In 1987 Aerosmith made a huge comeback after being considered 70s has beens. Still riding high on Permnant Vacations success the band entered a studio in Vancouver. With the sessions done in 1989, Aerosmith unleashed another hardrocking masterpiece. This album recaptured their 70s swagger & took it to new levels. The band fires on all cylinders and this album contains no weak spots. This album is fun, fast, and is a goodtime like a rock album should be.
1. Young Lust. 10/10 Starts the album with a bang. Great drum solo ending.
2. F.I.N.E. 10/10 Great hard driving song. I love the sexual innuendo.
3. Love in an Elevator. 10/10. Amazing guitar solos drive this song. Brillant sleazy lyrics, dripping with innuendo. One of their best ever.
4. Monkey on my Back. 9/10 Another great hard driving rock song.
5. Janie's Got a Gun. 10/10 Covers the serious topic of child abuse and manages to flat out rock. Very gutsy, dark song, and a true masterpiece. I know people who hate Aerosmith but concede this is a great song.
6. The Other Side. 10/10 Starts with some Dulcimers then they unleash on another great hard rock song.
7. My Girl. 7/10 The album dips a bit at this point only because those first 6 songs were so blistering. This is still a good song just overshadowed by the preceding songs.
8. Don't Get Made Get Even. 8/10 Captures the attitude towards and ex.
9. Vodoo Medicine Man. 7/10 Good song, but another one that is overpowered by the earlier better songs.
10. What it Takes. 9/10 Very good album closer about surviving a break up & moving on. It is a power ballad but holds up unlike most 80s power ballads.
Many consider this Aerosmith's best album. It is their best after the 70s for sure. Must have for hardcore fans and a good place to start for those just getting into Aerosmith.