some controversy as to the actual date of thisshow with
the inserts of this release claiming it
September 26th, 1973 while other sourcesplace it
sometime in early October.There have been
as to where this was recorded with some believing it could be the concert from
on October 10, 1973. This broadcast wasrecorded at
the Counterpart Creative Studios in
probably between October 9-11, 1973 tocoincide
with their tour date supporting Mott The
Tyler also says on introducing Pandora’s Box,“we’d like
to play a boogie from our new album,
Night in the Ruts” – which was the titleGet Your
Wings initially went under.
quality is a very good stereo recordingwith the
instruments well balanced and a nice wide
stage. The guitars are forward and a bit in your face but do not overwhelm the
rest of the instruments and there is nice warmth to the recording with all
frequencies well represented. There is a also slight distortion during loud
passages which reminded me of the effect you get if you set the recording level
too hot on a cassette recorder overloading the tape but it is not obtrusive and
can be noticed with a slight sizzle on Joey Kramer’s cymbals and Steven Tyler’s
voice at times.
oddity I found was there were several very brief instances where the sound
flutters, during “Write Me”, as if a radio station signal was fading in and out
or there was tape damage but they are very brief and not too distracting.
begins with an announcer’s introduction:
KRQ’s first radio concert tonight live at Counterparts Studio and being
broadcast in 16 track stereo Columbia recording artists Aerosmith. KRQ’s phase
three will feature more radio concerts with name artist but more on that later
but now right now Aerosmith”.
There are 4
other instances where the announcer cuts in after several songs are played for
commercial breaks and the closing comments. One of the interesting things about
this recording is it seems to be the radio stations raw master tape of the
performance as you get to hear all the commercial break in studio banter
between the announcer and band where the radio audience would have heard a
interesting banter for me was after “Write Me” we hear the announcer call for a
one minute commercial break and then ask someone if they are timing it from the
one minute mark. We also get to hear a slightly annoyed Steven Tyler
complaining of sound levels fluctuating and ask that they return to the
previous level as the announcer counts down the return from commercial.
songs are well played but highlights for me were a rocking version of “One Way
Street”, a rare version of “ Rattlesnake Shake” and the two not yet released
songs “Pandora’s Box” and “Train Kept a Rollin” which would appear on the bands
1974 second album “Get Your Wings”.