Draw the Line (Aerosmith album)


Draw the Line (Aerosmith album)
Draw the Line
Studio album by Aerosmith
Released December 1, 1977
Recorded The Cenacle, Armonk, New York and The Record Plant, New York City 1977
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal, blues-rock
Length 35:14
Label Columbia
Producer Aerosmith and Jack Douglas
Aerosmith chronology
Rocks
(1976)
Draw the Line
(1977)
Night in the Ruts
(1979)
Singles from Draw the Line
  1. "Draw the Line"
    Released: 1977
  2. "Kings and Queens"
    Released: 1978
  3. "Get It Up"
    Released: 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (B−)[2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [3]

Draw the Line is the fifth album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released December 1, 1977. The album was recorded in an abandoned convent near New York City, rented out for that purpose.[4] The band lived there while recording the album, doing drugs, sleeping, eating, shooting guns, and driving their sports cars in between recording sessions.

At the time of release the band was considered big enough that the name didn't appear on the front of the album artwork. The portrait of the band was drawn by renowned celebrity caricaturist Al Hirschfeld.

Kerrang! magazine listed the album at No. 37 among the "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time".[5]

Contents

Track listing

Side one

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Draw the Line"   Steven Tyler, Joe Perry 3:23
2. "I Wanna Know Why"   Tyler, Perry 3:09
3. "Critical Mass"   Tyler, Tom Hamilton, Jack Douglas 4:53
4. "Get It Up"   Tyler, Perry 4:02
5. "Bright Light Fright"   Perry 2:19

Side two

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Kings and Queens"   Tyler, Brad Whitford, Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Douglas 4:55
2. "The Hand That Feeds"   Tyler, Whitford, Hamilton, Kramer, Douglas 4:23
3. "Sight for Sore Eyes"   Tyler, Perry, Douglas, David Johansen 3:56
4. "Milk Cow Blues"   Kokomo Arnold 4:14

Personnel

Additional personnel

Production

  • Producers: Aerosmith, Jack Douglas
  • Executive producers: David Krebs, Steve Leber
  • Engineer: Jay Messina
  • Assistant engineer: Sam Ginsberg
  • Mastering: George Marino
  • Arrangers: Aerosmith, Jack Douglas
  • Art direction: David Krebs, Steve Leber
  • Cover illustration: Al Hirschfeld

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1978 The Billboard 200 11

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1977 "Draw the Line" The Billboard Hot 100 42
1978 "Kings and Queens" The Billboard Hot 100 70

Certifications

Organization Level Date
RIAA - USA Gold[6] December 9, 1977
Platinum[6] December 13, 1977
2× Platinum[6] August 16, 1996
CIA – Canada Gold Dec 01, 1977

Notes

External links


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