“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” 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!
“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
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” 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
“Painted On My Heart” is a song written by Diane Warren, who offered the song to Aerosmith after the success they had with IDWMAT. In April 2000 MTV News reported Aerosmith had recorded the song for the upcoming Nicolas Cage movie ”Gone in 60 Seconds”. Columbia was supposed to do the soundtrack with Matt Serletic … More “PAINTED ON MY HEART” the Diane Warren song AEROSMITH denied ever recording!
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
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
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 BRENDAN O’BRIEN 2009 AEROSMITH sessions, why they fail and were considered a nightmare!
“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” 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
“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” 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!
“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” 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
“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
“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!
“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 seems 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