Review – Aerosmith “Legendary Child” [2012] from “Music From Another Dimension”

“Legendary Child” is the newest single by legendary Boston hard rockers Aerosmith. From the upcoming studio album Music From Another Dimension and soundtrack to the new GI Joe: Retaliation film, the song features the band’s signature harmonies and catchy melodies.

After simplistic lead guitar phrasing during the intro, everything else quiets for a classic old-school Joe Perry riff. During the verses, the guitars exhibit a tight Led Zeppelin groove a la “The Wanton Song” from Physical Graffiti.

On first listen, the lyrics have a recycled feel as Tyler sings “took a chance at the high school dance.” But as the tune progresses, you can let the nostalgia go and dive into the goodness.

While the new Aerosmith single has several classic elements, it is more in line with the band’s sound during the 90s (it was originally written for Get a Grip)—by no means is this a strike against them; however, fans would kill to hear that classic 70’s unpolished angst that has been missing for so long on their records.

According to iTunes, Music From Another Dimension will release on August 28, 2012. Track listing:

1 What Could Have Been Love    
2 Beautiful      
3 Street Jesus  
4 Legendary Child  
5 Oh Yeah  
6 We All Fall Down  
7 Another Last Goodbye  
8 Out Go the Lights  
9 Love Three Times a Day (Hello Goodbye)  
10 Closer  
11 Shakey Ground  
12 Lover a Lot  
13 Freedom Fighter
14 Up on the Mountain

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