MTV viewers get the rare opportunity to see legendary hard rockers Aerosmith perform acoustically on this special edition of "MTV Unplugged." Taped live at the historic Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City in High Definition TV, band members Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), Joey Kramer (drums) and Brad Whitford (guitar) perform a rousing 30 minute acoustic medley of their hit songs past and present. Song selections include "Toys In The Attic," "Hang Man Jury," "Big 10 Inch," "Dream On," "Walkin' The Dog," and "Train Kept A Rollin'." "MTV Unplugged" with Aerosmith, with high definition imaging by Captain of America, marks the first airing of a high definition program on the network.
An excerpt from the MTV Unplugged book....."Despite the family entertainment angle, the boys were still boys. Aerosmith has never been a band to shy away from extreme, sometime slightly juvenile, sexual innuendo. But the painting of a topless woman on Joey Kramer's drum kit was a bit much for our television censors. We needed a solution and we needed it fast. Finally, in a flash of genius that was born of complete panic, we bought a set of pasties and attached them to the bass drum. Every time Joey hit his kit, the pasties would twirl. The band, of course, was more than a little pleased.
Recorded 8/11/90 at The Ed Sullivan Theater (NYC). Original Premiere Date: September 20, 1990