Tag: Aerosmith

Wednesday 9/15/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Aerosmith – Pump (1989)

Pump is the tenth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith. It was released on September 12, 1989, by Geffen Records. The album peaked at No. 5 on the US charts, and was certified septuple platinum by the RIAA in 1995.

The album contains the hit singles “Love in an Elevator”, “The Other Side”, “What It Takes”, “Janie’s Got a Gun”, which all entered the Top 40 of the Hot 100. It also has certified sales of seven million copies in the U.S. to date, and is tied with its successor Get a Grip as Aerosmith’s second best-selling studio album in the U.S. (Toys in the Attic leads with eight million). It produced a variety of successes and “firsts” for the band including their first Grammy Award (“Janie’s Got a Gun”).[8] “Love in an Elevator” became the first Aerosmith song to hit number one on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The album was the fourth best-selling album of the year 1990.

  1. “Young Lust” 4:19
  2. “F.I.N.E.” 4:08
  3. “Going Down/Love in an Elevator” 5:38
  4. “Monkey on My Back” 3:56
  5. “Water Song/Janie’s Got a Gun” 5:40
  6. “Dulcimer Stomp/The Other Side” 4:56
  7. “My Girl” 3:10
  8. “Don’t Get Mad, Get Even” 4:48
  9. “Hoodoo/Voodoo Medicine Man” 4:41
  10. “What It Takes” 6:28

Steven Tyler – lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica
Joe Perry – guitar: second solo on “Love in an Elevator”, slide guitar on “Monkey on My Back”, backing vocals
Brad Whitford – guitar: lead guitar on “Hoodoo/Voodoo Medicine Man” and first solo on “Love in an Elevator”
Tom Hamilton – bass guitar, backing vocals on “Love in an Elevator”
Joey Kramer – drums
Bob Dowd – backing vocals on “Love in an Elevator”
Catherine Epps – spoken intro (Elevator Operator) on “Love in an Elevator”
Bruce Fairbairn – trumpet, backing vocals on “Love in an Elevator”
The Margarita Horns (Bruce Fairbairn, Henry Christian, Ian Putz, Tom Keenlyside) – brass instruments, saxophones
John Webster – keyboards

Friday 9/10/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Aerosmith Top 30 Hits

Aerosmith has released 72 singles. Some of their singles have been officially released to the public, while others have been released as album cuts only to radio. Twenty-one of their songs have reached the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 and the band has long been a stalwart of the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, achieving nine number-one hits on that chart to date. An additional 28 of the band’s songs have reached the Top 40 on various charts worldwide.

Sunday 7/4/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Aerosmith – Rocks (1976)

Rocks is the fourth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released May 14, 1976. AllMusic described Rocks as having “captured Aerosmith at their most raw and rocking.” Rocks was ranked number 366 on the updated Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2020. It has greatly influenced many hard rock and heavy metal artists, including Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Nirvana. The album was a commercial success, charting three singles on the Billboard Hot 100, two of which reached the Top 40 (“Back in the Saddle” and “Last Child”). The album was one of the first to ship platinum when it was released, and has since gone quadruple platinum.

  1. “Back in the Saddle” 4:40
  2. “Last Child” 3:26
  3. “Rats in the Cellar” 4:05
  4. “Combination” 3:39
  5. “Sick as a Dog” 4:16
  6. “Nobody’s Fault” 4:21
  7. “Get the Lead Out” 3:41
  8. “Lick and a Promise” 3:05
  9. “Home Tonight” 3:15

Steven Tyler – lead vocals, keyboards, harmonica, bass guitar on “Sick as a Dog”
Joe Perry – guitars, six-string bass on “Back in the Saddle”, bass guitar on “Sick as a Dog”, pedal steel guitar on “Home Tonight”, percussion and outro solo on “Sick as a Dog”, backing vocals, harmony vocal on “Combination”
Brad Whitford – lead guitars on track 1,2,5,6,9 and rhythm guitars
Tom Hamilton – bass guitar, guitar on “Sick as a Dog”
Joey Kramer – drums, percussion, backing vocals on “Home Tonight”
Paul Prestopino – banjo on “Last Child”

Monday 6/14/21 11pm ET: Feature LP: Aerosmith – Permanent Vacation (1987) Twitter: @Aerosmith

Permanent Vacation is the ninth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released August 25, 1987 by Geffen Records.

The album marked a turning point in the band’s career. It was their first to employ songwriters outside the band, instead of featuring songs solely composed by them. This came at the suggestion of executive John Kalodner. He also pushed the band to work with producer Bruce Fairbairn, who remained with them for another two albums. It was also the first Aerosmith album to be promoted by heavy music video airplay on MTV. Though Done with Mirrors was intended to mark Aerosmith’s comeback, Permanent Vacation is often considered their true comeback, as it was the band’s first truly popular album since their reunion. “Rag Doll”, “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)”, and “Angel” became major hits (all three charted in the Top 20) and helped Permanent Vacation become the band’s greatest success in a decade.

The album features a cover of the Beatles’ “I’m Down”, which originally appeared as a B-side to their single “Help!” in 1965. This was Aerosmith’s second commercially released Beatles cover, after “Come Together”.

Permanent Vacation has sold over five million copies in the U.S.

In the UK, it was the first Aerosmith album to attain both Silver (60,000 units sold) and Gold (100,000 units sold) certification by the British Phonographic Industry, achieving these in July 1989 and March 1990 respectively.

  1. “Heart’s Done Time” 4:42
  2. “Magic Touch” 4:37
  3. “Rag Doll” 4:25
  4. “Simoriah” 3:22
  5. “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” 4:25
  6. “St. John” 4:10
  7. “Hangman Jury” 5:33
  8. “Girl Keeps Coming Apart” 4:13
  9. “Angel” 5:08
  10. “Permanent Vacation” 4:49
  11. “I’m Down” 2:20
  12. “The Movie” 4:00

Steven Tyler – lead vocals, piano, harmonica, organ, plunger mute
Joe Perry – guitar: lead guitar (all except 10 & 12), lead and rhythm guitar on track 1, backing vocals, pedal steel guitar on “Rag Doll”
Brad Whitford – guitar: lead and rhythm guitar on track 1, lead guitar on tracks 8, 10 & 12
Tom Hamilton – bass guitar
Joey Kramer – drums
Drew Arnott – mellotron on “Angel” and “The Movie”
Tom Keenlyside – clarinet, tenor saxophone, horn arrangement on “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” and “Rag Doll”
Ian Putz – baritone saxophone on “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” and “Rag Doll”
Bob Rogers – trombone on “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” and “Rag Doll”
Henry Christian – trumpet
Bruce Fairbairn – trumpet, cello, background vocals
Scott Fairbairn – cello
Mike Fraser – plunger mute
Morgan Rael – steel drums
Jim Vallance – organ on “Rag Doll” and “Simoriah”
Christine Arnott – backing vocals on “The Movie”

Wednesday 6/2/21 3pm ET: Sounds of The ’90s

This week we feature music from the EnVogue, Aerosmith, Chris Isaak, Meredith Brooks, Tina Turner, Elton John, Seal, Alan Jackson, Del Amitri, Robert Plant and more . . . 3 – 6pm ET

Wednesday 5/12/21 7pm ET: The Rock Show

This week music from Foo Fighters, Noel Gallagher, David Bowie, Aerosmith, Grace Slick, Bryan Adams, Staind, Tool, Doors, Alice Cooper, Dirty Honey, Boston and more . .

Saturday 11/28/2020 1am ET: Feature LP: Aerosmith – O, Yeah Ultimate Aerosmith Hits (2002)

O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits is a greatest hits album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in 2002 by Columbia Records and Geffen Records. A double-disc album, it includes 28 of the band’s biggest hits in chronological order and spans the band’s entire career up to 2002. Also included are two new songs, “Girls of Summer” and “Lay it Down”, which the band recorded in Hawaii.

O, Yeah! has since been certified double platinum. Noticeable on the corners of album cover are the different variations of the Aerosmith logo used throughout the band’s career.

O, Yeah! was re-released as The Essential Aerosmith on September 13, 2011. While the album cover has been changed, with a more straightforward profile picture of the band being used, the actual contents are the same.

1. “Mama Kin” 4:23
2. “Dream On” 4:23
3. “Same Old Song and Dance” 3:53
4. “Seasons of Wither” 5:24
5. “Walk This Way” 3:39
6. “Big Ten Inch Record” 2:13
7. “Sweet Emotion” 4:34
8. “Last Child” 3:27
9. “Back in the Saddle” 4:40
10. “Draw the Line 3:42
11. “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” 4:23
12. “Angel” 5:07
13. “Rag Doll” 4:24
14. “Janie’s Got a Gun” 5:17
15. “Love in an Elevator” 5:22
16. “What It Takes” 5:12

1. “The Other Side” 4:05
2. “Livin’ on the Edge 6:20
3. “Cryin'” 5:07
4. “Amazing” 5:55
5. “Deuces Are Wild” 3:36
6. “Crazy” (from Get a Grip) 5:16
7. “Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)” 3:25
8. “Pink (The South Beach Mix)” 3:54
9. “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” 4:59
10. “Jaded” 3:34
11. “Just Push Play 3:14
12. “Walk This Way 5:11
13. “Girls of Summer” 3:13
14. “Lay It Down” 3:47
15. “Come Together” 3:45
16. “Theme from Spider-Man” 2:58
17. “Toys in the Attic” 3:05

Thursday 12am ET: Feature LP: Aerosmith – Music From Another Dimension! (2012)

Music from Another Dimension! is the fifteenth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released on November 6, 2012 by Columbia Records. This is their first studio album since 2004’s Honkin’ on Bobo and the first to feature all-new material since 2001’s Just Push Play, marking the longest gap between Aerosmith’s studio albums. The album was released in a single CD edition, along with a deluxe version. It is the last album in Aerosmith’s current recording contract with Sony/Columbia Records and was produced by Jack Douglas, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Marti Frederiksen (three tracks).

The album includes the singles “Legendary Child”, “Lover Alot”, “What Could Have Been Love”, and “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You”. Music From Another Dimension debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 selling just 63,000 copies its first week, a sharp contrast to previous debuts.

1. “LUV XXX” 5:17
2. “Oh Yeah”  3:41
3. “Beautiful” 3:05
4. “Tell Me” 3:45
5. “Out Go the Lights” 6:55
6. “Legendary Child” 4:15
7. “What Could Have Been Love” 3:44
8. “Street Jesus” 6:43
9. “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” (featuring Carrie Underwood) 4:04
10. “Lover Alot” 3:35
11. “We All Fall Down” 5:14
12. “Freedom Fighter” 3:19
13. “Closer” Tyler 4:04
14. “Something” 4:37
15. “Another Last Goodbye” 5:47
16. “Shakey Ground” 4:39
17. “Up on the Mountain 5:06
18. “Oasis in the Night” 4:06
19. “Sunny Side of Love” 3:28

Wednesday 4pm ET: Sounds of The 70s

This week on the Sounds of The 70s we feature music from: Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, KC & The Sunshine Band, Bad Company, Aerosmith, Henry Gross, Doobie Brothers, Thelma Houston, Grass Roots and more. . .