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| Released: 1989 | Geffen Records | 7 x Platinum | "Pump" Tour Dates


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1) Young Lust
2) F.I.N.E*
3) Love in a Elevator/
4) Monkey on my Back
5) Janie's Got a Gun
6) The Other Side/
7) My Girl
8) Don't Get Mad Get Even
9) Voodoo Medicine Man
10) What it Takes

Following the triumphant comeback success of PERMANENT VACATION, Aerosmith's next album, PUMP, proved to be an opportunity for the band to cut back on the army of songwriters that had lent its hand on the prior album. Most of the material on 1989's PUMP was generated from within the band, and Jim Vallance and Desmond Child are the album's only outside collaborators.

Sober and fully functional, Aerosmith used the momentum of success to churn out songs that tapped into the band's libidinous instincts, like "Young Lust" and "Love in an Elevator." The band also took a chance by including a Steven Tyler/Tom Hamilton hit about incest ("Janie's Got a Gun"), a semi-autobiographical rant about the evils of drug use ("Monkey on My Back"), and a bluegrass/Indian instrumental ("Dulcimer Stomp"). Although the brassy "The Other Side" and the power-ballad "What it Takes" became top-30 hits, it was with lesser-known songs like the Stones-esque pop nugget "My Girl" that Aerosmith showed it was still capable of being America's top rock & roll band.


Recorded at Little Mountain Studios, Vancouver, Canada.

Aerosmith:
Steven Tyler (vocals);
Joe Perry (guitar);
Brad Whitford (guitar);
Tom Hamilton (bass);
Joey Kramer (drums)

Additional personnel:
Catherine Epps (spoken vocals);
John Webster (keyboards);
Bob Dowd (background vocals)

The Margarita Horns:
Tom Keenlyside, Ian Putz, Henry Christian, Bruce Fairbairn.

Album - Billboard (North America)

YearChartPosition
1989 The Billboard 200 5

Singles - Billboard (North America)

YearSingleChartPosition
1989 "F.I.N.E." Mainstream Rock Tracks 14
1989 "Love In An Elevator" The Billboard Hot 100 5
1989 "Janie's Got a Gun" Mainstream Rock Tracks 2
1989 "Janie's Got a Gun" The Billboard Hot 100 4
1990 "Monkey on My Back" Mainstream Rock Tracks 17
1990 "What It Takes" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1990 "What It Takes" The Billboard Hot 100 9
1990 "The Other Side" The Billboard Hot 100 22

Grammy Awards

YearWinnerCategory
1990 "Janie's Got a Gun" Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

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