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AEROSMITH: DRAW THE LINE

This is the album on which Aerosmith allegedly began their drug-induced decline during which partying became more important than tunes, and it definitely is a notch below their previous two releases. Still, at this point in time rumors of the band’s demise were greatly exaggerated, because this is another good groove record whose funky backbeats and inventive guitar licks are matched to Steven Tyler’s ear piercing vocal acrobatics. However, the album’s impressive overall momentum is more important than any individual songs, and for all its faults Draw The Line still manages to deliver a dirty good time.

Tracklist:

1.Draw The Line 2.I Wanna Know Why 3.Critical Mass 4.Get It Up 5.Sick As A Dog 6.The Hand That Feeds 7.Sight For Sore Eyes 8.Milk Cow Blues

Lineup:

Steven Tyler - lead vocals, harmonica, piano, backing vocals, Joe Perry - guitar, slide guitar, backing and lead vocals, Brad Whitford - guitar, Tom Hamilton - bass, Joey Kramer - drums, percussion. Guest musicians: Stan Bronstein - saxophone on "I Wanna Know Why" and "Bright Light Fright", Scott Cushnie - piano on "I Wanna Know Why" and "Critical Mass", Karen Lawrence - backing vocals on "Get It Up", Jack Douglas - mandolin on "Kings and Queens"

Release date: December 1, 1977