3. 'Get Your Wings'
Relentless touring had turned Aerosmith into a first-rate live band when it came time to record their second album in late 1973, but they had yet to release a breakout single. That didn't change with Get Your Wings, but the record is still a vital leap forward for the band. It's their first effort with producer Jack Douglas, a man they'd return to time and time again as the decades wore on. It also features some of their most enduring songs, such as "Lord of the Thighs" and "Same Old Song and Dance." Once the group blew up with Toys in the Attic in 1975, many fans went back and discovered the genius of Get Your Wings.