The FAKE bootlegs: SOUTH BEACH CONNECTION, PUMPIN´ MY TRASH, AEROSMITH SESSIONS

In the early 2000s, rumours of new Aerosmith studio leaks came from a popular online forum. The author’s posts claimed to have one of the 100 exclusive copies of the Brazil-made bootlegs with sessions from Pump (PUMPIN´ MY TRASH), Get a Grip (AEROSMITH SESSIONS 1991-92 & 1994) and Nine Lives (SOUTH BEACH CONNECTION).

These bootlegs were later proven to be hoaxes made up by the user in order to gain attention. More than two decades later no similar recordings have surfaced on the internet.

While some of the title tracks claimed to be included are accurate, most of them had already been discussed by the band in the media, played live full or were well-informed guesses.

For example, all the titles and lyrics for the Get a Grip session had already been posted to the old aerosmith.com, including audio clips for “Brass Balls”; the Pump bootleg listed the same titles seen in the whiteboard of songs from the making of Pump plus the rumour of Hole in my Soul originating in those sessions; and the Nine Lives songs are just the final tracks in different mixed with Bacon Biscuit Blues (which had been played live full plenty of times 97/98) and Trouble (which was played live at the 1995 shows), so they didn’t present strong inside information not already in the public domain. They were speculation/wishes and the cover art was just fan-made early photoshop attempts.

However, “Keep On Movin´”, one of the titles listed on “Aerosmith Sessions” was validated by John Kalodner via his website in 2005. This could have been one of the tracks recorded for Big Ones, and the band might have talked about it to the press at the time.


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