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Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusettswhich had its most notable successes during the s and s. Centered on multi-instrumentalist founder and leader Tom Scholzwho played the majority of instruments on the debut album, the band is a staple of classic rock.
The band has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, including 31 million albums in the United States, of which 17 million were from its self-titled debut album and seven million were for its second album, Don't Look Backmaking the group one of the world's best-selling artists. Boston was ranked the 63rd best hard rock artist by VH1.
Tom Scholz first started writing music in while he was attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology MITwhere he wrote an instrumental, titled "Foreplay". Vocalist Brad Delp was added to the collective in After graduating with a master's degree,  Scholz worked for Polaroid Renegade Master (Tall Paul Remix) - Wildchild / Unknown Artist - Renegade Master (Tall Paul Remix) /, where he used his salary to build a recording studio in his basement, and to finance demo tapes recorded in professional recording studios.
The demo tapes were sent to record companies, but received consistent rejections. Scholz stated they finished four of the six by the end ofand they finished "More Than a Feeling" and "Something About You" in Masdea left the band around this time. According to Scholz, the managers insisted that Masdea had to be replaced before the band could get a recording deal. I know Tom felt very bad when the whole thing happened. And then, of course, we started getting some interest.
Before the deal could be finalized, the band had to do a live audition for the record company executives. The duo recruited Goudreau on guitar, bassist Fran Say I Am - Tommy James & The Shondells - Hanky Panky and drummer Sib Hashian to create a performing unit which could replicate Scholz's richly layered recordings on stage.
The showcase was a success and the band agreed to put out ten albums over the next six years. In addition to the firing of Masdea, the record label insisted that Scholz re-record the demo Solenzara - Claude Ciari - Solenzara in a professional studio. However, Scholz wanted to record them in his basement studio so that he could work at his own pace. It was then that the band was named "Boston", by suggestion of Boylan and engineer Warren Dewey.
The debut album, Bostonreleased on August 25,ranks as one of the best-selling debut albums in U. During the late summer and early autumn ofBoston attracted publicity due to the record sales. However, there was "a conscious effort to de-emphasize Scholz as the total mastermind behind Boston". Despite having problems with manager Paul Ahern, being caught in the middle of a fight between Ahern and his business partner Charles McKenzie, and doing most of the recording work alone,  Scholz completed the second Boston album two years after the debut album's release.
At the time this was considered Bad Vibes Forever - Teen Suicide - Bad Vibes Forever long gap between albums, but Scholz still considered Don't Look Back to be a rush job and was unhappy with the album's second side in particular.
Another tour followed, and the album's title track became a top-5 hit. In lateScholz began writing new material, but Boston's former co-manager, Paul Ahern, argued that, according to an agreement Scholz had signed years earlier with Ahern, Ahern owned a percentage of all songs Scholz wrote from that point on. Goudreau then decided to record a solo album that featured Boston members Delp and Hashian, and Rock & Roll Band - Boston - Boston was recorded with the help of Paul Grupp, Rock & Roll Band - Boston - Boston an engineer and producer familiar with Scholz's studio techniques.
There was tension when CBS 's marketing connected Goudreau's solo album to Boston's signature guitar sound, despite Scholz not having played at all on this album. Goudreau left the band in and formed Orion the Hunter. Delp contributed vocals and co-wrote songs on the debut album, but returned to Boston and recorded vocals on the third Boston album. Its most famous product, the Rockman amplifierwas introduced in The legal trouble slowed progress toward the completion of the next album, which took six years to record and produce.
Joining Scholz in the album's development again were Delp and Jim Masdea. As CBS v. Scholz played out in court, CBS opted to withhold royalty payments to Scholz, hoping to force him to settle on unfavorable terms. Despite the adversity, progress continued to be made on the third Boston album.
A tape of one of the songs, " Amanda ", leaked out of the studio in The song Park Avenue - Lou Johnson - Incomparable Soul Vocalist the lead single when Third Stage was finally released on September 23, The album and lead single "Amanda" both went to No.
The group headed off on tour to promote Third Stage in and Third Stage was played in sequence in its entirety during the shows, with expanded arrangements of some cuts. Boston opened with "Rock and Roll Band" and brought back the original drummer, Jim Masdea, to play drums for this one song.
For the tour the group was joined by Doug Huffman and David Sikes, both of whom stayed with the band into the mids. By springScholz was back in the studio working on the band's fourth studio album. Before he left, Delp co-wrote with Scholz and David Sikes the song "Walk On", which eventually became the title track of the new album. For the second album in a row, and for the second time in a decade, Scholz's work was delayed by renovations to his studio.
It produced one hit single, " I Need Your Love ", which was widely played on some rock radio stations. Their first appearance was for two benefit shows at the House of Blues on December 12—13,in Cambridge. The group, with Delp now back in the band, toured in the summer of with both Cosmo and Delp combining vocals. Boston released a compilation album intitled simply Boston: Greatest Hits.
Smith and Sikes left the band in late and recorded an album together. Scholz headed back to the studio in to begin work on a fifth album, which eventually turned out to be Corporate America. November Together - Various - 風のメッセージ the release of Corporate America on the independent label Artemis Records. This album featured the largest Boston lineup ever; returning members included Delp and Cosmo on guitar and lead vocals, Scholz on lead guitar and organ, and Gary Pihl on guitar, along with new members Anthony Cosmo on Rock & Roll Band - Boston - Boston guitar, Jeff Neal on drums and Kimberley Dahme on bass and vocals.
Dahme, Delp, and Cosmo all contributed lead vocals to the album. The group embarked on a national tour in support of the album in and All of the living members of Boston were invited to perform in the concert.
The Rich David - California O.K. conflicts among the surviving band members spilled over to the Presidential campaign. Scholz, a self-described " Obama supporter",  sent an open letter to Huckabee in February stating that the band had never endorsed any candidate, and that he had never authorized the use of "More Than a Feeling" as Huckabee's theme song.
In the spring ofScholz and Sweet introduced a new Boston lineup, which subsequently did a North American summer tour, playing Must I Go Bound - Buffy Sainte-Marie - Many A Mile dates in 12 weeks on a double bill with Styx.
Scholz was the only founding member of Boston to play on the tour, although longtime member Gary Pihl was also part of the band, and Dahme and Neal returned on bass and drums, respectively. DeCarlo and Sweet shared lead vocals. Michael Sweet left the band in August in order to focus on Stryper. Cellular Grandstand in Hutchinson, Kansas. Neither Dahme nor Neal played on the tour. Work on the album started in Dahme returned, this time performing rhythm guitar and vocals, and drumming duties were split between Neal and Smith, with Neal handling the first leg of the tour.
Victor departed the lineup partway through the tour for unspecified reasons. In his stead, Siobhan Magnus joined the tour as a guest vocalist in July, performing lead vocals on 'Walk On'. InBoston launched another tour with a lineup consisting of Scholz, Pihl, DeCarlo, Ferrie and new member Beth Cohenwho performed keyboards, rhythm guitar and vocals. Initially, the lineup was to include former Spock's Beard drummer and vocalist Nick D'Virgilio for its first month of shows, with Neal then returning, but D'Virgilio proved "not the right fit" and Smith rejoined in his place.
The tour marked the group's 40th anniversary and included shows in Boston's Wang Millennium (Ashes To Ashes Mix) - Front Line Assembly - Reclamationtheir first full performances in their namesake town since On March 22,former drummer Sib Hashian died after collapsing on a Legends of Rock cruise ship.
In AprilScholz reported that he has been writing new material for the seventh Boston album. He told Sun Herald"I find that I'm in a position that I really need to write Rock & Roll Band - Boston - Boston that we can play at the shows.
We play basically everything that people expect to hear that we can fit into two hours. We also do a lot of things that aren't on any of the records by adding things and segues and instrumental parts, so I always have to come up with new stuff. It's quite a challenge. I have to write new things for the tour every year, which is what I wanted to do in the first place.
But I got sidetracked in the studio, recording. Now, I'm actually a performing musician, and I have to tell you, it's much more fun. I'm only I figure I've got 30 years.
On June 25,The New York Times Magazine listed Boston among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the Universal fire.
One of the themes of Boston's album covers is the presence of a guitar-shaped spaceship ostensibly a generation or colony ship carrying the city of Boston inside a clear domewith the city's Rock & Roll Band - Boston - Boston emblazoned across the front. Their spaceship also appeared on their tours in the late s, early s, and early s in the form of a giant lighting rig and accompanied on stage by their giant pipe-organ set piece, which is known to Boston insiders as Bertha because of its sheer size.
Boston's genre is considered by most to be hard rock and arena rock while combining elements of progressive rock into its music.
Boston founder, guitarist, and primary songwriter Tom Scholz's blend of musical styles, ranging from classical to s English pop, has resulted in a unique sound, most consistently realized on the first two albums Boston and Don't Look Back.
This sound is characterized by multiple lead and blended harmonies guitar work usually harmonized in thirdsoften alternating between and then mixing electric and acoustic guitars. The band's harmonic style has been characterized as being "violin-like" without using synthesizers. Another contributing factor Rock & Roll Band - Boston - Boston the use of handmade, high tech equipment, such as the Rockmanused by artists such as Journey guitarist Neal Schonthe band ZZ Topand Ted Nugent.
Def Leppard 's album Hysteria was created using only Rockman technology. A heavier, lower, and darker overall approach came in the next two albums Third Stage and Walk On.
The original track "Higher Power", on the Greatest Hits album, exhibits a near Germanic and almost techno influence with its sequencer-sounding keyboards, a sound most fully realized on Corporate America' s title track. Tom Scholz also credited the late Brad Delp with helping to create Boston's sound with his signature vocal style. Delp, who was strongly influenced by the BeatlesRock & Roll Band - Boston - Boston was well known for his extended Rock & Roll Band - Boston - Boston range, shown on hits such as " More Than a Feeling ".
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