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Released: April 20, 1993

Rating: 3.598 (average of 9 ratings)

Genre: classic rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Intro
  2. Eat the Rich
  3. Get a Grip
  4. Fever
  5. Livin’ on the Edge
  6. Flesh
  7. Walk on Down
  8. Shut Up and Dance
  9. Cryin’
  10. Gotta Love It
  11. Crazy
  12. Line Up
  13. Amazing
  14. Boogie Man


sales in U.S. only 7 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated 300,000
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 13.5 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 1
peak on U.K. album chart 2

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Livin’ on the Edge (4/10/93) #18 US, #19 UK, #1 AR
  • Eat the Rich (5/1/93) #34 UK, #5 AR
  • Cryin’ (6/5/93) #12 US, #17 UK, #1 AR. Gold single.
  • Fever (9/4/93) #5 AR
  • Amazing (10/30/93) #24 US, #57 UK, #3 AR
  • Crazy (5/21/94) #17 US, #23 UK, #7 AR
  • Shut Up and Dance (7/2/94) #24 UK


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.

Get a Grip
“Coming on the heels of the commercially and artistically successful Pump, the fitfully entertaining Get a Grip pales against its predecessor's musical diversity. But it’s not for lack of trying. In fact, Aerosmith try too hard, making a stab at social commentary (Livin’ on the Edge) while keeping adolescent fans in their corner with their trademark raunch-rock (Get a Grip and Eat the Rich), as well as having radio-ready hit ballads (Cryin’, Amazing, and Crazy)” (Erlewine).

“The problem is, it’s a studied performance – it sounds like what an Aerosmith album should sound like. Most of the album sounds good; it's just that there isn’t much beneath the surface” (Erlewine).

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Last updated April 2, 2008.