The band’s 14th studio album took them back to their roots to cut a blistering collection of blues standards, reuniting Aerosmith with Jack Douglas for the first time since 1982.
Joey Kramer says:
“Honkin’ On Bobo was when we got back together with Jack. It’s a bunch of white guys playing the blues. We had wanted to do a blues album for a long time, and we had been putting it off and putting it off, so we came up with that bunch of songs, which was a project in itself.”
“I think we really caught the feel of those songs. We did that all in Joe’s basement studio. There were no singles or anything – it wasn’t a super commercially successful record, it was more about marking time for us as musicians and where we were at. I think it came out better than we had anticipated to begin with.”
“Baby Please Don’t Go we still play live. Stop Messin’ Around we still play too, that’s a song to give Steven a break from singing; Joe sings it and it gives everybody a chance to blow a little bit. We’ve played that song for years, it always seems to find its place in the set.”