Friday, March 01, 2019

Record #0640: Dude (Looks Like a Lady) / Simoriah – AEROSMITH

Geffen 28240 (original) USA, Sep, 1987
Words & Music bySide A – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Desmond Child; 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 Little Mountain SoundStudios, Vancouver, B.C., Canada during March – May, 1987
Highest chart positions:  US #14, US Rock #4, UK #45

This was Aerosmith’s biggest hit single since “Walk This Way” (1976) and could be considered as a comeback. Hits like “Rag Doll” and “Angel” soon followed this success.

According to Songfacts, Steven got the idea for “Dude” when they had gone to a bar and had seen a girl at the end of the bar with ginormous blonde rock hair, and the girl turned around and it ended up being Vince Neil from Mötley Crue. So, then they started making fun of him and started saying, 'That dude looks like a lady, dude looks like a lady, dude looks like a lady.'

List price:  Very Good+ is $1.50, Near Mint is $3

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