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Rocks (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 3, 1976
RecordedJanuary-March 1976 at The Wherehouse, Waltham, Mass. and The Record Plant, NYC
GenreHard rock, heavy metal, blues-rock
ProducerAerosmith, Jack Douglas
Aerosmith chronology
'Toys in the Attic
Rocks 'Draw the Line
Singles from Rocks
  1. "Last Child"
    Released: 1976
  2. "Home Tonight"
    Released: 1976
  3. "Back in the Saddle"
    Released: 1977
  4. "Rats in the Cellar"
    Released: 1977

Rocks is the fourth album by American rock band Aerosmith, released May 3, 1976. Allmusic described Rocks as having "captured Aerosmith at their most raw and rocking".[1] Rocks also ranked #176 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and is also noted in musician Kurt Cobain's top 50 favorite albums in his journals.[2] Also, it has greatly influenced several people in the hard rock and heavy metal community, including members of Guns N' Roses and Metallica.[3][4]

Songs from the album

Side one

No. TitleMusic Length
1. "Back in the Saddle"  Steven Tyler, Joe Perry 4:40
2. "Last Child"  Tyler, Brad Whitford 3:26
3. "Rats in the Cellar"  Tyler, Perry 4:07
4. "Combination"  Perry 3:39

Side two

No. TitleMusic Length
1. "Sick as a Dog"  Tyler, Tom Hamilton 4:12
2. "Nobody's Fault"  Tyler, Whitford 4:25
3. "Get the Lead Out"  Tyler, Perry 3:43
4. "Lick and a Promise"  Tyler, Perry 3:05
5. "Home Tonight"  Tyler 3:18

Influence in music