Aerosmith: Night In The Ruts- Stud, Dud, Or Meh?

Opinion Of Night In The Ruts?

  • Stud!

    Votes: 36 52.9%
  • Dud

    Votes: 10 14.7%
  • Meh

    Votes: 15 22.1%
  • Would Have Been Better If Hunter And Wagner Had Re-Done The Guitars

    Votes: 2 2.9%
  • Other

    Votes: 5 7.4%

  • Total voters
    68
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All these recent Aerosmith threads have me revisiting their catalogue, and one thing I seem to see a lot from people is "I stopped listening to them after Draw The Line".
Personally, I've always liked this album as much as, if not more than DTL. I know that Jimmy Crespo did some of the guitar work, I used to know specifically what parts were his, but at this point I don't care who played what. I think the album kicks ass, and is full of the "Aerosmith Swagger".
My favorite tracks would be Three Mile Smile and Bone To Bone.
Mia is pretty haunting- a lullaby from a broken man to his newborn daughter.

IMO, this album was the last great Aerosmith album.
 

27sauce

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It sounds better and more together than Draw the Line, IMO.

This was a time a when Joe Perry was anticipating his solo album and was keeping his best riffs/songs for it. Jack Douglas said that songs that turned out to be Perry solo songs(let the music do the talking...) might have saved NITR. It didn’t have a big single.
 

John 14:6

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It sounds better and more together than Draw the Line, IMO.

This was a time a when Joe Perry was anticipating his solo album and was keeping his best riffs/songs for it. Jack Douglas said that songs that turned out to be Perry solo songs(let the music do the talking...) might have saved NITR. It didn’t have a big single.
I agree. I LOVE Aerosmith, but I only like Kings And Queens and title track on Draw The Line. I love most everything on Night In The Ruts though I have not heard it in many years.
 

coltranemi2012

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I don’t think there is another Aerosmith album that had more guitarists on it than night in the ruts. Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Richie Supa, Jimmy Crespo, Neil Thompson. The whole hunter and Wagner thing is overblown to me by people who don’t really know what they are talking about. Around 1993 or 1994 the first two albums that I got on tape before we got a CD player was night in the ruts and permanent vacation. I guess in some ways I’m attached to right in the nuts
 

John 14:6

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It sounds better and more together than Draw the Line, IMO.

This was a time a when Joe Perry was anticipating his solo album and was keeping his best riffs/songs for it. Jack Douglas said that songs that turned out to be Perry solo songs(let the music do the talking...) might have saved NITR. It didn’t have a big single.
I thought the song Remember (Walking In The Sand) did pretty well on the radio?

EDIT: I checked and it hit #29 on the charts. Not quite top 20 but decent enough. I played the crap out of Night IN The Ruts back in high school.
 

27sauce

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I thought the song Remember (Walking In The Sand) did pretty well on the radio?

EDIT: I checked and it hit #29 on the charts. Not quite top 20 but decent enough. I played the crap out of Night IN The Ruts back in high school.

#29 in Canada

They released that song as a single twice. Once in ‘80 and once in 81 to promote the Greatest Hits album. They were going to make it a hit one way or another!
 

datguytim

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Good record IMO - has some great songs on it. I remember when it came out & we all knew Joe Perry was out of the band. He does play on a few of the songs, but Crespo did a respectable job. No Surprise, Cheesecake, Chiquita, Three Mile Smile, all good tracks that still sound good to me.
 

cvansickle

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I remember getting in trouble in high school for singing the line "vaccinate your ass with a phonograph needle!" shortly after the album came out. Nobody else but me was familiar with the song "No Surprise" and some bratty girl ratted me out!
 

seantk

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I really like that record, a lot. Yeah it's not as good as Rocks or TITA, but it sounds great when you turn it up really loud.
 

fjblair

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I bought it when it was released and played it once or twice. Couldn't name a song right now. I guess I didn't like it.
 




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