Making Of Pump [DVD] 
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A revealing record of the six month creative process that resulted in Aerosmith's triple-platinum smash album "Pump." Unedited conversations between the band and their production team, exclusive musical jams and personal interviews accompany uncensored versions of "The Other Side" and "What It Takes."
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This DVD is only really for hard-core Aerosmith fans or people with a genuine interest into what goes into creating a classic album - creatively and technically. A good insight into the band in the studio but could have done with some harder, edgier jams of the classic tracks as well as some more hell-raising antics that we come to expect from the Greatest Rock n Roll Band in America
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Unlike the theatrical quality that you see in a produced music video, this DVD shows you the guys as they REALLY are. It even opens by hearing Joe Perry urinating in the toilet while he is talking to Steven about a song they are working on. It is clear that this is just an "ordinary" recording day for the guys. No stage make-up, no theatrics for the camera .. just the intricate thought process that goes into creating a work of art.
As a bonus, you do get to see two "finished" numbers .. "Love in an Elevator" and "The Other Side" and you appreciate them so much more having seen how every note was laid down -- all the way down to the background speaking noises for their videos or "opening clips" before songs.
Before I saw this DVD, I was a huge Aerosmith fan ... but I really only knew background info on the two "stars" .. Steven and Joe Perry. I was very pleased to get to learn more about the other three members of the band and how they all contribute to the workings of the "machine".
I highly recommend this DVD to anybody who is interested in HOW the songs are created. From humming and knee-slapping (pre-lyrics) to the glorious finished products that we have come to recognize as true masterpieces of music.
The Band created and Pre-produced and composed and arranged and recorded most of "PumP" at this Legendary Studio and remained in the studio for an amazing, 18 months. The Band worked each and every day,sometimes for 11 hours a day,taking off only New Years Eve to play the Boston Garden(Fleet Center).
The Making of "Pump" which was taped with a Sony home Video Camera is an intregal part of Rock& Roll history,and these facts are vital to the band's past and future history ,accuracy is very important.
"Pump" was responsible for the return of the band in a huge way and resulted in Aerosmith's first"Grammy Award Feb 26,1991.
The band chose again to return for another 6 months for "Get A Grip".
Rik Tinory productions.provided a home for the band once again with privacy, solice and love. Aerosmith created some of it's greatest works at Rik Tinory productions. However, very little or no mention or credit was given for this tremendous effort,especially in the Aerosmith book ,"Walk This way". A token mention was given by Bass Player. Tom Hamilton, much to Rik's surprise,not a word however, from Steven Tyler, who Rik is extremely close. "It was more like a family situation and not just music business as usual". Steven and the guy's will always be special.
It was the little things: The fresh brewed coffee each morning with Steven and Rik discussing the serious mix of coffee beans, Steven request for my bar stool to be shipped to the " Grammy's" for him to sit on for "Good Luck", Steven's request for my vintage Rca mike which I never part with(also that Elvis used) be shipped to Vancouver for vocal overdubs,especially for the hit,"What It Takes",looking back,we had a lot of fun. No studio has worked out this well for the band.
Other Valuable Notes:
The first Aerosmth appearance on the "Simpsons" was recorded at the Rik Tinory Productions,as was the wild M.T.V. Harley Davidson giveaway party which was held on the Spacious studio grounds.
See more on the Rik Tinory Web Site.
More to come in the Biography, Rik Tinory book of Legends to include: Frank Sinatra,Don Costa.Aerosmith, Timothy Leary,Bob Hope, George Burns,Pope John Paul II,The Taylor Brothers and many more.
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