“C’mon Philadelphia what the Fucks the matter with you? Get up Motherfucker’- Steven Tyler talking to the crowd before “Big Ten Inch Record’
‘You Fucking stiffs down in the front. C’mon will ya. Whats your Mama gonna think when she hear’s you on the radio?- Steven Tyler addressing the front row during ‘Same Old Song and Dance’
When one thinks of excellent Live albums that are actually left alone as Live Albums look no further than Aerosmith’s ‘Live Bootleg’ which many including myself consider it the Ultimate Live Release!
A little ways back I was commenting on Mikey Ladano’s blog about not only is Live Bootleg a phenomenal album but another Boot from Aero from 1986 titled ‘Done Live With Mirrors’ which is another fantastic live album that I reviewed as well…
One other Aero Bootleg that I had that kinda slipped my mind is an Aero show from Philadelphia from March of 1978 which is another Radio Broadcast but there is no commercial breaks or interruptions and man I tell ya Aerosmith is on fire…..
UNEDITED as well!
I mean check out the set list below… Is that a Juggernaut of AeroRock or what?
Originally broadcast on WYSP-FM in Philadelphia
01. Intro 01:34
02. Rats In The Cellar 03:38
03. I Wanna Know Why 03:00
04. Big Ten Inch Record 03:37
05. Walk This Way 04:05
06. Sight For Sore Eyes 03:41
07. Seasons Of Wither 05:26
08. Sweet Emotion 05:01
09. Lord Of The Thighs 07:21
10. Kings & Queens 05:15
11. Chip Away The Stone 04:06
12. Get The Lead Out 03:18
13. Get It Up 04:00
14. Draw The Line 04:37
15. Same Old Song And Dance 05:00
16. Toys In The Attic 05:14
17. Milk Cow Blues 05:30
18. Train Kept A’ Rollin’ 04:22
Total Running Time : 01:18.55
The AeroDudes circa 78!
Steven Tyler – Vocals, Harmonica, Percussion
Joe Perry – Guitar (Right)
Brad Whitford – Guitar (Left)
Tom Hamilton – Bass
Joey Kramer – Drums
Mark Radice – Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Now if you quickly look at that set list you might be wondering where is Dream On? Dunno maybe it was edited out or maybe they skipped it that night which would be hard to believe but with AeroDrugs floating around at the time who knows what was going down back than….
For all the stories of Aero being totally fucked up which I’m sure they were they always pulled it together for the Radio Broadcast Shows. This Philly one is no exception.
The band hits the stage to the strains of a prerecorded Psycho /Jaws Theme and are off and running with a one two punch of Rats In The Cellar/I Wanna Know Why.
Walk This Way the biggie Aero Track at the time (radio wise) which is the 5th track played shows you how many classic tracks the boys in Aerosmith had accumulated in less than 5 years of a recording act!
Eight of the songs featured on this broadcast are songs that didn’t end up on the official Live Bootleg release that same year in 78!
Perry/Whitford are like two grizzled guitar slinging patrons of the Lone Star Saloon! They are locked in and you know it’s live when the guitars come a little unhinged during Same Old Song And Dance. Being the pro’s they are Joe and Brad get the AeroBus on track!
Touring in support of 1977’s Draw The Line album has Aero playing 6 tracks from their current release at that time. Whitford deals out a brilliant solo on I Wanna Know Why while Perry plays some wicked slide on the classic title track from Draw The Line.
This is one brilliant release and if you can’t track a copy down it’s all on Youtube. Just click Aerosmith Philadelphia March 78 and Bam the whole show is there!
Also of note Aerosmith returned a few months later to Philly in November/78 and the show was cut short as someone hit Tyler in the head (during Sight For Sore Eyes)with a bottle and the show was done after 6 songs…Check out the audio below…
Aero did not return to Philly until 1983 after this incident perhaps it was someone Tyler was yelling at in the front row at the March show who clunked Tyler in the head with the bottle at the November show??