3-10359 Last Child
Produced by Aerosmith and Jack Douglas
Released on June 1976
US CHART POSITION #21 (charted June 12, 1976 for 15 weeks)
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3-10359 wo. picture sleeve
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I used to try to sing along with this song and like millions I imagine mumbled mostly in the middle. “Last Child” is jabberwock sewage in spots, runs right over the end rhyme and roars like a rollin’ train through some sleazy bayou backwater. One of my favorites from Aerosmith, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers surely tore a page from it. “Combination” doesn’t have the hook but it does jab at you the way a good rock song should. Whether Perry is simply a poor storyteller or intentionally obscure is unclear; the lyrics would seem to shine a light on the band’s travails but reveal nothing.

TRACK LISTING

  1. LAST CHILD    (Steven Tyler/Brad Whitford)    3:27
  2. COMBINATION    (Joe Perry)    3:38

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US/CAN June 1976 Columbia 7" 3-10359  
US 1976 Columbia 7PRO 3-10359 feat. A mono in flip
UK 1976 CBS 7" 4452  
JPN 1976 CBS 7" 06SP-18 picture sleeve

 

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