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AEROSMITH “Rocks” /LP/


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    Band: AEROSMITH
  • Product Code: 88985402731
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Remastered re-release of the fourth full-length studio album by legendary American Hard Rock/Blues Rock band.
Few albums have been so appropriately named as Aerosmith's 1976 classic "Rocks". Despite hard drug use escalating among band members, Aerosmith produced a superb follow-up to their masterwork "Toys In The Attic", nearly topping it in the process. Many Aero fans will point to "Toys" as the band's quintessential album (it contained two radio/concert standards after all, "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion"), but out of all their albums, "Rocks" did the best job of capturing Aerosmith at their most raw and rocking.
Like its predecessor, a pair of songs have become their most renowned - the menacing, Hard Rock, cowboy-stomper "Back in the Saddle", as well as the downright viscous Funk groove of "Last Child". Again, even the lesser-known tracks prove essential to the makeup of the album, such as the stimulated "Rats in the Cellar" (a response of sorts to "Toys in the Attic"), the Stonesy "Combination", and the forgotten riff-rocker "Get the Lead Out". Also included is the apocalyptic "Nobody's Fault", the up-and-coming Rock Star tale of "Lick and a Promise", and the album-closing ballad "Home Tonight".
"Rocks" was a commercial success, charting three Singles on the Billboard Hot 100, two of which reached the Top 40 ("Back in the Saddle" and "Last Child"). It was one of the first to ship Platinum when it was released, and has since gone quadruple Platinum. In 2003, the album was ranked number 176 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, maintaining the rating in a 2012 revised list, before it was dropped to 366 in a 2020 revised list.
"Rocks" has greatly influenced many Hard Rock and Heavy Metal artists, including Guns N' Roses, Metallica, and Nirvana. Mötley Crüe songwriter and bassist Nikki Sixx refers to Aerosmith frequently in his book "The Heroin Diaries". Metallica leader James Hatfield has identified "Rocks", as well as Aerosmith, as important influences in his music, stating that the band was the reason why he wanted to learn guitar. Slash says "Rocks" was the album that inspired him to learn guitar, and that the album changed his life.
Remastered in 2013, 180g vinyl.
Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment 1976/2017 (88985402731). Made in Germany.


Tracklist:

Side One
1. Back In The Saddle 4:40
2. Last Child 3:27
3. Rats In The Cellar 4:02
4. Combination 3:38

Side Two
1. Sick As A Dog 4:25
2. Nobody's Fault 4:40
3. Get The Lead Out 3:42
4. Lick And Promise 3:04
5. Home Tonight 3:15


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