A Little South of Sanity

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A Little South of Sanity
Live album by Aerosmith
Released November 24, 1998
Recorded 1993–1994 (Get a Grip Tour)
1997–1998 (Nine Lives Tour)
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length 112:06
Label Geffen
Producer Jack Douglas
Aerosmith chronology
Classics Live I and II
(1987)
A Little South of Sanity
(1998)
Rockin' the Joint
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly B [2]
NME (4/10) [3]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [4]

A Little South of Sanity is a live album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in 1998. This album was the only Aerosmith album to receive the Parental Advisory sticker, primarily due to lead singer Steven Tyler shouting profanities in between songs and modifying some song lyrics to racier ones, although some other song lyrics had profanity in their original studio versions as well (even their next studio album, Just Push Play, contained profanity).

On the seal, the album title is misnamed as A Little South of Insanity.

There are no listings to support where or when each performance was culled from - only the listing that all tracks are from either the Get A Grip or Nine Lives World Tours. However, during the track "Sweet Emotion" (on disc 2), Tyler shouts out "Seattle", and in "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" (on disc 1) he says "Ohhhh, West Palm Beach!" A bootleg called Yokohama Arena 3/12/98 has "Last Child" being recorded at the same time as the title revealed to where the song was performed, also, Tyler says, "Motherfucker" out loud as if it was edited in this live album.[5] Eat the Rich is recorded from Costa Rica on November, 1994.[6]

At the beginning of disc 2, before starting "Back in the Saddle", Tyler shouts, "I've got blisters on my sisters!", referencing a similar thing Ringo Starr shouted at the end of The Beatles song "Helter Skelter".

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Eat the Rich"   Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Jim Vallance 5:14
2. "Love in an Elevator"   Tyler, Perry 5:55
3. "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)"   Tyler, Perry, Glen Ballard 3:20
4. "Same Old Song and Dance"   Tyler, Perry 5:57
5. "Hole in My Soul"   Tyler, Perry, Desmond Child 5:40
6. "Monkey on My Back"   Tyler, Perry, 4:08
7. "Livin' on the Edge"   Tyler, Perry, Mark Hudson 5:24
8. "Cryin'"   Tyler, Perry, Taylor Rhodes 5:10
9. "Rag Doll"   Tyler, Perry, Vallance, Holly Knight 4:13
10. "Angel"   Tyler, Desmond Child 5:35
11. "Janie's Got a Gun"   Tyler, Tom Hamilton 5:15
12. "Amazing"   Tyler, Richard Supa 5:23
Disc 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Back in the Saddle"   Tyler, Perry 6:10
2. "Last Child"   Tyler, Brad Whitford 5:04
3. "The Other Side"   Tyler, Vallance, Eddie Holland, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier 4:40
4. "Walk on Down"   Perry 3:40
5. "Dream On"   Tyler 4:50
6. "Crazy"   Tyler, Perry, Child 5:44
7. "Mama Kin"   Tyler 4:12
8. "Walk This Way"   Tyler, Perry 4:08
9. "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)"   Tyler, Perry, Child 4:21
10. "What It Takes"   Tyler, Perry, Child 5:15
11. "Sweet Emotion"   Tyler, Hamilton 5:57

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians
  • Russ Irwin – keyboards, backing vocals (CD1)
  • Thom Gimbel – keyboards, backing vocals (CD2)

Production[edit]

  • Engineer: Jay Messina
  • Assistant engineers: Lawrence Manchester, John Wydrycs
  • Mixing: Jack Douglas
  • Mastering: Greg Calbi
  • Monitor engineer: Mike Sprague
  • Director: Jim Chapman
  • Photography: Moshe Brakha
  • Lighting design: Jim Chapman
  • Clothing/wardrobe: Sherry Willshire

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 37
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 34
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[9] 10
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[10] 6
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[11] 24
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 39
German Albums (Official Top 100)[13] 21
Japanese Albums Chart[14] 3
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[15] 34
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[16] 47
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 24
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 16
UK Albums (OCC)[19] 36
US Billboard 200[20] 12

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA – USA Gold December 3, 1998
Platinum
CIA – Canada Gold Oct 20, 1998
Platinum Oct 20, 1998

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r379658/review
  2. ^ Browne, David (1998-11-27). "A Little South of Sanity Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  3. ^ "NME Album Reviews - A Little South Of Sanity". NME. 1998-09-14. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  4. ^ "Aerosmith: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  5. ^ "Last Child - Yokohama Arena 3/12/98". 
  6. ^ "Eat the Rich from Costa Rica 1994". 
  7. ^ "Aerosmith - A Little South of Sanity" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  8. ^ "Aerosmith – A Little South of Sanity" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  9. ^ "Aerosmith – A Little South of Sanity" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  10. ^ "Aerosmith Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Aerosmith. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  11. ^ "Aerosmith: A Little South of Sanity" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  12. ^ "Aerosmith – A Little South of Sanity". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  13. ^ "Aerosmith – A Little South of Sanity". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  14. ^ "エアロスミスのCDアルバムランキング、エアロスミスのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  15. ^ "Aerosmith – A Little South of Sanity" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  16. ^ "Aerosmith – A Little South of Sanity". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  17. ^ "Aerosmith – A Little South of Sanity". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  18. ^ "Aerosmith – A Little South of Sanity". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  19. ^ "1998-10-31 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  20. ^ "Aerosmith Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Aerosmith. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 26, 2012.

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