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
- Nine Lives [single]
- Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees) [single]
- Hole in My Soul [single]
- Taste of India [single]
- Full Circle
- Something’s Gotta Give
- Ain’t That a Bitch
- The Farm
- Kiss Your Past Goodbye
- Pink [single]
- Attitude Adjustment
- Fallen Angels
Troublepink’s Concert Memories favourite track: Falling in Love (Is so Hard on the Knees)