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Friday, September 30, 2011

Aerosmith: "The Ultimate Illustrated History"; New Book Out Now

Aerosmith - The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Boston Bad Boys By Richard Bienstock
9.5 x 11.125, Hardcover, 224 pages 250 color & 150 b/w photos $35.00 / 39.00 CAN / £20.00

For over 40 years, Aerosmith delivered flat-out, four-on-the-floor blues-based rock unlike any band before. Referred to as "The Bad Boys from Boston," they combined memorable songwriting with a showmanship unlike any band on the planet.

Forty-plus years later, the band holds a spot in the rarified air of American rock royalty as one of the greatest - and most mercurial - rock 'n' roll bands of all-time. 

This massive, illustrated celebration is the first of its kind to provide a front-row seat to the Boston Bad Boys' entire career: scrapping their way cross-country in the 1970s, scrapping their way back to the top of the heap in the late 1980s, and scrapping with each other the entire way. Music journalist Richard Bienstock's lively history of the band's rise, fall, and rebirth is illustrated with nearly 400 photographs and collectibles, including gig posters, backstage passes, ticket stubs, 7-inch picture sleeves, and vintage T-shirts. 

Aerosmith also includes an extensive discography and assessments of each of the band's studio albums, written by such distinguished rock scribes as Daniel Bukszpan, Neil Daniels, Chuck Eddy, Bill Holdship, Greg Kot, Martin Popoff, Bud Scoppa, Phil Sutcliffe, and Jaan Uhelszki. The result is a visually stunning portrait of the band many have called America's best.

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