On Friday, Aerosmith let's the music do the talking
The first four years of the ‘80s were a dark period of Aerosmith. Drugs and fighting led to many members quitting the band, including guitarist Joe Perry who left in 1980 and recorded a song with the Joe Perry Project called Let the Music Do The Talking.
Aerosmith finally rediscovered the magic from the early years in 1984 and recorded the Done with Mirrors album. While the album sold little compared to other Aerosmith albums and charted no singles, it was pivotal point in the band’s history and set the stage for their comeback in 1986 with their collaboration with Run DMC and then the monster success of 1987’s Permanent Vacation album.
The Done with Mirrors album was actually was a critical success, eventually went gold and included a new version of Let the Music Do the Talking.
In 1984, who would have believed that Aerosmith could have come back from the brink and enjoy their greatest success, trailing only to Pearl Jam in chart success and sales for a rock band in the ‘90s?
- Kevin Wuench