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Monday, April 11, 2011

Aerosmith: 35 Years Since The Release Of "Rocks"

"Rocks" is the fourth album by Aerosmith, released May 3, 1976. This is Aerosmith captured at their most raw and rocking. It`s also a personal favorite of Steven Tyler.

Three songs hit the Billboard Hot 100, two of which reached the Top 40; "Back In The Saddle" and "Last Child". "Rocks" was The album was also a commercial success! It`s also one of the first albums to ship platinum when it was released. The album has since gone quadruple platinum.

Produced by Jack Douglas the album got a nice reception:

Allmusic said that the best songs on "Rocks" were "Back in the Saddle" and "Last Child", they also said the album was more "raw" then "Toys in the Attic", and thinks overall "Rocks" is better than its predecessor.

Blender magazine, said that the group members drug-use actually helped "Rocks" and he also called the album "raw."

Here`s some great live clips of Aerosmith performing the two hits from the album:

Last_Child _ Aerosmith live by Randy_Rowland

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