Vinyl Deli Logo

Free UK delivery for orders over £50

Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith

Toys In The Attic

by Aerosmith

£30.00

Out of stock

Brand New

Barcode: 0602455248688
Format: Vinyl
Media: Mint (M)
Sleeve: Mint (M)

“Toys in the Attic” stands as the third studio album by the American rock band Aerosmith, debuting on 8 April 1975, under Columbia Records. It marked a significant milestone for the band, spawning notable tracks like “Sweet Emotion” and “Walk This Way,” the latter of which they revisited with Run-DMC in 1986.

Their collaboration on “Walk This Way” notably bridged rock and rap, garnering mainstream attention and breathing new life into Aerosmith’s career. The album itself achieved remarkable commercial success in the United States, selling over nine million copies, according to RIAA records. Additionally, it claimed the 228th spot on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003. Both the album’s title track and their rendition of “Walk This Way” with Run-DMC earned places on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of the “500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.”

Prior to crafting “Toys in the Attic,” Aerosmith had begun collaborating with producer Jack Douglas during their previous album, “Get Your Wings.” This partnership continued, with Douglas playing a pivotal role in shaping the band’s evolving sound. The recording process for “Toys in the Attic” saw the band refining their musicality, having honed their skills on the road while touring.

Unlike their previous albums, Aerosmith entered the “Toys in the Attic” sessions with only a handful of songs, relying on creativity during recording to flesh out the album. Douglas played a crucial role in facilitating this process, guiding the band as they experimented and collaborated on new material. Steven Tyler, the band’s vocalist, penned lyrics that reflected both personal experiences and broader societal themes, often drawing inspiration from his surroundings.

Recording sessions for “Toys in the Attic” took place at The Record Plant in New York City, overseen by producer Jack Douglas. The band embraced a collaborative approach, recording backing tracks together before adding vocals and overdubs. Their use of a 16-track tape recorder allowed for experimentation while capturing the raw energy of their performances.

Initial reviews of “Toys in the Attic” were mixed, with some critics praising the band’s musical progression while others found fault with the album’s direction. However, over time, the album gained recognition as a landmark of hard rock, with critics commending Aerosmith’s songwriting and performance. Tracks like “Sweet Emotion” and “Walk This Way” became enduring classics, contributing to the album’s lasting legacy in rock music history. Additionally, the album’s impact extended beyond the rock genre, particularly with Run-DMC’s cover of “Walk This Way,” which helped popularise rap rock.

Tracklist
A1 Toys In The Attic
A2 Uncle Salty
A3 Adam's Apple
A4 Walk This Way
A5 Big Ten Inch Record
B1 Sweet Emotion
B2 No More No More
B3 Round And Round
B4 You See Me Crying
Catalogue No.: 5524868
Barcode: 0602455248688
Genre: Rock
Style: Hard Rock
Label: Capitol Records
Released: 2023
Format: Vinyl, LP, Reissue, Remastered, Repress

Receive this record and others like it when you join our monthly subscription box. We handpick records based on your tastes and our eclectic knowledge.

You May Also Like