Head First
Recording Artist: Aerosmith
Writers: Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
Jim Vallance
Albums: Young Lust (Geffen, 2001)
Gold: Aerosmith (January 11, 2005)
Audio:
 
Steven Tyler: vocal
Joe Perry: rhythm guitar, slide guitar
Brad Whitford: rhythm guitar
Tom Hamilton: bass
Joey Kramer: drums
Comments:
"Head First" was written with Steven and Joe at Long View in Brookfield Massachusetts, a beautiful old farm set on 100 rolling acres, complete with a rehearsal space and recording studio in the barn.

The Rolling Stones spent a month at Long View in August-September 1981 preparing for their "Tattoo You" tour.  Aerosmith have used the farm on several occasions as a writing and rehearsal retreat.

The staff were friendly, the food was great, the coffee and cookies were available around the clock, and oh yeah .... we got a few songs written during our stay there, including "Head First".

"Head First" appeared for the first time as a bonus track on the CD single Eat The Rich, released in June 1993.
Lyrics: I was dancin' down the sidewalk
To some slam dunk juke box jive
And I wondered then 'bout this old girl friend
Was she still around still alive

It's been years since my gears have been turnin'
Since I asked her to St. Vitas dance
Have the flames of my poor heart been burnin'
If it's hate then this must be romance

Head first baby how the good time feelin' lingers
You can be alright on the wrong side of the street
I'm so hungry for love I be lickin' off all my fingers
But first you gotta learn to take the bitter with the sweet
Yeah I feel just like gettin' in trouble

By the hair on her chinny chin chin
And I love to get down on her stubble
With my teeth in a Cheshire grin

Head first baby how the good time feelin' lingers
You can be alright on the wrong side of the street
I'm so hungry for love I be lickin' off all my fingers
But first you gotta learn to talk the bitter with the sweet