This week, I’ve fallen behind on my schedule, which means that we’re taking it easy in this column.
Instead, I’d like to chat quickly about Aerosmith. Now, Aerosmith has always straddled the line but not in the way that this column normally celebrates. A bunch of coked up and strung out Led Zeppelin wannabes, early Aerosmith material was a bastardization of hard blues rock, and progressed into the worst sort of 90s alterna-schlock imaginable. So while we talk about miscegenation that blows the mind, let’s also acknowledge bands like Aerosmith, who just plain blow.
Gray Area Score: Shit Brown (you suck, Stephen Tyler and Joe Perry)