With Steven Tyler on vocals, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford on guitars, Tom Hamilton on bass, and Joey Kramer on drums, Aerosmith has outlasted all the trends and fads of rock and roll to become one of the most powerful and electrifying forces in popular music, selling in excess of 100 million albums since their inception in Boston, MA circa 1970.
In the era of sex, drugs and rock & roll, Aerosmith arrived with a sexy swagger and thrusts of metal, glam and boogie woogie. Tyler's lyrics laced with double entendres and witty humor perfectly complimented the group's raunchy, bluesy backdrops. Beyond driving rock and roll tunes, Aerosmith also created quintessential power ballads, a dual skill which helped the band yield a string of gold and platinum albums. In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, rock fans were once again getting off with Aerosmith via some of the rockingest albums of the era, albums whose songs dominated the airwaves and whose videos were MTV staples.
1985 gold comeback album Done With Mirrors marked the return of guitarists, Joe Perry, who had left the group in 1979, and Brad Whitford, who had left the band in 1981. One of their finest outings since 1976's Rocks, it found the band as aggressive and raunchy as ever churning out wheelhouse singles like "Let The Music Do The Talking," "Shela," "My Fist Your Face" and "Darkness."