Blind faith and ceaseless optimism mean that despite the best part of 20 years since Aerosmith wrote a decent album (personally, I love Pump, and a couple of tracks of Get A Grip), I am still excited by the prospect of an Aerosmith album. Of course, there has also been talk of a Joe Perry Project album, and with all JPP albums being bloody fantastic, I should be more excited by that. However with reports of Aerosmith going into rehearsals to practice Rocks/Toys (depending on which reports you read) prior to heading out on a North American tour, I am dreaming of a conversation that went something like:
Steven: "Eeeeawwooo, zipabadidooo, doooo doooo doooo daaa doooow"
Joe: "Cool guys, we really used to rock, why don't we do that again?"
Steven: "Yaaakkkkaaaaa yyyyyyyyaaahhhhhh yayayayayayaya"
Brad: "True, all this messing about with outside songwriters sucks, we haven't written anything even close to being as cool as Back In The Saddle in 20 years..... lets get back to rockin'"
Joey: "Has anyone seen my vitamins?"
Steven: "Zzzzoooooooowwwww biba biba biba yyyoooowww"
Joe:"Right then, all agreed. No more lame assed ballads or Disney songs, just low down and dirty rock n' roll - and a bonus track that sounds like Train Kept A Rollin' so I can suck up to Jeff Beck some more"
Brad: "Of course, better throw in something Steven can 'scat' on."
Joe: "Obviously. All agreed"
Steven: "Zippaaaaa dibooo dading, powwww"
Joey: "I need my Sanatogen"
Brad: "Let's do this thing"
Tom: "Yeaaahhh. But shouldn't someone tell Steven?"
Steven: "cocaaaaiiiiinnnnnee and puuuuuuuuuussssssssssyyyy"
Joe: "I think he is already on the case"
It all seems such a long way from when they were discovered at Max's Kansas City way back when. We can but hope that this time the greatest band in American rock n' roll history finally rediscover their mojo.