Following their comeback with 1987’s Permanent Vacation, Aerosmith’s second album with producer Bruce Fairburn was one of their most successful, featuring hits Love In An Elevator and Janie’s Got A Gun.
Joey Kramer says:
“I think I did some of my best playing on Pump. When we started to work with Bruce Fairburn on Permanent Vacation, I had never played with a click track. We got into the studio and he puts up the click track – I said to him, ‘What is that noise?’ He just assumed that I could do it.”
“Of course, playing with a click track is a science unto itself, so on Permanent Vacation I had to sacrifice four or five songs before I really got the hang of that. By the time we did Pump I was getting good. Pump was the first record that I had ever done completely sober.”
“Tom and I worked really hard and did all the playing together. I remember coming back from Vancouver with a letter from Tom [saying] how much he enjoyed working with me and that he was really proud to be a soldier in the same army I was in. He and I were pretty proud of that record.”