Permanent Vacation | Released: 1987 | Geffen Records | 5 x Platinum |
Permanent Vacation: Tour Dates 1987-1988

1)  Heart's Done Time
2)  Magic Touch
3)  Rag Doll
4)  Simoriah
5)  Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
6)  St. John
7)  Hangman Jury
8)  Girl Keeps Coming Apart
9)  Angel
10)  Permanent Vacation
11)  I'm Down
12)  The Movie

A true comeback album, Aerosmith's PERMANENT VACATION featured the original line-up, and it gave the band its first top 10 hit in a decade ("Angel"). Thanks to Tyler & Perry's ground-breaking collaboration with Run D.M.C. in 1986 (on Aerosmith's old hit, "Walk This Way"), the band's visibility was high. The rehabilitated band took advantage of that opening with this album, a batch of hard rock songs that recalled their glory days of he 70s.

Realizing that the band simply couldn't do it alone, A&R guru John Kalodner capitalized on the runaway success of Run-D.M.C.'s cover of "Walk This Way" and decided to draft in the day's top hired hands, including knob-twiddler extraordinaire Bruce Fairbairn and career-revitalizing song doctors Desmond Child and Jim Vallance. Together, they would help craft Permanent Vacation, the album which would reinvent Aerosmith as '80s and '90s superstars. A valiant effort, this album proved to be the crucial catalyst in reintroducing Aerosmith to the masses, but if you're looking for an even better example of the band's renewed strength, check out Pump first.

Recorded at Little Mountain Sound Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Additional personnel:

Christine Arnott (spoken vocals);
Bruce Fairbairn (cello, background vocals);
Scott Fairbairn (cello);
Drew Arnott (Mellotron);
Jim Vallance (organ);
Morgan Rael (steel drums)

Steven Tyler (vocals, piano, harmonica);
Joe Perry (guitar, background vocals);
Brad Whitford (guitar);
Tom Hamilton (bass);
Joey Kramer (drums)

The Margarita Horns:
Tom Keelyside (tenor saxophone, clarinet);
Ian Putz (baritone saxophone);
Henry Christian, Bruce Fairbairn (trumpet);
Bob Rogers (trombone)

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1987 The Billboard 200 11

- Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1987 "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" Mainstream Rock Tracks 4
1987 "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" The Billboard Hot 100 14
1987 "Hangman Jury" Mainstream Rock Tracks 14
1987 "Hangman Jury" Mainstream Rock Tracks 14
1987 "Rag Doll" Mainstream Rock Tracks 12
1988 "Angel" Mainstream Rock Tracks 2
1988 "Angel" The Billboard Hot 100 3
1988 "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" Hot Dance Music/Club Play 41
1988 "Rag Doll" The Billboard Hot 100 17


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