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Night In The Ruts

August 26, 2011 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: August 26, 2011
  • Release Date: August 26, 2011
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 35:38
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  • ASIN: B00138H6D2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,076 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By E. Lord on April 20, 2009
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If you like the newer, more pop-rock Aerosmith you may not like this. This was the last album they recorded before Joe Perry allegedly physically fought with Steven Tyler over Tyler's drug addiction and left the band. There's no Rag Doll, no Dude Looks Like A Lady, and especially no sappy Don't Wanna Miss A Thing movie song here. Just good old-fashioned American hard-driving rock & roll, powerful and true. Even their cover of Remember (Walking In The Sand) on this disc had a good edge to it. I love every song, my personal favorites are the first two, No Surprize and Chiquita. Chiquita features a tough, gritty Joe Perry guitar riff, and Joey Kramer hits 'em so hard it sounds like he'll put the sticks thru 'em. If you want to hear the REAL Aerosmith, before they went Hollywood, give this one a listen.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By John V.Russo on July 2, 1998
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I've been an Aerosmith fan since 1979 and through it all I've stuck with'm. I haven't reviewed the more popular Aerodiscs yet as I've found it more interesting to comment on the records the real dedicated fans have. I'll let the bandwagoneers handle their 5 star shout fests on the more wellknown albums "Toys" "Rocks" and the like. This record "Night in the Ruts" effectionatly known as "Right in the Nuts" is one of the most overlooked. Joe Perry had left during it's making and was doomed by the industry from that point even before it's release in '79. The old school critics couldn't wait to knock it from the day it came out. As bad as Steven T was in those days(D-R-U-G-S) he could write those hard rockers like noone else before or since. Songs such as "No Surprise""Chiquita" and "Three Mile Smile" are umung boys best, yes they are as good as any on "Rocks". There I've said it. I love "Coney Island Whitefish Boy" almost as much and the cover of "Think About It" is flawless. I've heard the original YARDBIRDS version of it and they owe a debt of gratitude to Aerosmith for recreating it into pure perfection, even better than the cover of "Train Kepta Rollin'" another YARDBIRDS remake off "Get Your Wings" from '74. Steven may have changed his mind since but he's gone so far as to call "No Surprise" is his favorite Aerosmith song. It's up there for me and I love alot of them. I may be alone on this one but this record is only a couple songs away from being a "10" (or 5 stars in this case). "Nights" is awesome but it's too short. If you think your a real fan buy it, live it, love it.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By wally gator on June 8, 2009
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People overlook this bit like crazy, and then go and carve Draw The Line into their desks at school. Whats up? Draw The Line is pretty flat and mainly B-grade Aerosmith. RUTS is a trashy rock and roll sleaze party from its rip rawkin open to its boozed out finish. The rock songs KICK with a sleazy groove that defines who they are (theres no metal songs, but they ain't a metal band, they are sleaze blues, and thats what they are puttin down here...) The ballads are dark and foggy but they still groove, and they still maintain an equal amount of sleaze.

I've praised this album before and got slammed by other reviewers for it. Hear me cry people! With every passing year, I realize more and more how cool the music on this disc is. SO they weren't riting hits, and a third of the songs are cover songs... so what? THINK ABOUT IT, the Yardbirds cover, is absolutely bone chilling at first, then it slams on the gas and partys down! REEFER HEAD WOMAN is blues at its finest... one of A-smiths BEST stoned send ups. The originals are anything but lackluster either... THREE MILE SMILE makes my floorboards shake... Aerosmith delivered one more true booze rock album with RUTS. Don't forget it. Aerosmiths gig in Summer 2009 is to play full albums in the concert mix. I already know they are doing Toys in my town... but I've decided that live RUTS would be hella sweet. HELLA SWEET! This album always gets better!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Dale Chapman on May 30, 2004
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I'm glad to see that the majority of the reviewers of this CD have given it the accolades it deserves. I actually think it's a step above the previous album, "Draw the Line". The songs are consistently stronger with only "Remember" (an interesting curiosity, but not worthy of the rest of the session) and "Think About It" not being quite up to snuff. "No Surprize" and "Three Mile Smile" are well-developed rockers with the band seemingly clicking on all cylinders. "Chiquita" and "Cheese Cake" are only one step behind.
My biggest disappointment with this CD is that the band left "Chip Away the Stone" off the final version. The song was recorded at the same time as the rest of "Right in the Nuts". "CAATS" is one of my all time favorite Aerosmith tunes. For my regularly listening, I've burned a copy of "Right in the Nuts" with "Chip Away the Stone" sequenced between "Reefer Headed Woman" and "Bone to Bone". It really rounds out the disc, and improves the overall experience.
My first concert ever was "Monsters of Rock" in Oakland, CA, on July 21st, 1979. Aerosmith was on the bill with Mahogany Rush, AC/DC (on the "Highway to Hell" tour with Bon Scott) and Ted Nugent. Not a bad way to start one's concert-going career, eh? Aerosmith had not yet released "Right in the Nuts", but played "Think About It", "Bone to Bone" and "Chip Away the Stone". The band was ragged and strung-out and barely standing upright. In the context of this burn-out, it's a wonder that "Right in the Nuts" came out as well as it did. In retrospect, it is the final product of Aerosmith's "classic" period, and well worth your hard-earned cash.
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