Rocks | Released: 1976 | Columbia Records | 4 x Platinum |
Rocks: Tour Dates 1976-1977

1)  Back in the Saddle
2)  Last Child
3)  Rats in the Cellar
4)  Combination
5)  Sick as a Dog
6)  Nobody's Fault
7)  Get the Lead Out
8)  Lick and a Promise
9)  Home Tonight

One of the reasons why Aerosmith, after a number of creatively lean years, are still given legendary credence and an eager ear with each new release, Rocks encapsulated the very essence of rock 'n' roll. They may have been the target of detractors who still pinned them as nothing more than a poor man's Rolling Stones, but Rocks pioneered a strength and swagger and real depth that remains very nearly unsurpassed. From the slowly escalating 'Back In The Saddle' to the dying strains of 'Home Tonight', this album held the full spirit and soul of Aerosmith in both hands.

Recorded at The Warehouse, Waltham, Massachusetts and the Record Plant, New York

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

Additional personnel:
Paul Prestopin (banjo)


Jack Douglas (Producer, arrangement, backing vocals)
Jay Messina (engineer)
Rod O'Brien (assistant engineer)
Sam Ginsburg (assistant engineer)
David Krebs (direction)
Steve Leber (direction)
Pacific Eye & Ear (album design)

Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.136) - Ranked #176 in Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time"

Q (4/01, p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The one that made them the daddies honking, humping American rock. Contains great, self-congratulatory opener 'Back In The Saddle'..."


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1976 Pop Albums 3

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1976 "Home Tonight" Pop Singles 71
1976 "Last Child" Pop Singles 21
1977 "Back In The Saddle" Pop Singles 38



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