List of Aerosmith outtakes: Wikis


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Aerosmith, just like any other band, have tracks left from their recording sessions, often referred to as outtakes. Little was known about them until the 1990s as lyrics, information and songs started leaking on to the internet. Additionally, some outtakes were released as B-sides on singles, as bonus tracks on international pressings of albums, as well as on compilations, live albums and box sets that the band has released throughout their career.

Only few bootlegs exist with complete demos or sessions. From 1982, there is a bootleg called "Pure Gold .999" with some "Rock In A Hard Place" demos. Three other bootlegs exist with demos and outtakes from the 1987 Permanent Vacation album: "Permanent Outtakes" (28 tracks), "Love Me Like a BirdDog" (with some Rick Rubin demos) and the "March 1, 1987 session" where the tape recorded 58 minutes of the band rehearsing a few songs. Pump does not have a full bootleg of outtakes; about 5 songs (mostly instrumentals) escaped in mid-1990s and have been included on several rare songs bootleg compilations.

Rumors of three fake bootlegs with the tracks left from Pump, Get a Grip, and Nine Lives sessions started in the year 2000 in internet chats and forums. Those bootlegs were later proved to be fakes, yet the song titles were real.

Nothing full has escaped so far from Get a Grip, Nine Lives, Just Push Play or Honkin' on Bobo. However, two tracks from the 2000s leaked: "Painted on My Heart" written by Diane Warren and recorded for the Gone in 60 Seconds movie soundtrack and "Oxygen" from the 2002 Maui sessions.

Sources of additional tracks' info, lyrics and sound bits have escaped from official websites, press, band members, close friends, private collectors, etc.

The following is a list of all possible outtakes known so far, mostly take from Gonzaloc's site. Please keep in mind that some are confirmed, as they have been subsequently released on other albums or mentioned as existing by the band, while some are not. For extended info on each song, full lyrics and few outtakes clips and covers, go to Gonzaloc's Aerosmith Outtakes site at:



  • "On The Road Again" (included on Pandora's Box)
  • "Unknown Up Tempo 1973 Blues Song". There is no info whether or not this song was recorded for the album; it was played live in at least one known occasion (University of Maine, Orono ME, September 30 1973).
  • "Major Barbra" (1971 demo)
  • Sweet Emotion (Tom Hamilton's riff in a different key)

Get Your Wings

Toys in the Attic


  • "Soul Saver" (instrumental) (included on Pandora's Box)
  • "Son of Shit" (early SOS Too Bad)
  • "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" (early Sick as a Dog)
  • "Tit for Tat" (early Rats in the Cellar)

Draw the Line

  • "Krawhitham" (instrumental) (included on Pandora's Box)
  • "Circle Jerk" (instrumental) (included on Pandora's Box)
  • "Subway" (instrumental) (included as b-side to 1991 single release of Sweet Emotion)
  • "All Your Love" (cover) (included on Pandora's Box)

Night in the Ruts

  • "Three Mile Smile" (instrumental jam) (included on Pandora's Box)
  • "Untitled Jam"
  • "Downtown Charlie" (included on Pandora's Box)
  • "I Live in Connecticut" (instrumental) (included on Pandora's Box)
  • "Let it Slide" (very first version of "Cheese Cake") (included on Pandora's Box)
  • "Climbing the Walls" (1979 instrumetal)
  • "Funkin Worlds" (1979 instrumetal)
  • "Jammin too"
  • "?" (un-named instrumental)

Rock in a Hard Place

  • "Take It Or Leave It" (take 13, early Bolivian Ragamuffin)
  • "Bitch's Brew" (alternate take)
  • "Gut Bucket Blues" (early Bolivian Ragamuffin)
  • "Jig Is Up"
  • "Jailbait" (acoustic)
  • "Lightning Strikes" (alternate take)
  • "Cry Me A River" (take 4)
  • "Riff & Roll" (included on Pandora's Box)
  • "Far, Far Away" (according to the book: Aerosmith: Rocks Phoenix).
  • Other songs written after the tour for a follow up album with the replacement members (Crespo and Dufay).

Done with Mirrors

  • "Jam" (extended blues jam)
  • "Written in Stone/In The Bus Song" (by Rick Dufay)
  • "The Movie" (instrumental)
  • "Wait for the Night" (unused song Perry and Whitford wrote during Brad's time on the Joe Perry Project)
  • "When Worlds Collide" (unused song Perry and Whitford wrote during Brad's time on the Joe Perry Project)
  • "First One's For Free" (unused song Perry and Whitford wrote during Brad's time on the Joe Perry Project)
  • "Going Down" (cover song recorded during Brad's time on the Joe Perry Project)
  • 8 more songs (according to Tyler in the Walk This Way book)

Permanent Vacation

  • "Love Me Like A Bird Dog"
  • "Hollywood" (2 different known takes)
  • "Walking On Danger Street"
  • "Sleepy Sickness" (or "Feel The Pain"/"Scream In Pain")
  • "Got To Find A Way"
  • "Take It Easy"
  • "Funky Thing"
  • "Right Key, Wrong Key Hole" (early version of "Magic Touch")
  • "Samurai" (early version of "Simoriah")
  • "Looking Like A Lady" (early version of "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)")
  • "Rag Time" (early version of "Rag Doll")
  • "Have Some Fun Tonight" (only played live)
  • "Once Is Enough"
  • "One Time"
  • "Joe's Funky"
  • "Is Anybody Out There?" (Tyler/Perry/Vallence)
  • "No Room in My Heart" (country duet with a girl)
  • "Only Time Will Tell" ('86 demo, might be full version of "stevenonpiano" video)
  • "I Love You" (short intro-type song)
  • "Steven's song"
  • "Mishugas" (same as "Got To Find A Way")
  • "Funky Blues Jam"
  • "Rocking Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu (from the Less Than Zero soundtrack)"


  • "Once Is Enough"


  • "Sedona Sunrise" (country song co-written by Jim Vallence; later included on the compilation Devil's Got a New Disguise)
  • "Guilty Kilt"
  • "News For Ya Baby" (became "Voodoo Medicine Man")
  • "Rubber Bandit" (or just "Bandit")
  • "Sniffin'" (reworked "Looking Up Your Old Address")
  • "Looking Up Your Old Address" (early 'Sniffin' instrumental; this name was also thrown around as a title for the album, according to the video The Making of Pump)
  • "Buried Alive" (contains lyrics later used in "Voodoo Medicine Man")
  • "Girl's Got Something"
  • "Burnin' Up" (very first "Ain't Enough")
  • "Is Anybody Out There?" (reworked)
  • "Fake Fight"
  • "Tramp"
  • "Mistake" (kinda slow rock/jazz song)
  • "Hot Toddy" (early "Black Cherry")
  • "Anytime"?
  • "Sister June" (or "Sister Jeane")
  • "Worlds Collide" (according to the book The Fall and Rise of Aerosmith, Perry/Whitford song)
  • "Tracker Pull" (very first fast-rockin' "Young Lust" instrumental)
  • No Name (instrumental)
  • "Yer Blues" (cover)
  • Brad's no title
  • Brad's newest
  • "Hole in My Soul" (according to Steven; song was later included on Nine Lives)


Get a Grip

  • "Black Cherry" (track completed and mixed, pulled from album)
  • "Devil's Got A New Disguise" (released on their 2006 compilation album of the same name)
  • "Dime Store Lover"
  • "Legendary Child" (Tyler/Perry/Vallence)
  • "Lizard Love" (Tyler/Perry/Lynne, later reworked and released on the 2003 Rugrats Go Wild soundtrack)
  • "Meltdown"
  • "Wham Bam" (Tyler/Perry/Supa)
  • "Yo Mamma"
  • "Brass Ballz" (1991 preproduction demo recorded at Joe's home studio "the Boneyard")
  • "Great Moments" (1991 preproduction demo recorded at Joe's home studio "the Boneyard")
  • "Trouble" (Tyler/Perry/Supa)
  • "Strange"
  • "13"
  • "Is Anybody Out There?" (reworked)
  • "Rocket 88"
  • "Mercy" (Joe Perry instrumental)
  • "Jake" (Steven Tyler & Ricky Byrd 1991 demo)
  • "Good Thang" (Tyler/Warren 1991 demo)
  • "Ain’t gonna break my heart" (Tyler/Perry/Warren 1991 demo)
  • "Suzie Q" (very first version of "Devil's Got a New Disguise)
  • "?" (no name raw instrumental demo)
  • "Ain't That A Bitch" (a completely different version)
  • "Keep On Movin´" (exists according to John Kalodner)
  • "2 Of Us" (no evidence of existence)
  • Acoustic angel like Tyler/Perry song (they used to play it durind GAG pre-production on Joe's garage)


Big Ones

  • Raw Strawberry (instrumental)
  • Wham Bam (Tyler/Perry/Supa, it's asummed it was considered as it was played live in 1994)
  • 5 songs to chose from according to Tom Hamilton

Nine Lives

  • "Bacon Biscuit Blues" (co-written by Richie Supa)
  • "Trouble" (Tyler/Perry/Supa)
  • "Where The Sun Never Shines" (Tyler/Frederiksen)
  • "Bridges Are Burning" (Tyler/Frederiksen)
  • "Innocent Man" (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson song)
  • "Loretta"
  • "When the Monkey Comes" (later became "Angel's Eye", which was included on the soundtrack for Charlie's Angels)
  • "Heart of Passion" (Ballard song?)
  • "Give It Away" (Frederiksen/Tyler song)
  • "Something" (a Joe Perry song)
  • "Do You Wonder Why?" (Frederiksen song)
  • "History of Man" (Pat MacDonald song written for the band)
  • "Up on the Mountain" (listed on studio tape)
  • "Little Miss Funk It Up" (listed on studio tape)
  • "King Kong" (listed on studio tape)
  • "I Love You Down"
  • "I'm a Man" (cover)
  • "Little Grass Shack" (Steven song included on the NL's advanced version)
  • "GAP commercial Jam" (blues-rock jam later performed by Tyler and Perry for a Gap commercial in the mid-late 1990s)
  • "When The Rain Stops" (Tyler/Perry/Child song)
  • "Zoo (gets kind of crazy)" (Tyler/Perry/Supa)
  • "Ain't That a Bitch" (2 complete different versions)
  • "What Kind Of Love Are You On" (later included on the soundtrack for Armageddon)
  • "Roll Away The Stone" (Richi Supa song)
  • "Disguise" (very early Marti Frederiksen demo that would turn on to When the Monkey Comes)
  • "Better" (very early Marti Frederiksen demo considered by the band while in the New York sessions at Avatar studios)
  • "Cheating in the Night" (early Marty Frederiksen demo that would turn in to "Where The Sun Never Shines")
  • "The Reason" (Mark Hudson song rejected by Aerosmith, used by Celine Dion)
  • "Any Cat Man Do When It's Done" (very first "Taste of India"?)
  • "Extended Jammin'"
  • "Tail-end" (no evidence of existence)
  • 3 songs co-written with Robert Deleo of STP in 1996 (could be 3 songs already on the list)


  • "Fall Together"
  • "Falling Off"

Tracks 1999 - 2000

Just Push Play

  • "Time"
  • "Innocent Man" (reworked version of Nine Lives outtake, cowritten with Frederiksen/Hudson)
  • "We Love To Say This"
  • "Ain't It True" (cowritten with Frederiksen/Hudson)
  • "Sweet Dude" (cowritten with Frederiksen/Hudson)
  • "I Love You Down" (cowritten with Frederiksen/Hudson)
  • "Beyond Forever" (early version of "Beyond Beautiful")
  • "Avant Garden" (demo)
  • "Zorro" (no evidence of existence)


O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits

  • "Climbing The Walls"
  • "Bad Enough" (became "Lay It Down")
  • "Easy" (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson song)
  • "A Good Thing" (professionally written song rejected by bandmates)
  • "Oxygen" (rejected by band mates)
  • "Into The Grind" (early pop version of "The Grind" later turned in to the Honkin' On Bobo blues/ballad song)
  • "Good Night Joseph Parker" and "This Thing Of Ours" (score soundtrack music by Joe Perry)
  • "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (recorded for Lizzie McGuire)

Honkin' on Bobo

  • "Sail Away" (un clear name listed on the whiteboard on the Making of Bobo)
  • "Misunderstood" (un clear name listed on the whiteboard on the Making of Bobo)
  • "Talk Talkin" (or Talk to me, un clear name listed on the whiteboard on the Making of Bobo, possibly the same song that was release on Perrys 2005 solo album)
  • "What Could Have Been Love" (Marti Frederiksen, Russ D. Irwin 2004 demo)
  • Brad Whitford/Russ Irwin song
  • "Give me a Call" (un clear name listed on the whiteboard on the Making of Bobo)
  • "JP Polk Jummping - Pussy" (un clear name listed on the whiteboard on the Making of Bobo, possibly a Perry song)
  • "ST/Bud Slow" (un clear name listed on the whiteboard on the Making of Bobo, possibly the working name of a slow Tyler/Whitford song)
  • "Killing Floor" (Howlin' Wolf cover),
  • "House Of The Rising Sun (The Animals cover),
  • "Hi Temp" (possible working title for "Temperature")
  • "Louie, Louie" (possibly featuring Tom Hamilton on vocals)
  • "Vigilante Man" (Woody Guthrie cover)
  • "All Your Lovin'"
  • "Broke Down Engine" (Joe on vocals)
  • "Let's Get Loud" (Hip-Hop song with Chuck D)
  • "Lizard Love" (remake)
  • Music for Genie Joe (online game for "Joe Perry's Rock Your World Hot Sauce")
  • At least 5 new original songs according to a 2004 Joe perry interview.

Joe Perry's solo album

  • "Something" (Nine Lives outtake reworked)
  • Other songs and outtakes reworked (enough to make another CD)

Devil's Got a New Disguise - The Very Best of Aerosmith

  • "Sedona Sunrrise" (released on the album)
  • "Devil's Got a New Disguise" (released on the album)
  • "What Could Have Been Love" (Frederiksen/Irwin, possible hit, demoed vocals recorded 07/15/06)
  • "Last GoodBYE" (new original ballad)
  • "Highway Star" (Deep Purple cover)
  • "Why Didn't Rosemary" (Deep Purple cover)
  • Rob Thomas song written for the band
  • "The Heat of Love" (Sedona Sunrise alt title reworked, commented by Steven 22/02/06)
  • "Black Cherry" (listed on the working songs white-board list)
  • "Bacon Biscuit Blues" (listed on the working songs white-board list)
  • "Legendary Child" (listed on the working songs white-board list)
  • "Easy" (Take it Easy reworked)
  • "Buried Alive" (rumor)
  • "Wham Bam" (rumor)
  • "Innocent Man" (rumor)
  • "Loretta" (rumor)
  • "Can't Stop Messin' With It" (listed on the working songs white-board list)
  • "Yo Mamma" (listed on the working songs white-board list)
  • "Head First" (listed on the working songs white-board list)
  • "Dimestore Lover" (listed on the working songs white-board list)

New Outtake based album expected for 2010

  • "What Could Have Been Love" (new M. Frederiksen/R. Irwin ballad, demo vocals recorded 07/15/06)
  • "Weekends Were Made for Mich" (by Steve Karmen)
  • "Sweet Due" (Tyler/Perry with Terry Steven Lewis and James Samuel Harris)
  • "Ain't It True" (Frederiksen/Hudson/Tyler/Perry)
  • "Jake" (Bird/Supa/Tyler)
  • "Sepulveda Shuffl" (Tyler, Perry)
  • "Throws of Emotion" (Supa/Tyler - reworked 'Heart of Passion'?)
  • "It Ain't Easy"
  • "Run Rudolph Run" (Chuck Berry cover, free internet download recorded by Joe Perry and Paul Santo on 2008)
  • "Innocent Man" (confirmed re-recorded and re-worked with Mark Hudson's help)
  • "Joe Perry Guitar Battle" (recorded for the "Guitar Hero: Aerosmith" video game on December 2007)
  • "Wake Field With Dreams" (as seen on the whiteboard in the studio in a Tom Hamilton video of 02-27-2009)
  • "Big Groove" (working title, reported by Joe Perry may 12, 2009 on AOL interview)
  • "MeltDown" (confirmed reworked by Steven Tyler and Joey Kramer on a WZLX June 3rd 2009 interview)
  • "Dream On" (very early take at the original version being reworked)

Sources of information

"I had a lot of trouble with the lyrics, which were perverted, especially a song called Black Cherry. They were mean, very raw, with none of the humor you associate with Aerosmith." - John Kalodner "I had a song called Black Cherry, which I presented to the band. Three days later I'm confronted by Joe Perry, Tim Collins, and Lou Cox, and they ripped a second asshole in me about sexuality, all because I was reading f*ck magazines in the studio and they were scared I was backing into sexual addiction. They made fun of the lyrics I was writing, too juvenile, to immature" - Steven Tyler

  • List of songs from "The Making of Pump" video:

  • 1 bootleg with "Pump" outtakes and demos.
  • Full lyrics of most of the "Get a Grip" outtakes originally posted on official web page back in 1997.
  • Press article about a possible Steven Tyler solo album including song "Oxygen" and "A Good Thing" from 2003.

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