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Boston

The arena rock band behind one of the fastest-selling debut albums in history, Boston was essentially the vehicle of guitarist and studio wizard Tom Scholz, born March 10, 1947 in Toledo, Ohio. A rock fan throughout his teen years, he began writing songs while earning a master's degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After graduation, he began work for Polaroid, and set about constructing his own 12-track recording studio in the basement of his home, where Scholz and vocalist Brad Delp recorded demos that earned them a contract with Epic in 1975. Although some recording and overdubs were later done in Los Angeles, the 1976 release of Boston consisted largely of tapes recorded in Scholz's basement. (By then, the lineup had coalesced around Scholz, Delp, guitarist Barry Goudreau, bassist Fran Sheehan, and drummer John "Sib" Hashian.) Boston spawned three hit singles ("More Than a Feeling," "Long Time," and "Peace of Mind"), and shot immediately to the top of the charts, remaining the best-selling pop debut effort in history before it was supplanted by Whitney Houston's first album in 1986.

Despite the record's overwhelming success, Scholz spent over two years working on the follow-up, 1978's number one hit Don't Look Back; a perfectionist, he only then released the album because of intense label pressure for product. Dissatisfied with the results, he swore he'd produce the next album at his own pace; as a result, the chart-topping Third Stage did not appear until 1986, at which time only Scholz and Delp remained from the original lineup.

Scholz spent the next several years in the courtroom: eventually, he won a seven-year battle against Epic, which claimed Boston had reneged on its contract by taking so long between releases. When the band resurfaced again in 1994 with Walk On, Scholz was the lone remaining member; Delp and Goudreau had reunited in 1992 as RTZ, releasing the album Return to Zero. Unlike previous returns, Walk On was a commercial failure. Radio and MTV ignored any attempts at singles or videos, and the minimalist approach taken by the popular alternative artists of the era made the crystalline production and lengthy recording time seem anachronistic.

Taking another eight years to work on the next record, he targeted the Internet crowd first by releasing a single to www.MP3.com in the summer of 2002. The track became the site's number one download, and word of their new album spread quickly. (Delp's return to the group also helped matters.) Secondly, Scholz set his lyrical sights on political targets, going so far as to title the record Corporate America, as he emphasized his disdain for the system he had been a vital part of at one time. After releasing the record in the fall of that year, Boston embarked on a tour that took them into 2004. Around this time, Scholz began work on the next album using the same studio equipment the band had used since its inception. The work moved slowly and a shadow was cast over the project by the 2007 suicide of Delp, but the band's sixth album, Love Life & Hope, was released by Frontiers Records in late 2013. The album featured vocals by Delp and was something of a return to the classic Boston sound of the '70s. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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This band/song blew me away when they came on the scene. I was a kid & can still remember my cool music teacher that let (encouraged) us to bring our albums in to play for the class. I still wanna air-guitar every time I hear it :) !!
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all hail tom scholz
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LOVE THIS SONG!!
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Hey I love your band
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Finally a famous person from Ohio
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I definitely hear how Boston influenced my favorite band Dream Theater.
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One of the greatest rock bands ever
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Great song
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This band blew me away when there 1st album came out a huge fan since 1976 rock on Boston
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will be injured (you won't die) in two days. Now that you have started reading this don't stop. Post this on at least five other stations/ song's in the next 143 minutes. When you're done press f6 and your lover's name will appear on the screen in big letters. This is so scary this actually works.
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will be injured (you won't die) in two days. Now that you have started reading this don't stop. Post this on at least five other stations/ song's in the next 143 minutes. When you're done press f6 and your lover's name will appear on the screen in big letters. This is so scary this actually works.
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Best rock band ever!
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Awesome band !!!!
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AWESOME BAND
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Boston is one of the greatest bands ever. Brad Delp the greatest vocalists ever R.I.P. eddybck who is that cutie pie blonde with the awesome smile you lucky dog? Carmello3869 @ g m a i l . c o m Does she like Van Halen? Have 2 tix, want her to go with. Yum Yum Girl she is. Look for my hit single Yum Yum Girls coming sooooon.
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Great tune
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Alabaster is right, only 2 decent albums.
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Hey alabasterwha t e v e r , don't like Boston?
Then go tonight, drink your Boones Farm, and have your buddy cut your ears off. Why? Cause you ain't using them anyways, so what's the diff. Then we all won't have to worry about you b**ching about what music you don't like
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drank my first beer listening to this 8track, cruisin with my bff and some boys. Loved the band, the beer not so much! Now I love the band AND the beer :)
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You rocked it out to a very packed lawn during the Sunfest Festival in West Palm Beach, Florida this weekend. You sounded great and it was a fabulous time. Way to go.
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Love their first album; tracks 1, 3, 5, 6 of Don't Look Back; tracks 1, 2, 4, 9 of Third Stage.
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AWSOME!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Jerry ward is happy
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boston has 4 cds i think, tho only 3 are worth mention and only two were great
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More Than a Feeling, wat a great song. I grew up listening to Boston, this is one of there best in my opinion. . ROCK ON EVERYONE
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It's been rumored that the cover art for the album Don't Look Back was a major influence on the Atari 2600 version of Space Invaders.
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Bad week..this song makes me relax
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Boston, what can you say?? They were a group that had 1 album, and Amanda. That's it!!! 1 album, this mean one day we will think "men at work" was GREAT??!!?? Or "Supertramp"
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My first live concert in Terre Haute Indiana was Boston in 1979. I've been to many shows since then and only one other even comes close. One of the best bands of all time.
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Memories =)
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seen them Indianapolis awesome!!
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Saw Boston in Athens, GA 1978. Awesomely Great!
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Listened to this music my whole life
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Studio Band verry disapointing Live!
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