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Aerosmith: The Unofficial Illustrated History of Boston's Bad Boys Hardcover – August 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press; First edition (August 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760341060
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760341063
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 9.6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #693,485 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With 40-plus years of flat-out, four-on-the-floor blues-based rock to their credit, Aerosmith are 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 across 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. The book 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.

About the Author

Richard Bienstock is a senior editor with Guitar World magazine and the executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He is also a musician and journalist whose writings have appeared in numerous U.S. and international publications. He lives in New York City.


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I chose the 4 star rating because this is a very well illustrated book.
T. Ray
As a longtime fan of Aerosmith (a somewhat jaded one, at that), this book comes highly recomended!
Julian A. Schulz
It is a great coffee table book with great pics and lots of good information on the band.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Julian A. Schulz on September 17, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Don't let the somewhat generic looking cover fool you, this book is a visual
treat for hardcore Aerosmith fans.
The first half is loaded with some incredible photographs, from my favorite era,
the 70's.
You also get some really interesting text from each year, documenting
the albums & history of that time.
It is all laid out in a nice hardcover shell, with a clear slipcase.
The spine has a sort of "Get your wings" font, which looks really vintage & cool.
I had heard about this particular book coming out, but never expected it to be
so thorough & classy.
As a longtime fan of Aerosmith (a somewhat jaded one, at that), this book comes
highly recomended!
Check it out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve 1967 on May 25, 2012
Format: Hardcover
If you first think this book is just a swooning fan piece with a lot of pretty pictures, think again!

This book gives a great account of the bands career, covering all eras, all albums, with a sometimes critical and unbiaised eye. I learned a lot and have been a fan of Aerosmith for years.

And the photos and illustrations are great! There's a ton of older and cool memorabilia listed as well. Defintiely worth your dollars!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carrie Pado on February 1, 2012
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If you are an Aerosmith fan this book is a must have! I absolutely LOVE mine. I have also ordered/ sent this to a few others as a gift and everyone has been impressed with the content, namely all of the pictures. Highly recommended!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By joey bortnick on November 28, 2011
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I LOVE this book! It came quickly and nicely packaged! It is a great coffee table book with great pics and lots of good information on the band. A very nice book for fans! Thanks!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lori_R on February 7, 2012
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My husband bought this for our son's girlfriend for Christmas, but I really should have gotten him a copy for himself. And myself. The book had some great pictures, even for people our age who grew up with the band, and perfect as a gift. The biography of the band was awesome, written in an easy tone that makes it enjoyable to read. It's definitely not a dry read, but allows you to get into the story of the band.
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By JOHNLOCKE on March 5, 2014
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Awesome photo book.. Lots of information as well.. All eras of the band are covered.. Early years are especially interesting.. Very Very cool..
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Great pics. More history of the band. Loved them before, but more now. Fab book. Awesome add to my musical library.
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By T. Ray on January 10, 2014
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I chose the 4 star rating because this is a very well illustrated book. Have not finished it yet. Lots of great pictures and articles.
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