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Not a classic but still a good album,
This review is from: Draw the Line (Audio CD)
By the time "Draw The Line" was release in December of 1977, the members of Aerosmith were going thru severe problems in their career mostly due to the alarming rate that their drug addiction was taking. Still compare to the music that the band is doing today this is a pretty good record considering all of the problems that they were going thru at the time. Joe Perry actually call this record their "blackout album" because both he and Steven Tyler were so wasted during the recording sessions that they would literally black out (pass out) in the studio.
This album has a few songs that are worth mentioning I feel. Perhaps my favorite on the album is "Kings and Queens" a medieval ballad with an incredible piano arrangement. Another song that I like is ofcourse the album's title track "Draw The Line" which in reality was the only hit to come out of this record. I have never been able to understand what Steven is saying in the middle of the song because he does nothing but scream to the top of his lungs, I can only hear the beginning before the screaming starts where he says "checkmate don't be late". Even with all that screaming it is still a great classic from Aerosmith.
"Milk Cow Blues" is a remake that they did for this album and it sounds very nice I think. The other songs on the album are just fillers I believe, but as I said before compare this album to the albums that Aerosmith has been doing since about 1990 and "Draw The Line" would be defined as a classic Aerosmith album. I'm sorry but I just can't get into their music now. I don't know why they had to go and change their style. In the 1970's even with all the drugs and all the problems that plauged their career Aerosmith was in my opinion the greatest American rock band in the world. I find it sad that they have never been able to sound as good as they did in the 70's. "Draw The Line" like I said in the title of this review is not a classic but still a good album.
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Initial post: Sep 6, 2011 12:27:30 PM PDT
Joseph Caravella says:
People are too harsh on Aerosmith & in retrospect sometimes too much information can ruin the natural beauty of a band flat on it's ass & still kicking & screaming for dear life, This album is still one of my top 5 Aerosmith albums & not one of those 5 are from thier Post rehab period. I will take Night in the ruts over get a grip anyday. as far as being americas greatest band I say you need to take a cold hard look at Cheap trick because I believe That Cheap trick outshines aerosmith in every catagory & yes they even Shared Jack Douglas as producer on many albums as well but these two band are neck in neck I guess you can say Cheap trick is Americas Beatles to Aerosmiths stones & we all Know The beatles Are 1 Billion times better than the stones so that sums it up for me
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