Friday, March 16, 2012


The second best-selling album of all time in the US (behind Guns'n'Roses' "Appetite for Destruction") is Boston's 1976 debut album.

The band centered around guitarist, singer, producer and songwriter Tom Scholz. This makes a lot of sense once you hear the album. There's a tight, concise concept behind the album. The sound is a unique blend of heavy rock, arena glitz and radio-friendly pop that would be hard to pull off if there were multiple strong influences behind the band's sound.

This band must be lumped together with bands like Kansas and Journey, part of a mega-selling arena rock era that has given us some of the best karaoke songs known to man. Some of the bands aged better than others, but their appeal is timeless.

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