Mammal’s Merry Memories: Boston – More Than A Feeling

Boston was a crossover band before the term came into wide use in music. They embraced classic rock, hard rock and classic prog. Their music was noted for the fullness of the guitars, solid rhythm, beautifully harmonised vocals and the slickness and polish in the production. They were undeniably one of the most musical bands of their era. At times they did slip into schlocky schmaltz, but by and large they were really good.

This song is from Boston, their 1976 debut album. The band went into a hiatus a couple of times over the years, but released their sixth album, Life, Love & Hope, with a new line-up in 2013.

 

 

 

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About ChristopherMammal

I've made it to Mammal. I still hope to be classified as Human one day. Meanwhile I have evolved enough to recognise different types of music as well as the shrieks of certain vervet monkeys who are known for their scurrilous behaviour in the proximity of unguarded bananas.

Posted on April 5, 2014, in Mammal's Merry Memories and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I really like this song. It’s the only Boston song I know – as far as I know – but I love how some classy performances really elevate, what is basically a catchy slice of pop-rock. I love my prog as much as the next guy, but I can’t stand wanking for the sake of it, and how it can actually ruin an otherwise decent tune. This is a great example of how some well-executed moves and a bit of thought – the bassline, the harmonies – can really enhance a song. In that respect, it’s of a piece with the likes of Talking Heads, ’80s Yes and Crimson; or more recently, Fair To Midland or Everything Everything.

    Must check out some more Boston.

  2. Love this tune and accompanying album. In fact, it was one of the first cassettes I owned and still holds up strong today. ‘Peace of Mind’ has become a personal anthem of mine.

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