I love ya, Baby, but Yeah! This is written exactly how Tyler talks and sings with a what-will-he-say next, conversationally feel to it. It's like talking to someone who's manic depressive when they're going through a manic episode. But what we have is Steven Tyler. Once you've started it, putting it down is not an option. He even gave an example and said if he married Pam Anderson, and she had sex with Kid Rock behind his back, he'd understand. That's why he's who he is.
He addresses his music, his career, the drugs, the women, but it's so much more. I listened to every Aerosmith song and found out everything I could about this beautiful unicorn of a man. I thought I had read about substance abuse. Steven Tyler is a singer, not a narrator. The whole time I'm encouraging him to tell me more, and more, and more.
They released their first album in 1973, and by 1976 Aerosmith had gone from being nobodies to massive to off the radar, making history as a multi-platinum, chart-topping band. One thing I found distracting was the fact that he would get side-tracked during the telling of a memory and end up somewhere entirely. The man is a poet and a thinker when sober. Following a fateful meeting with his 'mutant twin' Joe Perry in the summer of 1970, Aerosmith was formed. The roots of the band were about as expected, and there were no huge surprises in their rise to fame.
However, I wish someone with better writing skills had written it for him or provided him with better guidance. Steven talked into a tape recorder; the ghost writer, David Dalton, transcribed it, maybe edited and organized it slightly. Stephen Victor Tallarico, better known as Steven Tyler, is an American musician with Italian ancestry His grandfather was Giovanni Tallarico, born and raised in Nicotera, Calabria , songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. This is also how he writes. I was not impressed when he joined American Idol, but I really love the way he treats the idol contestants. He thinks because he's Steven Tyler, he should be able to bang all the groupies he wants, and his wives yes there were a few, gee wonder why? I learned just how creative, intelligent, sensitive, driven, impulsive, and at times tortured he is.
I don't believe you can get up in front of thousands of people and not be convinced you are one of the best at what you do. Even God has his foibles. So that I am not a total cranky-pantsI about this read, I do have to give you props for your apparent Bookishness. From looking at the reviews for this book, evidently, I'm the lone dissenter. Hardly an apologia, Steve Tyler describes his rock 'n' roll lifestyle and the circuitous route to the man he is today. That is, perhaps, until now. I don't think less or more of Steven Tyler.
The narrative was scattered - a section on Steve As a huge Aerosmith fan, part of me worried this book would be self-indulgent, clearing Steven's own name while sullying everyone else's. Its a no wonder they have remained popular for over 40 years. I hope that he makes it, not just in the book but in real life. This isn't a computer chat room. It was so much deeper than anything I have ever done or ever will do. It is true Tyler - spiritual, poetic, mad, gob-smackingly shocking, and full of love. No deep insight into him, his songs, or the band.
I actually wante The noise didn't bother me as much as some of the jibberish. I was more interested in his childhood and his recovery. Yes, he seems sober now but there is a lot of blame being tossed around where it should not be tossed. He talks the talk of owning his problems but does not walk the walk. Unsure if I can do justice to this book in my review. Maybe I just can't relate.
In fact, you could probably guess and come close to writing the book yourself, but it'd probably be better written and less juvenile and vulgar. People have complained about the content and the language used, but what did they expect? He ordered a baby raccoon from a catalog. You want the story now or when we get to Toys in the Attic? Being a fan of Aerosmith from way back when they first started out, I never dreamed I'd be panning a Steven Tyler book, but this one is just that bad. Steven Tyler is a fucking sweetheart of the first order, with an aura of sensuality and charisma around him like some holy light. The battle with sex, drugs and alcohol goes, I suppose, with the territory but this is dealt with here honestly, openly, even graphically.
It had my attention from start to finish though I could see that his style wouldn't be to everybody's taste. There are nice stories about growing up in the 50's but they are juxtaposed with stories of him being left out by the side of a summer house as a young child and being dragged off into the woods by a fox. While this biography will take you from whoa to go in the right order, be ready to jump forward, back, sideways and outways as the author's sidetracks threaten to take over the whole book. As may be expected, Tyler diverges down various roads and goes on tangents when the mood hits him. I'm also a big Steven Tyler fan, as he and Robert Plant are who I consider to be the two best rock vocalists ever. The no-holds-barred memoir from the legendary Aerosmith frontman has arrived.