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Coloring Club Plus — 10/10/19 — Aerosmith’s Pump

Oct 10

I have decided to copy Hans’ idea of going through my music collection. I don’t have many LPs. Most of my music is in CD format, so I will be going through my CD collection, then the few –but growing– LP collection. I’ll add the name of the band and the album in the title of the post, which will help organize them. All will be called albums. I will go through them alphabetically. For artists with more than one album, they won’t be chronological unless I feel motivated to put them in chronological order. Also, there will be days when I feature music borrowed from the library (L).

I’ve also decided to end with new daily colorings at the end of the year. I may recycle the year’s worth that will be done by then. I may go out and find interesting graphics out on the net or feature some other graphic.

The lucky winner for the first album is Aerosmith’s Pump. Per wikipedia: Pump is their tenth studio album, released on September 12, 1989. The album was remastered and reissued in 2001.

Pump incorporates the use of keyboards and a horn section on many of the singles (“Love in an Elevator”, “The Other Side”), and contains straightforward rockers (“F.I.N.E.”, “Young Lust”), the ballad “What It Takes”, songs about issues such as incest and murder (“Janie’s Got a Gun”) and drug and alcohol abuse (“Monkey on My Back”), as well as a variety of instrumental interludes such as “Hoodoo” and “Dulcimer Stomp.”

The album has certified sales of seven million copies in the U.S. to date, and is tied with its successor Get a Grip as Aerosmith’s second best-selling studio album in the U.S. (Toys in the Attic leads with eight million). It produced a variety of successes and “firsts” for the band including their first Grammy Award (“Janie’s Got a Gun”). “Love in an Elevator” became the first Aerosmith song to hit #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Additionally, it is the only Aerosmith album to date to have three Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and three #1 singles on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The album was the fourth bestselling album of the year 1990.

F.I.N.E. is an acronym for “Fucked Up, Insecure, Neurotic, and Emotional”, as stated in the album’s liner notes. The only mentions of the term “F.I.N.E.” are in the line “my brand new baby looks so F-I-N-E fine” and in a bridge towards the end of the song, where Tyler sings, “Everything about you is so F-I-N-E fine“. Later on the Pump album, in “What It Takes”, is the line, “Girl, before I met you I was F-I-N-E fine“.

F.I.N.E. was one of the potential titles brainstormed for the album that became Pump, but was blocked by Geffen A&R man John Kalodner.  If one looks closely at the trucks on the front cover, the word FINE can be seen on their side.

“F.I.N.E.” – “Such a good fuckin’ song!” said Tyler – ends with a snippet of the singer doing a variation on a line from “Hangman Jury” from Permanent Vacation.

This may have an association to the rehabilitation programs such as A.A. and N.A.. Many such programs use this phrase to describe the feeling of your life being out of control.

The acronym is also discussed in the movies The Italian Job [Freaked Out, Insecure, Neurotic, Emotional] and Scream 2 and in the show Happy Valley (series 1 episode 4). As well as the movie “Deadpool 2”.

Liv Tyler also references this as a nod to her father at the end of the movie Super starring Rainn Wilson. During her scene with the rehabilitation group session she is heard stating “fucked up, insecure, neurotic, and emotional.”




Hot wax drippin’
Honey what do you say
I got a brand new record
That I gotta play
She says not now boy
But I did anyway
‘Cause I’m ready, so ready
Lip smackin’ paddy wackin’
Walkin’ the street
I got a rag top Chevy
Now I’m back on my feet
I get an EMHO woody
When I sit in the seat
‘Cause I’m ready, so ready, yeah
I got a girlfriend with the hoochie-coochie eyes
‘Cause in the pink she look so fine
She got the Cracker Jack now all I want’s the prize, honey heh heh heh
I know these hookers down on Forty-Second Street, but
Ill-gotten booty’s not my style
I’ll take a rain check ’til I get back on my feet, honey heh heh yeah
‘Cause I’m
Your daddy says I’m
Your momma says I’m
And my old lady says I’m
Whip crackin’ floozy
Way outta control
She got a new kinda jelly
In her jelly roll
I got the right key baby
But the wrong keyhole
And I’m ready, so ready
I’m a red hot pistol
And I’m ready to fight
I’m a thirty eight special
On a Saturday night
I’m gonna kiss your boo-boo honey
Make it alright
‘Cause I’m ready, so ready ooh
I got a cruiser with a bimbo on the dash
It kinda keeps my ass in line
One little french kiss honey that’s my kinda trash, yeah
My brand new baby’s lookin F-I-N-E, fine
The sun is shinin’ every day
Ain’t got no rubbers now it’s rainin all the time, honey
But I’m
My little sister says I’m
Oh my brother thinks I’m
And my old lady knows I’m
I feel like I’m hung up on the line
I’d die for you but we were partners in the crime
Everything about you is so F-I-N-E, fine
Let’s put our clothes back on
And by the way girl
What’s your name again, uh huh
You’re daddy says I’m
And the Tipper thinks I’m
And Joe Perry says I’m
Pitched my tent
In the pouring rain
I got a back seat lover
That’s callin’ my name
She gonna blow my cover
She’s hot as a flame
But I’m ready, so ready, ow
I shove my tongue
Right between your cheeks
I haven’t made love now
For twenty-five weeks
I hear that you’re so tight
Your lovin’ squeaks
And I’m ready, so ready
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Songwriters: Desmond Child / Perry Anthony Joseph / Steven Tyler

19 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 10/10/19 — Aerosmith’s Pump

      1. Perry left in 1979 and they made what I think was some just average or below average albums because of abuse problems etc… the Vacation album put them back in the spotlight…with hits.

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  1. I am also against going in chronological order– or any order- I think it best to go with what you feel like listening to… which reminds me I need to get back with that project… Joe Perry I like the other guy not so much..

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    1. Wait a minute, are you saying it’s better not to go in any order, but aren’t you going to do that with your albums? Or are you going to listen randomly then check off a box once it’s been listened to? I don’t know about the other guy have only listened to Perry albums of theirs.

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      1. I am just randomly listening to albums- over the years they were somehow out of order- I used to keep them in alphabetical order- they aren’t in order now- I keep planning to put them in order but haven’t… laziness! My CD’s are kept in order. I think I am going to get them in order- and make a list- and check them off — i am also now finally cleaning the albums as I listen to them….

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        1. I don’t have enough albums to worry about any order. I think if you have totes it would be easy to alphabetize your albums! I may end up doing the random thing with the CDs not sure. I’m too lazy to write them all down then check off a box each time.


          1. I may just get to work this weekend on that job- of alhabetizing the albums.. hopefully I am motivated tomorrow as I feel right now! .. That is a job writing it all down.

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            1. Sort first, make list later. Once you get them sorted you can slide them crate by crate over to your computer and type them in. Maybe your wife can help you either reading while you type or you reading while she types?

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              1. A couple months ago at Barnes and Noble I bought 4 or 5 of these “A Record Of My Vinyl” notebooks- on each page there are spaces to list four albums- artist/ album/ year etc- and a space for notes. I think I have enough to catalog all my vinyl albums… I am thinking of just getting them in order- then going though each album – cleaning each album and then writing in the info… use the space to record the dates I listen to it.. I agree sort first is the way to go!

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