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Live! Bootleg
Live album by Aerosmith
Released October, 1978
Recorded 1973, 1977, 1978
Genre Hard rock
Length 71:01
Label Columbia
Producer Jack Douglas, Aerosmith
Professional reviews
Aerosmith chronology
Draw the Line
Live! Bootleg
Classics Live I and II
Singles from Live! Bootleg
  1. "Chip Away the Stone"
    Released: 1978

Live! Bootleg is a live album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in 1978.

While most of the performances were drawn from concerts in 1977 and 1978, the covers "I Ain't Got You" and "Mother Popcorn" were taken from a radio broadcast of a Boston performance on March 20, 1973.

The design of the album is intended to ape the poor production values offered by contemporary bootleg records, even going so far as to give an incorrect track listing: the song "Draw the Line" is included on the record but does not appear listed. The back of the album cover includes two coffee stains over the picture of Joe Perry playing before a live audience.

The record also features one of Aerosmith's first live versions of The Beatles "Come Together" (which they performed in the 1978 movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band) and the first record appearance of Richie Supa's "Chip Away the Stone" (the studio version of this song would later be released on 1988's Gems compilation). This album was briefly featured on the episode Prank Day of That '70s Show.


Track listing

  1. "Back in the Saddle" (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry) – 4:25
    • Indianapolis, IN, 4 July 1977
  2. "Sweet Emotion" (Tyler, Tom Hamilton) – 4:42
    • Columbus, OH, 24 March 1978
  3. "Lord of the Thighs" (Tyler) – 7:18
    • Chicago, IL, 23 March 1978
  4. "Toys in the Attic" (Tyler, Perry) – 3:45
    • Boston, MA, 28 March 1978
  5. "Last Child" (Tyler, Brad Whitford) – 3:14
    • The Paradise Club, Boston, MA, 9 August 1978
  6. "Come Together" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 4:51
    • The Wherehouse, Waltham, MA, 21 August 1978
  7. "Walk This Way" (Tyler, Perry) – 3:46
    • Detroit, MI, 2 April 1978
  8. "Sick as a Dog" (Tyler, Hamilton) – 4:42
    • Indianapolis, IN, 4 July 1977
  9. "Dream On" (Tyler) – 4:31
    • Louisville, KY, 3 July 1977
  10. "Chip Away the Stone" (Richard Supa) – 4:12
    • The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA, 8 April 1978
  11. "Sight for Sore Eyes" (Tyler, Perry, Jack Douglas, David Johansen) – 3:18
    • Columbus, OH, 24 March 1978
  12. "Mama Kin" (Tyler) – 3:43
    • Indianapolis, IN, 4 July 1977
  13. "S.O.S. (Too Bad)" (Tyler) – 2:46
    • Indianapolis, IN, 4 July 1977
  14. "I Ain't Got You" (Calvin Carter)[1][2] – 3:57
    • Pall's Mall, Boston, MA, 23 April 1973; WBCN-FM radio simulcast
  15. "Mother Popcorn"/"Draw the Line" [*] (James Brown, Pee Wee Ellis)/(Tyler, Perry) – 11:35
    • Pall's Mall, Boston, MA, 23 April 1973; WBCN-FM radio simulcast / California Jam 2, Ontario, California, March 18, 1978
  16. "Train Kept A-Rollin'"/"Strangers in the Night" (Tiny Bradshaw, Howard Kay, Lois Mann)/(Bert Kaempfert, Charlie Singleton, Eddie Snyder) – 4:51
    • Detroit, MI, 2 April 1978

[*] "Draw the Line" is featured as a hidden track at the end of "Mother Popcorn"


Additional personnel


  • Producers: Aerosmith, Jack Douglas
  • Executive producers: David Krebs, Steve Leber
  • Engineer: Jay Messina
  • Directors: Aerosmith, David Krebs, Steve Leber
  • Arrangers: Aerosmith, Jack Douglas, David Hewitt
  • Art supervisor: Joel Zimmerman
  • Design: Ken Fredette, Lisa Sparagano
  • Photography: Jimmy Ienner, Jr., Barry Levine, Ron Pownall, Aaron Rapoport, Steve Smith


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1979 Pop Albums 13

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1979 "Chip Away the Stone" Billboard Hot 100 77


Organization Level Date
RIAA - USA Gold October 31, 1978
RIAA - USA Platinum December 26, 1978


  1. ^ Second Hand Songs - Song: I Ain't Got You - Billy Boy Arnold
  2. ^ Vee-Jay

External links

Live Bootleg at MusicBrainz

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