Aerosmith releases self-titled debut album

Aerosmith is the self-titled debut album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in 1973.

The album was recorded in two weeks at Intermedia Studio in Boston, Massachusetts. Much of the album is heavily blues influenced. The song Walkin' the Dog is a cover song originally performed by Rufus Thomas. Also featured on the album is "Dream On" which became an American top ten single in 1976. "Dream On" was first released in edited form as a single in 1973, but it and the album originally fared poorly on the charts. After the band's subsequent success, "Dream On" was reissued in 1976 and became a hit, and thanks to the song's popularity the 1973 album reentered the Billboard Top 200 album chart in 1976 and reached its peak at #21.