Song of the Day: “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet Emooooooooooooooootiooooooooooon!

This was the song that made me fucking love Aeroschmidt.  Not so much newer Aeroschmidt, but the old OLD Aeroschmidt.

Aeroschmidt is a lesson all about drugs.  When you play rock and roll, drugs are good… up to a point.  When you go clean and make a comeback, you’re not as interesting as you used to be.

That’s probably bullshit, but that’s what I take away from the Aeroschmidt story.  Back in the 70s when they were trying to race each other into their coffins, they made the best music they ever made.  Sweet Emotion is in their top 5 of all time.  It’s got such a hypnotic sound… that groovy descending-then-ascending riff with the backward “slap” sound repeating over it is pure fucking genius.

This was Tom Hamilton’s song… and I’m glad as fuck that the rest of Clan Aeroschmidt hung around in rehearsal while he played the opening bass riff.  They could have just as easily skipped out to get more booze and drugs.  I think by that point in their career, they had attendants doing that for them.  I imagine stocky hairy guys with gold-rimmed sunglasses, open shirts and medallions procuring the dope for them.  I would have had scantily clad ladies of course…. but I don’t think I’d be into heroin and coke.

Good thing I’m not a rock star.  I have more productive things to do with my time… like installing operating systems on computers that aren’t mine and playing Age of Empires again.  That game is over 12 fucking years old… and I still play it at least once a month.  Habadacus!

I haven’t said too much about the song.  This seems to be a recurring theme with these “Song of the Day” entries.  If I were you, I’d ask for my money back.  I get you suckered-in with a promise of talking all substantive and shit about some song… then I barely mention it while I go on rambling about some shit that i KNOW you don’t give two stale shits about.


And to make matters worse, I go and bandy about the name Aeroschmidt, as if it was funny!


I’ve wasted your time again I see.  This makes me feel good.

There’s only one thing left to do, and that’s to state that this song was on a 1975 album called “Toys In The Attic”.

“Rocks” was better.