- Kings and Queens (Aerosmith song)
Name = Kings and Queens
from Album =
Draw the Line
B-side = "Critical Mass"
Released = 1978
Recorded = 1977
Format = Record
Length = 4:55
Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Jack Douglas
Producer = Jack Douglas
Chart position = * #70 (US
Billboard Hot 100)
Last single = "Draw the Line" (1977)
This single = "Kings and Queens" (1977)
Next single = "Get It Up" (1978)"Kings and Queens" is a song performed by American
hard rockband Aerosmith. It was written by Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, and Jack Douglas, which is basically every member of the band (except Joe Perry), as well as their producer, who helped the band write many of the songs on "Draw the Line". The song was released as the second single from " Draw the Line" in 1978. It didn't fare as well as many of the band's previous singles, only reaching #70 on the Billboard Hot 100. This is likely due to the gloomy lyrics of the song, and its relatively long running time.
The song was included on the album "
Aerosmith's Greatest Hits" in 1980, and " Greatest Hits 1973–1988" in 2004, however it was considerably edited, taking out many of the guitar parts. This version is sometimes heard on radio, although many rock stations do play the full version to this day.
The song was a staple of Aerosmith concerts in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and was included on the album "
Classics Live!". However, the band rarely played it since. On one rare occasion, the band played the song at a show in Providence, Rhode Islandin 2005on the " Rockin' the Joint Tour", much to the delight of fans. However, the band tends to favor "Draw the Line"'s other single, the "title track", which has become a live staple as of late.
Kings and Queens is a master track in the game "Guitar Hero: Aerosmith" and is unlocked upon beating the last song,
Train Kept A-Rollin. Although its a slow song its Expert difficulty tag line says good luck, in which states that it is hard, as did Through the Fire and Flameson .
The Aerosmith tribute band, Draw the Line, can frequently be heard performing the song.
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