Draw the Line (Aerosmith album)

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Draw the Line
Studio album by Aerosmith
Released December 1, 1977
Recorded June–October 1977 at The Cenacle and The Record Plant
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length 35:14
Label Columbia
Producer Aerosmith, 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: October 6, 1977
  2. "Kings and Queens"
    Released: February 21, 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 (unfavorable)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[4]

Draw the Line is the fifth album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released December 1, 1977. It was recorded in an abandoned convent near New York City, rented out for that purpose.[5]

The portrait of the band was drawn by the celebrity caricaturist Al Hirschfeld.

Kerrang! magazine listed the album at #37 among the "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time".[6]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

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[edit]

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
Total length:
35:14

Personnel[edit]

Aerosmith[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Stan Bronstein – saxophone on "I Wanna Know Why" and "Bright Light Fright"
  • Scott Cushnie – piano on "I Wanna Know Why", "Critical Mass" and "Kings and Queens"
  • Karen Lawrence – backing vocals on "Get It Up"
  • Jack Douglas – mandolin on "Kings and Queens"

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1978 Billboard 200 11
1977 Japanese Albums Chart[7] 9

Singles

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

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
R.I.A.A. - US Gold[8] December 9, 1977
Platinum[8] December 13, 1977
2× Platinum[8] August 16, 1996
CIA – Canada Gold Dec 01, 1977

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Draw the Line". Allmusic. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Draw the Line". Robert Christgau. 
  3. ^ Altman, Billy (March 19, 1978). "Draw the Line". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Aerosmith: Album Guide | Rolling Stone Music". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  5. ^ "Draw the Line review". Greg Prato. Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  6. ^ Zell, Ray (21 January 1989). "Aerosmith 'Draw the Line'". Kerrang! 222. London, UK: Spotlight Publications Ltd. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ a b c "Gold and Platinum Database Search". Retrieved 2009-11-24. 

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