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Aerosmith: Get Your Wings (Columbia)

Richard Riegel, Creem, August 1974

MGM RECORDS wasn't necessarily misguided in its big Bosstown hustle of 1968, they just flubbed up and signed the wrong bands. Why would you want to hear the Beacon Street Union when you could go across the street and catch the J.Geils Band, or, a season later, the incipient Aerosmith? Premature promotion thus forborne, the latter two Boston bombers came up the classic payin'-yo'-dues ladder, and finally began raking in their deserved commercial successes last year.

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