10 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After reinventing themselves with 1987’s multiplatinum Permanent Vacation, Aerosmith solidified their comeback with 1989’s Pump. Perhaps spurred on by collaboration with songwriting pro Desmond Child — who brought the band its biggest-ever hit in “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” — Joe Perry and Steven Tyler restore their songwriting partnership with a newfound confidence and focus. “F.I.N.E.” and “Love in an Elevator” blend the band’s mid-‘70s strut with the big hooks of ‘80s arena rock, while “Janie’s Got a Gun” is a Tom Hamilton-Steve Tyler collaboration that became one of the band’s most unusual and enduring songs. On the lighter side, “What It Takes” is a sequel to “Angel” from Permanent Vacation, and begins a tradition of sentimental power ballads that would carry the band’s career well into the ‘90s. Although Permanent Vacation heralded Aerosmith’s reinvention, it was Pump that solidified their relevance. This is the album that proved an old band could learn new tricks, and find new fans without sacrificing their old ones.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

After reinventing themselves with 1987’s multiplatinum Permanent Vacation, Aerosmith solidified their comeback with 1989’s Pump. Perhaps spurred on by collaboration with songwriting pro Desmond Child — who brought the band its biggest-ever hit in “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” — Joe Perry and Steven Tyler restore their songwriting partnership with a newfound confidence and focus. “F.I.N.E.” and “Love in an Elevator” blend the band’s mid-‘70s strut with the big hooks of ‘80s arena rock, while “Janie’s Got a Gun” is a Tom Hamilton-Steve Tyler collaboration that became one of the band’s most unusual and enduring songs. On the lighter side, “What It Takes” is a sequel to “Angel” from Permanent Vacation, and begins a tradition of sentimental power ballads that would carry the band’s career well into the ‘90s. Although Permanent Vacation heralded Aerosmith’s reinvention, it was Pump that solidified their relevance. This is the album that proved an old band could learn new tricks, and find new fans without sacrificing their old ones.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Umphrey's Phish ,

Excellent album, through and through

This is by far my favorite Aerosmith album. It's not the classic Aerosmith sound from the 70's, but it is in your face rock and the songs are very well written. It's very well worth the price.

Lhamo62 ,

Aerosmith Pump

If you're my age you grew up with the band. I'm from the south shore of Boston and therefor was able to catch them when they rehearsed at Boston university where they were " allowed to practice" in the good weather a few times a week. They were just a local garage band that played weddings, small clubs and high school gymnasiums and proms. Then they became huge . Which was inevitable, and I followed them all over the eastern US. Of. Purse the disease of alcoholism & addiction did what it always does and stole everything from them. As I was at the end of my heavy drinking and drugging career along comes the recovery tune, "Amazing"!!!! It was as if my higher power said , " if Steven Tyler can get clean and sober so can I " and I thank the band for being my power of example! Thanks guys. 1993 was my last drink! I LOVE AEROSMITH and this albulm in particular!

RockNRollStaaaa ,

Best Aerosmith album

As of right now, this is my second favorite album of all time, behind only Pearl Jam's "Ten". Every song is amazing on this album.

Young Lust = 5/5
F.I.N.E. = 11/5
Love In An Elevator = 26/5
Monkey On My Back = 12/5
Janie's Got A Gun = 47/5
The Other Side = 15/5
My Girl = 5/5
Don't Get Mad, Get Even = 9/5
Voodoo Medicine Man = 10/5
What It Takes = 10/5

I also recommend getting The Making Of Pump. Buy this album. You will not be disappointed. New stuff is just as good as the old stuff.

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