Joe Perry Reveals Aerosmith 70s’ Archival Materials Will Be Released
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Co-founder Joe Perry shared that Aerosmith has some archival material dating back to the 1970s and they are hoping to release them in various formats over the next few years.
The guitarist tells UCR about the unheard rehearsal recordings of the band’s earliest material heard in their 1971: The Road Starts Hear:
“It sounded so good. I mean, we could have put that out on the first record.
“We just had two microphones when we recorded that. It shows how conscious we were of the dynamics and how the band sounded as a whole. Listening back to it, any time I hear those songs, it brings me back.”
Perry then revealed there’s a lot more in their vault:
“If you take a song like ‘Dream On,’ that take that was put on the record, there were probably two or three other takes that we decided not to use for one reason or another.
“As a fan, if I heard [Led Zeppelin’s] ‘Heartbreaker’ and I heard a different take of that, in that [same] studio quality, I would love to hear that.”
He added that the archival material could be released instead of a new Aerosmith studio album:
“I was thinking about, ‘Well, do we need to write another record?’ Then I started thinking: Going back, all of these songs have alternate takes that have different things about them.
“We have so much of that stuff, and also some of the rehearsal tapes of some of the songs. And we’ve been recording everything live since we came back together [in the mid-’80s]. We have show upon show. There’s just so much material there, so much video, and we’re finding so much more. I think it took our guys about three years to go through all of the stuff, including the videos, and just catalog everything, so we could see [what we had].”