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ROCKS (1976)


Columbia/CBS PC/PCA/PCT/PCQ-34165 (USA, May 12, 1976)
Columbia/CBS CK-34165 (USA, 1987 - CD reissue)
Columbia/SMEi CK/CT-57363 (1993, 20-bit SBM digital remaster)
Columbia/SME 88883760941 (2014, 180g LP reissue)


A1. Back in the Saddle (4:40) - Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
(USA 10/77, #38; CAN #26)
A2. Last Child (3:26) - Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford
(USA 5/76, #21; CAN #26)
A3. Rats in the Cellar (4:05) - Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
A4. Combination (3:39) - Joe Perry
B1. Sick as a Dog (4:16) - Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton
B2. Nobody's Fault (4:21) - Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford
B3. Get the Lead Out (3:41) - Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
B4. Lick and a Promise (3:05) - Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
B5. Home Tonight (3:15) - Steven Tyler
(USA 9/76, #71; CAN #82)


Produced & arranged by Jack Douglas and Aerosmith. Engineered by Jay Messina assisted by Rod O'Brien and Sam Ginsberg. Recorded at Wherehouse in Waltham, MA with Record Plant Remote services and the Record Plant, New York City.

Performance credits:

Back In The Saddle - Joe Perry on six-string bass.
Last Child - Paul Prestopino on banjo.
Sick As A Dog - Tom Hamilton on guitar; Steven Tyler on bass; Joe Perry on bass and percussion.
Home Tonight - Joey Kramer and Jack Douglas on backing vocals; Joe Perry on pedal steel.

Chart Action:

Chart Peak (USA): #3 (6/26/76) with 53 weeks on the Billboard charts. Other countries: CAN #14; JPN #13; SWE #46


Last Child - Chart Peak (USA): #21 (08/07/76) with 15 weeks on the Billboard charts. Other countries: CAN #26;

Home Tonight - Chart Peak (USA): #71 (10/16/76) with 4 weeks on the Billboard charts. Other countries: CAN #82;

Back In The Saddle - Chart Peak (USA): #38 (05/07/77) with 8 weeks on the Billboard charts. Other countries: CAN #26;


In the United States, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA on May 21, 1976 and Platinum on July 9, 1976; 2X Platinum followed on October 19, 1984; 3X on December 21, 1988; and most recently 4X on February 26, 2001. Gold by the CRIA (Canada - 50,000 units) on September 1, 1976 and Platinum on November 1, 1976.

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