Thursday, June 22, 2006

Boston's Debut

Blender's July 06 has a review of Boston's remastered debut album. You would think time would give the Rock crit elite a better grade and understanding of what I consider a classic. But all it gets is 3 and 1/2. This doesn't surprise me. Outside of Chuck Eddy and Dave Marsh, few big name critics cared for Boston's brand of 1976 boogie rock. It was the beginning of corporate rock and the debut kicked in the door for every other faceless band to walk through. But that's no need to get snotty about the music. That album is great. 9 songs. If Tom Scholtz had left after that, it still would be regarded. So, I'm glad it still sells. Give the guy a hand for turning his basement into a thousand classic rock station sing-alongs.
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