Aerosmith had hinted that they’d play one of their albums live in its entirety during their summer tour with ZZ Top, and now Steven Tyler and Co. report it’s a done deal: Tyler and Joey Kramer told Boston radio station WZLX they’ve chosen 1975’s Toys in the Attic. Toys, which hit Rolling Stone‘s list of the Greatest Albums of All Time, features the hits “Walk This Way” and “Sweet Emotion.” Listen to the Tyler and Kramer’s whole interview with WZLX here.
In our Greatest Albums feature, RS declared Toys the moment where Aerosmith “perfected their raunchy blues-rock sound” and highlighted guitarist Joe Perry’s memorable riffs on “Walk This Way” and “Sweet Emotion.” The album captures Tyler writing with zest about his favorite topic: sex. Since its release, the LP has sold more than 8 million copies.
According to Blabbermouth, Perry recently told VH1 Classic Radio it “would be fun” to play Toys in full live. “We do a lot of songs off the first four records anyway. We’ve jammed on ‘Uncle Salty’ onstage a few times,” Perry said. “The later records with more songs on them, they would take up too much time in the set. We need to leave some room for some of the other standards.”
As Rock Daily previously reported, Perry also let slip that the band was considering releasing their new Brendan O’Brien-produced album as a Walmart exclusive. The Aerosmith-ZZ Top tour kicks off next week, June 10th, in Maryland Heights, Missouri.