Big Ones

Big Ones

by Aerosmith


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Big Ones serves up the hits and nothing but the hits; Aerosmith's excellent debut for Geffen, Done with Mirrors, is conveniently overlooked. So what's left is some of the finest mainstream hard rock of the late '80s and early '90s -- the fruits of one of the most remarkable comebacks in rock & roll history. Unfortunately, there's precious little of the classic Aerosmith raunch; in fact, the two new tracks are the hardest, slinkiest tracks here. Otherwise, the up-tempo tracks bog down in over-production ("Love in an Elevator"), and the frequently embarrassingly overwrought power ballads ("Angel" and "Crazy") dominate too much of the album. So what's left? The band's best stab at social commentary ("Janie's Got a Gun"), a sublime slinky throwaway ("Deuces Are Wild"), deliciously sleazy blues-rockers ("Rag Doll," "[Dude] Looks Like a Lady"), and their best ballads ("What It Takes" and "Cryin'").

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/1994
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0720642471623
catalogNumber: 24716
Rank: 7830

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aerosmith   Primary Artist
Don Henley   Background Vocals
Joe Perry   Dulcimer,Guitar,Background Vocals
Bob Rogers   Trombone
Desmond Child   Keyboards
Bob Dowd   Background Vocals
Tom Keenlyside   Clarinet,Alto Horn,Tenor Saxophone
Joey Kramer   Percussion,Drums
Ian Putz   Baritone Saxophone
Richard Supa   Keyboards
Steven Tyler   Harmonica,Mandolin,Keyboards,Vocals
Jim Vallance   Organ
John Webster   Keyboards
Brad Whitford   Guitar
Drew Arnott   Mellotron
Henry Christian   Trumpet
Tom Hamilton   Electric Bass,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Beinhorn   Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Bruce Fairbairn   Producer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Adam Kasper   Engineer
Ken Lomas   Engineer
Bob Rock   Engineer
David Thoener   Engineer
Steven Tyler   Arranger,Composer
Jim Vallance   Composer
Chris Albert   Engineer
Ed Korengo   Engineer
Mike Plotnikoff   Engineer
Richie Supa   Composer
Rhodes   Composer
Shaw   Composer

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Big Ones 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A little mushy lyrics..but still awesome. Recomended for classic rock lovers.The guitars are sweet and the drums rock!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't Mess With Steve Tyler! He'll Have you Living on the Edge! Amazing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There isn't a bad track on this album. I believe that it is defently one of the best ever.
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