This is a beautiful domestic promo Columbia original that sounds strong and plays with quiet surfaces. It has the photo/cartoon inner sleeve. This is as clean a copy as I could hope to find and on top of that it sounds great -- big and lively with a powerful bottom end. I've played a ton of these and have figured out a few things, but if "Back In The Saddle" doesn't grab your attention in the first twenty seconds like it does here, you probably don't have a great copy. And believe me, that happens plenty! (It does save me some time in the process of weeding out the lesser pressings.)
5 stars Allmusic: "Out of all their albums, Rocks did the best job of capturing Aerosmith at their most raw and rocking."
Vinyl: EX (super clean)
Cover: VG (some wear on edges but no splits, light ringwear, DJ timing strip, promo stamp)
Play notes: Good sound and quiet vinyl
We prefer to overdeliver and therefore grade conservatively. Our scale runs Near Mint (NM), Excellent (EX), Very Good Plus (VG+), Very Good (VG), Good Plus (G+), Good (G).