Aerosmith – “Lord Of The Thighs” Live
What Do We Got Here?
“Lord of the Thighs” was written by Steven Tyler and released on March 1974 for Aerosmith’s second studio album “Get Your Wings.” The band’s drummer, Joey Kramer, admitted that it’s his favorite song because of the funky drum beat. It also features Brad Whitford’s lead guitar work and has become a staple in their live repertoire.
The title is a play on “Lord of the Flies,” a 1954 novel by William Golding that was made into a movie in 1963 and again in 1990. Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler said, “The critics hated us for this. We weren’t supposed to be smart enough to use literary references.” Tyler had the sole songwriter credit on the track.
This was the last song penned for the album since they needed one more. They came up with this track when they locked themselves into one studio. The lyrics tell the story of the street life on Eighth Avenue.
The tongue-in-cheek lyrics are filled with double entendres and innuendo, and the song is darker than it first appears.
During concerts, they would often extend the jam for this song!