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Subject: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: eightieschick53 on 01/26/05 at 4:10 pm

Anyone ever heard the song Dream On by Aerosmith? It is such a cool song! When Steven Tyler sings it, it doesn't even sound like him and I mean at all!  :o The only place it kind of sounded like him when near the end when he lets loose and screams, "Dream On" in true Steven fashion. I was reading on Songfacts website he wrote the song when he was 17 which would explain why it is such a nice song. He wrote it before all the drugs and alcohol affected him.


Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/26/05 at 5:34 pm

IMO, it was the best song that Areosmith has ever done.




Cat

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: RockandRollFan on 01/26/05 at 5:46 pm


Anyone ever heard the song Dream On by Aerosmith? It is such a cool song! When Steven Tyler sings it, it doesn't even sound like him and I mean at all! :o The only place it kind of sounded like him when near the end when he lets loose and screams, "Dream On" in true Steven fashion. I was reading on Songfacts website he wrote the song when he was 17 which would explain why it is such a nice song. He wrote it before all the drugs and alcohol affected him.


Here's some more info for ya. They released it originally in 1973....it actually bombed so AFTER 1975's "Toys In The Attic" the re-released it in 1976 and it became a monster hit. The same thing happened to Hall & Oates' "She's Gone"....same years :)

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: Tanya1976 on 01/26/05 at 7:45 pm

I absolutely love this song!!! It's one of my top 5 fave Aerosmith songs.

Tanya

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: PhiKapDave on 01/28/05 at 8:46 pm

Very good song, but as far as Aerosmith ballads go, I prefer "Seasons of Wither" from Get Your Wings over "Dream On."

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: AmericanGirl on 01/29/05 at 8:40 am

A true Classic!    ;D

I was in high school at that time.  Most of us didn't know about Aerosmith until "Dream On" came out.  The song made the group a household name right away.  It hit the airwaves with MAJOR IMPACT.

Once "Walk This Way" came out later that year ('76), we all knew that Aerosmith ROCKED.  But the whole foundation was started by "Dream On"...   8)

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: RockandRollFan on 01/30/05 at 9:48 pm


A true Classic!    ;D

I was in high school at that time.  Most of us didn't know about Aerosmith until "Dream On" came out.  The song made the group a household name right away.  It hit the airwaves with MAJOR IMPACT.

Once "Walk This Way" came out later that year ('76), we all knew that Aerosmith ROCKED.  But the whole foundation was started by "Dream On"...  8)

It's still annoying how people say  Run DMC was the artist that did "Walk This Way" in the 80's remake.....when in actuality it was Aerosmith with Run DMC

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: WindOfChange on 01/31/05 at 11:49 am

I like that song. Aerosmith is a great band

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: Howard on 01/31/05 at 4:07 pm

Sweet Emotion gets my vote. :)


Howard

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: Lucia on 07/13/06 at 1:00 am


Anyone ever heard the song Dream On by Aerosmith? It is such a cool song! When Steven Tyler sings it, it doesn't even sound like him and I mean at all!  :o The only place it kind of sounded like him when near the end when he lets loose and screams, "Dream On" in true Steven fashion. I was reading on Songfacts website he wrote the song when he was 17 which would explain why it is such a nice song. He wrote it before all the drugs and alcohol affected him.




HONEY... it's not Steven who signs it.

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: freeridemt on 07/13/06 at 3:40 am

most of these have no idea who sang it. But I think I prefer the 70's version of Areosmith versus the late 80's. Saw them way back at the old Boston garden. Them and J Geils  used to open for a lot of acts way way back in the New England area.

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/13/06 at 3:57 am

Saw Aerosmith in San Jose about 2-3 years ago. Cheap Trick opened for them, & we had great seats on the floor. Steven Tyler left the main stage & sang from the extended stage which put him about 25 feet away from us. Then they played Dream On. We see them in concert every year when they tour Northern Cal., & this performance of Dream On was the absolute best. Steven Tyler put a lot of passion & feeling into it, and most of the audience was singing along. It was quite a moving experience, especially with Steven Tyler & Joe Perry right in front of us. They're gonna be in Nor-Cal once this year that I'm aware of & Motley Crue is opening for them. I'm gonna try to get some tix.  8)

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: freeridemt on 07/13/06 at 4:37 am

I thought it was Tyler who sang was not sure just called my best Friend from Mass. I know it is after 5:00 am. but we have called each other so many times since we where 12. His exact words where Bill you where so wasted a dog could have sung that night and you wouldn't know. He said who ever said they did Dream on in 75 is whacked it was not  released the second time till around 78.  So we yakked he is a big Aerosmith fan, he does a forum on one of their fan sites. Anyways the second time it came out was in 78 on Live Bootleg. So my bad for not thinking it was him singing.  Oh yeah here is a link to it. http://www.aerosmithfans.com

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: wndysbg on 07/13/06 at 3:38 pm

Dream On was one of the song choices my students could "decipher" on their final.  It was interesting to read some of their interpretations of the song.

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: Tia on 07/13/06 at 3:42 pm

dream on was cool, it was a bit of a stairway knockoff when you think about it, in that it started off all fingerpicking guitar clean tone and then got heavier and heavier as it went. but i liked it back in the day.

whoever mentioned sweet emotion above gets my vote. i LOVE that song. i haven't heard it in forever.

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: danootaandme on 07/13/06 at 5:00 pm



(oh no, here she goes again)

Aerosmith,  AEROSMITH!  You mean the Rolling Stones imitation band with Steven Tyler as Mick Jagger
and Joe Perry as Keith Richard, and very poor imitations I must say  Oh man, snore......

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/13/06 at 5:04 pm


HONEY... it's not Steven who signs it.



Yes it is.

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: fishryc on 07/13/06 at 5:29 pm




(oh no, here she goes again)

Aerosmith,  AEROSMITH!  You mean the Rolling Stones imitation band with Steven Tyler as Mick Jagger
and Joe Perry as Keith Richard, and very poor imitations I must say  Oh man, snore......


Yeah, we used to call Aerosmith the "Poor Mans Rolling Stones". BUT, Their first LP with "Walking the Dog", etc., and their second release "Get Your Wings", with "Seasons of Withert" truly rock. Gotta have a place in your heart for these timeless rockers.... IMHO...........................'
I still feel that, IMHO, that "Toy's in the Attic" is their strongest release........(Uncle Salty, Toys, Sweet Emotion, etc......................)

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: Tia on 07/13/06 at 5:31 pm

this is like how hawkwind was the blue collar pink floyd.

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: fishryc on 07/13/06 at 5:38 pm


this is like how hawkwind was the blue collar pink floyd.



WHAT??  Tell me bout "hawkwind". Were they a tribute band, or a rip off band as was Starcastle a rip off of YES??

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: Tia on 07/14/06 at 11:02 pm



WHAT??  Tell me bout "hawkwind". Were they a tribute band, or a rip off band as was Starcastle a rip off of YES??
hawkwind was an english psychedelic band from the 1970s who is still around and IS PLAYING IN LONDON ON DECEMBER 20th.

like my old ass doesn't already have enough bands to follow.

they were sorta like pink floyd, but also like strawberry alarm clock adn status quo etc. and it was hard to say exactly who they ripped off, but it was pretty clear they were ripping off somebody. still, they had some really good stuff. "masters of the universe" and "world of tiers" are classic, classic tracks.
http://www.hawkwind.com/gigs/exeter06/i/_DSF3440.jpg

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: Tia on 07/14/06 at 11:12 pm

http://www.hawkwind.com/gigs/exeter06/i/_DSF3488.jpg

they're big on these youngsters dressed up like woodland creatures, apparently.

um, does this count as softcore porn?  :P tell me these two pictures aren't hotter than that catgirl crayola.

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/14/06 at 11:13 pm


hawkwind was an english psychedelic band from the 1970s who is still around and IS PLAYING IN LONDON ON DECEMBER 20th.

like my old ass doesn't already have enough bands to follow.

they were sorta like pink floyd, but also like strawberry alarm clock adn status quo etc. and it was hard to say exactly who they ripped off, but it was pretty clear they were ripping off somebody. still, they had some really good stuff. "masters of the universe" and "world of tiers" are classic, classic tracks.
http://www.hawkwind.com/gigs/exeter06/i/_DSF3440.jpg
it looks like he's playing a game of EXTREME pic up sticks

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: Tia on 07/14/06 at 11:18 pm


it looks like he's playing a game of EXTREME pic up sticks
and what game is that woman in that other picture playing? whatever it is... oh, never mind.

check it out.

http://www.hawkwind.com/gigs/x2005/rr/_DSF2800.jpg

that looks cool man. i think i'm gonna try and go to this dec. 20th show. i dig hawkwind.

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/14/06 at 11:32 pm


and what game is that woman in that other picture playing? whatever it is... oh, never mind.

check it out.

http://www.hawkwind.com/gigs/x2005/rr/_DSF2800.jpg

that looks cool man. i think i'm gonna try and go to this dec. 20th show. i dig hawkwind.
I would go if it were possible

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: Tia on 07/14/06 at 11:38 pm


I would go if it were possible
i'll probably just happen to be in england near london anyway. i threw on status quo because pathetic as i am that's the closest thing i can find to hawkwind offhand. i know i've got some somewhere but dammit, i can't dig it up outta all these CDs...!

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: Tia on 07/14/06 at 11:40 pm

davey? shall we do hawkwind?

i guess i should wait until i'm sure we don't kill each other at HuG first. but i bet davey knows hawkwind. he surprises me that way.

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: nally on 10/11/10 at 11:17 pm


Anyone ever heard the song Dream On by Aerosmith? It is such a cool song! When Steven Tyler sings it, it doesn't even sound like him and I mean at all!  :o The only place it kind of sounded like him when near the end when he lets loose and screams, "Dream On" in true Steven fashion.

I notice that too when I hear it. Very different from all the other recordings of the band.



I was reading on Songfacts website he wrote the song when he was 17 which would explain why it is such a nice song. He wrote it before all the drugs and alcohol affected him.



Interesting. I never knew all that info. Still, it is a great song to listen to. I'm getting to know more and more songs from that time period; some stations (including some "oldies" radio stations) are playing it.

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: wildcard on 10/12/10 at 3:36 pm

love Aerosmith's Dream on.

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: Step-chan on 10/12/10 at 8:52 pm

I love Dream On, although there are a few other songs on their first album I love more.




(oh no, here she goes again)

Aerosmith,  AEROSMITH!  You mean the Rolling Stones imitation band with Steven Tyler as Mick Jagger
and Joe Perry as Keith Richard, and very poor imitations I must say  Oh man, snore......


You just made me think of the Simpsons episode with Bill Cosby.

Aerosmith? With the Aero and Smith and the guys got the guitar and they go blaughhh..........................

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/12/10 at 11:28 pm

The best lyrics Steve Tyler ever wrote and he wrote them when he was seventeen!

8)

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: 80sfan on 12/29/10 at 2:44 am

This is one of my most favorite songs of all time.  :)

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 02/11/16 at 6:27 am

One of the first rock songs I ever heard.  To me, that is Aerosmith at it's best.

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: nally on 02/11/16 at 8:11 pm


This is one of my most favorite songs of all time.  :)

They had some other great hits during their early years as a band.

Subject: Re: Aerosmith's Dream On

Written By: Howard on 02/12/16 at 7:10 am


One of the first rock songs I ever heard.  To me, that is Aerosmith at it's best.


I always thought at first it sounded like The Who.

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