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A Little South of Sanity

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Released  October 20, 1998
Artist  Aerosmith
Producer  Jack Douglas
Genre  Hard rock
Length  112:06
Release date  20 October 1998
Label  Geffen Records
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Recorded  1993–1994 (Get a Grip Tour) 1997–1998 (Nine Lives Tour)
A Little South of Sanity (1998)  Rockin' the Joint (2005)
Similar  Aerosmith albums, Hard rock albums

A Little South of Sanity is a live album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in 1998 as a combined effort of Geffen Records and Columbia Records. The two-disc album consisted of recordings of Aerosmith's two most recent tours, one of which they were still on when the album was released. Geffen's involvement in the production of the record enabled the band to fulfill its contract with the label; Aerosmith had signed with Columbia before its six-album contract with Geffen was completed, and began recording for Columbia with one more album left on the Geffen deal.


This album was the only Aerosmith album to receive the Parental Advisory sticker, primarily due to lead singer Steven Tyler shouting profanities in between songs and modifying some song lyrics to racier ones, although some other song lyrics had profanity in their original studio versions as well (even their next studio album, Just Push Play, contained profanity).

On the seal, the album title is misnamed as A Little South of Insanity.

There are no listings to support where or when each performance was culled from - only the listing that all tracks are from either the Get A Grip or Nine Lives World Tours. However, the recordings of "Love In an Elevator", "Same Old Song and Dance", and " Sweet Emotion" each have Tyler calling out to the live crowd; the first song has him mentioning the crowd in State College, Pennsylvania, the second a crowd in West Palm Beach, Florida, and the third a crowd in Seattle, Washington. A bootleg called Yokohama Arena 3/12/98 has "Last Child" being recorded at the same time as the title revealed to where the song was performed, also, Tyler says, "Motherfucker" out loud as if it were edited in this live album. Eat the Rich is recorded from Costa Rica on November, 1994.

At the beginning of disc 2, before starting "Back in the Saddle", Tyler shouts, "I've got blisters on my sisters!", referencing a similar thing Ringo Starr shouted at the end of The Beatles song "Helter Skelter".

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  • Steven Tyler – lead vocals, harmonica, percussion
  • Joe Perry – guitar, backing vocals, talkbox on "Sweet Emotion", pedal steel guitar on "Rag Doll"
  • Brad Whitford – guitar
  • Tom Hamilton – bass
  • Joey Kramer – drums
  • Additional musicians
  • Russ Irwin – keyboards, backing vocals (CD1)
  • Thom Gimbel – keyboards, backing vocals (CD2)
  • Production

  • Engineer: Jay Messina
  • Assistant engineers: Lawrence Manchester, John Wydrycs
  • Mixing: Jack Douglas
  • Mastering: Greg Calbi
  • Monitor engineer: Mike Sprague
  • Director: Jim Chapman
  • Photography: Moshe Brakha
  • Lighting design: Jim Chapman
  • Clothing/wardrobe: Sherry Willshire
  • Songs

    1Eat the Rich5:14
    2Love in an Elevator (Live)5:56
    3Falling in Love (is Hard on the Knees)3:34


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