I Wanna Poll Why! The Aerosmith Draw The Line Poll!

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anyone who votes for "bright light fright" has something SERIOUSLY wrong with them.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
draw the line 11
kings and queens 5
get it up 2
i wanna know why 1
bright light fright 1
the hand that feeds 1
critical mass 0
sight for sore eyes 0
milk cow blues 0


scott seward, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 16:23 (one week ago) Permalink

for the record, there are 3 Ninas on the cover.

scott seward, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 16:23 (one week ago) Permalink

its really all about "draw the line" and "kings and queens". toss a coin!

scott seward, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 16:24 (one week ago) Permalink

kings and queens!

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 16:32 (one week ago) Permalink

The title track. Fucking love '70s Aerosmith.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 16:35 (one week ago) Permalink

just the intro alone to kings and queens is better than most bands.

scott seward, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 16:35 (one week ago) Permalink

the whole album is solid except for BLF which bugs me in a joe perry vocal performance kinda way.

scott seward, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 16:37 (one week ago) Permalink

Wikipedia has good background on this.

Perry says:
A lot of people had input into that record because Steven and I had stopped giving a fuck. "Draw the Line," "I Wanna Know Why," and "Get It Up" were the only things Steven and I wrote together. Tom, Joey and Steven came up with "Kings and Queens," and Brad played rhythm and lead. Brad and Steven wrote "The Hand That Feeds,

calstars, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 17:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Checkmate, title track

calstars, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 17:10 (one week ago) Permalink

great album. kings and queens is the only one i don't care for. "long ago in days untold..." has me tuning out from the start. voted get it up.

new noise, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 17:51 (one week ago) Permalink

With the exception of Rocks and Toys in the Attic, it always seems like these guys were actively looking to save a few bucks on album art.

how's life, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 19:32 (one week ago) Permalink

They just didn’t have connections to Warhol and Robert Frank

calstars, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:08 (one week ago) Permalink

i doubt getting a cover drawn by al hirschfeld was so cheap.

new noise, Thursday, 9 November 2017 04:00 (one week ago) Permalink

listen to this brad

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Thursday, 9 November 2017 06:38 (one week ago) Permalink

title track btw. possibly their finest hour. so fucked up & blurry but that last verse reaches places Tyler usually backs off from. they were never this band again after this record.

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Thursday, 9 November 2017 06:46 (one week ago) Permalink

Should’ve named the album Let’s Do More Coke!

calstars, Thursday, 9 November 2017 11:21 (one week ago) Permalink

I saw them at Reading Festival about this time, mid-day, wasn't fussed.

There was a CBS tent where they gave away freebies of the "Draw the line" single, "BLF" ws the b-side. Liked them both - there was nothing like that on-stage...

Mark G, Thursday, 9 November 2017 12:06 (one week ago) Permalink

listen to this brad

― she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, November 8, 2017 11:38 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lmao

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 November 2017 16:23 (one week ago) Permalink

hmmmm maybe this is actually the title track. the riff is amazing in its ability to contain both driving bluesy hard rock and jangle (a la "sick as a dog")

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 November 2017 16:32 (one week ago) Permalink

it's been a while since i listened to this whole record but iirc i also love the version of "milk cow blues" that closes this

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 November 2017 16:34 (one week ago) Permalink

wow i am a huge fan of the wikipedia entry for this record

manager David Krebs suggested that Aerosmith record their next album at an estate near Armonk, New York called the Cenacle, "away from the temptation of drugs." The plan failed miserably, however, with Tyler recalling, "Drugs can be imported, David...we have our resources. Dealers deliver!

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 November 2017 16:37 (one week ago) Permalink

"critical mass" is such a bizarre song

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 November 2017 16:45 (one week ago) Permalink

i have enormous affection for it even though it is barely a song. the harmonizing guitars toward the end! the fake-out fade out (i will always love these)! the double-tracked tyler vocal curving into the mix at wildly inconsistent volumes!

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 November 2017 16:48 (one week ago) Permalink

god i love the riff in "get it up" and how the band sounds like they're falling apart trying to play it

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 November 2017 16:51 (one week ago) Permalink

"sight for sore eyes" is p much the ultimate "we just did not give a shit" song here

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 November 2017 17:11 (one week ago) Permalink

this is a record that i always hoped would be a secret masterpiece but the indifference with which they recorded it is sorta audible. still, "kings and queens" sounds so enormous

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 November 2017 17:15 (one week ago) Permalink

best rock band in the world for approximately 4.75 albums though

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 November 2017 17:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Rocks, Toys, and the Profitable Emotion boot are the ones I rep for

calstars, Thursday, 9 November 2017 17:22 (one week ago) Permalink

"record their next album at an estate near Armonk, New York called the Cenacle"

brownsville station made a great record at the cenacle. also, my maternal grandparents were living in armonk at the time draw the line was being recorded! small world.

scott seward, Thursday, 9 November 2017 18:11 (one week ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 11 November 2017 00:01 (one week ago) Permalink

i doubt getting a cover drawn by al hirschfeld was so cheap.

― new noise, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 11:00 PM (three days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Had no idea this was a known artist, btw. I had always presumed they got some guy from down by the beach.

how's life, Saturday, 11 November 2017 10:42 (one week ago) Permalink

Tyler was as good a lyricist as rock had in those years and when he ran out of steam a piece of my heart broke off forever. Even here, he was doing stuff that merits close study by anybody who wants to know how to made a lyric sit right in a groove & tell a story without telling too much & set a scene. yet another of my never-to-be-written broadsheets is "underrated steven tyler verses i have parsed"

Arriving in boats
Black hooded coats
Tormentors climbed into my room
I crawled under my bed
Covered my head
But they're flushing me out with a broom
The leader, she's small
Pinned my ass to the wall
[incomprehensible, variously reported without satisfaction]
Time after time
She'd be readin' my mind
but she never got the feeling to last

Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate it
This is critical mass

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 11 November 2017 20:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Yes.

calstars, Saturday, 11 November 2017 20:29 (one week ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 12 November 2017 00:01 (one week ago) Permalink

I mourn the death of "I Wanna Poll Why!", my favorite use-the-word-poll-in-the-title poll thread title ever.

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 06:19 (four days ago) Permalink


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