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Aerosmith: Permanent Vacation (Geffen)

Deborah Frost, Rolling Stone, 22 October 1987

ALTHOUGH AEROSMITH was slagged for nearly two decades as sloppy Stones seconds, the band was finally given hip vindication last year by Run-D.M.C. And what the critics don't know, the little boys understand — Aerosmith is probably the most influential hard-rock band of the Seventies. Joe Perry's sting and stance and Steven Tyler's scarfs and squawk have provided role models and bad attitudes for Bon Jovi, Cinderella, Ratt, Mötley Crüe and every band being signed out of L.A. today.

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