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Aerosmith Desmond Child Joe Perry

Dude (Looks Like A Lady)

Oct 1987

The band releasesDude (Looks Like A Lady), from their album, Permanent Vacation. Co-writer, Desmond Child:

Joe (Perry) stepped in and said, ‘I don’t want to insult the gay community.’ I said, ‘Okay, I’m gay, and I’m not insulted. Let’s write this song.’ So I talked them into the whole scenario of a guy that walks into a strip joint and falls in love with the stripper on stage, goes backstage and finds out it’s a guy. But besides that, he’s gonna go with it. He says, ‘My funky lady, I like it, like it, like it like that.’ And so he doesn’t run out of there, he stays.

Aerosmith – Dude (Looks Like A Lady)