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
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
“Sedona Sunrise” was an Aerosmith outtake from the Pump 1989 sessions co-written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Jim Vallance. It’s country flavour differenced it from all the other songs in Pump and was likely the reason it was omitted by the record label. According to Vallance: “Sedona Sunrise” was started during the writing sessions … More “SEDONA SUNRISE” Aerosmith’s country song from Pump 17 years in the making!
“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
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. A few outtakes from these sessions leaked online around 1996, after Tim Collins was fired as Aerosmith manager. Other songs on Studio tapes:Demos ’88-’89: Fake fight – Brad’s … More “PUMP” outtakes, demos, sessions and leaks!
“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 than 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
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
“Tramp’” is a song Aerosmith considered during the 1988/1989 Pump sessions at Little Mountain Studios in Vancouver, Canada, but was never completed. It was mainly written by Peppy Castro and Joey Kramer with input from Steven Tyler, demo lyrics from Eric Troyer. The title of the song can be seen in a scene of the … More “TRAMP” Joey’s funky grove for Pump
“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
“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 referred 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” is an Aerosmith outtake written during the ’88/’89 sessions for their Pump album with producer Bruce Fairburn. It is most known 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 fit Aerosmith’s Pump
“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!