The Aerosmith Songs They Never Played Live

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In the world of rock ‘n roll, few could match the lasting success of Aerosmith. Throughout their extensive career, they’ve had their share of ups and downs. More than once, they managed to resurrect their career, and they’re still going strong today. They’ve played hundreds of concerts, but interestingly, they have songs that they never played live. Let’s check them out:

1. Home Tonight

Aerosmith could go from power ballads to hard rock and nail it every single time. They never performed it on stage, but it was used in the video game Dead or Alive 3.

2. St. John

The riff, solos, and vocal performance, they seriously need to start playing this at their shows.

3. Spaced

It’s haunting and atmospheric. “The tracks were the stuff we’d been working on at our apartment on Beacon Street in the summer of ’73,” Perry told Aerosmith biographer Stephen Davis. “I wrote the riff to “Same Old Song and Dance” one night in the front room and Steven just started to sing along. “Spaced” happened the same way in the studio, with a lot of input from Jack.”

4. Joanie’s Butterfly

Unlike their other songs, this one leans towards folk rock. Even so, Steven Tyler pulled it off.

5. Ain’t That a Bitch

We need to talk about Tyler’s throat-shredding screams in this ballad.

6. Mia

“It was a lullaby I wrote on the piano for my daughter,” Tyler wrote in the band’s memoir, “but the tolling bell notes at the end of the song and the end of the album sounded more like the death knell of Aerosmith for people who knew what was going on.”

7. Out Go the Lights

The song has a false ending. “That guitar solo, that’s it from beginning to end – no editing, no cutting, no two tracks, there’s no nothin’,” guitarist Joe Perry revealed to Rolling Stone. “The groove was there, and it was just one of those things that went on.”

8. Crash

Wild and chaotic, we’re still wondering why they never included this on their setlist.

9. Critical Mass

From 1977’s “Draw the Line”, it was co-written by producer Jack Douglas.

“The lyrics to “Critical Mass” came from a dream I had at the Cenacle,” Douglas said. “I never expected Steven to record it, but he didn’t have anything else, so he used my lyrics as written.”

10. Gypsy Boots

From 1985’s “Done with Mirrors”, the album didn’t perform well and so it came as no surprise that most of the songs on the record were largely forgotten such as this.

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