A tape with rough guitar riffs recorded at Joe’s old Duxbury home basement, in Cohasset, Massachusetts, was recorded with a simple tape machine containing 10 riff ideas and variations. The full tape run for 1h41m40s but included extensive blank spaces and the same recording repeated twice, with the second pass sounding lower and clearer. Riff … More JOE PERRY Duxbury Basement “RUFF RIFFS” from before the Boneyard was a studio
“Dime Store Lover” is an Aerosmith outtake written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry during 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. A March 1992 demo of the song starts as a ballad with a sweet innocent-sounding … More “DIME STORE LOVER” the disjointed half-spoken rocker rejected for AEROSMITH’s ‘Get a Grip’
After the success of Permanent Vacations and Pump, Aerosmith manager of the time, Tim Collins, thought it would be a good idea to record the writing and recording process of their follow up album. A video crew followed the band around the studio and LA while they worked and rehearsed new tacks, discussed with producer … More MAKING OF GET A GRIP unreleased DOCUMENTARY project and the tapes recorded with +50 hours of AEROSMITH footage!
“Ain’t that a Bitch” is an Aerosmith song released in their 1997 album, Nine Lives, however, 3 completely different songs existed with the same name during previous sessions, between 1991 and 1996, as the band explored the best way to make the song justice. One of the alternatives songs written with the same name was … More “AIN’T THAT A BITCH” 1992 completely different song that kept the original concept
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 … More The FAKE bootlegs: SOUTH BEACH CONNECTION, PUMPIN´ MY TRASH, AEROSMITH SESSIONS
“Ain’t that a Bitch” is an Aerosmith song released in their 1997 album, Nine Lives, however, 3 completely different songs existed with the same name during previous sessions, between 1991 and 1996, as the band explored the best way to make the song justice. Joe and Steven recalled in a 1997 GW magazine interview when … More “AIN’T THAT A BITCH” and the 3 completely different versions Aerosmith wrote with the same title!
“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
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” outtakes, demos, sessions and leaks
“Lizard Love” is an Aerosmith song originally written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry & Jeff Lynne during the January/February 1992 sessions for Get a Grip with producers Jeff Lynne and/or Bruce Fairburn at A&M Studios in Los Angeles. Copyright seems 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
In December 1994, the band opened up a music club called the Mama Kin Music Hall in their hometown of Boston, Massachusetts. Co-owned 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 … More AEROSMITH’s “MAMA KIN MUSIC HALL” run as club owners and performers as reviewed by fans and media!
“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 taken inspiration from Pink Floyd’s … More “IS ANYBODY OUT THERE?” the melodic mid-tempo 3-time outtake
“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 seems 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” 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” 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” is an Aerosmith outtake written between the ’88/’89 Pump sessions – when it was referred 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!
Written during the 1992 demo sessions for Get a Grip at the A&M Studio in Los Angeles, for the first attempt at the album. It got to the end of the recording process, from a simple demo (October 14, 1992) to a final mix mastered track (February 1, 1993). A demo starts with a drum … More “STRANGE” a bizarre and promising rocker that should have been finished during AEROSMITH 1992 sessions for GET A GRIP!
“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!’ 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 the A&M attempt in 1992. … More “WHAM BAM!” a sexy comic-like rocker SUPA wrote for AEROSMITH