Aerosmith: Pump (1989)

aerosmith pumpBy Scott Goldfine

America’s premier hard-rock band, Aerosmith, follows up their strong multiplatinum “Permanent Vacation” album with this 10-tune set. The group’s unmistakably raw, blues-based style remains evident. However, producer Bruce Fairbairn (Bon Jovi) has helped soften their sound.

The result is mainstream hard rock with occasional flashes of past glory.

GRADE: B-

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