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Honkin' on Bobo
Studio album by Aerosmith
Released 30 March 2004
Recorded 2003 at The Boneyard, The Bryer Patch, Pandora's Box
Genre Blues-rock, heavy metal[1], hard rock[1]
Length 43:57
Label Columbia
Producer Jack Douglas, Marti Frederiksen, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler
Professional reviews
Aerosmith chronology
Just Push Play
Honkin' on Bobo
-Aerosmith's fifteenth studio album-
Singles from Honkin' on Bobo
  1. "Baby, Please Don't Go"
    Released: 2004
  2. "You Gotta Move"
    Released: 2004
  3. "Road Runner"
    Released: 2004

Honkin' on Bobo is the fourteenth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released in 2004 (see 2004 in music). The album includes eleven covers and one original track titled "The Grind". The limited edition version includes a harmonica keychain. The sound reflects Aerosmith's blues-based influences and showcases a rawer sound (reminiscent of their 1970s heyday) compared to their recent commercial efforts and was also produced by Jack Douglas, who was Aerosmith's producer on a vast majority of their 1970s' output. In keeping with much of the sexual slang and innuendo Steven Tyler incorporates into his lyrics, the term 'honking on bobo' is a euphemism for oral sex. Reaching #5 on the Billboard 200, Honkin' on Bobo has sold 590,000 units in the U.S. as of October 2006, having been certified gold.[2]



Many tracks on the album feature harmonica work by Steven Tyler. During the album's tour the harmonica steven used was made by Hohner. Replicas of the harmonica are currently available through AeroForceOne.[1]

Track listing

# Title Music Length
1. "Road Runner"   Bo Diddley 3:47
2. "Shame, Shame, Shame" (Originally sung by Smiley Lewis) Ruby Fisher, Kenyon Hopkins 2:15
3. "Eyesight to the Blind"   Sonny Boy Williamson II 3:10
4. "Baby, Please Don't Go"   Big Joe Williams 3:24
5. "Never Loved a Girl"   Ronny Shannon 3:12
6. "Back Back Train"   Fred McDowell 4:24
7. "You Gotta Move"   Rev. Gary Davis, McDowell 5:30
8. "The Grind"   Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Marti Frederiksen 3:47
9. "I'm Ready"   Willie Dixon 4:15
10. "Temperature"   Joel Michael Cohen, Little Walter 2:52
11. "Stop Messin' Around"   Clifford Adams, Peter Green 4:32
12. "Jesus Is on the Main Line"   Traditional 2:50

Bonus track (Japanese version)

# Title Music Length
13. "Jaded"   Tyler, Fredriksen 3:34


Additional personnel


  • Producers: Jack Douglas, Marti Frederiksen, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler
  • Engineers: Paul Caruso, Marti Frederiksen, Jay Messina, Brian Paturalski, Paul Santo
  • Mixing: Marti Frederiksen
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • A&R: Steve Berkowitz, Don DeVito
  • Guitar technicians: Greg Howard, Jim Survis
  • Art direction: Christopher Austopchuk, David Bett
  • Design: Fusako Chubachi, Michelle Holme
  • Photography: John Bionelli, Michael Coleman, Ross Halfin


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2004 Billboard 200 5

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2004 "Baby Please Don't Go" Mainstream Rock Tracks 7


Organization Level Date
RIAA - USA Gold May 11, 2004


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ Molanphy, Chris (Oct 21 2008). "Catchy Deeds, Sold Dirt Cheap: Angus Young Not As Allergic To Singles As He Lets On". Retrieved 21 December 2008. "... Aerosmith has released a positively idiotic number of compilations... every studio album since their 1987 post-addiction comeback has sold platinum, most of them multiplatinum. (The exception: The merely gold Honkin’ on Bobo.)" 

External links

Honkin' on Bobo at MusicBrainz


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