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Artist: Aerosmith

Title: Rock In A Hard Place

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Aerosmith Rock In A Hard Place Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1982

Label: Columbia

Catalog Number: CK 44487


Steven Tyler lead vocals, keyboards, harmonica
Jimmy Crespo lead guitar, background vocals
Rick Dufay guitar
Tom Hamilton bass guitar
Joey Kramer drums, percussion


1.  Jailbait  4:39
2.  Lightning Strikes  4:26
3.  Bitch's Brew  4:14
4.  Bolivian Ragamuffin  3:32
5.  Cry Me A River  4:06
6.  Prelude To Joanie  2:21
7.  Joanie's Butterfly  5:35
8.  Rock In A Hard Place (Cheshire Cat)  4:46
9.  Jig Is Up  3:10
10.  Push Comes To Shove  4:28
Total Running Time:  41:17

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Bisho Date: July 31, 2001 at 11:03
With the great CRAMER & WHITFORD team gone, surely this was the end? Somebody forgot to tell the rest of the band as JAILBAIT was the best song the band had done since the mid 70's! The rest of the album ain't half bad either!

From: Bisho Date: July 31, 2001 at 11:05
Did I say C(K)RAMER! Thousand appolgies to the almighty JOSEPH! (PERRY that is!)

From: Harvey Date: November 16, 2001 at 13:16
Not bad...but not the sound of Aerosmith

From: Tony Date: May 6, 2002 at 14:15
Hard to believe but at a young age this was my introduction to Aerosmith and I just loved this album. Saw them on this tour twice!! Great memories. Just a great sweaty, raunchy, dirty in the gutter rock-n-sleaze record. To compare to "Rocks" or "Toys" is like apples & oranges to me so I won't bother but a wonderful detour for these guys worth checking out. If decadence could have a sound this record would be it.

From: Nift Date: September 6, 2002 at 22:28
I know this was not a fav of so many Aero fans but I sure thought this is shit hot..absolutely loved this one..maybe the bit of a change was a good thing..I'm only sorry it was only one disc

From: RichieRocker Date: September 7, 2002 at 12:58
A solid album from The "Bad Boys of Boston" I love Jailbait, Lightning Strikes, and Bitches Brew. I think they new guys on the album also held their own.

From: rocky balboa Date: January 1, 2003 at 17:01
yoooooooo steven tyler sucked throughout this album his voice sounds terrible I am sure he agrees with the I-talian stallion on this one. If he dies he dies... Drago Rocky4

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From: Dan Date: March 2, 2003 at 1:24

From: gubi Date: July 13, 2003 at 6:24
Incredible quality for that time. Joanie is great.

From: keebler Date: October 4, 2003 at 14:37
it had one or two good songs on it.

From: WADELINK Date: December 4, 2003 at 16:47

From: Fat Freddy Date: January 5, 2004 at 16:54
Tyler keeps the name goin with a few replacement members, this album is overlooked but has some strong tracks. "Lightning Strikes" off of this album is a personal favorite. Useless trivia on that song, the video was the first rock video to be filmed in 3-D... which was kind of pointless 'cos MTV didn't hand out 3-D glasses, but whatever. By this time Tyler was so stoned he could barely hold onto a microphone in concert, legend has it...

From: Rycheage Date: April 6, 2004 at 20:41
This remains Aerosmith's most aggressive album on a consistent basis, and it is frustrating this lineup dissolved so soon after. Latterday Aerosmith's pandering to radio and pop is an insult to what was achieved here. This is the way to remember an overhyped band for what they once were, hard rock legends.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: April 7, 2004 at 8:30
Right on Rycheage, considering the whole lineup change this album is balls out and totally underrated. I have trouble listening to anything after "Done With Mirrors", you can buy any album after that and you won't need the rest 'cause they all sound the same... IMHO but of course...

From: Marky M Date: June 28, 2004 at 18:44
This albums kicks ass! No two ways about it! The first 4 songs flow so nicely and the rest is good too. Yes they were drugged out, just hanging on...the sound of rock! The sound of Aerosmith! This may have been the last time the guys really rocked on an album, as Done With Mirrors was a little stiff. And after that, well, we all know what the band has become, sadly. Saw them twice on the tour and while Tyler was a little rough and Crespo looked like a zombie on stage, the band came through.

From: Big Papa K Date: July 13, 2004 at 17:26
The black sheep releae of Aerosmith, this is actually one of their better albums. The new guitarist are suitable replacements and their are some fine tracks here such as the entire first half. 8/10

From: Propane Date: December 2, 2004 at 12:26
Lightning strikes came out of nowhere and pulled the rug from under my feet! Awesome album.

From: Metalmusicman Date: January 3, 2007 at 1:12
Sad to say, but I think the song "Lightning Strikes" is the only reason I keep this one because that is one killer f*ckin' tune and the rest is really quite bad. The band was just way to f*cked up to put out anything with any kind of consistancy. I'm just grateful there were a couple of decent songs. I do like the nice rocked up sound. Shame the songs were so weak.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 13, 2009 at 12:32
I have some kind of loving with this album..maybe coz i bought on tape when it came out...songs weak???...really???.."Jailbait" kick butts all along..."Bolivian Ragamuffin"(particular)"Cry Me A River",the same "Lightning Strikes" that 4 some is the best track of the album..anyway is a shame these guys nowadays don't play these songs live...they went far too commercial but with class...i'll give this an 80/100

From: hair metal again Date: June 2, 2010 at 0:48
very good release in the early 80 s by the changed AEROSMITH lineup.don t be fooled by the 1st listening ,the songs are nice and they got so much groove all the way.listen to rockers "jailbait","bitches brew","jig it up" and to the ballads "cry me a river" and "push comes to shove".great collection of songs

From: Buitre Date: June 10, 2013 at 9:42
This was my intro to Aerosmith. Sure it's another game than Rocks, Toys,..., and the rest of their previous stuff but I like it because it's kind of raw. 70/100

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