RICK RUBIN’s aborted 1986 AEROSMITH sessions and the demos produced

The initial sessions for Aerosmith’s “Permanent Vacations” album were led by legendary producer Rick Rubin in 1986. The exact date for these sessions is unclear as Aerosmith were on the Done With Mirrors tour from January-August 1986, especially as DWM wasn’t released until Nov 1985 (yet Steven and Joe recorded their parts for their 1986 … More RICK RUBIN’s aborted 1986 AEROSMITH sessions and the demos produced

“LOVE ME LIKE A BIRD DOG” the comeback tune RICK RUBIN helped AEROSMITH produce for their comeback

“Love me like a Birddog” is an Aerosmith outtake from the initial Rick Rubin 1986 sessions produced for what would become their Permanent Vacations album. The exact date for these sessions is unclear as Aerosmith were on the Done With Mirrors tour from January-August 1986, especially as DWM wasn’t released until Nov 1985 (yet Steven … More “LOVE ME LIKE A BIRD DOG” the comeback tune RICK RUBIN helped AEROSMITH produce for their comeback

“GOT TO FIND A WAY” a raunchy song with words in Yiddish and French that AEROSMITH left out of Permanent Vacations!

“Got to Find a Way” is an Aerosmith outtake from their 1987 sessions for Permanent Vacations. It’s also been referred to as “Mishugas” or “Mishegoss”, taken from the first verse. Mishegoss is a Yiddish word that implies craziness or idiosyncrasy. While we are unsure of the writing credits, it feels like a Tyler/Perry collaboration in … More “GOT TO FIND A WAY” a raunchy song with words in Yiddish and French that AEROSMITH left out of Permanent Vacations!

“SLEEPY SICKNESS” Steven Tyler’s Beethoven inspired dark ballad rejected in three iterations for AEROSMITH’s pop comeback album!

“Sleepy Sickness” is an Aerosmith outtake from the 1987 sessions for Permanent Vacations. During the production process, different titles were used to refer to the song in its different takes and iterations including “Sleeping Sickness”, “Feel the Pain” and “Scream In Pain”, as taken from different parts of the lyrics, each with small variations in … More “SLEEPY SICKNESS” Steven Tyler’s Beethoven inspired dark ballad rejected in three iterations for AEROSMITH’s pop comeback album!

“PERMANENT VACATIONS” album outtakes, demos, sessions, bootlegs and leaks!

Permanent Vacation is the ninth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released in August 1987 by Geffen Records. Recording sessions took place in March-May 1987 at Little Mountain Sound, Vancouver, and Unique Recording, New York City. Demos and outtakes from these sessions can be commonly found on a few bootlegs leaked in the late … More “PERMANENT VACATIONS” album outtakes, demos, sessions, bootlegs and leaks!

“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. The song may have started production in early 1986 during an aborted session with producer Rick Rubin (rather than with Bruce Fairbairn).  It’s an upbeat 205BPM song driven by a Hamilton/Kramer jam, the song runs the same bass … More “TAKE IT EASY” the Karmer/Hamilton jam that got played live a full tour!

“NO ROOM IN MY HEART” the unfinished comeback Country Duet

“No Room in My Heart” is a song Aerosmith considered during the recording process of their comeback 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 … More “NO ROOM IN MY HEART” the unfinished comeback Country Duet

“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 taken inspiration from Pink Floyd’s … More “IS ANYBODY OUT THERE?” the melodic mid-tempo 3-time outtake