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SUNDAY MUSIC VIDS: Aerosmith

04-23-2017 by Katie Marzullo

   

Back in the '90s, plaid was everywhere, cynical Gen-X flicks likeSingles and Reality Bites took over the box office, and ageless rockers Aerosmith were charging their way back into musical relevancy.

 

In 1993, they released their album Get a Grip, a raw, unfiltered tome of ROCK which brought them back into the mainstream at a time when grunge was depressing teenagers everywhere. But Steven Tyler and the gang weren't about to go quietly into the night -- their brand of wailing, guitar-slamming raunchy rock was still wholly relatable. Their first single was "Amazing," a song which opened what we now affectionately look back on as TheAlicia Silverstone Trilogy.

 

Alicia Silverstone was an unknown when Tyler & Co. came knocking and offered her not one but THREE roles in three different music videos for singles released fromGet a Grip -- "Amazing", "Cryin", and "Crazy". The trio of vids catapulted Silverstone into superstardom, and, naturally, a lucrative film career followed, including The Crush,Clueless, and Batman & Robin. The third video also introduced us to another fresh pop culture mainstay -- Tyler's daughter, Liv. Quite a long way to come from video vixen to Arwen in Lord of the Rings, eh?

 

Check out the flannel-draped, pouty-lipped goodness below, in order of release:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

(Image via Chris Connor/WENN)

 

- Katie Marzullo, YH Staff Editor

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