    Then again, the Stones et. al were “knockoffs” of American Blues,,,

    By Jerry Dunaway on Aug 13, 2010

  11. I remember seeing the JOE PERRY PROJECT in 82 and he was considered a bit of a joke and that was my first experiance with Aerosmith LIVE and although I always considered them a poor mans Stones this album shows they do have their merrits as a kick ass band…..20 years ago not now

    By Happy Jap on Aug 13, 2010

  12. Great stuff, ‘though it’s too bad Whitford’s guitar is so low in the mix.

    By Ralph on Aug 14, 2010

  13. This and other recordings from this tour make me mourn the loss of this great band….when they started gearing thier songwriting to be top 40 hits, all the loose funky rockin’ was lost….and hasn’t returned!

    By todd on Aug 27, 2010

  14. Saw them on tour in 1974 with Kiss. A great rock show. Thanks for the posting, BigO!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Sep 5, 2010

  15. gracias!!!!!!!!! aerosmith es lo maximo!!!!

    By damian on Feb 22, 2011

  16. Great show! Thanks Big O. The only decent thing these guys have done since the early days is Honkin’ For Bobo.

    By Ernie Clark on Feb 11, 2014

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  18. Mama Kin (Track 02) comes up as an HTML document and can’t be downloaded; can this be fixed?

    By Fred Ross on Apr 28, 2016

  19. re mama kin…track 9 also…thanx!

    By y lee on Apr 29, 2016

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