HONKIN' ON BOBO

 

ALBUM

 


 

NOTE: Limited edition package includes a collectible Aerosmith harmonica keychain.
 

 

 

 

U.S.A.
Canada
Americas
Released: March 30, 2004
Sony 87025 (standard), 92079 (limited edition)
12 tracks, 43 min 49 sec
Tracks Written/Year of Original Length
 01.Road Runner (Ellas McDaniel aka Bo Diddley, 1959)   3:44
 02.Shame Shame Shame (Rueben Fisher,Kenyon Hopkins)   2:15
 03.Eyesight To The Blind (Sonny Boy Williamson, 1951)    3:24
 04.Baby, Please Don't Go (Joseph Lee Williams, 1944)   3:10
 05.Never Loved A Girl (Ronny Shannon) 3:13
 06.Back Back Train (Fred McDowell, c1964)     4:23
 07.You Got To Move (Rev.Gary Davis,Fred McDowell c1964)     5:31
 08.The Grind (S.Tyler, J.Perry.M.Frederiksen)     3:47
 09.I'm Ready (Willie Dixon, 1954)  4:13
 10.Temperature (Joel Michael Cohen,Walter Jacobs)   2:51
 11.Stop Messin'Around      (Clifford Adams,Peter Alan Green) 4:30
 12.Jesus Is On The Main Line (Traditional:Arranged by Fred McDowell) 2:48


Covers of various traditional and classic blues tunes except Track 8 which was originally written during early 2002 recording session in Maui, HI for the Spiderman soundtrack /Ultimate Hits album (was titled "Into The Grind").

Track 12 appeared on the 1964 album: Fred McDowell And The Hunter's Chapel Singers: Amazing Grace

All songs produced by Tyler, Perry with Jack Douglas except "Baby, Please Don't Go" and "Stop Messin' Around"
Produced by Tyler, Perry and Frederiksen
Album mixed by Marti Frederiksen at Pandora's Box and the Attic
Album mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering - Portland, ME
All songs rehearsed and arranged at The Boneyard, except "Jesus Is On The Main Line" at The Bryer Patch,
"Baby, Please Dont Go" and "Stop Messin' Around" in every city in the U.S., and "The Grind" arranged in Maui.

Original copyright  title of Track 5 is "I Never Loved A Man"

Notes: Original slated for release in September 2003 and then  (as per article in late June) January 2004. Album title was detailed in an article dated July 9th, 2003.

Album formats: LP(vinyl), CD and cassette (Sony 87025)
 

North American version of the CD is a multi-session CD with CD Extra content that allows you to see bonus online video footage which comes in two video parts allowing you to see footage of the band recording and making the album. In case of issues, goto:

http://www.sonymusic.com/artists/Aerosmith/bonus.html


 

Billboard Album Charts
Date Position Sales Change%
31 March 04 - 628 -
07 April 04 5 160,582 -
14 April 04 11 79,061 50.8
21 April 04 18 40,247  49.1
28 April 04 27 33,769 16.1
05 May 04 37 27,610 18.2
12 May 04 49 22,876 17.1
19 May 04 57 16,591 27.5
26 May 04 73 13,875 16.4
2 Jun 04 81 13,575 2.2
9 Jun 04 70 15,587 14.8
16 Jun 04 82 12,989 16.7
23 Jun 04 99 13,559 4.3
30 Jun 04 138 8,466 37.5
7 Jul 04 173 7,504 11.4
14 Jul 04 179 6,402 14.7
21 Jul 04 > 200 5,500a 14.7
TOTAL 479,000

Week 3: (21/4) : Soundscan Top 200 week, sales were down 22.5% *

Week 9 (2./6): Soundscan Top 200 week, sales were up 9%
Week 10 (9/6): A&E documentary was broadcast June 4 2004.
Week 12: Sales up 16% (Father's Day)


Top Blues Album: (April 7) :8, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 2,1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3
Top Internet Albums (April 7):: 1 (7,100), 4 (3,500), 6 (2,300), 17 (900)
Top Pop Category : (March 23) Greatest Hits: 46, 45 (3,700), 40, 37 - (June 2)  30 (3,500), 30 (4,000), 32 (3,700), 28 (4,000), 25 (5,000), 43 (3,600)
Top Pop Category: (July 7) O Yeah 48 (3,400)



Mainstream Rock Tracks - Baby Please Don't Go
Date: 20/03/2004 - Run: 31-13-12-*7*-9-9-8-10-10-9-12-18-21-25-28-33-35-39 (18/7 wks)

The Billboard 200 - Honkin' On Bobo
Date: 17/04/2004 - Run: *5*-11-18-27-37-49-57-73-81-70-82-99-138-173-179 (15/1 wks)

Canadian Album Charts
Date Position Sales Change%
07 April 04 5 11,900 -
14 April 04 12 5,000a 50.5
21 April 04 10 5,000 0
28 April 04 10 5,000a 0
5 May 04 19
12 May 04 25
19 May 04 28
26 May 04 35
2 Jun 04 51
9 Jun 04 47
16 Jun 04 55
23 Jun 04 62
TOTAL 26,900a

Argentina: 1, 43, 14 (5, 17 Ltd Ed): Both versions in top 5 at same time.
Brazil: 27, 15, 17,23, 31, 31

USA Album Position and Sales Comparison
with last two studio albums

Nine Lives Just Push Play Honkin' On Bobo
Position Sales (approx) Position Sales (approx) Position Sales
1 140,000 2 240,000 5 160,582
5 105,000 3 126,500 11 79,061
8 80,000 5 102,500 18 40,247
12 70,000 9 77,000 27 33,769
14 70,000 22 54,500 37 27,610
23 50,000 19 59,703 49 22,876
39 40,000 34 35,477 57 16,591
46 30,000 42 30,672 73 13,875
28 40,000 51 25,957 81 13,575
26 40,000 50 27,955 71 15,587
35 35,000 68 21,291 82 12,989
40 35,000 75 20,437 99 13,559
39 35,000 84 18,783 138 8,466
40 35,000 70 20,456 173 7,504
38 35,000 63 24,462 179 6,402
35 40,000 92 18,356 >200 5,500a
           
TOTAL
13 weeks
845,000   723,000   479,000

Nine Lives and Just Push Play received both Gold and Platinum RIAA certification 4 and 8  weeks respectively after release.

Album awarded Gold Disc after 6 weeks., May 11, 2004. Exact Soundscan sales on this date was 365,159

 

JAPAN Released: March 31, 2004
Sony SICP 565 (standard), SICP 566 (Limited Edition)
13 tracks

Same listing as above except carries additional track:  track 13 is "Jaded" (Album version). Similar in concept to that of the album "Just Push Play" which carried "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing".

The strategy of adding  "Jaded" is that the  track was used on Special Magic Coca Cola adverts in Asia/Japan (2004).

 
Japanese Album Charts
Date Position Sales Change%
08 April 04 6 88.667 -
15 April 04 8 31,504 64.4
22 April 04 9 17,758 43.6
29 April 04 14 12,795 27.9
6 May 04 24 9,668 24.4
13 May 04 23 7,652 20.8
TOTAL 168,054

 


 

Taiwan

Taiwanese Slipcase (front picture)
 

Europe Released: March 29, 2004  Sony
12 tracks
   
TOP EUROPEAN CHART POSITIONS
GREECE 18 ITALY 21 AUSTRIA 22
SWITZERLAND 24 UK 28 GERMANY 32
SWEDEN 38 SPAIN 48 FRANCE 52
HUNGARY 54 DENMARK 68 IRELAND 60
NETHERLANDS 64

Charts:

Ireland: 60 (1 week)
Netherlands: 71, 64, 67, 76 (4 weeks)
Switzerland: 24, 17, 23, 26, 33, 41, 65, 94 (8 weeks)
France: 52, 63, 83, 102, 117, 133, 154, 196 ( 8 weeks)
Sweden: 38, 0, 57 (2 weeks)
Germany: 32, 74, 65, 67, 76, 85,. 80, 94 (8 weeks)
Italy: 21, 31, 46, 54, 43, 53, 66 (7 weeks)
Austria: 22, 42, 42, 50, 70 (5 weeks)
Denmark: 58, 87, 88 (3 weeks)
Hungary: 54 (1 week)
Spain* 48 (1 week)
Greece* 30, 23, 18 (3 weeks)

* entered charts 2 weeks later

Eurochart: 24, 43, 52, 59, 9, 100 (6 weeks)

The European album is a standard CD with no CD Extra content. Goto:
http://www.sonymusic.com/artists/Aerosmith/bonus.html
 

UK Released: March 29, 2004
Sony
5154472 (std) Sony (special package)
12 Tracks


Same listing as for American version.

First album since "Pump" to have to same album listing as the North American version.

 
UK Album Charts
Date Position Sales Change%
04 April 04 28 11,800 -
11 April 04 56 5,000 57.6
18 April 04 69 4,000a 20.0
25 April 04 87 1,500a 25.0
02 May 04 134 500a 33.0
TOTAL 5 weeks 23,000a


 

Australia Released: April 5, 2004  Sony 5154472000
 12 tracks
Entered in ARIA Album charts at 59.

United World Chart (Global) : 7, 12, 14, 19, 23, 25, 35 (7 weeks)

SINGLE

 

Baby, Please Don't Go
Written by: Joesph Lee Williams
  New single released off the album as has been debuted during various TV opportunies etc during 2003 and played during the Rocksimas Maximus tour.
"Road Runner" at one stage had been considered as a possible single.
U.S.A.
Released to US radio - March 2004 
Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts: 31, 13, 12, 7, 9, 9, 8, 10, 10, 9, 12, 18, 21, 25, 28, 33, 35, 39 (18 weeks)


The video was put together by Mark Hafeli (recent credits include Paul McCartney's "Drivin'" USA special)  and Keith Garde (who directed the "Eat The Rich" (1993) video and is part of Aerosmith's management group).
Mark Hafeli is also directing the Aerosmith show filmed at Orlando on April 5th that will be broadcast on a future A&E special (mid-2004).

Video released to MTV: originally detailed as May 10th. Premiered on May 20th.

June 7, 2004: Coca Cola C2 released in Japan and "You Gotta Move" is being used as accompanying music. Jaded was used earlier in the year for Coca Cola promotion.
 

EUROPE
REST OF THE WORLD

UK PROMO 1 track promo single SAMPCS 13960 1 (3:24)
Picture artwork is the last page (back) of the album CD booklet.

JAPAN To be released as a maxi-single on March 31, 2004

Japanese 2 track promo is coupled with Jaded.

Top 40: Mr Heartbreaker: No14,12, 16

 

DVD

 

The Making of Honkin' On Bobo

Unsure of the current state of this product.  Originally listed with a Sony catalogue number in Japan in early March 2004.

Joe Perry talked in late 2003 about the masses of video footage they took during the recording of the album and detailed they might make it available as a bonus DVD with the CD or  something along those lines.
 
   
U.S.A. Unknown
EUROPE
REST OF THE WORLD
Unknown
JAPAN  

Release Date: Originally detailed March 31, 2004 - Catalogue Number: SIBP 40

Hard to say when this will appear as has various dates on Japanese sites from mid April and even mid-May. Some still report March 31 (recommended price is 3800 yen).

 

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