Classics Live! II
Released: Jun 1987
Mostly ringing in 1985 in sweet home Boston on bassist Tom Hamilton's 33rd birthday, with Steve Tyler slurring like he popped open the bubbly early, Classics Live II came out mere months before Aerosmith's comeback, and has the distinction of being their only live or studio album that never charted. The setlist is fairly pro-forma: standbys, mainly, spanning their '70s catalog. Surprise debut-LP memory "Movin' Out" is a bit of a slog; "Let the Music Do the Talking" is a welcome Joe Perry Project/Done With Mirrors nugget. Otherwise, few frills, though these songs are tough to wreck.