SOUNDTRACKS

Detailed in this section are number of non-album songs or album outtakes, have appeared on a few soundtrack releases since 1978.

 

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Released: 1978 (A&M AMLZ 66600, RSO 4111) 1998 (Polygram 557076, CD)
Come Together (J. Lennon / P. McCartney )
Various artist's double soundtrack album (vinyl) featuring Beatles' covers by the Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, Alice Cooper etc. Recorded at George Martin Air Studios, London, UK, whilst in the UK for their Reading Festival appearance (August 1977) and was produced by George Martin and Jack Douglas.

It was released as a single in July 1978 (#23) and appeared on various other Aerosmith releases such as "Greatest Hits", "Pandora's Box" and "Live Bootleg!". It has popped in the set on tours since 1978.

Aerosmith played the track live during 33rd annual Grammy Awards (Feb 1991) as part of a tribute to John Lennon.

Aerosmith appeared in the Robert Stigwood film based on this Beatles' album and were type-cast as the baddies, the "Future Villian Band", where Steven Tyler ended up being overcome by Peter Frampton.

 

Less Than Zero
Released: November 1987 (Columbia CK 44042)
Billboard: No.31 (January 16 1988)
Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu (H. Smith)
During the "Permanent Vacation" sessions in 1987, Aerosmith recorded a couple of cover versions which included Huey 'Piano' Smith's "Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woggie Flu" (the other, the Beatles' "I'm Down"). This became surplus to requirements and ended up as the opening track on this soundtrack.

In 1995, the track was featured on the bonus CD that came with the "Box of Fire" CD boxset.

 

Air America
Released: August 7, 1990 (MCA MCG 6112)
Love Me Two Times (Densmore/Krieger/Manzarek/Morrison)
"Love Me Two Times" was the opening track on the "Air America" (which featured Mel Gibson) film soundtrack. There is no evidence that the track was an outtake from the "Pump" sessions. Aerosmith association with this Doors track was first noted on rehearsal tapes (which included a few covers) in preparation of a MTV Unplugged appearance in August 1990 (where the track was also played but not broadcast).

It is assumed the track was specially recorded for the soundtrack and produced by Bruce Fairburn. The track was even introduced into the live show during Summer 1990.

 

All Action Hero
Released: June 1993 (Columbia).
Billboard: No. 7 (July 10 1993)
Dream On (Tyler)
An Arnold Schwarzenegger action movie that wasn't a big box office smash.

This orchestral version of "Dream On" was arranged by Michael Kamen for MTV 10 Anniversary in 1991 (Wang Center, Boston, October 13, 1991).

The track also appears on the "Box of Fore" Bonus Disc.

 

Wayne's World II
Released: December 14, 1993 (Warner Brothers 45485)
Billboard: No.78 (January 15, 1994)
Dude (Looks Like A Lady) (Tyler/Perry/Child)
Shut Up And Dance (Tyler/Perry/Shaw/Blades)
This film sequel, based on the famous Saturday Night Live TV sketch (with Mike Myers), features Aerosmith, including live concert footage.

The soundtrack includes live versions of "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Shut Up And Dance" which were recorded at San Diego, August 1st, 1993 (during a "Get A Grip" concert).

The version of "Dude" also appears on "Big Ones" (International album version).

 

Armageddon: The Album
Released: June 23, 1998 (Sony 69440)
Billboard: No. 1 (July 8, 1998). RIAA: Quad-Platinium (May 5, 1999)
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing (D. Warren)
What Kind of Love Are You On (Tyler/Perry/Shaw/Blades)
Sweet Emotion (Hamilton/Tyler)
Come Together (J. Lennon/P. McCartney)
Animal Crackers (Warren/Rabin/Gregson-Williams) vocals by Tyler
Space action movie featuring Bruce Willis and Liv Tyler. The opening track, "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing", written by Diane Warren, went on to be Aerosmith's first USA number one single (for 4 weeks). "What Kind of Love Are You On" was a "Nine Lives" outtake (originally recorded during Miami sessions, 1996). Both tracks were recorded at the Hit Factory, N.Y.C. in April 1998

Trivia: Tyler/Perry wrote with Warren on "Devil's Got A New Diguise" : a composition from the GAG sessions (A&M Studios 1992).

 

Charlies Angels:
Music From The Motion Picture
Released: October 24, 2000 (Sony/Columbia CK61064)
Angel's Eye (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen)
A film, based on the cult 70's Amercian TV series (released Nov 3, 2000). The Soundtrack includes tracks by Dee-Lite, Heart ("Barracuda"), Vapours, Spandau Ballet, Tavares, Leo Sayer, Marvin Gaye, Destiny's Child etc.

The song (track 7) was mixed in New York during mid- September.

 

Original Soundtrack: Music From and Inspired by Spider-Man
Released: April 30th, 2002 (Sony 86402 USA) Billboard: No4 (8/5/02)
Theme From Spider Man (Harris/Webster)
A film, based on the Marvel comics character, Spiderman. The 19 track soundtrack includes tracks by Alien Ant Farm, Sum 41, Jerry Cantrell, Macy Gray,  Hives and others. The soundtrack openms with the original version of the Spider Man Theme and closed with Aerosmith's excellent rocking rendition (a tune also in the past covered by The Ramones).

Originally there were indications that Aerosmith had penned a ballad called "Bad Enough" for the soundtrack.

Spider-Man became the first film to break $100 million in box office sales in its first weekend of release in the USA with $114 million. Current Total USA sales : $285.6 million (release May 3, 2002).

 

Original Soundtrack: Rugrats Go Wild
Released: June 30th, 2003 (Hollywood 612399)
Lizard Love (Tyler/Perry/Jeff Lynne)
Second Rugrats film, where they meet up with the Wild Thornsberrys in the jungle.

Track 5 is the Aerosmith track which dates back to 1992 at the A&M Studios in Los Angeles., initially during the "Get A Grip" sessions with Bruce Fairburn, and later (somewhere)  worked on with Jeff Lynne (The Move, Electric Light Orchestra, Travelling Wilburys) whose credited on this version. It was rumoured that this track was offered up for one of the "Jurrasic Park" movies in early-mid 90s.

The song has been revamped with new (child friendly lyrics - reworking a few verses) and with a different guitar mix/track. The original lyrics are here.
The Aerosmith video for the song premiered on
Nickelodeon on June 6, 2003.

The album features other tracks by Train, Bruce Willis, Chrissie Hynde, Cheevy Chase and others (some in character)

 

Miscellaneous

March 5, 1999: Aerosmith record Diane Warren song, "Blue Eyes Blue" for the film "Runaway Bride". They later opt out of the project leaving Eric Clapton to record the song for the film soundtrack (released July 1999). Tyler agrees the song didn't fit the image of Aerosmith.

April 2000: MTV News reported Aerosmith had recorded "Painted On My Heart", a ballad by Diane Warren, for the upcoming Nicolas Cage movie ''Gone in 60 Seconds". When the soundtrack was released in June, 2000, the track, which opened the album, was now performed by The Cult. A promo CD acetate was noted sold on the internet.

May 2000: New Jackie Chan movie, "Shanghai Noon", (a kung-fu comedy western), featured a re-make of "Back In The Saddle" recorded in Joe' BoneYard Studio in 2000 (produced by "The Boneyard Boys", a.k.a. Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen). Remaking the track ensures no royalites have to be paid to Leber/Krebs to use the track. There seems no plans to release the complete track on a soundtrack album.

March 2004: Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion" was used in the movie trailer's for the movie adaptation of the retro 70's cult TV series "Starsky & Hutch" and also played at the end of the movie during the credits. It did not appear 15 track official soundtrack CD (March 2004) probably due to licensing issues/costs ( or it deflecting from the release of "Honkin' On Bobo"). Owen Wilson, who plays the character "Hutch" in the movie, also featured in the movie "Armageddon" which also used the song "Sweet Emotion".