Blind Man (Aerosmith song)

"Blind Man"
Aerosmith Blind Man single.jpeg
Single by Aerosmith
from the album Big Ones
B-side"Head First"
ReleasedNovember 1994 (1994-11)
FormatCassette, Compact Disc
RecordedApril 1994 at Power Station in New York City, New York and June 1994 at Capri Digital Studios in Capri, Italy[1]
GenreHard rock
Songwriter(s)Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
Taylor Rhodes
Producer(s)Michael Beinhorn[1]
Aerosmith singles chronology
"Blind Man"
"Walk on Water"
Music video
"Blind Man" on YouTube

"Blind Man" is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Taylor Rhodes. It was released as a single in November 1994 from the Geffen-era compilation album Big Ones, one of three songs from that greatest hits record not previously released on any Aerosmith studio album, which was also released in November (see 1994 in music).

Despite the song's moderate success, the band hardly ever performed it live after the 1993-1994 Get a Grip Tour.


The song was recorded at two separate sessions, the first session took place at Power Station, New York City in April 1994, and was engineered by Adam Kasper with second engineering by Chris Albert. The second session took place at Capri Digital Studios, Capri, Italy in June, and was also engineered by Adam Kasper, but the second engineer on that session was Max Carola.[1]

Track listing[edit]

1."Blind Man" (LP version)3:57
2."Shut Up And Dance" (Live)4:44
3."Get a Grip" (LP version)3:58


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 76
Canada (RPM)[3] 5
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 89
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 37
Norway (VG-lista)[6] 9
Spain (Los 40 Principales) 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 23
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 48
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[8] 3
US Billboard Mainstream Top 40[8] 23

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[9] 65


The video for the song was also one of the only songs from Aerosmith's Geffen era not released on the video collection Big Ones You Can Look At. The live performance portions of the video were filmed during the day at The Summit in Houston, Texas before Aerosmith's performance there on September 30, 1994. The video was directed by Marty Callner, and featured cameo appearances by Pamela Anderson and A&R man John Kalodner.

In 2009, drummer Joey Kramer admitted on That Metal Show that this is his least favorite Aerosmith video.