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Boston, Massachusetts, United States (1974 – present)

Boston is a band that formed in 1974 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Centered on guitarist, songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz, a former product designer at Polaroid Corporation and an MIT engineering student, the band’s best known works include the popular singles “More Than a Feeling”, “Peace Of Mind”, “Foreplay/Long Time”, “Don’t Look Back”, and “Amanda” among others. Their 1976 self-titled debut is the second biggest-selling debut album of all-time in the U.S., with more than 17 million copies sold. Third Stage’ was only the second album to ever be certified triple-platinum in its first month of release, in November of 1986. The first was Lionel Richie’s ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, which did it one month earlier.

The group first formed in the mind of Tom Scholz, who had long expressed interest in melodic rock and the fine particulars of recording technology. Even as a child, he tinkered with just about anything mechanical or electronic that he could get his hands on. Prior to his musical career, Scholz received both a bachelor’s degree, in 1969, and a master’s degree, in 1970, in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then began working for the Polaroid Corporation as a senior product design engineer. Scholz would then reside in Boston.

Creating demos in his own home, inspired by contemporary and what came to be known as “” (“”), Scholz attracted the interest of Epic Records, who signed Scholz to a recording contract.

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  • CosmicOrigin

    I wish I could engage in sexual congress with the song foreplay. It would be so damn appropriate.

    21 Feb 10:10pm Reply
  • Cataclysm_

    Quando toca Amanda eu já agarro minha escova de cabelo pra fazer meu cover UHAUSHAUSHUAHSUAH <3 <3

    12 Feb 2:16am Reply
  • TheArtistBox

    Funny how they took their names from where they lived.

    11 Jan 9:51pm Reply
  • TheArtistBox

    Boston was also a UK prog rock band from the original boston :)

    11 Jan 9:50pm Reply
  • ResisT

    R.I.P. Brad Delp. One of the best voices in rock n' roll!

    30 Aug 2014 Reply
  • nopuppet

    Tom Scholz for mayor of Boston!!!

    22 Aug 2014 Reply
  • tsudduth24

    Hitch A Ride..... best Boston song ever [1276]

    13 Aug 2014 Reply
  • zykoveddy

    А по мне так максимальный деградат это, будучи унылой аттеншн-хорой, писать плоские провокационные комментарии в рупорах в надежде, что тебя кто-то воспримет всерьёз.

    10 Aug 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    всегда не понимал, почему такое говно, как все исполнители такого жанра, как AOR действительно настолько популярны (в особенности среди пиндосов). То есть ярче примера для деградации классического рока, чем все эти отвратительно скучные Boston, Styx, Journey, Foreigner, Toto, REO Speedwagon и придумать нельзя

    19 Jul 2014 Reply
  • radioacrata

    Foreplay

    29 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Leonardo_p07

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    14 Apr 2014 Reply
  • MupD

    Peace Of Mind класна

    11 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    7 Mar 2014 Reply
  • JeremyAce4

    @zeppelin1717 cool story bro :) {2}

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    Good new album 4/5.

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Overture1383

    New album is amazing! :)

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MusicMagic77

    >> The new album is OUT! >> Wikipedia English article

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MusicMagic77

    Question: “Has your process changed at all, or do you still do it like you did it in the 1970s? >> Answer by Tom Scholz :There is one change. Regrettably at the end of the process I have to do a conversion from analog to digital. I have to deal with what that does and do maybe some editing. Typically I will spend three to six months recording a particular song. As I’m going along, I have versions and incarnations. I like to relax a minute at the end of the day and let the tape play. I really enjoy that. But in that last step in converting to digital, even “good” digital at 24 bit, after a few hours I don’t want to hear the song anymore. It’s an agonizing process for me. It’s heartbreaking. What I hear is fantastic. It sounds spacious and beautiful.

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MusicMagic77

    Part#2: Then it gets converted to digital and sounds like crap. I can’t do anything about it. However, I have made a series of mixes that are completely analog. So for most of the songs all analog versions. I’m just in the process of finishing that up and we will be releasing this on vinyl, which will be completely analog. I’m very much looking forward to that. I’m not sure if there are any other analog recordings on vinyl these days. It sounds great. I can’t stand digital. I can’t stand listening to it. If I had to record in digital, I would stop.” >> Read here the full article

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • JoeyThrasher

    @zeppelin1717 cool story bro :)

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
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