22 August 2011

"Dream On" (Aerosmith, 1973)

Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears
Sing with me, if it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good lord will take you away...
In a 2011 interview, Steven Tyler reminisced about his father, a Juilliard-trained musician, and recalled "lying beneath his dad's piano as a three-year-old, listening to him play classical music. That's where I got that Dream On chordage," he said.
Posted as a contrast to the preceding Beach Boys vide.


  1. I didn't click on the video and still got the damn earworm for the "dream on" squeals. Thanks ever so much.

  2. I always thought that this was the best performance I ever heard of the song... its a shame it was never released as a single.

  3. It's a cracking song, but I prefer the Dio (RIP)/Malmsteen cover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaycOK66FAc (sorry, no sound at work so I can can't vouch for the quality).

    It's pretty unique in the fact that its one of the few covers I think are better than the original.

    Fun fact: Dio & Malmsteen hated each other so much the song was recorded in two parts so they never had to share a recording studio.


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