Night in the Ruts

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
By the time Aerosmith's sixth studio release was issued, 1979's Night in the Ruts, guitarist Joe Perry had finally left the band after years of drug-fueled bickering with singer Steven Tyler forming the Joe Perry Project by year's end. Most of the tracks were completed before Perry's departure, with replacement Jimmy Crespo filling the few empty spaces. And while the band looks back upon this period as hazy and frustrating, Night in the Ruts is a surprisingly coherent and inspired album. Although it's not up to par with such classics as Toys in the Attic or Rocks although it could have been if the band weren't in such a state of turmoil at the time, it was definitely leaner ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
By the time Aerosmith's sixth studio release was issued, 1979's Night in the Ruts, guitarist Joe Perry had finally left the band after years of drug-fueled bickering with singer Steven Tyler forming the Joe Perry Project by year's end. Most of the tracks were completed before Perry's departure, with replacement Jimmy Crespo filling the few empty spaces. And while the band looks back upon this period as hazy and frustrating, Night in the Ruts is a surprisingly coherent and inspired album. Although it's not up to par with such classics as Toys in the Attic or Rocks although it could have been if the band weren't in such a state of turmoil at the time, it was definitely leaner and more focused than their last studio release, Draw the Line. Highlights include the striking opening rocker, "No Surprize," which recounts the band's early history, as well the driving yet melodic "Chiquita," the jamming "Three Mile Smile," the furious "Bone to Bone," and a pair of covers -- the Yardbirds' "Think About It" and the novelty number "Reefer Head Woman." The only lowlight is a weak cover of the Shangri-Las' "Remember Walking in the Sand," which was inexplicably issued as a single and included on 1980's Greatest Hits. While the album performed respectfully on the charts, the ensuing tour did little to boost sales -- it was marred with canceled dates and lackluster performances brought on by Tyler's substance abuse.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972412429
  • Catalog Number: 724124
  • Sales rank: 2,377

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 No Surprize (4:25)
  2. 2 Chiquita (4:24)
  3. 3 Remember (Walking in the Sand) (4:05)
  4. 4 Cheese Cake (4:15)
  5. 5 Three Mile Smile (3:42)
  6. 6 Reefer Head Woman (4:02)
  7. 7 Bone to Bone (Coney Island White Fish Boy) (2:59)
  8. 8 Think About It (3:35)
  9. 9 Mia (4:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Aerosmith Primary Artist
George Young Horn, Alto Saxophone
Lou Marini Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Barry Rogers Trombone, Tenor Saxophone
Neil Thompson Electric Guitar
Steven Tyler Bass, Harmonica, Percussion, Keyboards
Lew Del Gatto Baritone Saxophone
Technical Credits
Aerosmith Producer
Joe Perry Contributor
Chris Dreja Composer
Joey Kramer Contributor
Gary Lyons Producer, Engineer
George Marino Mastering
George "Shadow" Morton Composer
Brad Whitford Contributor
Kosh Art Direction
Vic Anesini Mastering
David Krebs Executive Producer, Direction
Steve Leber Direction
Keith Garde Creative Supervision
Tom Hamilton Contributor
J. Bennett Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Most Under-Rated AeroAlbum

    This is the most under-rated aerosmith album the band ever put out. Even though lead guitarist Joe Perry left the band in the middle of producing this album, aerosmith still pulled it off. With a little help from Jimmy Crespo Aerosmith produced a supurb album. Some great tracks include Three Mile Smile, Reefer Head Woman, and a song dedicated to Steven Tylers daughter called ''Mia''

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