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Get a Grip
Studio album by Aerosmith
Released 20 April 1993
Recorded December 1991 - March 1992 & October 1992 - January 1993
Genre Hard rock, blues-rock
Length 64:12 (original version)
67:42 (international version)
Label Geffen
Producer Bruce Fairbairn
Professional reviews
Aerosmith chronology
Pump
(1989)
Get a Grip
(1993)
Nine Lives
(1997)
Singles from Get a Grip
  1. "Livin' on the Edge"
    Released: 1993
  2. "Eat the Rich"
    Released: 1993
  3. "Cryin'"
    Released: 1993
  4. "Amazing"
    Released: 1993
  5. "Fever"
    Released: 1993
  6. "Shut Up and Dance"
    Released: 1994
  7. "Crazy"
    Released: 1994

Get a Grip is the eleventh studio album by US rock band Aerosmith, released in 1993. It was the band's last studio album released by Geffen Records.

Get a Grip contains five hit singles, four of which charted in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, between 1993 and 1994: "Livin' on the Edge", "Eat the Rich", "Cryin'", "Amazing" and "Crazy". The promotional videos for the three latter songs helped launch the careers of actress Alicia Silverstone and vocalist Steven Tyler's daughter Liv. Although never released as a single "Line Up" appeared in the 1994 comedy film Ace Ventura:Pet Detective.

Get a Grip featured guests including Don Henley, who sang backup on "Amazing", and Lenny Kravitz, who offered backup vocals and collaboration to "Line Up". As on Permanent Vacation and Pump, this album featured numerous song collaborators from outside the band including: Desmond Child, Jim Vallance, Mark Hudson, Richie Supa, Taylor Rhodes, Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw.

Get a Grip became Aerosmith's best-selling studio album worldwide, achieving sales of over 20 million copies, and is tied with Pump for their second best-selling album in the United States, selling over 7 million copies as of 1995. This also made it their third consecutive album with US sales of at least five million.

Get a Grip won the band two Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

The promo CD version had a simulated-cowhide cover, reportedly of a unique pattern on each one.

Contents

Track listing

# Title Music Length
1. "Intro"   Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Jim Vallance 0:26
2. "Eat the Rich"   Tyler, Perry, Vallance 4:09
3. "Get a Grip"   Tyler, Perry, Vallance 3:58
4. "Fever"   Tyler, Perry 4:15
5. "Livin' on the Edge"   Tyler, Perry, Mark Hudson 6:20
6. "Flesh"   Tyler, Perry, Desmond Child 5:56
7. "Walk on Down"   Perry 3:37
8. "Shut Up and Dance"   Tyler, Perry, Jack Blades, Tommy Shaw 4:55
9. "Cryin'"   Tyler, Perry, Taylor Rhodes 5:08
10. "Gotta Love It"   Tyler, Perry, Hudson 5:58
11. "Crazy"   Tyler, Perry, Child 5:16
12. "Line Up"   Tyler, Perry, Lenny Kravitz 4:02
13. "Amazing"   Tyler, Richard Supa 5:56
14. "Boogie Man" (Recorded by Tony Lentini) Tyler, Perry, Vallance 2:16
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Bonus track (international version)

# Title Music Length
13. "Can't Stop Messin'"   Tyler, Perry, Blades, Shaw 3:30

"Can't Stop Messin'" is track 13 on the international version, bumping the remaining two tracks down to 14 and 15.

Personnel

Additional personnel

Production

  • Producer: Bruce Fairbairn
  • Engineers: John Aguto, Ed Korengo, Ken Lomas, Mike Plotnikoff, David Thoener
  • Pre Production Engineer: Tony Lentini
  • Mixing: Brendan O'Brien
  • Mastering: Greg Fulginiti at Masterdisk
  • Mastering Supervisor: David Donnelly
  • Programming: John Webster
  • Production coordination: Debra Shallman
  • Guitar technician: Dan Murphy
  • Arranger: Steven Tyler
  • Art direction: Michael Golob
  • Cover design: Hugh Syme
  • Photography: Ed Colver, William Hames
  • John Kalodner : John Kalodner

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1993 The Billboard 200 1

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1993 "Amazing" Mainstream Rock Tracks 3
1993 "Amazing" The Billboard Hot 100 24
1993 "Amazing" Top 40 Mainstream 9
1993 "Cryin'" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1993 "Cryin'" The Billboard Hot 100 12
1993 "Cryin'" Top 40 Mainstream 11
1993 "Eat the Rich" Mainstream Rock Tracks 5
1993 "Fever" Mainstream Rock Tracks 5
1993 "Livin' on the Edge" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1993 "Livin' on the Edge" The Billboard Hot 100 18
1994 "Crazy" Mainstream Rock Tracks 7
1994 "Crazy" The Billboard Hot 100 17
1994 "Crazy" Top 40 Mainstream 7

Certifications

Organization Level Date
RIAA - USA Gold[1] June 23, 1993
RIAA - USA Platinum[1] June 23, 1993
RIAA - USA 2x Platinum[1] September 13, 1993
RIAA - USA 3x Platinum[1] January 12, 1994
RIAA - USA 4x Platinum[1] April 19, 1994
RIAA - USA 5x Platinum[1] September 15, 1994
RIAA - USA 6x Platinum[1] December 6, 1994
RIAA - USA 7x Platinum[1] November 7, 1995
ABPD - Brazil 2x Gold[2] 1995, 1996

Awards

Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
1993 "Livin' on the Edge" Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
1994 "Crazy" Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

See also

References

External links

Preceded by
The Bodyguard (soundtrack)
by Various artists
Billboard 200 number-one album
May 8 - May 14, 1993
Succeeded by
The Bodyguard (soundtrack)
by Various artists

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