Livin' On The Edge
Nobody enjoyed the George H.W. Bush administration more than Aerosmith. This best-of spans just three ungodly-huge albums: 1987's Permanent Vacation, 1989's Pump and 1993's Get a Grip. The rockers come fast and furious, from "Love in an Elevator" to all-time best parenthetical "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)," but it's the ballads ("Angel" and "What It Takes" especially) that touch nirvana, if not Nirvana. The randy "Walk on Water," catchy "Blind Man" and splendidly sappy "Deuces Are Wild" (on loan from Beavis and Butt-head) round it out. Seriously though: "What It Takes."