Released: Sep 1989
"Love in an Elevator" and "Janie's Got a Gun" revitalized Aerosmith's career thanks to a huge push from radio and MTV. Before Pump went big, Aerosmith had spent years languishing in a boozed-up limbo with much-publicized acrimony between Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. Their choice to get sober proved the right one. Like ZZ Top's Eliminator, the modernizing of the band's sound was jarring at first but has aged well. Joe Perry's snake-boogie guitar in "F.I.N.E." is all the proof you need.