“Bone to Bone” and how it got finished on the road

It’s not too often that the band premieres an unreleased song during a tour, and even less usual for them to perform an unfinished song. This is taken from a radio broadcast on KMET in Los Angeles as the band sits in with DJ Jim Ladd before the upcoming California World Music Festival show. Tyler … More “Bone to Bone” and how it got finished on the road

“Chiquita” the demo that Steven and Joe leaked to the radio in 1979!

Sources of leaks are often diverse, but there’s nothing like having the band members taking studio demos directly to a radio station before their release. This has happened quiet a few times over the decades, but this is the first recorded evidence that we’ve found so far. This recording is taken from a radio broadcast … More “Chiquita” the demo that Steven and Joe leaked to the radio in 1979!

“Three Mile Smile” from pre-production rehearsals in ’79, to “Connecticut”, Crespo’s solo, and Perry reclaiming it live in ’84

A studio tape leaked in recent years with one of the band’s pre-production rehearsal during a break from the road in early 1979. The tape contains several short clips of the band developing and trying to learn the riff sequense for what would become “Three Mile Smile”. It sounds like a later version of the … More “Three Mile Smile” from pre-production rehearsals in ’79, to “Connecticut”, Crespo’s solo, and Perry reclaiming it live in ’84

Pump (album)

Pump is the tenth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released in September 1989. Recording sessions took place in January–June 1989 at Little Mountain Sound, Vancouver, Canada. Other songs on Studio tapes:Demos ’88-’89: Fake fight – Brad’s no title – Jenny’s got a gun – Jamies got a gun vocal/keyboard – Anytime? – Ain’t enuogh … More Pump (album)

Get a Grip (album)

Get a Grip is the eleventh studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released in April 1993 by Geffen Records. Get a Grip was the band’s last studio album to be released by Geffen before they returned to Columbia Records. Initial recording sessions took place in January–February, 1992 at A&M Studios, Los Angeles, and September–November, … More Get a Grip (album)

Big Ones (album)

Big Ones is one of the many compilation albums by the American rock band Aerosmith, released on November 1, 1994 by Geffen Records. Big Ones featured 12 hits from the band’s three consecutive multi-platinum albums, Permanent Vacation (1987), Pump (1989), and Get a Grip (1993), as well as the hit, “Deuces are Wild” from The … More Big Ones (album)

“Whit’s Tip/Downtown Baby/Lay Down Susie” the unknown Up-tempo 1973 Blues Song

“Downtown Baby / Lay Down Susie” is a song Aerosmith performed live in at least two known occasion: Frolic, Salisbury Beach MA, August 16, 1973, and University of Maine, Orono ME, September 30th 1973. This rarity is a blues rocker, and while a good work, it never really fully catches fire, a sing that these … More “Whit’s Tip/Downtown Baby/Lay Down Susie” the unknown Up-tempo 1973 Blues Song

“Hot Toddy” the mellow predecessor to Black Cherry based on a drink and/or sex

“Hot Toddy” is an Aerosmith demo worked on during the 1989 sessions for Pump. The song is the pre-incarnation of what would later become the (also rejected) Get a Grip outtake “Black Cherry“. Hot Toddy is just a bit slower and more mellow that the later full rocker version with alt lyrics. While the name … More “Hot Toddy” the mellow predecessor to Black Cherry based on a drink and/or sex

“Take It Easy” the Karmer/Hamilton jam that got played live a full tour!

“Take it Easy” is a song Aerosmith considered during the recording process of their 1987 album, Permanent Vacations, with producer Bruce Fairbairn. It’s an upbit 205BPM song driven by a Hamilton/Kramer jam, the song runs the same bass riff in the key of A with minimal guitar work. The lack of other chords makes the song feel … More “Take It Easy” the Karmer/Hamilton jam that got played live a full tour!

“Tit for Tat” the Fleetwood Mac inspired predecessor to Rats

“Tit for Tat” is an Aerosmith early demo from their 1976 album Rocks. The demo was inspired by Fleetwood Mac 1969’s “Searching for Madge” and eventually evolved into what cake to be “Rat in the Cellar”. “…We had Tit for tat”, based on a “Searching for Madge”, which turned into “Rats in the Cellar”. Brad … More “Tit for Tat” the Fleetwood Mac inspired predecessor to Rats

“No Room in My Heart” the unfinished comeback Country Duet

“No Room in My Heart” a song Aerosmith considered during the recording process of their come-back album, Permanent Vacations, with production work from Bruce Fairbairn. While the band tried different ideas and stiles during the 1987 sessions at Little Mountain Studios, some country influences also came with “Once is Enough” and “No Room in My … More “No Room in My Heart” the unfinished comeback Country Duet

“Lizard Love” the weird sexy rocker re-worked for kids that made it a decade later

“Lizard Love” is an Aerosmith song originally written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry & Jeff Lynne during the January/Febuary 1992 sessions for Get a Grip with producers Jeff Lynne and/or Bruce Fairburn at A&M Studios in Los Angeles. Copyright seem to be owned by Swag Song Music, Inc., the publishing entity for Aerosmith. The 1992 … More “Lizard Love” the weird sexy rocker re-worked for kids that made it a decade later

Peppy Castro talks about his friendship with Joey Kramer, writing “Tramp”, Aerosmith, Balance and upcoming musical

Joey Kramer’s long time friend/songwriter/producer Peppy Castro talked to us, the Aerosmith BackBurner, on 24/09/2020. Peppy talked about his band Balance, his friendship with Joey, how and where the demo for “Tramp” was written, his involvement in an upcoming London musical, and many Aerosmith-related stories. We reached out and interviewed Peppy after Joey mentioned writing … More Peppy Castro talks about his friendship with Joey Kramer, writing “Tramp”, Aerosmith, Balance and upcoming musical

Greatest Hits Live (unreleased 1995 album)

‘Greatest Hits Live’ was an Aerosmith album that was recorded between 1994 and 1995. It was scheduled to come out in 1995 but was shelved and ultimately never released. American record producer and engineer Kevin Elson was brought onboard to manage the recordings of a host of concerts and the ultimate production of this live … More Greatest Hits Live (unreleased 1995 album)

“Is Anybody Out There?” the melodic mid-tempo 3-time outtake

“Is Anybody Out There?” is a melodic mid-tempo song written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Jim Vallance in Vancouver, 1987. It could be considered a 3-time Aerosmith outtake, as the band worked on it during the sessions for Permanent Vacations, Pump and Get a Grip. The song might have take inspiration from Pink Floyd’s … More “Is Anybody Out There?” the melodic mid-tempo 3-time outtake

“Sniffin’ / Looking Up Your Old Address” the solid track Steven Tyler fought for

“Sniffin’” is an Aerosmith song left out of the Pump album and worked on during the 1989 demo sessions in Little Mountain Studios in Vancouver, Canada. It’s also been refereed to as “Looking Up Your Old Address” (which is what Tyler wanted the album to be called), and made it to the “A list” of … More “Sniffin’ / Looking Up Your Old Address” the solid track Steven Tyler fought for