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Artist: Aerosmith

Title: Rocks

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Aerosmith Rocks Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1976

Label: Columbia

Catalog Number: Ck-34165


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


1.  Back in the Saddle  4:40
2.  Last Child  3:26
3.  Rats in the Cellar  4:05
4.  Combination  3:39
5.  Sick as a Dog  4:16
6.  Nobody's Fault  4:21
7.  Get the Lead Out  3:41
8.  Lick and a Promise  3:05
9.  Home Tonight  3:15
Total Running Time:  34:28

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Steve F. Date: May 7, 2001 at 20:02
This is my favorite Aerosmith album, by far. It's the heaviest of their efforts, and probably the only one that the guitars almost drown out Steven Tyler! "Back in the Saddle" pretty much blew me away when I first heard it, and I couldn't help playing the song over and over again, it was that good. The rest of the album was extremely good listening, and deserves a 10 rating all the way!

From: Stu Date: June 13, 2001 at 23:50
This is my second favorite Aerosmith album and deserves a 10 all the way. My Fave is their first, but thats because One Way Street is my favorite Aerosmith song. This is the album Slash said he kept playing and playing. Hehehe brainwashed by Aerosmith, lol... Not a bad life!

From: Bisho Date: July 31, 2001 at 10:37
Who thought they could go one better than TOYS IN THE ATTIC? One of the best Albums of all time.

From: Harvey Date: November 16, 2001 at 13:06
The sound of Aerosmith hitting even more of a stride (see Toys in the attic comments).

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: June 28, 2002 at 18:21
If you love old Aerosmith than skip all of these albums and buy yourself Pandora's Box. It's a box set of all their classic stuff. No Permanent Vacation or anything after it. Although, Rocks is the only other classic Aerosmith CD that I own. It is my all time favorite! Every song is outstanding and I feel that it is the best work they ever did.

From: Todd Date: December 14, 2002 at 18:27
I love this LP and in my opinion it is the best Aerosmith release ever. This captures the band at its creative best. There is so much happening on this LP...the mix is murky and muddy but it is perfect...especially on Rats in the Cellar. Whenever I get depressed at the commercial crap Aerosmith puts out today I listen to this and it reminds me how important this band was...the 1st time around.

From: Rocky balboa Date: January 1, 2003 at 16:59
Yo this album rocks dude one of the best heavy dude!!!!!!!yoooo adrian

From: plasmatic Date: January 8, 2003 at 10:31
Simply an amazing album. One of my top 10 of all time.

From: darian Date: January 22, 2003 at 4:23
Rocks is my 2nd favorite A-smith album behind Get Your Wings, FM radio staples Back in the Saddle and Last Child rocks ass, also a masterpiece is Sick as a Dog, Nobody's Fault and Combination (Joe Perry's debut on vocals). If you're a classic Aerosmith fan and want just one album, then buy this one, many say that Toys in the Attic and Rocks were Aerosmith's best albums. But I think that Get Your Wings was their overall best.

From: Scott Date: February 5, 2003 at 20:17
This album is AWESOME! Heavy, bombastic, and ahead of it's time. We get everything from funk metal in Get the Lead Out and Last Child, to speed metal in Rats in the Cellar, to heavy blues based metal in Sick as a Dog. There is also the screaming, ear shattering vocals of Steven Tyler in Back in the Saddle. Lick and a Promise is a heavy guitar romp that allows Joe Perry to smoke! Joe Perry and Brad Whitford just whip Jimmy Page at his own game with this, one of the greatest rock albums ever made.

From: vikingo666 Date: February 20, 2003 at 18:10
despues de toys in the attic este es el mejor disco de aerosmith, eran los tiempos buenos de aerosmith hasta get a grip

From: Richierocker Date: February 23, 2003 at 19:01
Another classic album , I wish the could still rock and sound like this. Back in the Saddle, Nobody Fault, and Lick and a Promise are some of the chice songs on this album. This was Aerosmith at there finest in my opinion, Heavy, loud and in your face. Rock on guys.

From: keebler Date: October 4, 2003 at 14:29
another classic i like toys in the attic better but this one is great to.

From: Brian Mc Date: October 13, 2003 at 18:51
This was the end of integrity. Everything after "ROCKS" has the elements of 'sucks ass'. How many other bands have produced their first 4 lp's that lack nothing? 'Zep,Yes,ZZ,& Hagar are a few I offer. Musically, Aerosmith are in elite classification at this point of their rock journey. Too bad 'suck ass' things like drugs, booze, ego, & personal problems hitched a ride. They were never the same after "ROCKS". Thanks Aerosmith for your first 4 lp's!

From: Fat Freddy Date: January 5, 2004 at 16:49
My all time favorite Smith disc. Their most "metal" (if that term was even in use in 1976) and one of my all time favorite albums, period! The first three songs on this album are a 1-2-3 punch that serves as a lesson in what made Aerosmith so great. Too bad their output was hit or miss from here on in..

From: khan2tan Date: February 7, 2004 at 23:36
IMO this is their best album of their career

From: Date: February 22, 2004 at 2:14
AWESOME ,HEAVY Aerosmith. Absolutely the greatest album they ever released. 10 out of ten! Back In The Saddle, Sick as a Dog, Rats In The Cellar and all the other songs on this album are incredible!

From: Big Papa K Date: July 13, 2004 at 17:20
This is the band at their best. They cut the novelty crap from the last album and deliver an album full of great hard rock, with a good ballad to end it. "Back In The Saddle" might be their best rocker ever and the rest is not far behind. 10/10

From: Nick Clarkson Date: October 5, 2004 at 19:20
The greatest album ever!!!!

From: Propane Date: December 2, 2004 at 12:17
Ina youa facea!!!! They excelled beyond belief on this one. Hard driving glutton punishment. Excellent piece of music.

From: pt88 Date: January 31, 2005 at 19:17
Love it !!! A classic.

From: Nick C Date: October 14, 2005 at 20:07
I said it last year .. and I'll say it again... the best hard rock album ever..period...end of! Dirty , powerful, agressive, filled with attitude I just wish they could release just one more like this again,they showed they still have the chops on Nine Lives (Crash). But I know it's wishful thinking...would be nice as an undying Aerosmith fan just to hold my head up and say fuck AC/DC these guys still rock harder...please Joe take the reins off Steve!!! Then it could just happen!!

From: aMetalhead1966 Date: February 13, 2006 at 15:27
Outside of "Get Your Wings"this is my Fave Aerosmith. It Rocks!!! A Must have for any Hard Rock/Metal Fan.10/10.

From: Metalmusicman Date: January 3, 2007 at 0:44
Yes, yes, me likes! The boys from beantown are back with a smokin' album. Much heavier guitar sound and edge on this one. The heavy grooves demand a heavier bottom end and back beat. Which is more than provided. All of that forces a much rawer delivery from Tyler and it all colminates into a killer hard rock album paving the way for later giants like "Appitite For Destruction" by GNR. Tracks 1,2,3,5,and 6 are just kick ass sh*t!!! Another excellent addition the Aerosmith catalog.

From: matt_redjane Date: March 8, 2008 at 23:37
Heavy, awesome, in your face and just plain brilliant. The best Aerosmith album in my humble opinion. Not only that but it is up there with some of the best classic rock albums ever. If you like your rock heavy but melodic. Quite bluesy but at the same time mean and very raw. This is a 10/10 album. Pretty much the perfect classic rock album

From: Japangea Date: May 9, 2010 at 4:56
One of 5 greatest American Hard Rock albums ever.

From: hair metal again Date: May 21, 2010 at 1:45
from the first tunes ,it s easy to see that all the hard rock scene of the 80s is based upon this masterpiece.AEROSMITH at its best i guess.this one is an all time classic and surely a must have

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