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Artist: Aerosmith

Title: Night In The Ruts

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Aerosmith Night In The Ruts Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1979

Label: Columbia

Catalog Number: CK-36050


Steven Tyler lead vocals, harmonica, percussion, keyboards
Joe Perry guitar, percussion, vocals
Brad Whitford guitar
Tom Hamilton bass
Joey Kramer drums, vocals


1.  No Surprize  4:26
2.  Chiquita  4:25
3.  Remember (Walking In The Sand)  4:05
4.  Cheese Cake  4:16
5.  Three Mile Smile  3:43
6.  Reefer Head Woman  4:03
7.  Bone To Bone (Coney Island White Fish Boy)  3:00
8.  Think About It  3:35
9.  Mia  4:13
Total Running Time:  35:46

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Rikker Mortis Date: April 28, 2001 at 16:22
WAY overlooked and underrated album. quite heavy for aerosmith as well.

From: Bisho Date: July 31, 2001 at 11:00
NO SURPRIZE and CHEESECAKE are the only real stand outs and showed the band were still capable of writing great songs! They were definitely caught in the "RUTS" here.

From: Harvey Date: November 16, 2001 at 13:13
The sound of Aerosmith..but only in places

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From: Blue Charvel Date: August 28, 2002 at 6:54
After a long hard day of listening to AOR and Euro-metal, this really hits the spot. Underrated is the operative word here, this one definitely rocks. Not quite as consistent as Toys In The Attic, but also not as overplayed...Also a nice production for '79. I'm sure no-one would agree, but I think after this is when they started to suck, they never really recovered after the Tyler/Perry split on Rock In A Hard Place. Now they just re-release the same ballads with different lyrics.

From: RichieRocker Date: September 14, 2002 at 20:33
A pretty good release from The "Bad Boys From Boston" I like the whole album, but my choice cuts are "No Surprize" and "Bone To Bone" (Coney Island White Fish Boy).

From: The Fizzy One Date: October 15, 2002 at 21:47
The only song I know from this one is "Remember," and to me, it just sounds like the band always describes their lives at the time: strung out, slapped-together, not quite right. I think I might pass.

From: Carsten Date: November 30, 2002 at 0:07
"Cheese Cake", quite possibly their best song ever! OK, maybe their most overlooked at least!

From: Todd Date: December 14, 2002 at 18:30
Definately and underrated release that still sounds good today. I wore this out the first time around and own a 2nd copy now. The last good Aerosmith album.

From: RichieRocker Date: March 18, 2003 at 14:55
The guitar action on "Coney Island White Fish Boy" by Perry and Whitford is awesome. Thats my favorite song on the album! Hands Down

From: MT Thunder Date: April 15, 2003 at 16:55
If you haven't heard this album you have mistreated yourself all these years. I must agree with most of the comments here. This is AEROSMITHS FINEST to the Nth power. This album is coarse,high grade intense. Cheese Cake, Chiquita just about every song is good. Remember was the only song that attained comercial sucess and yes you said it...who gives a damn about comercial. Sadly enough after this album AEROSMITH became the money making entity they currently are.

From: keebler Date: October 4, 2003 at 14:34
i like this cd it's got good songs and it rocks.

From: Fat Freddy Date: January 5, 2004 at 16:52
If the "Behind The Music" show is to be believed, hardly anyone in the band was speaking to each other during the work on this album.. and other than "Chiquita" and "Remember" it really shows. Still, I'll take this album any day over some of their cheeseball top-40 work in the 1990s....

From: holyroller Date: January 16, 2004 at 23:25
Nice to see I'm not the only one who likes this album. I'm a big Aerosmith fan but I just don't think their albums have been consistently solid since Pump. But getting back to Night In The Ruts, even though the morale and status of the band was up in the air, one listen shows that they still had it together enough to put out a great album. But as someone stated earlier, another reason I may tend to favor this one is that I'm not sick of it from hearing on the radio all the time.

From: Big Papa K Date: July 13, 2004 at 17:24
This is better than "Draw The Line", but still a dissapointment. I actually like the cover song, "Remember" much better than their version of "Come Together". They also still write some quality hard rock in "No Surprize" and "Cheese Cake". 7/10

From: Richierocker Date: August 22, 2004 at 13:20
The most underrated Aerosmith album. Songs like Chiquita, Coney island white fish boy, think about it,Three Mile smile, and no surprize. I have been playing this one a lot lately and its a shame it doesnt get as much recognition.

From: Propane Date: December 2, 2004 at 12:24
I thought this one was refreshing considering I kinda lost faith in the boys. Not my personal favorite, but I like it.

From: gino Date: January 14, 2005 at 23:43
buenisimo este album

From: Nick C Date: February 22, 2005 at 17:48
Bought this on import when I worked in a local store on a Saturday job to earn cash when I was at school. My pay for that day went straight on this!! News had previously broken about Joe Perry leaving so I was expecting the worse but what a great album!!! Chiquita is killer with a great riff and blasting sax and Cheesecake has a great slide guitar on it. The songs rock and their take on the Yradbirds Think About It is pretty cool!

From: Metalmusicman Date: January 3, 2007 at 1:06
While this one has that same heavy intensity overall like "Rocks", ironiclly for me, I found the best song to be the very 50's flavored "Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)". I also found the album just a little off for some reason. While I don't believe this is Aerosmith at their best by any means, I do believe this album deserves more respect than it gets because it is better than it is often reviewed to be. Kind of a judge for yourself on this one.

From: hair metal again Date: May 17, 2010 at 2:10
i really love this release,its so rockin ,so real music straight from the heart.i like allthe songs the same and the band really has a good time here.excellent production by gary lyons,steady guitars by joe and remarkable songwriting by the whole gang.in times where there is barely hard rock ,this one seems refreshing.important release

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