Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Record #0638: Livin’ on the Edge / Don’t Stop – AEROSMITH

Geffen 19149 (original) USA, Feb.23, 1993
Words & Music bySide A – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Mark Hudson; Side B – Tyler, Perry, Jim Vallance
Musicians: Steven Tyler (lead vocals), Joe Perry (lead guitar andbacking vocals), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), Joey Kramer(drums)
Recording sessions: Produced by Bruce Fairbairn at A&M Studios, Santa Monica, CA, USA during Jan.-Feb. 1992 and at Little Mountain SoundStudios, Vancouver, B.C., Canada during Sep.-Nov. 1992
Highest chart positions:  US #18, US Rock #1, UK #19, Norway #4, Finland #9, Sweden #29

Side A was inspired by the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Both sides were recorded in the sessions of “Get a Grip” album, but “Don’t Stop” was released only as the flip of this single.

Aerosmith had two singles topping the US Rock chart in 1993. This one did the trick first and “Cryin’” followed a couple of months later.

Weird Al Yankovic did a parody cover “Livin’ In the Fridge” the same year.

List price: Very Good+ is $1.50, Near Mint is $3.00.

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