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The Aerosmith Members Recording Appearances Outside Aerosmith

[ Steven Tyler | Joe Perry | Brad Whitford | Tom Hamilton | Joey Kramer ]
[FORMER MEMBERS: | Jimmy Crespo | Rick Dufay | Ray Tabano ]


TOM HAMILTON


The Jam Band - "The Jam Band"

    A ROCK THIS WAY EXCLUSIVE!
    For the first time ever, now shown to the public...
    THE JAM BAND ALBUM COVER ARTWORK!

    Click on the picture for a big, 700x694, version!

  • The Jam Band {who's members were Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, and Pudge Scott} made an album. The (as far as I know, self-titled) album, was recorded on August 30th, 1969 with two Shure microphones over an audience at "The Barn" [a club where The Jam Band and The Chain Reaction frequented] and was taped with Pudge Scott's father's Concord two-track reel-to-reel tape recorder. The album was a live album with all cover songs.

    The songs were: "Shapes Of Things", "Let Me Love You Baby", and "Blues Deluxe" all Jeff Beck songs; Jimi Hendrix's "Red House"; The MC5's "Ramblin' Rose"; The Spencer Davis Group's "Gimmie Some Lovin" and Kokomo Arnold's "Milk Cow Blues" (which was later covered by Aerosmith on their album "Draw The Line").

    Now, the album was not ALL recorded in front of an audience! The album's opening track was Jeff Beck's "Rice Pudding" which was taped by Elyssa Jarret [Joe's future ex-wife] during a rehearsal at the band house behind "The Barn." The band had the tape mastered and transferred to Acetate at "AAA Recording" in Boston, Massachusetts. The album had really cool psychedelic cover art {with flames, eyeballs, and acidic whorls} that was drawn one stoned night by Joe Perry.

    They printed out [depended on who's account you believe] three to six copies. But according to Joe, the bad quality of the tape made it wear out after only a few plays. But, Pudge Scott still has his copy, so I guess there might be a possibility that it might be re-mastered and something might be re-released someday. One can always hope...

    Quotes! David "Pudge" Scott:

    "I'd like to introduce myself, I am David Pudge Scott the drummer who played in three different line ups with Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith, latest one was The Jam Band. The kind of not told story is Joe, Steven, Tom and Ray Tabano and I were the original line up of the pilot run of Aerosmith."

    "After we were in the Jam Band, Steven, Joe, Tom and Ray and I went to Boston it was in 1970 and it was very short lived that I was in the band. Officially I suppose once Joey came into the band is when the name came into existence."

    "We only made 3 copies of the Jam Band Album, One for me, One for Tom, and One for Joe. We did not make any other Albums together."

    "The Jam Band Album is in original acid tac format at my house. (Not for sale to anyone of course). I have created a Jam Band CD but my friend who made it only has made several copies. I hate to be so direct but the quality is pretty crude with scratches etc.."

    "See below for a site that will get you the article about me, the Jam Band album cover; and a picture of me and Joe Perry." - http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Studio/7865/ - "that's the black and white picture on the Album Cover, you are right, it is not the actual cover. Sorry about that."

    "Your information about the Jam Band is perfect. You must of read about the Concord recorder and shure mics somewhere."

    "I have been contacted by E Television to be involved in a special they were doing on Aerosmith but that never transpired. I am still very good friends with the band and have been for over 30 years since leaving Aerosmith to complete high school as the story goes."

    "The recent Behind the music the band included a picture of the Jam Band album cover but for some reason did not include my name or a little something about me on the special. Unfortunatly that has been the story of my life but I am mentioned in their audiobiography book called of all things WALK THIS WAY. "

    "I am now involved in music with my son Drew Scott who is 15 years old and is a singer songwriter guitar player"

    All quotes above are taken from a number of e-mails sent to me, the webmaster of this site, from a person who claims to be David Pudge Scott. I don't see any reason to doubt this as the truth, though it may be hard to know such things for sure..

    Originally he agreed to send me a CD-R copy of the Jam Band album, for my listening pleasure. I did get a color copy of the Jam Band album cover, a promotional picture of him, and his recent CD called "Legends In The Making" featuring music written by his son Drew Scott, but not the music of The Jam Band.

    I scanned the artwork I was sent, and this is now presented on this page. Thus, I believe, making Rock This Way the first site on the internet to feature this artwork! I may be wrong, but I think this might even the first place ever where it has been shown to the public!!?

    Unfortunately I was not given a copy of the Jam Band's music. David explained to me that the reason was that he "had to speak with the boys about making copies of the Jam Band CD. We decided that we could not give you a musical copy of the CD as we'd like to keep the music as a collectors item for us." I felt it seemed a bit too good to be true, so I wasn't really surprised that it turned out the way it did. Besides, as Scott wrote me, "Matter of fact the copy of that cover is not in the hands of many people. I hope you will be able to use the photos on your web site featuring David Pudge Scott the drummer of the Jam Band and orgininal drummer for the first line up of Aerosmith. "

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    When I showed it to him, "Pudge" also confirmed that the following info was correct. All of the below is from the fantastic Fuzz Acid & Flowers website!

    The Jam Band

    Personnel:
    TOM HAMILTON bs, vcls
    JOE PERRY gtr, vcls
    DAVID 'PUDGE' SCOTT drms
    JOHN McGUIRE hrmnca, vcls

    ALBUM:
    1 THE JAM BAND (private pressing) 1969

    NB: (1) Just four copies are thought to exist.

    Joe Perry a native of Hopedale, Massachusetts was the fiery guitarist of this group and had played in local groups The Chimes Of Freedom (1964-65), Just Us (1965-66), The Flash (1967) and Pipe Dream in 1967 with Tom Hamilton (bass), David 'Pudge' Scott (drums), Kathy Lowe (vocals) and Perry on lead guitar. They worked the Boston and New Hampshire band circuit, but didn't gain any decent support gigs, which was considered the 'making' of a local act. Hamilton, Scott and particularly Perry were heavily influenced by British act The Yardbirds and the new spin-off of that group, The Jeff Beck Group. They split Pipe Dream to form Plastic Glass in mid 1967 with John McGuire (harmonica, vocals) which followed the heavy psych blues style laid out by the Jeff Beck Group and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, before splitting in late 1968.

    In early 1969 Hamilton, McGuire and Scott formed a power outfit with Guy Williams on lead guitar, but before long Joe Perry worked his way into the group and they became known as The Jam Band and worked the New Hampshire scene in a heavy blues vein. Their further influences included the MC5 and another British act, Fleetwood Mac; the latter group's Rattlesnake Shake was the Jam Band's showstopper. John McGuire couldn't committ to the group full time and eventually left. The remaining trio of Hamilton, Perry and Scott recorded one of their rehearsals via two microphones into a two track reel to reel recorder on August 30th, 1969.

    The resulting tape was privately pressed as four albums in individual sleeve designs, apparently the three members got a copy, while the fourth was supposedly given to Elyssa Jerrett who recorded the set for the band. The resulting LP featured the group's version of Jeff Beck's Shapes Of Things, Let Me Love You Baby, Blues Deluxe and Rice Pudding, as well as takes on Red House, Ramblin' Rose, Milk Cow Blues and Gimme Some Lovin' in a heavy psych blues style.

    In 1970 the group was in the position to back a Boston based singer Steve Tallarcio on a demo as an audition for the Jeff Beck Group. Tallarcio like the members of the Jam Band was a veteran of the Boston band scene, but with far greater credentials as he had played drums and sung with a variety of groups starting with The Mancis in 1963, and alternating between The Strangers and The Dantes in 1964.

    The Rolling Stones influenced Strangers became a professional group in late 1964 and changed their name to The Stranguers, signing with CBS in 1966 and recording as the Chain Reaction for CBS subsiduary Date Records with little success, although they became regulars on the New York circuit and opened for the Yardbirds. The Chain Reaction folded in June 1967, Tallarcio then worked in the studio with the last version of The Left Banke before working the New York club scene with Chain in 1967-1968, then back to Boston where that group split in 1969. He then worked with Fox Chase (1969) and William Proud (1970) before trying out for the reforming Jeff Beck Group.

    Tallarcio was teamed with The Jam Band by Henry Smith, a roadie and gofer not only for The Stranguers, but also the Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group and even Led Zeppelin. The resulting recordings did nothing towards the Beck venture, although Tallarcio was convinced that he should continue to work with the group which was on the verge of splitting with 'Pudge' Scott leaving. In September 1970 Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton joined Tallarcio in Boston and they rounded out the group with rhythm guitarist Ray Tabano, a childhood friend of Tallarcio's who had been in William Proud and had jammed with The Jam Band in 1969. In October 1970 the group was complete with drummer Joey Kramer and they named themselves Aerosmith.

    In 1971 Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford, and in 1972 this version of Aerosmith signed to Columbia Records; at this point Steve Tallarcio changed his last name to Tyler. They recorded their debut album in Boston in October 1972 and it was issued in 1973. Despite various line-ups through the years and the subsequent reformation of the 1971-79 version, Aerosmith are still active today and remain a chart band.

    (Jason Odd)

  • CURRENT STATUS: Unavailable

Renegade - "Renegade"

  • Renegade was a band whose members were Tom Hamilton on bass, Joey Kramer on drums, Jimmy Crespo on lead guitar, Bobby Mayo on rhythm guitar, and Marge Raymond (Who had been the lead singer of Jimmy Crespo's former band "The Flame") on vocals.

    The band was put together in 1981 by Joey Kramer. Joey said the reason he put the band together is because Aerosmith was ready to self-destruct. Joe Perry and Brad Whitford had already left the band, and Steven Tyler was side-lined for the year on account of a motercycle accident.

    Renegade recorded a seven track album in "SIR Studios" in New York City. At one point "Renegade" had a record deal, but Tom and Joey had to finish the Aerosmith album "Rock In A Hard Place" first, so the whole project got put on the back burner and nothing ever happened.

  • CURRENT STATUS: Never Released

Alice Cooper - "Trash"


  • This album was released on Epic Records on Tuesday July 25th, 1989 and includes Tom playing bass on the song "Trash."
    Album also features: Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Joey Kramer

  • CURRENT STATUS: Available
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