“KRAWHITHAM” the LI3 dissonant hard rock song written during boring downtime

Krawhitham is an Aerosmith outtake from their 1977 sessions for Draw the Line. It was written in the studio downtime while Joey Kramer, Brad Whitford and Tom Hamilton waited for singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry to show up. The song was played live only one known time during a 1978 soundcheck; Mark Prado reviews … More “KRAWHITHAM” the LI3 dissonant hard rock song written during boring downtime

“COME TOGETHER/SGT. PEPPER’S” sessions, demos, outtakes and more

American hard rock band Aerosmith recorded one of the most successful cover versions of “Come Together” in 1978. The band performed the song in the 1978 film Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band; their recording appeared on its accompanying soundtrack album. Released as a single in July 1978, Aerosmith’s version was an immediate success, reaching … More “COME TOGETHER/SGT. PEPPER’S” sessions, demos, outtakes and more

“ROCK IN A HARD PLACE” demos and outtakes!

Rock in a Hard Place is the seventh studio album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in August 1982 by Columbia Records. It is the only Aerosmith album not to feature lead guitarist Joe Perry, following his departure from the band in 1979. Rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford also left during the recording in 1981. … More “ROCK IN A HARD PLACE” demos and outtakes!

“ROCKS” sessions, demos, outtakes and leaks!

Rocks is the fourth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released in May 1976. AllMusic described Rocks as having “captured Aerosmith at their most raw and rocking.” The band began work on the album by backing the Record Plant’s mobile recording truck into their rehearsal space, named the Wherehouse, in February and March 1976. … More “ROCKS” sessions, demos, outtakes and leaks!

“1971: THE ROAD STARS HEAR” the history, leaks and controversy that surrounded the new/old AEROSMITH release

“1971: The Road Starts Hear” is the first music released by the band since forming a “worldwide alliance” with the Universal Music Group earlier this year. The agreement will cover every studio recording made by the band across their career, as well as opening up the band archives. This recording presents the band before they … More “1971: THE ROAD STARS HEAR” the history, leaks and controversy that surrounded the new/old AEROSMITH release

“BONE TO BONE” and how it got finished on the road

It’s not too often that the band premieres an unreleased song during a tour, and even less usual for them to perform an unfinished song. This is taken from a radio broadcast on KMET in Los Angeles as the band sits in with DJ Jim Ladd before the upcoming California World Music Festival show. Tyler … More “BONE TO BONE” and how it got finished on the road

“CHIQUITA” the demo that Steven and Joe leaked to the radio in 1979!

Sources of leaks are often diverse, but there’s nothing like having the band members taking studio demos directly to a radio station before their release. This has happened quiet a few times over the decades, but this is the first recorded evidence that we’ve found so far. This recording is taken from a radio broadcast … More “CHIQUITA” the demo that Steven and Joe leaked to the radio in 1979!

“THREE MILE SMILE” from pre-production rehearsals in ’79, to Connecticut, Crespo’s solo, and Perry reclaiming it live in ’84

A leaked studio tape with one of the band’s pre-production rehearsals in early 1979, during a break from the road, contains several short clips of the band developing the riff sequence for what would become “Three Mile Smile”. It sounds like a later version of the “I Live In Connecticut” demo from the “Pandora’s Box” … More “THREE MILE SMILE” from pre-production rehearsals in ’79, to Connecticut, Crespo’s solo, and Perry reclaiming it live in ’84

“NIGHT IN THE RUTS” outtakes, demos and sessions we know of!

Night in the Ruts is the sixth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released in November 1979, by Columbia Records. Guitarist Joe Perry left the band midway through its recording. The album was initially produced at the band’s Warehouse rehearsal space by Jack Douglas, who had produced Aerosmith’s previous four albums, but later Columbia … More “NIGHT IN THE RUTS” outtakes, demos and sessions we know of!

“WHIT’s TIP/DOWNTOWN BABY/LAY DOWN SUSIE” the unknown Up-tempo 1973 Blues Song

“Whit’s Tip” is an unreleased song Aerosmith performed live on at least two known occasions: Frolic, Salisbury Beach MA, August 16, 1973, and University of Maine, Orono ME, September 30th 1973. This blues-rocker rarity was brought to the band by Brad Whitford. While it’s good work, it never really fully catches fire, a sing that … More “WHIT’s TIP/DOWNTOWN BABY/LAY DOWN SUSIE” the unknown Up-tempo 1973 Blues Song

“TIT FOR TAT” the Fleetwood Mac inspired predecessor to Rats

“Tit for Tat” is an Aerosmith early demo from their 1976 album Rocks. The demo was inspired by Fleetwood Mac 1969’s “Searching for Madge” and eventually evolved into what cake to be “Rat in the Cellar”. “…We had Tit for tat”, based on a “Searching for Madge”, which turned into “Rats in the Cellar”. Brad … More “TIT FOR TAT” the Fleetwood Mac inspired predecessor to Rats

“THE JAM BAND” JOE PERRY and TOM HAMILTON’s 1969 band with an unreleased album!

Before Aerosmith, Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton were in a band called “The Jam Band” with high school friend Pudge Scott. They recorded a self-titled album on August 30th, 1969 with two Shure microphones over an audience at “The Barn” (a club where The Jam Band and The Chain Reaction frequented) and was taped with … More “THE JAM BAND” JOE PERRY and TOM HAMILTON’s 1969 band with an unreleased album!