Toys in the Attic (song)


Toys in the Attic (song)

Infobox Single
Name = Toys in the Attic


Artist = Aerosmith
Album = Toys in the Attic
B-side = "Sweet Emotion"
Released = April 8 1975
track_no = 1
Recorded = January - February 1975 at Record Plant Studios, New York
Genre = Hard rock
Length = 3:05
Label = Columbia Records
Writer = Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
Producer = Jack Douglas
Chart position =
Reviews =
Last single = "You See Me Crying" (1975)
This single = "Toys in the Attic" (1975)
Next single = "Last Child" (1976)
"Toys in the Attic" is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. Written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, it is the first song and title track from the band's third album "Toys in the Attic", their bestselling studio album in the United States. The song is three minutes, five seconds long. It was released as single in 1975.

Achievements

RRHF500|Toys in the Attic The others by Aerosmith are "Dream On" and "Walk This Way" (Run-DMC version).

A Live Staple

Despite the song never making a chart appearance, it is frequently played on rock radio stations. Additionally, the band often includes the song into their live setlist and it is frequently used to open shows. It is also the opening song in the band's bestselling DVD, "You Gotta Move".

Additionally, the band played the song acoustically during their performance on MTV Unplugged in 1990. In 1994, during a nationally-broadcast radio performance at the band's Mama Kin's Music Hall, the song was the last song played, after the band asked the audience for requests.

The song is also featured on two of the band's live albums, "Live! Bootleg" (1978) and "Classics Live II" (1987). It is also found as a bonus track on some pressings of the career-spanning collection "O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits" (2002).

Cover versions

R.E.M. covered the song "Toys in the Attic" released in 1986 as a b-side to "Fall on Me". It is available on "Dead Letter Office".

It was also covered by The Answer, Warrant and Ratt.

The title was used as an episode name for the anime series Cowboy Bebop.

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