Nine Lives

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Nine Lives

Aerosmith - Nine Lives - Original.jpg

CD - USA - 1st edition.

Artist Aerosmith
Published 1997-03-18
Type Studio
Genre Hard rock
Themes Relationships, redemption, fashion

Nine Lives is the twelfth studio album by Nine Lives. It was released on 1997-03-18 on CD and cassette and produced by Kevin Shirley and Aerosmith. The album is mostly hard rock. The album includes song collaborations with songwriters Glen Ballard and Desmond Child.


When I was in high school, I competed in a computer programming contest at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan. Those involved in the contest drove to the campus in a caravan of vehicles, and the guy I rode with played this album. Although I liked Aerosmith, I hadn't heard this album before as it had just been released. I remember hearing the song Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees), and thinking it was a clever play-on-words. Some time later, I heard Pink on the radio and loved it. After I graduated, I got a new girlfriend who had this album and she and I listened to it, she especially loved the song Taste of India. Later, after coming to like several songs on it, I finally bought a copy for myself.

I own this album on CD.

Track Listing

Track Title Writers Rank Rating
01 Nine Lives Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Marti Frederiksen 7 Rating-4.svg
02 Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees) Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Glen Ballard 3 Rating-6.svg
03 Hole in My Soul Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Desmond Child 5 Rating-5.svg
04 Taste of India Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Glen Ballard 6 Rating-5.svg
05 Full Circle Steven Tyler, Taylor Rhodes 1 Rating-7.svg
06 Something's Gotta Give Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen 8 Rating-0.svg
07 Ain't That a Bitch Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Desmond Child 9 Rating-0.svg
08 The Farm Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Mark Hudson, Steve Dudas 10 Rating-0.svg
09 Crash Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Mark Hudson, Dominic Miller 11 Rating-0.svg
10 Kiss Your Past Good-Bye Steven Tyler, Mark Hudson 2 Rating-6.svg
11 Pink Steven Tyler, Richard Supa, Glen Ballard 4 Rating-6.svg
12 Attitude Adjustment Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Marti Frederiksen 12 Rating-0.svg
13 Fallen Angels Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Richard Supa 13 Rating-0.svg

The album's total score is 200.


The original album art is based on a Hare Krishna painting of Krishna with the head of a Sphynx and human female breasts in the Indian art style dancing on the Hindu demon Kaliya. Both Hindus and Krishna's found the art offensive so subsequent printings used a new painting with a Sphynx on a knife-thrower's wheel. Some printings crop the new art as seen in the third image.


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