14 Songs, 1 Hour 2 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Following Permanent Vacation and Pump, Get A Grip is the final installment in Aerosmith’s trilogy of multiplatinum, Bruce Fairbain-produced comeback albums. The album carried the group into the Nineties, and introduced them to a new generation of MTV viewers with the classic videos for “Cryin’” and “Crazy.” While the nasty strut of “Walk This Way” is replayed in “Get A Grip,” and the mammoth balladry of “Dream On” is reflected in “Livin’ On the Edge,” the band still sounds stronger and fresher than ever, even if they are still plying a well-worn blueprint. “Eat the Rich” starts like a slap across the face, while the strolling organ on “Amazing” calls up the group’s under-acknowledged Beatles influence. Fairbairn’s production gave the band a larger-than-life sound without subtracting their edge, and as always, the band excels at blending raw grit with tuneful hooks as on “Shut Up and Dance” and the Lenny Kravitz collaboration “Line Up.” In the end, though, Get A Grip is all about “Cryin’” and “Crazy,” two ballads as worn-in as old jeans, and as sinewy and sweet as the best of the Stones.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Following Permanent Vacation and Pump, Get A Grip is the final installment in Aerosmith’s trilogy of multiplatinum, Bruce Fairbain-produced comeback albums. The album carried the group into the Nineties, and introduced them to a new generation of MTV viewers with the classic videos for “Cryin’” and “Crazy.” While the nasty strut of “Walk This Way” is replayed in “Get A Grip,” and the mammoth balladry of “Dream On” is reflected in “Livin’ On the Edge,” the band still sounds stronger and fresher than ever, even if they are still plying a well-worn blueprint. “Eat the Rich” starts like a slap across the face, while the strolling organ on “Amazing” calls up the group’s under-acknowledged Beatles influence. Fairbairn’s production gave the band a larger-than-life sound without subtracting their edge, and as always, the band excels at blending raw grit with tuneful hooks as on “Shut Up and Dance” and the Lenny Kravitz collaboration “Line Up.” In the end, though, Get A Grip is all about “Cryin’” and “Crazy,” two ballads as worn-in as old jeans, and as sinewy and sweet as the best of the Stones.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Uncle Elijah ,

Could be better

I am a huge Aerosmith fan, but I think this is a weaker album. The hits are great songs but the rest of the album isn't that good, I think that they were losing their original quality and at thast point cared more about making a hit rather than the actual music itself. I don't hnow what happened here but the hard rockin energy of Pump definatley did not come with this album but It is still a really good album!

MWP35 ,

Memories

I remember when this album came out, like yesterday. It certainly doesn’t seem like 25yrs ago....it’s kinda sad. Awful lot of hits came off that album.

stan_1978 ,

Eat the Rich

I agree with one of the reviews. This is their weakest album. But, it does have Crying, Crazy, Eat the Rich, Fever, and living on the edge. Eat the Rich kicks a**!!!!

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