JOE PERRY Duxbury Basement “RUFF RIFFS” from before the Boneyard was a studio

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

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

The FAKE bootlegs: SOUTH BEACH CONNECTION, PUMPIN´ MY TRASH, AEROSMITH SESSIONS

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” Aerosmith’s country song from Pump 17 years in the making!

“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!

“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!

“WAIT FOR THE NIGHT” the Perry/Withford early reunion song

“Wait for the Night” is a song Joe Perry wrote with Brad Withford when Withford joined the Joe Perry project for some time in 1982/83. Perry narrates on their 1997 autobiography “Walk this Way”: “…The one good thing was that Brad Withford started to work with me. We started doing three dates with him in … More “WAIT FOR THE NIGHT” the Perry/Withford early reunion song

“DONE WITH MIRRORS” possible outtakes and demos

According to Steven Tyler, 8 songs were left from the Done with Mirrors sessions: “We wrote Done with Mirrors in thee or four weeks. Teddy flew in to see us three times. When we finally flew to California, we had seventeen songs. Getting it down to nine was the hardest part.” Steven Tyler 1997, Walk … More “DONE WITH MIRRORS” possible outtakes and demos

“WRITTEN IN STONE” the Rick Dufay riff the band jammed to while on the tour bus

“Written in Stone” is a song based on a Rick Dufay riff that Aerosmith used to jam to while on their tour bus. It was part of a few pre-production sessions that took place after RIAHP was released, but with the replacement members (Crespo and Dufay), thinking of the “next album” for THAT lineup of … More “WRITTEN IN STONE” the Rick Dufay riff the band jammed to while on the tour bus

“UNTITLED JAM” from 1985 that could be a Tyler/Perry pre-production session

A short jam appeared on a tape labelled “Done with Mirrors” test pressing. The majority of the tape is the “Done With Mirrors” album out of sequence, but in finished form, sans for a few count-ins. But this curious guitar-based jam is first up, unfinished and doesn’t sound like anything on the album. The riffs … More “UNTITLED JAM” from 1985 that could be a Tyler/Perry pre-production session

“ROCK IN A HARD PLACE” SEQUEL alt line up album sessions

A new writing session took place with the replacement members (Crespo and Dufay) after the August 1982 release of the “Rock in a Hard Place” album. The songs written were meant to be used by “that” alternate lineup of the band. It’s been said they were almost a CD worth of songs, but reportedly not … More “ROCK IN A HARD PLACE” SEQUEL alt line up album sessions

“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

“PUMP” outtakes, demos, sessions and leaks!

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” 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 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

“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

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