Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Boston's Self Titled First Album: Side One

Ah, Boston's debut album, one of the first albums on vinyl I ever bought. This is one of my more favorite albums, and gets a large amount of airtime when I'm DJing at my college's radio station. Its the second best-selling debut album of all-time in the United States, after Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction. For this post I'll go through Side One of this album

Side 1 Track 1: More Than A Feeling. The album's lead single, and a definite staple of any classic rock station. This is easily one of the most recognizable songs off the album, and in 2009 was named the 39th best hard rock song of all time by VH1. Below is a video of More Than A Feeling

Side 1 Track 2: Peace Of Mind. The album's third single, which peaked at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1977. The song is a commentary of the growing materialism amongst the Baby Boomers and the band's rejection of said materialism  Below is a video of Peace Of Mind.

Side 1 Track 3: Foreplay/Long Time. The second single off the album, which couples the instrumental Foreplay with the song Long Time, which is combined on the album and is often played combined on the radio. It clocks in at a weighty 7:47, with the first 2:25 being the Foreplay intro. Below is a video of Foreplay/Long Time