“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 occasion: 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/Febuary 1992 sessions for Get a Grip with producers Jeff Lynne and/or Bruce Fairburn at A&M Studios in Los Angeles. Copyright seem 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

Marti Frederiksen open to writing and producing NEW Aerosmith songs and talks details of their outtakes during Rock N’ Roll Fantasy MasterClass

Aerosmith’s longtime songwriting collaborator, Marti Frederiksen, participated in the Rock N’ Roll Fantasy camp program with a virtual Master Class via Zoom on 2020/07/27. He interacted with +20 fans from around the world for 90 minutes, including stories about the writing process of Aerosmith‘s songs with Joe Perry and Steven Tyler (Jaded, Nine Lives, Beyond … More Marti Frederiksen open to writing and producing NEW Aerosmith songs and talks details of their outtakes during Rock N’ Roll Fantasy MasterClass

“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

“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

NEW Aerosmith Bass Riff premiered by Tom during Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Master Class

Tom played a bass riff he had been working on during his Rock n Roll Fantasy camp Masterclass 2020. It was a riff in the key of Em, and shared similarities with a riff of a Nine Lives era outtake “Give it Away/ Push“. We can only speculate about, could the riff be part of … More NEW Aerosmith Bass Riff premiered by Tom during Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Master Class

“History of Man” Pat Macdonald’s humorous recount of humanity for Aerosmith

“History of Man” is an Aerosmith outtake from the 1996 South Beach sessions for the Nine Lives album. The song was written by Pat Macdonald and Mark Hudson, brought to the band by Hudson and produced during the first attempt of the album with Glen Ballard producing it. The song title can be read in … More “History of Man” Pat Macdonald’s humorous recount of humanity for Aerosmith

“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

“Blue Eyes Blue” Diane Warren’s perfect follow-up to IDWTMAT but Aerosmith rejected

In 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