Aerosmith Permanent Vacation on 180g LP
With Steven Tyler on vocals, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford on guitars, Tom Hamilton on bass, and Joey Kramer on drums, Aerosmith has outlasted all the trends and fads of rock and roll to become one of the most powerful and electrifying forces in popular music, selling in excess of 100 million albums since their inception in Boston, MA circa 1970.
In the era of sex, drugs and rock & roll, Aerosmith arrived with a sexy swagger and thrusts of metal, glam and boogie woogie. Tyler's lyrics laced with double entendres and witty humor perfectly complimented the group's raunchy, bluesy backdrops. Beyond driving rock and roll tunes, Aerosmith also created quintessential power ballads, a dual skill which helped the band yield a string of gold and platinum albums throughout their career.
After the 1985 gold comeback album Done With Mirrors, Aerosmith proved they were back for good with Permanent Vacation. The 1987 album only reached #11 on the charts but it stayed in the Top 20 for more than eight months. Spawning the Top 5 "Angel" and Top 20s "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Rag Doll," plus a cover of the Beatles' "I'm Down," Permanent Vacation is currently certified five times platinum.