Whatever you might think about them, AEROSMITH are without any doubt a phenomenon. A band that influenced a whole scene. What would rock music today sound like if there never would have been AEROSMITH? 42 years band history! 42 years of escapades. It seems Steven Tyler and his band mates are not from this world. In other words: they have to be from outer space – or is there another explanation why they are still alive after all these crashes, hospitalizations, scraps, alcohol- and drug-problems and all these split-ups and reunions. Yes, AEROSMITH are special and they are back with a new album – the first in 11 years. Significantly the album is titled Music From Another Dimension and at the latest when Steven Tyler yells “we’re free again” there is no doubt that this band doesn’t seem to take theirself too serious.
We’d like to talk about Music From Another Dimension from two different perspectives. Axel grew up listening to AEROSMITH and has always been influenced by their music. Robert never really listened to AEROSMITH – at least not voluntary. But when his parents sung “and I don’t want to miss a thing” he knew that this band will never ever leave him again.
Music From Another Dimension reviewed by two people who are both somehow haunted by AEROSMITH for ages:
Help! I’m lost in a parallel universe!
Music From Another Dimension hit me hard. When I first heard about the new release of AEROSMITH I said to myself “OMG they are still alive and able to handle their instruments and voices? I bet at least one time they will sing somthing with ‘I close my eyes’!” Now that I sit here and listen to their first album in 11 years and start to laugh when Steven Tyler sings about what love could be and how he closes his eyes and imagines that he is free. Never change a winning team – or the winning words. When I close my eyes Music From Another Dimension sounds exactly like the title promises: the AEROSMITH dimension has always been a parallel universe to me. But in terms of escapism I like to flee to other worlds from time to time. So I do – and suddenly my beard feels grey, the back of my head bald and my hip starts to hurt as if I would have rocked all night to the entire discographies of BRIAN ADAMS, BON JOVI and AEROSMITH in a row. An experiment on myself and Music From Another Dimension took me far away. Somewhere in outer space I am sitting now, watch down on earth and ask myself: why do some people listen to other rock acts than AEROSMITH? Seriously, I don’t know.
This album has all it needs to be a real AEROSMITH album: rough, nerved, melodies that are both able to be hummed to at the first listen and that will never leave you again. 42 years of AEROSMITH and still able to bring rock music from another dimension down to earth.
When I’m 60 I want to be like Steven Tyler!
AEROSMITH are back. And AEROSMITH are big. An album title like Songs From Another Dimension is nothing easy to not joke about. But actually I don’t really care how the new album sounds like. When it comes to AEROSMITH, I’m very uncritical. I want a house, a dog, a Volkswagen and AEROSMITH. I don’t like change in rock music. Seriously, what came after the heroes of the 80s and 90s? NICKELBACK? Thank you. And I’m really liking the SOUNDGARDEN reunion by the way. But back to AEROSMITH. They are in my life since I can think of music, and way before. Being 10 years old I thought this is heavy metal. Being 13 I thought this is cool. Being 17 I didn’t tell anyone I’m listening to this band. But they never left me. Get A Grip is always on my iPod, you never know. To me, their biggest success is to simply stay alive. Tyler and Perry are the last congenial duo of rock, who manages to go on in style. They keep their cheesy clothes and funny hair since 40 years now. They are rock star role models and yes I admit – I want to be like them when I’m 60.
But there was a new album: AEROSMITH still know how to write a record. There is nothing new, but who wants that. The trademarks are still there: Blues attitude, big rock show and ballads, everyone loves but no one admits it. There even seems to be something like irony, but I wouldn’t swear. What I truly see as big achievement is that Steven Tyler still has the voice to manage 100 octaves and the band knows how to hammer a song. Thank you AEROSMITH for being alive. Who cares about new bands anyway?
from Boston, Massachusetts, USA