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  • Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when this rocker became the first major-label song made available for exclusive digital download. An unused cut from the Get a Grip sessions, it was part of week-long promotion by CompuServe during which fans could download Aerosmith music from the net.

    Download speeds at the time were so slow it took between 60 and 90 minutes to download the track but ten thousand CompuServe subscribers still made the effort to get the tune.

    "If our fans are out there driving down that information superhighway," said Steven Tyler at the time, "then we want to be playing at the truck stop. This is the future - so let's get it going."
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