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Aerosmith - 1977 Draw The Line

ARTIST: Aerosmith
ALBUM: Draw The Line
SERIAL: JC 34856
YEAR: 1977
CD REISSUE: 1990, Columbia (USA), CK 34856 * 2009, Columbia (USA), CK 34856


LINEUP: Steve Tyler - vocals * Joe Perry - guitars * Brad Whitford - guitars * Tom Hamilton - bass * Joey Kramer - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Draw The Line * 02 I Wanna Know Why * 03 Critical Mass * 04 Get It Up * 05 Bright Light Fright * 06 Kings And Queens * 07 The Hand That Feeds * 08 Sight For Sore Eyes * 09 Milk Cow Blues

WEBLINKS: www.aerosmith.com

These New Hampshire hooligans defined American hard rock in the 70's and 80's, but they were never a band I could listen to for very long, much better on the radio or at a party in my opinion. Having said this, I have bought my share of Aerosmith product over the years and there is something in each album to recommend, but for the most part I would have rather listened to Starz or even The Rolling Stones for dirty rock 'n roll although if I had to choose one Aerosmith album to take on a deserted Island, 'Draw The Line' would be it.

The Songs
By the time this album was recorded, the band were headed full throttle into drugs, booze and everything that goes with the excessive rock lifestyle. For this reason, the band and critics alike have said the album is lacking when compared to the previous album 'Rocks'. I agree, a tough act to follow, but there is some excellent material found on 'Draw The Line' including the title track with Joe Perry's sleazy slide guitar work. 'I Wanna Know Why' while an atypical Aerosmith song, chugs along nicely. The funky 'Get It Up' filled with sexual double entendre's and background vocals by Karen Lawrence of 1994 fame is one of the better tracks on the album, but easily the finest track on the album is the epic 'Kings and Queens'. This is about as close to progressive rock as Aerosmith ever dared to tread and it's a remarkable song similar in many ways to Styx' 'Castle Walls', a tale filed with drama, Vikings, guillotines and the usual fantasy fare. This song is worth the price of the CD alone.

In Summary
Legendary caricature artist Hirshfeld's cover art is a classic, especially his impression of Steven Tyler! Following this album, Aerosmith would disintegrate further and it wouldn't be until the late 80's after cleaning themselves up and becoming healthy that they would return, delivering some of their best work to date. Still, 'Draw The Line' does it for me and when it comes to Aerosmith, the album receives my highest recommendation.

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#1 | Nick C on March 22 2007 17:51:29
DTL rocks ... I love it and it disappoints me that the band are so 'down' on it, but maybe it reminds them of where they were personally at the time.
I first heard the title track on a Sounds sampler in Oct 77 before the album was released (in fact it was different to the album version and it eventually turned up on one of their collections ... The Pandora's Box set I think).
So I went out and grabbed s/t,Toys and Rocks, DTL came out on January the 21st 1978 in the U.K. (or maybe 16th but 21st was the day I got it), and I ended up getting Get Your Wings around April the same year...as I couldn't find it anywhere.
But anyhoo, the album does it for me too, it might not be as focused as Rocks or Toys but it's a great hard rock album and flys out of the starting gates flames an all!
Definitely another classic from the 'smith
#2 | Jokerdean on January 25 2008 21:41:38
This is certainly not the best thing 'smith' has done but it Does have some of their best songs..DTL and K&Q..still it rocks hard..
and that's fine by me...music
#3 | sabace on March 03 2008 14:37:07
aerosmiths sleaziest lp one of their best . ROCKS is their best .
#4 | Eric on December 26 2008 20:50:10
Hey- I'm old enough to remember TV commercials of Aerosmith promoting this album. Something to do with a stained glass window and Tyler jumping around. Ahead of their time it seems.
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