On This Day… 1997 – Aerosmith Nine Lives

On This Day in 1997, Aerosmith’s 12th Studio album, Nine Lives, was released. It was the bands first studio album released by Columbia Records since Rock in a Hard Place in 1982.


  • Nine Lives peaked at #1 at the Billboard Charts
  • Pink won a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
  • The booklet for Nine Lives contains 12 pieces of album art (including the cover). Each picture contains a smaller version of the previous picture within itself. The final picture is included in the first, creating an infinite loop. It was designed by Stefan Sagmeister.
  • The original cover art angered some Hindus, who felt the artwork (taken from Hindu imagery and altered by giving the dancing figure a cat’s head) was offensive. The image depicts Lord Krishna (with a cat’s head) dancing on the head of the snake demon, Kaliya, a popular episode from Sagmeister’s childhood. The band had been unaware of the source of the artwork, and the record company apologized and changed the artwork to a revised version.
  • Reached #4 in the UK Album Chart


  1. Nine Lives [single]
  2. Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees) [single]
  3. Hole in My Soul [single]
  4. Taste of India [single]
  5. Full Circle
  6. Something’s Gotta Give
  7. Ain’t That a Bitch
  8. The Farm
  9. Crash
  10. Kiss Your Past Goodbye
  11. Pink [single]
  12. Attitude Adjustment
  13. Fallen Angels

Troublepink’s Concert Memories favourite track: Falling in Love (Is so Hard on the Knees)

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