Why is Aerosmith the darling of the current classic rock media coverage? It can't be because they are more media friendly, have a better lead vocalist, guitarist, bassist, or drummer for that matter. Heaven Tonight is possibly, the band's greatest work. Rolling Stone within the last 2 months listed it as one of the top 50 "coolest" albums of all time. Why do guys like Art Alexakis and Billy Corgan make live appearances regularly with Rick, Robin, Bun E, and Tom? Because they respect them! More people should! Heaven Tonight provides FM radio what is dearly needs: something that hasn't been played. With the exception of the Trick classic "Surrender", the album didn't receive any airtime, as with most CT albums. "High Roller", possibly the best song ever recorded by the band is definately worth a listen.
"On the Radio" provides a innocence and joy that rock music dearly misses. "California Man" provides the tongue and cheek references that are the band's signature, but the general public doesn't get. Stiff Competition shows the band's grit and Alverterzaine and Heaven Tonight show the band's dark side. This album is a must have and one of 10 I would take if I was deserted on a desert island. Darin in Portland, OR