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Album Review

Positive Elements

Spiritual Content

Sexual Content

Violent Content

Crude or Profane Language

Drug and Alcohol Content

Other Negative Elements

Conclusion

Pro-social Content

“Jesus Is on the Main Line” testifies to the power of prayer. The Lord also gets props on “You Gotta Move,” which says people need to be ready when God calls.

Objectionable Content

Unfortunately, that song uses drug references and mentions a deal with the devil (“I was hanging with the devil when we made a pact/I’m drinking welfare whiskey, smoking food stamp crack”). Lead singer Steven Tyler gets his needle stuck on all the ways his woman makes him hot (“Temperature”). On the very next song he wails about nights of passion while imploring his partner to remain faithful to him (“Stop Messin’ Around”). On “I’m Ready” a lascivious, drunken lout plays up his bad-boy image while making a play for a woman in a bar (“I’m drinking TNT and smoking dynamite/I hope some schoolboy pick a fight ... One more drink, honey; I wish you would/Take a whole lot of loving to make me feel good”). A woman’s sexual prowess proves so potent that it can bring “Eyesight to the Blind.” In addition to ogling a shapely woman, Tyler employs mild profanities and the crude phrase “kiss butt” (“The Grind”).

Summary Advisory

Not many acts can maintain their cultural relevance throughout a 30-year recording career. Tyler and Co. continue to defy the odds and avoid self-parody, as evidenced by their ties to pro football. Lyrically, Aerosmith hasn’t grown much, still screeching about sex and booze.

Plot Summary

Christian Beliefs

Other Belief Systems

Authority Roles

Profanity/Violence

Kissing/Sex/Homosexuality

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Episode Reviews

Credits

Rating

Readability Age Range

Genre

Rock

Author

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Network

Performance

Debuted at 5 on Billboard’s Top 200

Record Label

Columbia

Platform

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Released

On Video

Year Published

Awards

Reviewer

Loren Eaton Bob Smithouser

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