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Poll: BAAAAAAACK!! (15 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. Black (5 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. The Saddle (10 votes [66.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

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  1. Black (8 votes [53.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 53.33%

  2. Screw that, Aerosmith ROCKS (7 votes [46.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 46.67%

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#21 goose

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 10:43 AM

View PostTexas King, on 18 January 2017 - 09:34 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 17 January 2017 - 11:58 PM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 17 January 2017 - 04:00 PM, said:

Back in the sadlle >>>>>>>> Back in Black
Rocks >>>>>>> Back in Black

Back in Black is so fu**ing overhyped album and Back in Black is so fu**ing overhyped and overused song!
And Rocks is one stellar album. 'Nuff said.
"Overhyped"?  :lol:

Not only OVERHYPED, but also the most commercial album in the rock history.
Also laughable.

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#22 Texas King

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 11:32 AM

View Postgoose, on 18 January 2017 - 10:43 AM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 18 January 2017 - 09:34 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 17 January 2017 - 11:58 PM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 17 January 2017 - 04:00 PM, said:

Back in the sadlle >>>>>>>> Back in Black
Rocks >>>>>>> Back in Black

Back in Black is so fu**ing overhyped album and Back in Black is so fu**ing overhyped and overused song!
And Rocks is one stellar album. 'Nuff said.
"Overhyped"?  :lol:

Not only OVERHYPED, but also the most commercial album in the rock history.
Also laughable.

Do you know how many copies sold BiB in the US alone and how many worldwide?

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 11:44 AM

View PostTexas King, on 18 January 2017 - 11:32 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 18 January 2017 - 10:43 AM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 18 January 2017 - 09:34 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 17 January 2017 - 11:58 PM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 17 January 2017 - 04:00 PM, said:

Back in the sadlle >>>>>>>> Back in Black
Rocks >>>>>>> Back in Black

Back in Black is so fu**ing overhyped album and Back in Black is so fu**ing overhyped and overused song!
And Rocks is one stellar album. 'Nuff said.
"Overhyped"?  :lol:

Not only OVERHYPED, but also the most commercial album in the rock history.
Also laughable.

Do you know how many copies sold BiB in the US alone and how many worldwide?
Commercial success doesn't mean an album sucks.

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 01:06 PM

I gotta tell ya, this is a really difficult decision.

Songwise, I'll go with "Back in the Saddle". Great groove and massive six-string bass drive the song to being among Aerosmith's very best songs.

Albumwise, I'll go with Back in Black. Rocks is Aerosmith's masterpiece, IMHO. But Back in Black transcends its creators and its fanbase. It's one of "those" albums.

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 01:18 PM

View PostReRushed, on 18 January 2017 - 01:06 PM, said:

But Back in Black transcends its creators and its fanbase. It's one of "those" albums.

Yeah, it is one of "those" albums, viz. it is the best-selling rock album of all time(second-best selling in general after Thriller), it is one of the best marketed rock albums, it is one of the most OVERPRODUCED rock albums, it is one of the most overexposed rock albums to the worldwide public and it is an album which contains two songs that are well-known to the 80% of the world's population. The album Rocks doesn't come close to this statistics of BiB.

Edited by Texas King, 18 January 2017 - 01:21 PM.


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Posted 18 January 2017 - 01:23 PM

View PostTexas King, on 18 January 2017 - 01:18 PM, said:

View PostReRushed, on 18 January 2017 - 01:06 PM, said:

But Back in Black transcends its creators and its fanbase. It's one of "those" albums.

Yeah, it is one of "those" albums, viz. it is the best-selling rock album of all time(second-best selling in general after Thriller), it is one of the best marketed rock albums, it is one of the most OVERPRODUCED rock albums, it is one of the most overexposed rock albums to the worldwide public and it is an album which contains two songs that are well-known to the 80% of the world's population. The album Rocks doesn't come close to this statistics of BiB.
How is it overproduced? :huh:

Sure, it's overplayed and overexposed. But the songs are good. Really good.

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 02:27 PM

View PostTexas King, on 18 January 2017 - 01:18 PM, said:

View PostReRushed, on 18 January 2017 - 01:06 PM, said:

But Back in Black transcends its creators and its fanbase. It's one of "those" albums.

Yeah, it is one of "those" albums, viz. it is the best-selling rock album of all time(second-best selling in general after Thriller), it is one of the best marketed rock albums, it is one of the most OVERPRODUCED rock albums, it is one of the most overexposed rock albums to the worldwide public and it is an album which contains two songs that are well-known to the 80% of the world's population. The album Rocks doesn't come close to this statistics of BiB.

I can see you've got some bad blood with BiB. Understandable, but most of us believe it's reputation is really pretty well earned. Half the songs are some of the greatest and most essential rock songs ever written and played, while the other half sound just as menacing and exciting with maybe a little less finesse. The production was groundbreaking at the time and still sounds heavy, clean, sharp, and minimal to my ears.  It's kind of the perfect balance between studio sheen and raw power...sheen power if you will. Plus Brian's voice on that record is astonishing and perfect. Vocalists like that don't come around all too often. I really have no qualms with Back In Black, and it's never disappointed me.

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 02:42 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 18 January 2017 - 02:27 PM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 18 January 2017 - 01:18 PM, said:

View PostReRushed, on 18 January 2017 - 01:06 PM, said:

But Back in Black transcends its creators and its fanbase. It's one of "those" albums.

Yeah, it is one of "those" albums, viz. it is the best-selling rock album of all time(second-best selling in general after Thriller), it is one of the best marketed rock albums, it is one of the most OVERPRODUCED rock albums, it is one of the most overexposed rock albums to the worldwide public and it is an album which contains two songs that are well-known to the 80% of the world's population. The album Rocks doesn't come close to this statistics of BiB.

I can see you've got some bad blood with BiB. Understandable, but most of us believe it's reputation is really pretty well earned. Half the songs are some of the greatest and most essential rock songs ever written and played, while the other half sound just as menacing and exciting with maybe a little less finesse. The production was groundbreaking at the time and still sounds heavy, clean, sharp, and minimal to my ears.  It's kind of the perfect balance between studio sheen and raw power...sheen power if you will. Plus Brian's voice on that record is astonishing and perfect. Vocalists like that don't come around all too often. I really have no qualms with Back In Black, and it's never disappointed me.

OK, I get what you said but I think BiB can't come nowhere close to Rocks.

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 01:38 AM

View PostTexas King, on 18 January 2017 - 11:32 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 18 January 2017 - 10:43 AM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 18 January 2017 - 09:34 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 17 January 2017 - 11:58 PM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 17 January 2017 - 04:00 PM, said:

Back in the sadlle >>>>>>>> Back in Black
Rocks >>>>>>> Back in Black

Back in Black is so fu**ing overhyped album and Back in Black is so fu**ing overhyped and overused song!
And Rocks is one stellar album. 'Nuff said.
"Overhyped"?  :lol:

Not only OVERHYPED, but also the most commercial album in the rock history.
Also laughable.

Do you know how many copies sold BiB in the US alone and how many worldwide?
Yes.  I didn't think you meant best-selling when you used the word "commercial".  Did you?

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 01:41 AM

View PostReRushed, on 18 January 2017 - 01:23 PM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 18 January 2017 - 01:18 PM, said:

View PostReRushed, on 18 January 2017 - 01:06 PM, said:

But Back in Black transcends its creators and its fanbase. It's one of "those" albums.

Yeah, it is one of "those" albums, viz. it is the best-selling rock album of all time(second-best selling in general after Thriller), it is one of the best marketed rock albums, it is one of the most OVERPRODUCED rock albums, it is one of the most overexposed rock albums to the worldwide public and it is an album which contains two songs that are well-known to the 80% of the world's population. The album Rocks doesn't come close to this statistics of BiB.
How is it overproduced? :huh:

All the keyboards and layered vocals and guitars, I guess.

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