Live! Bootleg

Live! Bootleg

Live! Bootleg
Live album by Aerosmith
Released October 1978
Recorded 1973, 1977, 1978
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length 71:01
Label Columbia
Producer Aerosmith and Jack Douglas
Aerosmith live chronology
Live! Bootleg
Classics Live I and II
Singles from Live! Bootleg
  1. "Chip Away the Stone"
    Released: 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1]
Rolling Stone [2]

Live! Bootleg is a double live album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in 1978.

While most of the performances were drawn from concerts in 1977 and 1978, the covers "I Ain't Got You" and "Mother Popcorn" were taken from a radio broadcast of a Boston performance on March 20, 1973.

The design of the album is intended to ape the poor production values offered by contemporary bootleg records, even going so far as to give an incorrect track listing: the song "Draw the Line" is included on the record but does not appear listed; The track is a secret track after "Mother Popcorn". The album also features a secret live instrumental cover of "Strangers in the Night" following their cover of "Train Kept A-Rollin'". The back of the album cover includes two coffee stains over the picture of Joe Perry playing before a live audience.

The record also features one of Aerosmith's first live versions of The Beatles "Come Together" (which they performed in the 1978 movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band) and the first record appearance of Richie Supa's "Chip Away the Stone" (the studio version of this song would later be released on 1988's Gems compilation). This album was briefly featured on the episode "Prank Day" of That '70s Show.


  • Track listing 1
  • Production 2
  • Charts 3
  • Certifications 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Back in the Saddle" (Indianapolis, IN, 4 July 1977) Steven Tyler, Joe Perry 4:25
2. "Sweet Emotion" (Chicago, IL, 23 March 1978) Tyler, Tom Hamilton 4:42
3. "Lord of the Thighs" (Chicago, IL, 23 March 1978) Tyler 7:18
4. "Toys in the Attic" (Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA, 28 March 1978) Tyler, Perry 3:45
5. "Last Child" (The Paradise Club, Boston, MA, 9 August 1978) Tyler, Brad Whitford 3:14
6. "Come Together" (The Wherehouse, Waltham, MA, 21 August 1978) John Lennon, Paul McCartney 4:51
7. "Walk This Way" (Detroit, MI, 2 April 1978) Tyler, Perry 3:46
8. "Sick as a Dog" (Indianapolis, IN, 4 July 1977) Tyler, Hamilton 4:42
9. "Dream On" (Louisville, KY, 3 July 1977) Tyler 4:31
10. "Chip Away the Stone" (Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA, 8 April 1978) Tyler, Perry, Richard Supa 4:12
11. "Sight for Sore Eyes" (Columbus, OH, 24 March 1978) Tyler, Perry, Jack Douglas, David Johansen 3:18
12. "Mama Kin" (Indianapolis, IN, 4 July 1977) Tyler 3:43
13. "S.O.S. (Too Bad)" (Indianapolis, IN, 4 July 1977) Tyler 2:46
14. "I Ain't Got You" (Paul's Mall, Boston, MA, 23 April 1973; WBCN-FM radio simulcast) Calvin Carter[3][4] 3:57
15. "Mother Popcorn/Draw the Line [*]" (Paul's Mall, Boston, MA, 23 April 1973; WBCN-FM radio simulcast / Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, PA, March 26, 1978) James Brown, Pee Wee Ellis / Tyler, Perry 11:35
16. "Train Kept A-Rollin'/Strangers in the Night" (Detroit, MI, 2 April 1978) Tiny Bradshaw, Howard Kay, Lois Mann / Bert Kaempfert, Charlie Singleton, Eddie Snyder 4:51

[*] "Draw the Line" is featured as a hidden track at the end of "Mother Popcorn"


  • Producers: Aerosmith, Jack Douglas
  • Executive producers: David Krebs, Steve Leber
  • Engineers: Jay Messina, Istvan Leel-Össy
  • Directors: Aerosmith, David Krebs, Steve Leber
  • Arrangers: Aerosmith, Jack Douglas, David Hewitt
  • Art supervisor: Joel Zimmerman
  • Design: Ken Fredette, Lisa Sparagano
  • Photography: Jimmy Ienner, Jr., Barry Levine, Ron Pownall, Aaron Rapoport, Steve Smith



- Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1979 Pop Albums 13

- Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1979 "Chip Away the Stone" Billboard Hot 100 77


Organization Level Date
RIAA - USA Gold October 31, 1978
Platinum December 26, 1978
CIA – Canada Gold December 1, 1978


  1. ^ Live! Bootleg at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Aerosmith: Album Guide | Rolling Stone Music". Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  3. ^ Second Hand Songs - Song: I Ain't Got You - Billy Boy Arnold
  4. ^ Vee-Jay

External links

Live Bootleg at MusicBrainz