Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Record #0637: Draw the Line / Draw the Line – AEROSMITH

Columbia 10637 (original, demo) USA, Oct.6, 1977
Words & Music bySide A – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry; Side B – Tyler, Perry
Musicians: Steven Tyler (lead vocals), Joe Perry (lead guitar and backing vocals), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), Joey Kramer (drums)
Recording sessions: Produced by Jack Douglas at The Cenacle, Armonk, New York with the Record Plant Mobile, The Record Plant, New York City, NY, USA, Jun.-Sep. 1977
Highest chart positions:  US #42

“Draw the Line” is the title song of Aerosmith’s 1977 album, which was recorded in an abandoned convent near NYC. Reportedly their manager chose the location to keep the band away from the temptation of drugs. The plan was an utter failure. According to Perry, a lot people had input into the album as he and Steven had stopped giving a fuck. They did manage to write three songs for the album, and this was one of them.

This promo copy has the same track on both sides. The only difference is that side A is stereo and side B is mono. In the actual release the flip side is “Bright Light Fright”.

List price:  Promos are not listed in the catalogs, but in eBay the asking price is $5-$20.

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