Showing posts with label Boston. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Boston. Show all posts

Nov 30, 2015

Boston - Don't Look Back - on Don't Look Back Album (1978)

Boston - Don't Look Back - on Don't Look Back Album (1978)
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"Don't Look Back" is a song by the American rock band Boston. It reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. It is the title track to their second album, Don't Look Back.

The song was used in the pilot episode of the ABC drama series October Road, which aired on March 15, 2007, around a week after the death of Boston's lead singer, Brad Delp.

A small clip of the song was played at the end of season two of Supernatural when Dean and Sam Winchester drive off in Dean's black Impala.

The song was performed by the remaining original members of Boston on August 19, 2007 at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, Mass. for the tribute concert to Delp. It was the last song of the concert.

Jan 3, 2015

Boston - More Than a Feeling (1976)

Boston - More Than a Feeling (1976)
"More Than a Feeling" is a song written by Tom Scholz and first released by the rock band Boston as the lead single from their self-titled debut album on Epic Records in September 1976, with "Smokin'" on the flipside. The single peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100. The track is now a staple of classic rock and in 2009 it was named the 39th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.


"More Than a Feeling" took writer Tom Scholz five years to complete. It is one of six songs Scholz worked on in his basement in 1974 and 1975 before Boston got its record contract, five of which eventually appeared on the Boston album. The drum parts were originally developed by Jim Masdea, although Sib Hashian played the drums on the official release.
Boston's website claims that the song is about "the power an old song can have in your life." The lyrics express the author's discontent with the present and his yearning for a former love, whose memory is strongly evoked by an old familiar song. According to Scholz, this song is about "The thrill one gets while driving fast cars".