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)

“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

“Mama Kin Music Hall” and the few Aerosmith performances in the club they owned!

Aerosmith co-owned the club with The Lyon’s group. The club was on Lansdown Street where you would find Jillian’s, Mama Kin’s, Avalon, and other clubs and bars. When the club first opened, Aerosmith was all over the news speaking on how they wanted to have unknown bands play there, have the option for the band … More “Mama Kin Music Hall” and the few Aerosmith performances in the club they owned!

“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

“Good Thang” the Diane Warren ballad that wasn’t a hit

“Good Thang” is a ballad written by Steven Tyler with Diane Warren (IDWTMAT and Devil’s new Disguise) in 1991 as part of pre-production sessions to write new material for what would later become the Get a Grip album. Everything seem to indicate that it was written during a solo session between Tyler and Warren (maybe … More “Good Thang” the Diane Warren ballad that wasn’t a hit

“13” Aerosmith’s greatest dark ballad that never saw the light of day

“13” is the working title of an unreleased song from the 1992 Get a Grip sessions. “13” was most likely used because it was the 13th song on the list of songs they were working on and as the song didn’t have lyrics they just refereed to it as “13”. This is a great example … More “13” Aerosmith’s greatest dark ballad that never saw the light of day

“Trouble” the unfinished rocker that got played live twice

“Trouble” is an Aerosmith outtake written by Steven and Joe, with Richie Supa, during the 1992 sessions at the A&M Records, in Los Angeles, for the first attempt of the Get a Grip album with producer Bruce Fairburn, and later revisited during the initial 1996 sessions of Nine Lives with Glen Ballard. This song is … More “Trouble” the unfinished rocker that got played live twice

“Black Cherry” an amazing dark rocker omitted for being too sexual

“Black Cherry” is an Aerosmith outtake written between the ’88/’89 Pump sessions – when it was refereed to as “Hot Toddy” with unfinished lyrics – and the early 1992 sessions at the A&M Records, in Los Angeles, for the first attempt of the Get a Grip album with producer Bruce Fairburn. It is a cool … More “Black Cherry” an amazing dark rocker omitted for being too sexual

“Strange” a bizarre and promising rocker that should have been finished

Written during the 1992 demo sessions for Get a Grip at the A&M Studio in Los Angeles, for the first attempt of the album. It got to the end of the recording process, from a simple demo, to a final mix mastered track. It starts with Kramer drums with a single guitar scratching the A … More “Strange” a bizarre and promising rocker that should have been finished

“Yo Mamma” a fun, sexy and playful song about ‘doing your mother’ that screams of Aerosmith’s style

“Yo Mamma” is an amazingly fun rock & blues song believed to be left from the 1992 Get a Grip sessions. It made it almost all the way to the end of the production process during the albums first attempt at the A&M studios. The song starts with Joe’s guitar hitting the E chord, with … More “Yo Mamma” a fun, sexy and playful song about ‘doing your mother’ that screams of Aerosmith’s style

“Meltdown” the epic 7-minute song about climate change that feels more relevant than ever TODAY

“MeltDown” is an amazing Aerosmith song left out of the Get a Grip sessions, getting to the very end of the production process, this is a properly called outtake. Written by Steven Tyler in 1992 and produced by Bruce Fairbairn, the song has been revisited by the band several times and keeps being mentioned in … More “Meltdown” the epic 7-minute song about climate change that feels more relevant than ever TODAY

“Wham Bam!” a sexy comic-like rocker

‘Wham Bam!’ was originally recorded in 1991/92 and intended for the Get A Grip album. It was written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Richie Supa. Supa co-wrote other Aerosmith songs such as ‘Chip Away The Stone’, ‘Lightning Strikes’, ‘Amazing’ and ‘Pink’. Wham Bam was kicked off the album after A&M attempt in 1992. It’s … More “Wham Bam!” a sexy comic-like rocker