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One of the Greatest Aerosmith Songs Ever Features Sugar Packets as an Instrument

Before Aerosmith made it big, the band opted for some interesting techniques in the recording studio. While it’s common for musicians to use non-traditional instruments on a track, Aerosmith’s creative recording of “Sweet Emotion” takes the cake. Even the band’s biggest fans could have never guessed the inventive way Steven Tyler utilized a sugar packet in the classic rock hit.

Steven Tyler picked up a sugar packet when he couldn’t find maracas

Tyler’s 2013 appearance on The Howard Stern Show resurfaced on TikTok recently, offering some fascinating insight into how Aerosmith recorded what would become their breakout hit. While listening to “Sweet Emotion,” Tyler asked Howard Stern to listen carefully. 



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