Now here is one album that's finger-lickin' good.

With Connecticut Wing Fest happening tonight now is as good as time as any to sink our teeth into one of the greatest albums in rock history - Aerosmith's Get Your Wings.

After their 1973 debut album failed to live up to expectations it was time for Aerosmith to get back in the saddle again only this time they would hook up with producer Jack Douglas who would prove to be exactly what the boys from Boston needed. The band had all the right ingredients, Douglas was just the right kind of chef to stir the pot.

Aerosmith had been working on the songs that would make up Get Your Wings at their apartment on Beacon Street in Boston during hot summer days of 1973. Guitarist Joe Perry wrote the riff to "Same Old Song & Dance" one night in the front room and Steven Tyler just started to sing along. The album's most famous track is the cover of "Train Kept A-Rollin'," which had been made famous by the Yardbirds, one of Aerosmith's favorite bands. Douglas took the rough version of those songs created in Beantown and brought them to the Big Apple where recording was finally completed in January of '74 in New York City's Record Plant Studios.

Get Your Wings is the product of a band who was young, hungry and determined to make it big or die trying. It's gritty, it's raw, it's pure rock and roll.

My personal favorite track has to be "Lord of The Thighs". No band exemplifies "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" philosophy better than Aerosmith. Drummer Joey Kramer leads with a pre-"Walk This Way" groove that gets your foot tapping right away. Joe Perry and Brad Whitford tear it up on guitar with bassist Tom Hamilton grooving underneath. It's as good as it gets. And, of course, there's Steven Tyler. The tongue-in-cheek lyrics are classic Tyler and he throws in some finger-fancy piano work for good measure.

So what's your favorite serving of "Get Your Wings"? Vote now!




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