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Draw The Line Import, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
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|2. I Wanna Know Why|
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|5. Bright Light Fright|
|6. Kings And Queens|
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|8. Sight For Sore Eyes|
|9. Milk Cow Blues|
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It opens with one my favorite Aerosmith songs, the superb, tough rocker "Draw The Line", with all the hooks, dirty riffs and wailing slide guitar you could wish for, and the next song, "I Wanna Know Why", is just as great.
Other highlights include the smouldering slide guitar-workout "Get It Up", the ballad "Kings And Queens", and Aerosmith's reworking of the classic "Milk Cow Blues", which features great harp playing by Steven Tyler, and a muscular guitar riff.
Not everything is great, and a couple of tunes are actually pretty monotonous, but "Draw The Line" catches fire more often than not.
Definitely recommended...its main "drawback", if you can call it that, is the fact the all the best songs off this album can be found on the excellent "Pandora's Box" collection, along with almost every other highlight from the group's seventies albums.
3 3/4 stars.
The drug problems had set in, but you wouldn't be able to tell by the title track. This, friends, is one of my all time favourite songs, desert island material. To this day nobody has written anything as perfectly manic as "Draw The Line". And I still have no idea what Tyler is singing after the lead solo break. I once read that David Lee Roth used this song to drive away a herd of yaks while hiking in the Himalayas. Understand?
It doesn't end there with "I Wanna Know Why" being one of the catchiest of the early 'Smith rockers. "Critical Mass" was also great, a song that grooves along quite nicely. I'm not too keen on the funkier moments of this album. Draw The Line is not a perfect record, but it's damn close. "Kings and Queens" is regal and excellent, and even Joe Perry's "Bright Light Fright" kicks the decibels.
This is a hard album to grasp at first, but at least the great songs are truly great, and keep you coming back for more. Please don't overlook Draw The Line. This is impaired Aerosmith, but not quite off the rails yet.
This album has a few songs that are worth mentioning I feel. Perhaps my favorite on the album is "Kings and Queens" a medieval ballad with an incredible piano arrangement. Another song that I like is ofcourse the album's title track "Draw The Line" which in reality was the only hit to come out of this record. I have never been able to understand what Steven is saying in the middle of the song because he does nothing but scream to the top of his lungs, I can only hear the beginning before the screaming starts where he says "checkmate don't be late". Even with all that screaming it is still a great classic from Aerosmith.
"Milk Cow Blues" is a remake that they did for this album and it sounds very nice I think. The other songs on the album are just fillers I believe, but as I said before compare this album to the albums that Aerosmith has been doing since about 1990 and "Draw The Line" would be defined as a classic Aerosmith album. I'm sorry but I just can't get into their music now. I don't know why they had to go and change their style.Read more ›
While this record undoubtedly has strong points (the title cut and "Kings and Queens" are standouts), there's no escaping the fact that this release was a major disappointment after "Rocks". In that context, of course, there's only one way to go after that awesome achievement, and it's not "up".
But, hey, I'll take a mediocre, only occasionally great Aerosmith CD over the best from any of a host of faceless, attitude-driven, mad at the world, low slung pants-wearin', 10-month career arc, youngsters any day. (You'd better believe Kid Rock pays homage at the altar of Aero. This is appropriate.)
Most recent customer reviews
Last of the classic Smith albums. Draw the line is a real ass kicker.Published 25 days ago by conan of cimmeria
Ok,compared to the previous 4 albums,especially "Rocks",this album doesn't really compare to the rest. Read morePublished on July 16 2004
I can understand why there is more criticism of this album than 'Rocks' or 'Toys'. But the reason why some people bash it (not as polished as previous releases, they were burnt out... Read morePublished on July 4 2004 by John Doe
...Right up there along side "Rumours" and "The Long Run", "Draw The Line" was, for it's time, one of the most expensive albums ever made: it cost... Read morePublished on June 16 2004 by John Russell
I can only say that the bad reviews of this album do not do it justice. I have purchased Draw The Line on several occasions. I had it on vinyl, tape and now CD. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2004 by Michael R. Dixon
I remember really looking forward to getting "Draw The Line" when it first came out, and then sadly wondering what went wrong with one of my favorite bands? Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2004 by Tim Brough
I could not believe people were saying this a good album. Do not, I repeat do not spend any money on this album. Read morePublished on Nov. 20 2003 by James F. Biles