Toys in the Attic is the third studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released in April 8, 1975 by Columbia Records. Its first single, "Sweet Emotion", was released on May 19 and the original version of "Walk This Way" followed on August 28 in the same year. The album is the band's most commercially successful studio LP in the United States, with nine million copies sold, according to the RIAA. In 2003, the album was ranked No. 228 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The album's title track and their collaboration with Run-DMC on a cover version of "Walk This Way" are included on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame list of the "500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll".Wikipedia
back in the 70s, steven tyler fucked an underaged groupie, and proceeded to literally adopt her as his legal daughter so he could keep fucking this child. he can stuff his big ten inch up his own ass for all i care.
After nearly getting off the ground with Get Your Wings, Aerosmith finally perfected their mix of Stonesy raunch and Zeppelin-esque riffing with their third album, Toys in the Attic. The success of the album derives from a combination of an increased sense of songwriting skills and purpose. Not only does Joe Perry turn out indelible riffs like "Walk This Way," "Toys in the Attic," and "Sweet Emotion," but Steven Tyler has fully embraced sleaziness as his artistic muse. Taking his cue from the old dirty blues "Big Ten Inch Record," Tyler writes with a gleeful impishness about sex throughout Toys in the Attic, whether it's the teenage heavy petting of "Walk This Way," the promiscuous "Sweet Emotion," or the double-entendres of "Uncle Salty" and "Adam's Apple." The rest of Aerosmith, led by Perry's dirty, exaggerated riffing, provide an appropriately greasy backing. Before Toys in the Attic, no other hard rock band sounded like this. Sure, Aerosmith cribbed heavily from the records of the Rolling Stones, New York Dolls, and Led Zeppelin, but they didn't have any of the menace of their influences, nor any of their mystique. Aerosmith was a gritty, street-wise hard rock band who played their blues as blooze and were in it for a good time; Toys in the Attic crystallizes that attitude.
According to Chuck Eddy, of all the metallic albums recorded between the dawn of the Miocene era and AD 1990, this is the fourth best. I won't quibble. It coats Stones licks and Skynyrd boogie in squeezed zit-juice with such sexed-up fervour that it generates teenage kicks as high as Chuck Berry's or early Beatles'. Makes you feel like the fate of the world hangs on your puny 15 year old dreams. After putting his audience and himself through the ringer on tracks 1-8, Steve Tyler gathers us all up in a sweaty, stinking (probably quite horny) hug. We saw him crying? Uh-uh, he saw us bawling our pubescent eyes out.
Fuck yeah, this rocks. Hard rock, doesn't try to be anything other than what it is, album only 37min, this is a solid 4/5. The only other Aerosmith I've heard is their late 80s/early 90s stuff and Tyler sounds way better here.
A really enjoyable rock album with some great riffs and power vocals. The double entendres and obsession with school girls is a like wearisome, but overall a blast.
A record breaking album when it comes to blandness and lack of inspiration
Terrible. Real cheesey. Two good songs maybe.
If u like hard rock - u like it
Over 40 years I've been listening to Aerosmith, and I am finding more meaning in their music still. I love it. One of the best albums of the era. Toys In The Attic is one of their best songs. So great tracks such as first song: "Toys in the Attic" - very good track to start your day! "No More No More" - one of the most high-energy rock songs ...EVER!!! The last song of the album "You See Me Crying" - its more calmly song... I dont know but I love it. Awesome album from an awesome band. Rock on!
Day 22 of Albums You Must Hear.. Today’s offering is the third album from one of my favorite American Rock Bands, Aerosmith! Toys in the Attic, released in 1975, went on to become their most commercially successful albums in the U.S. selling 8 million copies. I have to credit my Dad for turning me on to Aerosmith. I would go through his collection of cassettes and study the artwork while he played their songs on the way to drop us kiddos off at elementary school. While being more Hard Rock than some other bands and not quite as heavy as others, Aerosmith kept a sweet balance of Rock and Blues, especially on Toys in the Attic. This record proved to not only be big for the Rock genre, it would years later become instrumental to the success of crossover rap music. More on that later. The title track, Toys in the Attic, showcases a much more cohesive gelling of the band, as they had spent much of their time touring in previous years. The constant live performances would sharpen their blade and it really shows on the title track. You knew that Aerosmith was bringing the heat. Sweet Emotions is tied with being my favorite song along with Walk This Way. In 1986 co-founder of Def Jam Recordings and producer, Rick Rubin, who had success popularizing hip-hop artists using hard rock samples and riffs, would convince a reluctant Run-D.M.C., to cover Walk This Way and the results would forever change the landscape of commercial Rap music. (It would also resurrect a floundering Aerosmith at the time.) Big Ten Inch was a superbly satisfying cover of Big Moose Jackson’s Blues song from 1952. The tongue in cheek lyrics paired with the blues and swing sound would be a nice highlight to the track listing. The final track also showcased Aerosmith’s willingness to slow it down a bit and let Tyler’s piano sit front and center. While most of my personal favorite albums and songs from Aerosmith would come in the late eighties and 90’s, Toys in the Attic is nearly flawless. Thanks Dad for introducing me to one of my all time favorite bands. This record is a definite must hear. Please share your thoughts, memories and opinions!!
Classic rock from the grandfathers of hair metal.
liked the album and it helped me get back into rock
As a kid I grew up listening to current rock which now happens to be "classic rock" - and sometime in the early 90s like a lot of my generation I got tired of nearly all of it (turn on any of 7-8 local FM stations anywhere and it's (still) the same 50-60 songs) and just never played a lot of it for a long time. Combine that with a move to Boston and living there for many years ... with the extra amount of Aerosmith played there in the late 80s/90s I grew to have a "holygodihatethisbandpleaseneverletmehearthemagain" attitude about them. ..... But holy crap I had forgotten - this is a goddamn great rock and roll album. Greasy, nasty, tight yet at the same time loosely played, ballsy riffs with unexpected chords and melodic vocals - it really jumped beyond blues-based rock into something far more interesting with surprising variety: the aggression of the title track, the Alice Cooper-like creepiness of "Uncle Salty" and the gorgeous melodies of songs like "No More No More" and "You See Me Crying" ... and I haven't even had to mention the two eternally monstrous hits of "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion" - turns out when you voluntarily listen to them, and especially in context of the album, it helps you realize how good they actually are. :) Only thing keeping this album from a 5 star rating for me is the weirdly out-of-place drudgery of "Round and Round" - it's as if Spinal Tap went back in time and copped the worst of Black Sabbath. 5 lost minutes in an otherwise kick-ass collection. So the key is to just not listen to something for 20+ years - if it's good, it'll come back to you. 9/10 4 big stars
The lightning-speed swamp rock riffing that the band does on the opener simply sounds great. There's more pop-blues to come, and it's good. Not quite Dutch angled, but with plenty of edge to keep the ear engaged. The attempt to sexualize their interpretation of the genre comes off a bit flat, but thankfully it's not the main thrust of the record. The second half loses a bit of the energy, but serves as a demonstration of musical breadth and ends with a bang. Very impressive for a sub-forty-minute album.
As a 90s kid growing up with 90s Aerosmith, I didn't take Aerosmith very seriously. In fact, I loathed Aerosmith. They're up there with Billy Joel as artists who I completely understand the success and reach they've had, but I really only appreciate on a cultural level rather than a musical one. So color me surprised when I put this album on to find some real tightly played hard rock. Maybe a little unsophisticated lyrically, but you can see yourself handing the Zeppelin crown over to them. And then Big Ten Inch Record played. No, I was right. These guys are corny. Then comes Sweet Emotion and you see why they got so big.
This album is really awesome. I enjoyed it today while driving from Ft Lauderdale on i-95 back home to Jensen Beach. I had already had 2 songs from this album in my Liked songs. I added Uncle Salty to that list today. The guitars are incredible. What a time that was to be alive! My mom graduated high school the year this album came out. 1975.
This album starts off like a roller coaster electromagnetically launched out of the start house. The guitars on Toys In The Attic (song) are engaging right from the get go. Uncle Salty starts out a bit slow but then by the end I quite enjoyed it. The bluesy Big Ten Inch Record is a great cover, but I don’t think the lyrics are about an LP. Steven Tyler claims he said “cept on my big ten inch…” I definitely heard suck like everyone else. Walk This Way and Sweet Emotion are all-time classics while You See Me Crying is a nice ballad with piano and backing orchestra. Overall I really like 3 songs, like 3 songs, and enjoy, but am somewhat indifferent to, 3 songs.
great album with 2 immortal classics, Sweet Emotion and Walk this way are undoubtedly the best and remarkable songs of the album, but other songs are really enjoyable as well. Solid 4
4-, a classic, but weaker and less memorable than the other albums from that decades
Actually did enjoy it. Fundamental Rock, good listen, though I don't think anything did stand out about it.
Sweet Emotion is a GOAT but the rest of this is just OK.
Just as no one would have heard of Afrika Bambaataa if it weren't for Kraftwerk, far fewer people (especially in the white suburbs) would have heard of run DMC if not for Walk this Way. So even though I never liked the song, I can appreciate its legacy. The title track is also good and a few others are listenable. between a 2 and a 3 for me.
I can't figure out whether Aerosmith is a good band that I think sucks, or if they are just completely overrated. I'm honestly shocked by how well-reviewed this album is. It's so generic. The only "good" song on it is Sweet Emotion. Granted, all the guitar solos absolutely rip, but that's the only thing I can think of that this album has going for it.
Love it - classic.
Great classic rock vibes. Good bangers. Fun time.
I’m heavily biased since Aerosmith was a big part of my early teen years, but this albums great. Even “Big Ten Inch Record”slaps even though I absolutely detest the lyrics. Really solid classic rock album. Favorite Tracks: “Toys In The Attic,” “Uncle Salty,” “Walk This Way,” and “Sweet Emotion”
Liked the last half of the album a lot more!
Much better than I expected
Ummm, classic album that is terrific!
Good one, plenty of iconic riffs and compositions overall
really enjoyed this album. Walk This Way is always a great song.
Ho boy. That's a blast from the past. One of the first rock albums my best friend introduced me to. This is when I found out Run DMC didn't write Walk This Way. Sweet Emotion rocked my 15 year old musical world. Good, straight forward, rock and roll. Love it.
Walk This Way and Sweet Emotion? Take my 5 stars. One of the best works from Aerosmith. And Round And Round is super stoner, I never realized it!
Very different than later Aerosmith.
Love some Aerosmith
Ah, absolutely classic dirty R&B. Channels peak Stones from a few years earlier and if "Sweet Emotion" doesn't get you grooving round the house / in the car, well, I can't help you.
This is one of my favorite albums of all time. I grew up listening to this, and it makes my heart happy.
ЧТО: Третий студийный альбом героев Земли, принявших участие в спасении планеты от Армагеддона, а также по совместительству хард-рок пионеров Aerosmith. Пластинка получила новый продакшн, отличный от предшествующей Get Your Wings и подчёркивающий значительный прогресс в музыке и лирике, достигнутый группой за небольшой срок. КАКОЙ: Музыка передаёт дух хард-рока в полной мере, хотя на Toys In The Attic «смиты» ограничивают свою тягу к Led Zeppelin-образным ходам и формам, следуя таким образом по своему уникальному пути. Яркое гитарное звучание. В современных условиях, когда гитароцентричная музыка переживает не лучшие времена, а саму гитару пытаются любыми путями спрятать за синтами и вокалом, мощные гитарные риффы греют душу. Альбом слушается на одном дыхании и, в отличие от некоторых хард-рок альбомов 70-х, не вызывает зевков. Особый шарм всему происходящему придаёт надрывной вокал Стива Тайлера. Этот голос, местами сипловатый, время от времени переливающийся оттенками, заостряет внимание на жанровой принадлежности альбома, где красивый вокал - это вроде как принято. Особую радость вызывает заключительная песня на альбоме - You See Me Crying. В ее записи принял участие полноценный симфонический оркестр. В ней множество слоев и небольших элементов, не очень заметных, но создающих атмосферу. Хотя звучит это все очень несложно. И в этом, как мне кажется, главная фишка этого альбома. Toys In The Attic с порога представляется слушателю не очень сложным и мудрёным. Однако стоит прислушаться, и прямо на глазах монолитная целостность исчезает и музыка оказывается слоёным пирогом. Тем временем звучит альбом как нечто полноценное, структурно соответствующее канонам жанра: несколько песен на классик хард-рок риффах (Adam’s Apple, Round And Round), более задорная без пяти минут панковая вещь (Toys In Attic), дань прошлому, а в данном случае наследию Чака Берри и в целом рокеров-шестидесятников (Big Ten Inch Records), романтичные рок-баллады (No More No More, You See Me Crying) и стоящие особняком Walk This Way и Sweet Emotion (по моему мнению, лучшие вещи на альбоме). На первой мы слышим мощный самодостаточный бас, на котором в сочетании с вокалом Тайлера во многом держится песня. На второй создаётся устойчивое ощущение джем-сессии. Так эти песни в общем-то и создавались. Walk This Way - одна из величайших песен группы - вообще результат случайного «баловства Джо Перри с риффами». А слова для Sweet Emotion Стив Тайлер написал на стене в студии записи. Одно слово - рок-н-ролл. О ЧЕМ: Лирика разнообразна, но опять же удивительным образом связывает все песни альбома вместе. Само название альбома является американским аналогом русского выражения «шарики за ролики». То есть безумие. Сам Тайлер подчеркивал, что с этим альбомом группа хотела войти в историю. Да так войти, чтобы о них узнали даже инопланетяне. Пластинка как то, что никогда не будет выброшено, лежит на чердаке с другими любимыми вещами. И дальше на альбоме Aerosmith демонстрируют те самые «игрушки на чердаке». Uncle Salty - песня о чувствах работника дома для детей-сирот. Как говорил Тайлер: «Солти работает в доме для потерянных детей. Я - маленькая девочка, осиротевший мальчик. А также я Солти. Вот, что все это означает». Ощущение отчужденности и одиночества оставленного ребёнка - первая «игрушка на чердаке». Adam’s Apple обыгрывает идею запретного плода. Учитывая, что многие члены группы находились в момент записи в наркотической и алкогольной зависимости, можно предположить, что вызванные этим ощущения лежат на «чердаке», обёрнутые страницами из Библии, как листами оберточной бумаги. Walk This Way - рок-н-ролльная история о сексе и свободе, которым также найдётся место на «чердаке». О том же, можно сказать, и песня с говорящим названием Big Ten Inch Records, и Sweet Emotion, которая по поверьям фанатов группы связана с репутацией жены гитариста Джо Перри. На No More No More Тайлер рассказывает, что он «не видел дневного света с тех пор, как была создана группа» и стирал пальцы в кровь, играя на пианино. Round And Round фиксирует ощущение повсеместных изменений. Юность уходит, любовь - тоже. Ничего из этого не вернуть назад. Заканчивается это все пятиминутной балладой You See Me Crying, рассказывающей о моральной поддержке и о том, что своими проблемами можно и нужно делиться. Странным образом то, что в начале казалось сумасшествием, в конце приводит к осмыслению и оказывает чуть ли не терапевтическое воздействие на слушателя. Не в первый раз замечаю такое. ИТОГ: Мое отношение к альбому, как я понимаю, можно определить хотя бы по количеству написанного выше текста. Это лучший хард-рок альбом, который я слышал. Поражает высокий уровень концептуальности и в целом монолитности пластинки, учитывая разнообразие песен, если взять их по отдельности. И здесь все работает как в супе: каждый ингредиент можно есть отдельно, но вместе они приобретают новое качество, принципиально другой вкус. Следите за своим «чердаком» и заглядывайте туда хоть иногда с мыслью, что там лежит все, что останется в этом мире после вас. ЛУЧШИЕ ПЕСНИ: Walk This Way, Sweet Emotion, You See Me Crying.
Good album with some recognizable tunes!
Gran disco de Aerosmith aunque no sean mis canciones favoritas. En varios momentos del disco usan sax y otros instrumentos de viento y no debieron dejar de hacerlo. Parecieran dos bandas distintas ésta del 75 y la de los 90s. Quizá sea por haberlas escuchado ya dos millones de veces pero las canciones más famosas del disco no son las que más me gustan. Este disco ha envejecido muy bien y de entrada pensé que sería un tres automático sin más, pero es en definitiva un 4.5. Maneja muchos estilos, cero monótono, va del Aerosmith más conocido (Walk, Sweet) al cercano al blues (Round, No more) o a los extremos queenezcos (You see). Discazo. Songs: Round and Round, No More No More, Adam´s Apple, Big Ten Inch Record
Passa per ser el millor de la banda, que no és poca cosa. Jo sempre he trobat que els seus primers quatre discos són tots ells igual de bons, una banda en ple estat de gràcia abans que els excessos els restessin creativitat (tot i que 'Draw the Line' no baixa molt el llistó). Aquí, no hi ha cançó a no disfrutar. 'Walk This Way' i 'Sweet Emotion' són les més conegudes, però cada un dels temes és una joia per si mateixa
Cool album! Every track feels unique and special. I'd previously only heard Aerosmiths hits, but that should include this entire album. The only weakness I feel the album has is the opening title track. It feels a little uninspired imo. Otherwise a VERY solid release.
1975, третий студийный альбом. Период раннего подъема до провала. Хэви метал, блюз рок, фанк. Завершающая баллада You See Me Crying отходит от позитивного вайба всего альбома. Все песни хороши. Включаешь в любом состоянии и слушаешь.
My first listen from this album was “Big Ten Inch Record” over at my friend Damon Marco’s house. Even at the tender age of 11, I got the joke. My friends and I all thought it was the coolest song ever recorded and always made the effort to play it out of earshot of our parents. The rest of the album grew on us too. Two mega hits, a couple of closet classics and solid Rock n Roll throughout. The guitars on Round and Round have a Sweet Sabbath vibe. Also great that Run DMC originally thought the name of this band was “Toys in the Attic”… Easy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Walk this way is the song on this album
Aerosmith is the shit
I don't know why I don't listen to more Aerosmith
Boys go fanatic
The best Aerosmith record, hands down. Rocking, catchy, and it doesn't overstay its welcome. The real hits are divvied up throughout the album nicely so you're never left in a lull. Steven Tyler's vocals are top notch and probably the best they were in his tenure with the band. When I'm looking for quality rock, this is one of the albums I will always turn to.
Really interesting. Not my cup of tea but I appreciate it
A solid album with some excellent tracks.
Sweet Emotion, Walk this way
The Rolling Stones with added humour. When they get it right, it's brilliant. The unplugged version of Big Ten Inch is way better though, as is the Walk This Way collaboration with Run DMC. But these versions are still great - I've had this album on repeat all day and it's still growing on me.
One of my all-time favourite albums. There are the hits, Sweet Emotion, Walk This Way etc., but then you get things like You See Me Crying, which is a massive showcase for each band member. The title song, or No More No More. It's more than just a great collection of songs. It holds together as a great album.
Not really an Aerosmith fan but I can’t deny that this is absolutely amazing.
Great album, few big hits but even besides those, every other song "belongs" and is a great rock song
muy buen disco
Sounds like driving with the windows down on a perfect day. Best track: Sweet Emotion
This was probably one of the best albums i got on here. Super good
Yesss I love Aerosmith The energy The harmonies The rounds The rock WALK THIS WAY A blues song?! Sweet sweet emotion 5/5
I expected to be a little bored outside of Sweet Emotion and maybe Walk this way, but that was actually a lot of fun! Varied, bluesy, consistently well paced and phrased. Much better than expected. Five Stars.
Great album with a bunch of hits on it. I had given this one a listen nearly 20 years ago because I was reading that Kurt Cobain biography Heavier Than Heaven and this album was listed as one of Kurt’s favourite growing up.
This sets the standard for a perfect album. Fantastic songs, masterfully constructed, creative arrangements — great use of horns, strings, and a freaking triangle in addition to the expert performances by the five band members. I remember playing this for Scott years ago and him asking, "Is this a best-of album?" In a sense, I guess it is, but no... this is a band putting out a masterpiece. The guitars on this album are flawless. Amazing tones, great interplay, super cool (and timeless) riffs, phenomenal bluesy-boozy vibe, never flashy — just dead on. This album influenced me greatly as a drummer, not only for the iconic opening to "Walk This Way," but just as a template for how to write and play drum parts that fit the song and that are musical — Joey Kramer and Ringo sit high atop the list of rock drummers who do that best. Lyrically, there's some goofiness — love the sense of humor. This was a time when Steven Tyler was still capable of introspection — always interesting and often playful. And vocally, every choice is a winner. It's unfortunate that Tyler devolved into a distasteful lech (he can be really disgusting), because here, before the drugs and comeback and subsequent loss of touch, he is the quintessential bad-ass rock 'n roll frontman who sings like no one else on the planet. I love it. And the pacing and length of the album is just right. A band in its prime in every sense. Fun note: On "Sweet Emotion," there's a vibraslap (first heard at the :05 mark). The thing breaks at the :23 mark. The band (or more likely producer Jack Douglas) kept the sound on the record. Just an indication that even when things went wrong during this recording, they were just right.
A lot better than I was expecting. This is pretty raw rock’n’roll with loads going on!!
Maybe I went into this judging too much. It was a good combination of rock and blues without being overboard. Still not a huge fan of Walk This Way, though.
It's Aerosmith and it's a classic Album
Absolute banger, I like Aerosmith now
I’ve always liked this album, but feel like I’ve grown out of it in the last few years
Consistent and full of bangers, rap segments go over much better than expected
Really enjoyed, best Aerosmith album so far
Heerlijk album met de klassiekers "sweet emotions" en "Walk this Way". Hard rock zoals het hoort
Classic rock record, I had never heard big ten inch record before and that has a very different sound from their typical sound. More of 50s blues rock record. The always classic sweet emotion and walk this way are quintessential 70s rock songs. Round and Round has a heavier sound that I didn’t know Aerosmith did I like it
In their Top 3
Some of these songs surprised me. There was one that was a little 50s-esque, but I swear it was all sexual innuendo. And it was just generally…not as heavy as I expected.
Solid album. Probably Aerosmith at its best based on what I’ve heard lmao I’ve heard nothing this is straight out of my butt.
A couple classics and a couple of cool songs I didn't know.
I mean, it has sweet emotion on it, so. . .
Really good album. Enjoy a lot of tracks. Not totally perfect but generally strong. Not a lot wrong with it.
"Sweet Emotion" Released: May 19, 1975 "Walk This Way" Released: August 28, 1975 "You See Me Crying" Released: November 11, 1975
Loved this - didn’t know what I’d been missing all this time. Lyrics are a bit oooh, err...!
I still prefer the 80s ones, but this is great
generic aerosmith. I don't think I have heard a single song from it before, but it feels like i knew every single one, they all sound the same
Solid blues rock, catchy hooks, amazing production. Not a ton to be mad at
hard rock/bluesy Aerosmith is always better than the 90s onward Aerosmith
Really enjoyed this. ****
4/5 well that was a good one!