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