Building on the success of the more pop-orientedPermanent Vacation, this 1989 release banished any doubts that Aerosmith's unlikely late-'80s comeback was a fluke of nature--or merely the product of shrewd record company calculations. That Aerosmith … see full wiki
Hot on the heels of their successful "Permanent Vacation" and still enjoying a resurgence as rockers, Aerosmith cranked out "Pump." It is, in my opinion, the best of their second successful run of albums. While "Vacation" set the table, "Pump" kicked things into high gear. From the opening track, "Young Lust," Aerosmith does not let up with their bluesy, dirty, driving sound. Songs like "F.I.N.E." and "My Girl" solidified this album as real rock, but it was the deep contrasts in their major releases that set this album apart from the pack. From the socially-conscious and touchy subject of "Janie's Got A Gun" to the slow, emotional "What It Takes" to the raw, sex-laden "Love In An Elevator," Aerosmith took this album in a million directions and managed to hold it all together. They also threw in a lot of experimental sounding segues as with "Dulcimer Stomp" and the wonderful "Hoodoo Voodoo Medicine Man."
In short, if I had to pick one album from their second run in rock history, I'd have to go with "Pump." It proved that older rockers could hang with the best of the young guys at the time and it came before their more homogenized and stale sounding albums like "Get A Grip."