Columbia publish Aerosmith’s fourth album : ‘Rocks’ (1976)

Aerosmith’s ‘Rocks’ is their fourth studio album co-produced with Jack Douglas and released on May 3, 1976 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Back In The Saddle (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry) – 04:40 . 2.Last Child (Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford) – 03:26 . 3.Rats In The Cellar (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry) – 04:05 . 4.Combination (Joe Perry) – 03:39 . 5.Sick As A Dog (Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton) – 04:16 . 6.Nobody’S Fault (Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford) – 04:21 . 7.Get The Lead Out (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry) – 03:41 . 8.Lick And A Promise (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry) – 03:05 . 9.Home Tonight (Steven Tyler) – 03:15

Musicians : Aerosmith – Band . Tom Hamilton – Bass, Guitar On (5) . Joey Kramer – Drums, Percussion . Joe Perry – Guitars, Backing Vocals, Six-String Bass On (1) Electric Bass On (5) . Steven Tyler – Lead Vocals, Keyboards On (6 – 9),Electric Bass On (5) Harmonica On (3 – 7) . Brad Whitford – Guitars . Paul Prestopino – Banjo On (2) . Jack Douglas – Backing Vocals On (9)

Production : Produced By Aerosmith, Jack Douglas . Jack Douglas . Jay Messina – Engineer . Rod O’Brien – Assistant Engineer . Sam Ginsburg – Assistant Engineer

Arrangements : Jack Douglas

Package : Pacific Eye & Ear – Album Design . Fin Costello – Photography . Scott Enyart – Photography . Ron Pownall – Photography . Brad Whitford – Photography

Recorded 1975 – 1976.

Released On May 3, 1976 By Columbia.

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Ultimate Guitar
Tyler penned all the lyrics and, as is to be expected, they’re rife with innuendo, but also display a train of thought which – perhaps unconsciously – reveals a resigned mindset to living life in the rock and roll trenches, personal struggles dictated by the never-ending temptations, battles, and routine of tour, record, tour, record, and perhaps a subconscious desire to step away from it all. […]

Sputnikmusic.com
There’s really no weak spot on this album, it’s all full-on rock, and they are all very enjoyable tracks. This is really close to a perfect album. Aerosmith went over-the-top with these classics and it was only a matter of time until they’d do it again. […]

Rolling Stone
Aerosmith may have their hard-rock wings, but they won’t truly fly until their inventiveness catches up to their fast-maturing professionalism. […]

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