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Old 12-09-2008, 10:09 AM   #16
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The 'fro did not save him? After carrying it around for all those years he just let his master die? BASTARD!
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:07 AM   #17
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you all are missing the point.
it gets played a lot because it's great, not because it's annoying. It may be annoying because of it's ubiquity, but step out of that frame of mind and just LISTEN to it.
like "Rumours" by Fleetwood Mac. Great music.

the production and songwriting on "Boston" are INSANE. Tom Scholz's guitar tone unbelievably beautiful, and has never been replicated by anyone. every bit is in the exact right place - the arrangements are impeccable. Brad Delp's harmonies are amazing. The rhythm shifts and changes are fascinating. and the hooks keep coming fast and furious.

Absolutely NOTHING sounded this good in 1973. Nothing has since. I'm glad they did it.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:13 AM   #18
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No one said it was annoying...It is a great album, it made my top 50. Foreplay and Peace of Mind probably are my favorite tracks on there. I've never really been as big a fan as More Than A Feeling, but still a great song.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:28 AM   #19
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The best thing about Boston is that they are no longer making music, the other thing of note is that without 'more than a feeling' there is no 'smells like teen spirit'
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Mine is at 3:39 of "Peace of Mind".
Holy shit that sounds like the Blade of the God of Thunder ripping through Heaven itself...
I love that song so much. That singer .... man, he was great.

I like that the chorus of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" uses the same chords as the chorus of "More Than a Feeling." Good times.

Edit: Ha! Toscano beat me to it.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:16 PM   #21
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Absolutely NOTHING sounded this good in 1973. Nothing has since. I'm glad they did it.
I love the album, but to say nothing sounded that good back then is, to put it mildly, a stretch.

And the album came out in 1976, not 1973.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:05 PM   #22
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I love the album, but to say nothing sounded that good back then is, to put it mildly, a stretch.

And the album came out in 1976, not 1973.
Right you are, 1976 it was!
they probably started recording it in '73.....Ha ha.

still, it sounds absolutely amazing. if you can name another album made back then that sounded that immaculate, had that much attention to detail paid, and was as listenable (thus eliminating EVERYTHING by Steely Dan), I'll be all ears.

Man, i gotta agree with bono_212, "Foreplay/Long Time" is a HOT TUNE.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:07 PM   #23
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(thus eliminating EVERYTHING by Steely Dan)
I always eliminate everything by Steely Dan anyway.
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That first album rocks the fuck out. Great acoustic/electric guitar interplay, vocals, everything.
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Here's something cool: guitarist Tom Scholz has a degree from MIT, and if I'm not mistaken, invented some of the tech shit for his guitar sounds.

Not a huge fan of this band, but after years of classic rock radio I got over my resistance to appreciate some of their stuff.
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and was as listenable (thus eliminating EVERYTHING by Steely Dan)
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I always eliminate everything by Steely Dan anyway.



Steely Dan: Best Band of the 70's
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Boston's first album contains great AOR music. The album is timeless even though I have heard every track to death. To me, that is the beauty of it.
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I will never understand the appeal of Steely Dan. All their songs sound like jingles.
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Brad Delp had one of the best voices in rock history. RIP
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