Permanent Vacation

Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1987 Ratings: #95 / 131
User Score
Based on 104 ratings
1987 Rank: #249
Liked by 18 people
August 18, 1987 / Release Date
LP / Format
Geffen / Label
Rock, Hard Rock / Genre
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▲ = Rag Doll, Dude (Looks Like a Lady), Angel
▬ = Heart's Done Time, Magic Touch, Simoriah, St. John, Hangman Jury, Girls Keep Coming Apart, Permanent Vacation, I'm Down, The Movie
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Sounds great.


After Done With Mirrors dug its way straight into the cheapy bins, Run-DMC revived the career of these "Toxic Twins" by doing a cover of "Walk This Way" with special guest appearances by Steve and Joe. Then the whole band went through drug rehab, got clean, and went back into the studio to prove themselves worthy. And did they? Hah?
Strangely, yes!!! Permanent Vacation was not a return to the gritty street rock of old, but an extremely marketable embracing of late-eighties ... read more


Pretty great comeback album.
The singles are great whie everything else is good.
Dude (Looks Like a Lady) is still hilarious.




I can confidently say this is a great album, and definitely the best since 1975's Toys in the Attic. There are no outright duds on this album and that's saying a lot since the last handful of albums were either subpar or medicore. Surprisingly, "Permanent Vacation" spawned three classics: "Rag Doll", "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)", and "Angel". Almost everyone will recognize all three of these iconic songs. The deep cuts are also great as well. A very solid ... read more

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Added on: November 6, 2012