Though it may not look like ages ago, 1994 really was… ages ago! What were you doing back then? (rhetorical, you don’t really have to tell me. Unless you want to? I’d be delighted to hear your stories!)
Thank you for such an amazing week! And for your wonderful, insightful comments! I wish you have the best weekend yet (even if we’re already halfway through) and get ready for a great new week! Enjoy Aerosmith’s Crazy! (don’t miss Gnarls Barkley‘s Crazy after the jump!)
The wild rocking days with Alicia Silverstone and Liv Tyler. Did you know she was included in that video without the director actually knowing that her had was Steven Tyler? It was just a coincidence (Marty Callner, the director saw Liv in a commercial and decided to bring her in. Just like that), but what a wonderful coincidence it was!
The video was highly acclaimed and so was the song, being awarded with a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group (1994). Included on Aerosmith’s 1993-released album Get a Grip, the song was written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Desmond Child.
On a more contemporary note, with no other liaison other than the title, here’s Gnarls Barkley with his Crazy, offering a more psychiatric perspective over the mindless, teen-appropriate crazy proffered by Aerosmith more than a decade earlier. It’s a great song, with mindful lyrics I could listen to anytime, anywhere and still feel like it was released yesterday.
Even the video is far more profound than the one Aerosmith had released back in the days. Rorschach inkblot tests. That’s what you get to see on your screen, just to make it even more scientific than the lyrics. Not as far from 1994 as we’d think, but worlds apart, really! What’s your definition for “Crazy”? Aerosmith’s or Gnarls Barkley’s?