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© Epic Records
Year of Release: 1976
More Than A Feeling
Peace Of Mind
Rock And Roll Band
Hitch A Ride
Something About You
Let Me Take You
Boston related sites:
Don't Look Back
Boston's debut album, Boston, is a classic. Released in 1976,
nearly every single song from this album received airplay on all the album-rock
radio stations. When you first look at the song titles, you try and think
which ones do I definitely know by name? Then there are the ones that
you don't recognize by name, but the minute you first hear it, you say,
"Oh! I remember that one! " That is a great feeling.
More Than A Feeling:
This is the song that first caught my attention concerning a new band by
the name of Boston. Actually, I think I discovered this band when I was
a freshman in high school (1979), after hearing Don't Look Back,
Boston's second album. This song is just one word: GREAT!
After hearing More Than A Feeling, I wanted to hear more of
this group. Peace of Mind, Foreplay/Long Time,
and Rock And Roll Band were getting a lot of radio airplay.
The guitar work is great on Peace Of Mind, and the organ on
Foreplay leading into Long Time is just amazing.
When I used to have the 45 rpm single of More Than A Feeling,
the flip side was Smokin'. The title of this song says it
all for this one. This is SMOKIN'! Being a fellow
organist/keyboardist myself, I was truly fascinated by the organ
solos/leads in this song. This song can really get you out of a funk
and it's also a great car-driving song, where you can practice
your steering wheel as your basic drums, and your rear view mirror
as a cymbal. LOL
The next two songs, Hitch A Ride and Something About
You were songs that I didn't remember, but they songs are
good ones; they match the rockin' style of previous songs heard
Let Me Take You Home Tonight:
I don't know, but when I listen to this song, it reminds me of
the Mr. Big tune, To Be With You. It doesn't sound like it,
it just has that certain style. Mr. Big is more of a Van Halen-type
band, (when David Lee Roth was their singer). Mr. Big got mellow
with To Be With You, and as I compare that song with Boston's
Let Me Take You Home Tonight, I recognized the similarities.
I think it's the vocal harmonies in both songs that sounds
similar. If you are familar with both songs, see if I'm right.
But then again, I could be wrong.... Let Me Take You Home Tonight is
another, like the rest of the songs on this album, GREAT!
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