Formed in 1970 in Boston, United States, AEROSMITH has contributed for almost 5 decades to establish the sound of hard rock thanks to legendary classics such as “Dream On”, “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing”, “Sweet Emotion” or “Crazy.”
The group had also made covers by other bands and they made them sound better like they were their own. We look back at the 5 Cover Songs That Aerosmith Made Better:
Aerosmith’s “Helter Skelter” is pretty familiar to the Beatles”, remaining true to the swing and highlighting a lead guitar solo and fills which are nearly note-for-note versions of the original.
Cry Me A River
Aerosmith closed their faces to the misty ballad “Cry Me a River”, written by an author named Arthur Hamilton in the 1950s, and which became popular on the voice of singer Julie London. An awesome rendition from the group performed it on an extraterrestrial level, Steven Tyler, yelling in a trance.
I Ain’t Got You
In 1978, Aero sings to more than four hundred thousand people in Boston and releases their first live album, Live! Bootleg, with its hits and one of the songs taken from a 1973 show bootleg: “I Ain’t Got You.”
Never Loved A Girl
The captivating “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Loved You)” by Aretha Franklin and that Steven and company rename as “Never Loved a Girl” for obvious reasons offers us a captivating and subtle version of that piece of soul that in ’67 Steven Tyler led the highest to the incomparable female voice of Memphis. In the hands of Aerosmith, the song gives greater prominence to the guitars while the horn section remains much more secondary than in the original.
The 1973 live cover version of “Rattlesnake Shake” appeared on the Aerosmith box set “Pandora’s Box” in 1991. Originally by British rock band Fleetwood Mac, written by guitarist Peter Green, who first appeared on the band’s 1969 album Then Play On.