Aerosmith – Rocks (1976) [Reissue 2000]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 34:34 minutes | Scans NOT included | 1,58 GB
or FLAC Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans NOT included | 794 MB
Rocks is the fourth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith. AllMusic described Rocks as having “captured Aerosmith at their most raw and rocking”. Rocks was ranked No. 176 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It has greatly influenced many hard rock and heavy metal artists, including Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Nirvana. The album was a commercial success, charting three singles on the Billboard Hot 100, two of which reached the Top 40 (“Back in the Saddle” and “Last Child”). The album was one of the first to ship platinum when it was released, and has since gone quadruple platinum.
Few albums have been so appropriately named as Aerosmith’s 1976 classic Rocks. Despite hard drug use escalating among bandmembers, Aerosmith produced a superb follow-up to their masterwork Toys in the Attic, nearly topping it in the process. Many Aero fans will point to Toys as the band’s quintessential album (it contained two radio/concert standards after all, “Walk This Way” and “Sweet Emotion”), but out of all their albums, Rocks did the best job of capturing Aerosmith at their most raw and rocking. Like its predecessor, a pair of songs have become their most renowned – the menacing, hard rock, cowboy-stomper “Back in the Saddle,” as well as the downright viscous funk groove of “Last Child.” Again, even the lesser-known tracks prove essential to the makeup of the album, such as the stimulated “Rats in the Cellar” (a response of sorts to “Toys in the Attic”), the Stonesy “Combination,” and the forgotten riff-rocker “Get the Lead Out.” Also included is the apocalyptic “Nobody’s Fault,” the up-and-coming rock star tale of “Lick and a Promise,” and the album-closing ballad “Home Tonight.” With Rocks, Aerosmith appeared to be indestructible.
01. Back In The Saddle
02. Last Child
03. Rats In The Cellar
05. Sick As A Dog
06. Nobody’s Fault
07. Get The Lead Out
08. Lick And A Promise
09. Home Tonight
Remastered for SACD by Dave Donnelly at DNA Mastering.
Authored for SACD by Stephen Saper.
Releaser’s note: This is an unreleased title, Sony pulled it for some unknown reason, however a couple copies seem to have made there way to the public.
It’s a proper U.S. pressing, but there is a hole punch in the upper left of the slip and tray card.