41 Years Ago: 26-Year-Old Steven Tyler Gets Up Close + Personal For “Sweet Emotion”
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I Can’t Believe How YOUNG They All Look!
It’s impossible to talk about Aerosmith without going back and praising them for 1975’s breakout hit ‘Sweet Emotion’. Featured on Toys In The Attic, ‘Sweet Emotion’ dominated the airwaves that year, making it Aerosmith’s biggest hit up until that point and also a major concert staple until this very day. At 26 years old, singer Steven Tyler had already proven himself to the world with his massive voice and magnetic stage presence, and with ‘Sweet Emotion’ added songwriting to the already growing of list of reasons to be absolutely blown away by this gorgeous kid from Boston.
This performance was turned into a music video, and for good reason: who doesn’t want to see 26 year old Steven Tyler up close and personal for 3 minutes?
Fun Fact: The song also features several bizarre instruments including two shotguns, a broomstick and a sugar bag.
This is Aerosmith in their glory days. Before the excesses that tore them apart and brought them together, they were well on their way to becoming one of the biggest bands on the planet – and this performance is proof! At times it’s hard to believe that the boys are now men in their 60s with children and grandchildren, and even harder to believe that they’ve been doing this for nearly half a century; but performances like this are great reminders that Aerosmith made it this far through hard work and sheer talent…and it helps that Steven Tyler is still pretty dreamy, too.
+ Sweet Emotion lyrics +
You talk about things that nobody cares
You’re wearing out things that nobody wears
You’re calling my name but I gotta make clear
I can’t say baby where I’ll be in a year
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
When some sweet hog mama with a face like a gent
Said my get up and go must’ve got up and went
Well I got good news, she’s a real good liar
‘Cause the backstage boogie set your pants on fire
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
When I pulled into town in a police car
Your daddy said I took it just a little too far
You’re telling me things but your girlfriend lied
You can’t catch me ’cause the rabbit done died
Yes it did
You stand in the front just a shakin’ your ass
I’ll take you backstage, you can drink from my glass
Your telling me things I can sure understand
‘Cause a month on the road an’ I’ll be eating from your hand