Blimp Time-Hop: Aerosmith Rises Again In 1986 Live At The CCCC
35 years ago this week, Aerosmith rocked a sold out show at the Civic Center. The tour was to support their comeback album Done With Mirrors which marked the triumphant return of Joe Perry (who left the band in 1979) and Brad Whitford (who exited in 1981).
This was a comeback that assured their hardcore fans that the real thing remained intact and the heart was still beating loudly.
Here's the proof right here. Let's Let the Music Do The Talking!
Of course their mainstream re-emergence really kicked in with 1987's Permanent Vacation a year after the success of their Walk This Way remake with Run DMC.
This concert 35 years ago, was the 7th of 11 appearances by the 'Bad Boys of Boston' at the CCCC from 1978 to 2003. Aerosmith sure was good to Blimpville over the years...thanks fellas.
This huge Portland return for Aerosmith in 1986 was night of "All Killah, No Fillah" at the Civic Center. What a setlist, right there.
Ted Nugent opened most of the dates to support his Little Miss Dangerous album, including this epic night of rock in Maine.
You gotta see this outrageous 'lost' footage that first aired on Boston's UHF answer to MTV, V66 from 34 years ago.
It opens with very NSFW outtakes and then the actual stuff that ended up being broadcast.
The first few minutes are wicked inappropriate and funny if you're immature like us. Tyler is relentless on Perry like an annoying teenage boy.
And since we're talking the 1986 Aerosmith resurgence, let's take another few moments and remember this history shaking collaboration.