Steven Tyler, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?


“Oh, yeah. I sure do remember that first album. It was an album by the Pretty Things. It was their first or second album.

But I also went through my sister’s albums. There was ‘Hold That Tiger’ by Fabian and stuff like that. I mean, come on. It was all that stuff that sisters would listen to. I wanted to hear the doo-wop, the making-out-for-hours, sucking-face songs. ‘House of the Rising Sun’ by the Animals… the greatest song I ever heard.

And the first single that I bought was ‘The Battle of New Orleans’ by Johnny Horton. ‘In 1814, we took a little trip, along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip…’ And the B-side was a song called ‘All For the Love of a Girl.’

“And the Everly Brothers – oh, I was strung out on them for six years.”

Steven Tyler grabs the microphone to lead Aerosmith’s Global Warming Tour into the Times Union Center in Albany tonight (Friday, June 29). Cheap Trick kicks off the show at 7:30pm. Tix are $63, $99.50 & $149.50.

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