Vinyl Selection: ‘Boston’ by Boston
The story of Boston, the band and the incredible 1976 debut album, begins with Tom Scholz. An MIT grad working for Polaroid, Scholz began working on his own home studio and after getting together Jim Masdea, Barry Goudreau, and Brad Delp, the demos that would become this album were born.
Before teaming up with Epic Records and Producer John Boylan, the group, known as Mother’s Milk, would see some lineup changes with Sib Hashian replacing Madea on the drums, as well as bringing in bassist Fran Sheehan.
While the band recorded in Los Angeles, Tom Scholz would remain at home per his own request. Soon after, those re-recorded demos were completed and put together for a new “polished” LP. Scholz and company had constructed a debut that would go on to be the highest selling of all time, at least for a decade.
From “More Than a Feeling” to “Let Me Take You Home Tonight”, join Ricky Aaron as he covers the entire album for this week’s Vinyl Selection!