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Released: Sept. 12, 1989

Rating: 4.125 (average of 8 ratings)

Genre: classic rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Young Lust
  2. F.I.N.E.
  3. Going Down/ Love in an Elevator
  4. Monkey on My Back
  5. Water Song/ Janie’s Got a Gun
  6. Dulcimer Stomp/ The Other Side
  7. My Girl
  8. Don’t Get Made, Get Even
  9. Hoodoo/ Voodoo Medicine Man
  10. What It Takes


sales in U.S. only 7 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated 100,000
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 11 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 5
peak on U.K. album chart 3

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Love in an Elevator (9/2/89) #5 US, #13 UK, #1 AR. Gold single.
  • Janie’s Got a Gun (9/23/89) #4 US, #2 AR
  • F.I.N.E. (11/25/89) #14 AR
  • What It Takes (1/13/90) #9 US, #1 AR
  • Monkey on My Back (4/14/90) #17 AR
  • The Other Side (6/16/90) #19a US, #46 UK, #1 AR


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

“Where Permanent Vacation seemed a little overwhelmed by its pop concessions, Pump revels in them without ever losing sight of Aerosmith’s dirty hard rock core” (Erlewine).

“Which doesn’t mean the record is a sellout – What It Takes has more emotion and grit than any of their other power ballads; Janie’s Got a Gun tackles more complex territory than most previous songs; and The Other Side and Love in an Elevator rock relentlessly, no matter how many horns and synths fight with the guitars. Such ambition and successful musical eclecticism make Pump rank with Rocks and Toys in the Attic” (Erlewine).

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Last updated April 2, 2008.