Number 42 – I need a Double shot!

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I wrote this one last year…
Not gonna’ change a thing…
Except the position it slipped 26…

We’re getting pretty close here, and a lot of the rest of the countdown is from Generation1, and Gen 2, save a few from 3. If you’re a fan of this band in the least, AND you’ve been paying attention, you might be able to guess some of what hasn’t appeared yet, and you might be right on some, but there’s still a few surprises left up my sleeve, like this one. I am a rocker at heart, but there are some melodies that just stay with you, some lyrics that just flow, some songs that make you appreciate where you are.

Gonna go back to ’88, 89, 93, 94 for this one. Nope not on Vacation. Nope not on Pump, not even South of Sanity. This song is so frickin’ good, and so AEROSMITH with Tyler’s lyrics, and music by Jim Valance. A power ballad that deserves a spot in the Top 50. And let’s face it, If Jim Valance brings you a song to put lyrics to, you should probably give a damn good effort. I strongly recommend anyone who is interested, to just Google this guy’s Discography. Simply amazing! He has written, or co-written songs for… well, everyone! Everyone from Juice Newton to Jett, to Ozzy, to Brian Addams, to Lil’ Wayne, to Paul Anka, to L.A. Guns, and The Scorpions.

Coming off the immense success of his collaborations with Aerosmith, and John Kalodner on ‘Vacation’, he was working on a few more for Aerosmith’s next album. It’s kind of funny, how time flies. Jim talks about recording the demos to this song at home, taping it on a “cassette” and “mailing” it to Steven. The funny thing is, this was way before MP3s and email wasn’t used much, and even if it was, it couldn’t handle the size of a file that music would have been saved on. This is gonna be completely lost on Generation 4…. Continue reading Number 42 – I need a Double shot!