Why the AEROSMITH 2009 BRENDAN O’BRIEN sessions fail and were considered a nightmare

The pre-production/rehearsal sessions took place in February 2009 at Vindaloo Music Inc aka “Pandora’s Box” studio in Boston, MA. Different publications and interviews from the band give us insight into why they didn’t work. The big news is that we had our first meeting and strategy session with our producer Brendan O’Brien. We’ve been wanting … More Why the AEROSMITH 2009 BRENDAN O’BRIEN sessions fail and were considered a nightmare

“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

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

“Downtown Baby / Lay Down Susie” is a song Aerosmith performed live in at least two known occasions: Frolic, Salisbury Beach MA, August 16, 1973, and University of Maine, Orono ME, September 30th 1973. This rarity is a blues rocker, and while a good work, it never really fully catches fire, a sing that these … More “WHIT’s TIP/DOWNTOWN BABY/LAY DOWN SUSIE” the unknown Up-tempo 1973 Blues Song

“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

“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, with producer Bruce Fairbairn. It’s an upbit 205BPM song driven by a Hamilton/Kramer jam, the song runs the same bass riff in the key of A with minimal guitar work. The lack of other chords makes the song feel … More “Take It Easy” the Karmer/Hamilton jam that got played live a full tour!

“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

“No Room in My Heart” the unfinished comeback Country Duet

“No Room in My Heart” a song Aerosmith considered during the recording process of their come-back 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 My … More “No Room in My Heart” the unfinished comeback Country Duet

“LIZARD LOVE” the weird sexy rocker re-worked for kids that made it a decade later

“Lizard Love” is an Aerosmith song originally written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry & Jeff Lynne during the January/February 1992 sessions for Get a Grip with producers Jeff Lynne and/or Bruce Fairburn at A&M Studios in Los Angeles. Copyright seems to be owned by Swag Song Music, Inc., the publishing entity for Aerosmith. The 1992 … More “LIZARD LOVE” the weird sexy rocker re-worked for kids that made it a decade later

“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

“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 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!

“Good Thang” the Diane Warren ballad that wasn’t a hit

“Good Thang” is a ballad written by Steven Tyler with Diane Warren (IDWTMAT and Devil’s new Disguise) in 1991 as part of pre-production sessions to write new material for what would later become the Get a Grip album. Everything seem to indicate that it was written during a solo session between Tyler and Warren (maybe … More “Good Thang” the Diane Warren ballad that wasn’t a hit

“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

O, Yeah (album)

Not much is known about the short sessions for the 2002 “Oh Yeah” compilation album. Steven and Joe went to Mauii to write and record new material, from which “Girls of Summer” and “Lay it Down” came. During those same sessions the cover of the “Spider-man Theme” was recorded. 2 others songs were presented by … More O, Yeah (album)

“WHEN THE MONKEY COMES” the Perry/Frederiksen rough that turned on to Angel’s Eye

‘When the Monkey Comes’ is an Aerosmith outtake from Nine Lives album. It was recorded during the 1996 sessions at the South Beach studio. A version of the song was later reworked under a new name, ‘Angle’s Eyes’, and released for the Charlie’s Angels movie soundtrack in 2000. A demo of the song was found … More “WHEN THE MONKEY COMES” the Perry/Frederiksen rough that turned on to Angel’s Eye

“ROLL AWAY THE STONE” Richie Supa’s happy spiritual sequel to Chip Away for Aerosmith’s Nine Lives

“Roll Away the Stone” is an Aerosmith outtake from the Nine Lives album. An early demo that Richie Supa took to the band but wasn’t used. The song has a very obvious “Chip Away the Stone” feel to it, clearly brought by Supa. The opening guitar riff in G is cool, the pre-chorus is funky … More “ROLL AWAY THE STONE” Richie Supa’s happy spiritual sequel to Chip Away for Aerosmith’s Nine Lives

“WHEN THE RAIN STOPS” Desmond Child’s broken hearted ballad written with Perry and Tyler

This song is a 1996 Nine Lives outtake according to ‘Aerofanatic’, so we can’t be too sure about when this was written. What we do know for sure is that it’s a song written by Child/Tyler/Perry; as it wasn’t used by the band, Desmond Child decided to take it to other artists. That’s how in … More “WHEN THE RAIN STOPS” Desmond Child’s broken hearted ballad written with Perry and Tyler

Future albums

There has been seemingly little to none interest from the band to keep recording, but still, every time they are asked about a new album, the always leave the door opened. Brad mentioned the band going to the studio in an interview with Billboard in 2017: Have you been recording lately?We actually did some recording … More Future albums

“BLUE EYES BLUE” Diane Warren’s perfect follow-up to IDWTMAT but Aerosmith rejected

On March 5, 1999, MTV reported that Aerosmith recorded Diane Warren song, “Blue Eyes Blue” for the film “Runaway Bride”. They later opt out of the project leaving Eric Clapton to record the song for the film soundtrack (released July 1999). Tyler agrees the song didn’t fit the image of Aerosmith saying: “We recorded it, … More “BLUE EYES BLUE” Diane Warren’s perfect follow-up to IDWTMAT but Aerosmith rejected

“13” Aerosmith’s greatest dark ballad that never saw the light of day

“13” is the working title of an unreleased song from the 1992 Get a Grip sessions. “13” was most likely used because it was the 13th song on the list of songs they were working on and as the song didn’t have lyrics they just refereed to it as “13”. This is a great example … More “13” Aerosmith’s greatest dark ballad that never saw the light of day