It’s funny, I don’t actually know how many times I heard this track before realizing it was Aerosmith. I guess I’d blame being young and ignorant, but it wasn’t too long ago which is a shameful fact. Either way, this is a great track by one of the most successful bands of all time, and being from their first album it’s much more raw and unpolished than their later hits.
Anytime I get in a bad mood it really helps to listen to this track. It’s a very cathartic experience for me. I think it’s the fantastic combination of total mayhem and the melodic, calming, piano part towards the end. Amazing songwriting and great execution equals one happy me!
I wanted something appropriate seeing as today is Valentine’s Day, and immediately thought of this track which I listen to on a regular basis. It has a lot of great qualities, and I definitely consider it one of the greatest tracks ever recorded.
I can readily admit–as one might have noticed–that I’m a sucker for long bombastic tracks that keeps building up as it progresses.
If there’s one song I really think has all the best qualities of early 80s hard rock, it’s this one. I don’t have a lot more to say about it, I feel it speaks best for itself.