For the first time, I saw the 1978 movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on Saturday night. Crappy movie, but a truly great line up of artists and, of course, great songs to cover. I think this was the last thing that Aerosmith did before they basically broke up (Jimmy Crespo in the band did NOT make it Aerosmith). You can sense the tenseness between Tyler and Perry during their part in the movie.
Duff McKagan's column runs every Thursday on Reverb. He writes about what's circulating through his iPod every Monday.
The Beatles, "She's leaving Home" (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band); What can I say about the Beatles that hasn't been said a million times before? This song is so beautiful.
Peter Frampton, "Do You Feel Like I Do?" (Frampton Comes Alive): I was 12 years old when this record came out, and it was a huge deal. Up to this point, Frampton was a little known commodity. Humble Pie had it right.
Aerosmith, "Seasons of Wither" (Get Your Wings):Maybe the best American rock song of all time. Well, at least to me this very day.