I meant every nice thing I said about Steven Tyler back in this piece, and I certainly have nothing against any of the music that Aerosmith recorded in its first decade and a half or so. I agree in theory that this would be the perfect time for a judiciously selected compilation for the band, given that there’s clearly no new material in their chute. This, however, may be the single worst track listing I’ve ever seen for a compilation by anyone. Seriously – look at this garbage:
3. Love in an Elevator
5. What It Takes
6. Rag Doll
8. Deuces Are Wild
9. Livin' On the Edge
10. Blind Man
11. Janie's Got a Gun
12. Dream On
Given that this is a Geffen product, you can likely bet your bottom download that “Dream On”, which I’d cite as the only A-list song on this mess artistically speaking, is probably some lousy latter-day live version. Also, on what planet is “Love in an Elevator” considered a ballad? Adolescent tripe sadly written by middle-aged men, sure, but at least it’s got a friggin’ beat to it.
You know what? I’ve probably now spent more time analyzing this drivel than whichever corporate lackey got the assignment put into the track list and the my-first-day-with-Photoshop art combined. Moving on.
Recommended only if you spend a lot of time in elevators…with your clothes on.