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95 of 96 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, come on..., May 10, 2005
This review is from: Draw the Line (Audio CD)
I was 16 when this album was originally released in the very cold winter of 1977. At the time there was no MTV, no videos, nothing. If you wanted to see a band you had to go see them live, if you were lucky enough. We didn't know the band was having major drug problems, we didn't care. We were much too caught up in our own adolescent crazyness. It is just too easy to speak in hindsight and criticize this album based on recent magazine articles or VH1 programs. The simple fact is this: This album kicked ass in 1977, and it kicks ass today. We played it to pieces. Instead of rating it on the personal problems that the band was having, rate it against the crap that has come out since.
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Initial post: Dec 24, 2009 11:06:47 AM PST
D. J. Porter says:
While I can relate to what you said, I still think Rocks is better. I don't think Aerosmith could have recorded a better 70's rock album than Rocks... but Pump is a close 2nd as far as overall killer Aerosmith albums IMO.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2010 5:49:34 PM PST
Great comment. This album rocks. Rocks rocks too.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2011 8:09:10 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 23, 2011 8:10:50 PM PDT
Kevin G. says:
In response to D.J., They did , as a matter of fact, put out a better 70's album...'Get Your Wings'..as Aerosmith albums go, it's untouchable. I recently realized why: starting with 'Toys', Aerosmith started using those goofy harmonies which became their signature but, in fact, really weren't all that good and all started to sound the same.

Posted on Jun 5, 2011 6:15:01 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 5, 2011 6:37:59 AM PDT
Spot on! The title track alone makes the album worth it. While corporate rock officially programmed from a consultant's office in a Dallas high-rise was taking over radio, "Draw the Line" was loud, obnoxious, kinda punky and dripping with vocal and instrumental hooks that went just a little too far for everyone concerned. Screw 'em! We wore the grooves off the vinyl.

Furthermore the reprise of the guitar riff from "Draw the Line" appears in "Let the Music Do the Talking", which is track numero uno and also the title of Joe Perry's outstanding solo record, 'Let the Music Do the Talking.' Then, in case you missed it while you dissed it, notice that the riff from "Draw the Line" surfaces again in the version of "Let the Music Do the Talking" which is (again) the lead track on yet another album -- 'Done With Mirrors', the first release from the reunited Aerosmith on Geffen Records.

So combine the message "Let the Music Do the Talking" with "Draw the Line" and as a coconut drops on your head, you realise that the band is trying to tell you something. So that's what's up: "Draw the Line" is what you hear when you "Let the Music Do the Talking."

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 6:17:29 AM PST
foghead57 says:
right on g. a. jones..iwas 20 years old in the fridgid winter of 77 and two things kept me warm{three if you count my future/ex wife} and that was draw the line and let there be rock by ac dc. draw the line is the best aerosmith album [yes vinyl] ever. you nailed it on the head! keep on rocking....peace.

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 8:46:01 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 22, 2013 8:50:28 PM PDT
Greg says:
Indeed it did and it still does. Well said.
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