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)

“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

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

“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

“Rubber Bandit” the sweet rocker that didn’t make it

“Rubber Bandit” is an Aerosmith outtake written during the ’88/’89 sessions for their Pump album with producer Bruce Fairburn. It is most know for showing up in the “B list” (while Steven and Joe discuss demos) and the whiteboard behind Steven (during rehearsals) during the Making of Pump home video. Bandit is a rocker, it … More “Rubber Bandit” the sweet rocker that didn’t make it

“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

“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