Thursday, December 28, 2017

Episode 337: Aerosmith



Episode 337: Aerosmith
The Listeners Series" continues with Part 6 as "Man Of Mystery", Joe Becht sits in the Guest Co-Host chair to play songs from the bad boys from Boston... Aerosmith!
From Dec 28, 2017

With your host:

Pat Francis


Liner Notes

  • This is Volume VI in the listener series.The co-host today is Joe Becht from Chicago and the topic is Aerosmith.
  • Joe believes the first four Aerosmith albums are the best rock 'n roll ever made.
  • Joe has see Aerosmith 22 times and the first tour he saw was Night In The Ruts. Pat has seen them 3 times. Kyle saw them in Pittsburgh in 2004 with his mom. He was only 15 at the time.
  • Aerosmith's first album, Aerosmith, was produced by Adrian Barber. It was a short album with only 8 songs. Looks like the first cover was just thrown together as an after thought.
  • Get Your Wings came out in 1974. There are again 8 songs on this album. Joe Perry gets more co-writing credits on the album.
  • Toys In The Attic went up to number 11 on the album charts and this is their biggest studio album in terms of sales with 8 million copies sold.Jack Douglas produced this album.
  • Rocks was released in 1976. On this one everyone switches around to different instruments.
  • Pat believes you can pick any song of the first four albums and he would like it. He also feels the same way about Cheap Trick. After the first four albums though for Aerosmith things start to get dicey.
  • Bose the engineers of some of the world's best audio equipment, including the Bose QuietComfort 35 Noise Canceling Headphones. Everyone in studio is wearing them.Bose invented the technology in noise cancelling headphones 40 years ago. Bose believes in blocking out sounds and distractions so you can immerse yourself in what you truly love! Bose - Get Closer.
  • Moving on to 1977 and Draw The Line was produced by Aerosmith and Jack Douglas. This is the album that the classic Aerosmith logo that everyone knows first appears. This is also the album where the drugs and alcohol start to catch up with them.
  • Night In The Ruts came out in 1979. On this one it seemed like they were back in form.
  • During the Night In The Ruts tour the "Spilled Milk" incident happened between the wives. Melissa Perry threw milk on Tom Hamilton's wife after a show in Cleveland and Joe left the band. In the meantime, Joe Perry released a solo album called Let The Music Do The Talking under the name The Joe Perry Project.
  • Also during this time Steven Tyler falls further into drug abuse and gets in a motorcycle accident.
  • After a four year hiatus, they come out with Rock In A Hard Place in 1982. This is a great album.
  • In 1984, Brad Whitford and Joe Perry rejoin the band for the Back In The Saddle Tour. The New Year's Eve show at the Orpheum Theater in Boston is one of the greatest performances they ever had. The next album, Done With Mirrors isn't really that good.
  • Two years later and drug-free, Bruce Fairbairn comes in as the producer. They record a version of Walk This Way with Run-D.M.C. that puts Aerosmith back on the map. Permanent Vacation is their comeback album. It seemed great at the time but it doesn't hold up.
  • On Pump, they took what they wanted to do on Permanent Vacation but this time they pulled it off. This is a great album.
  • Get A Grip is a huge album for them with Grammy And American Music Awards. But Pat feels that on this album that they got nerveous about wether they could top the success of Pump. They had tons of co-writers on this album and many of the songs are junk because of it.
  • Nine Lives is a rough and just a big bag o' suck.
  • Aerosmith sings on the Armageddon soundtrack. Steven's daughter Liv was in the movie.
  • Honkin' On Bobo is a cover album.
  • Eight years after Honkin' On Bobo, they come out with Music From Another Dimension! It was a huge disappointment. It's just horrible and Pat would even say it is unlistenable.
  • Joe is on Twitter as @joebecht. Also visit Talking Metal website to read articles he posts.

00:19:30 One Way Street Aerosmith Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
00:22:19 Mama Kin Aerosmith Aerosmith Pat
00:24:21 Lord Of The Thighs Aerosmith Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
00:28:00 Woman Of The World Aerosmith Aerosmith Pat
00:31:11 Seasons Of Wither Get Your Wings Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
00:33:20 Toys in the Attic Get Your Wings Aerosmith Pat
00:34:42 No More No More Get Your Wings Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
00:38:47 You See Me Crying Toys in the Attic Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
00:40:23 Back In The Saddle Toys in the Attic Aerosmith Pat
00:41:45 Sick As A Dog Toys in the Attic Aerosmith Pat
00:44:30 Rats In The Cellar Rocks Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
00:46:08 Lick And. A Promise Rocks Aerosmith Pat
00:48:09 Draw The Line Rocks Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
00:50:28 I Wanna Know Why Rocks Aerosmith Pat
00:57:59 Kings And Queens Draw The Line Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
00:59:16 Chiquita Draw The Line Aerosmith Pat
01:01:53 No Surprise Draw The Line Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:06:22 Bone To Bone (Coney Island White Fish Boy) Night In The Ruts Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:08:15 Mia Night In The Ruts Aerosmith Pat
01:09:39 Shooting Star Night In The Ruts Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:11:11 Jailbait Night In The Ruts Aerosmith Pat
01:13:42 Lightning Strikes Let The Music Do The Talking The Joe Perry Project Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:17:13 Bithch's Brew Rock In A Hard Place Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:20:53 My Fist Your Face Rock In A Hard Place Aerosmith Pat
01:23:06 Let The Music Do The Talking Rock In A Hard Place Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:26:48 The Reason A Dog Done With Mirrors Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:29:51 Shela Done With Mirrors Aerosmith Pat
01:31:46 Magic Touch Done With Mirrors Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:32:55 Heart's Done Time Done With Mirrors Aerosmith Pat
01:37:00 Dude Looks Like A Lady Permanent Vacation Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:38:31 Permanent Vacation Permanent Vacation Aerosmith Pat
01:39:57 Monkey On My Back Permanent Vacation Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:40:50 Young Lust Permanent Vacation Aerosmith Pat
01:43:40 Love In An Elevator Pump Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:45:30 What It Takes Pump Aerosmith Pat
01:48:56 Dueces Are Wild Pump Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:50:02 Eat The Rich Pump Aerosmith Pat
01:51:34 Amazing The Bevis And Butt-Head Experience Aerosmith Pat
01:56:10 Livin' On The Edge Get A Grip Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
01:57:21 Head First Get A Grip Aerosmith Pat
01:58:20 The Farm Get A Grip Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
02:00:23 Nine Lives Eat The Rich Aerosmith Pat
02:03:50 Crash Nine Lives Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
02:05:12 Ain't That A Bitch Nine Lives Aerosmith Pat
02:06:19 I Don't Want To Miss A Thing Nine Lives Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
02:07:10 Jaded Nine Lives Aerosmith Pat
02:08:38 Beyond Beautiful Armageddon: The Album [Soundtrack] Aerosmith Pat
02:12:43 Luv Lies Just Push Play Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
02:14:42 Girls of Summer Just Push Play Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
02:15:52 Baby, Please Don't Go Just Push Play Aerosmith Pat
02:20:19 Beautiful O, Yeah! (Ultimate Aerosmith Hits) Aerosmith Pat
02:21:46 Red, White & You Honkin' On Bobo Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
02:24:35 We Are All Somebody From Somewhere Music From Another Dimension Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
02:28:07 Street Jesus We Are All Somebody From Somewhere Aerosmith Kyle
02:32:39 Can't Stop Luvin' You We Are All Somebody From Somewhere Aerosmith Pat
02:33:22 Theme From Wayne's World Music From Another Dimension Aerosmith Joe Becht [Patreon Subscriber]
02:35:16 Music From Another Dimension Aerosmith Pat
02:40:50 Saturday Night Live Aerosmith Pat

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