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Boston-Third Stage 30th Anniversary-Tom Scholz

“Third Stage” Boston comeback album released exactly thirty years ago this weekput up spectacular numbers in popularity, with three Top 20 hits on Billboard including “Cant’cha Say”,”We’re Ready”, and the #1 “Amanda”, all helping to blast the album to #1 sales…

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Boston-Tom Scholz,the late Brad Delp

In the Summer of 1975, a year before releasing what quickly became the biggest selling debut album in music history, the band Boston did not even exist . A year later Tom Scholz’s seven year basement tapes would emerge out of nowhere to re-write the record books on popularity and profits …(more)

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Todd Rundgren’s Utopia-Only Human-Boston 11-79

The release of the triple-disc live career set For the Lack of Honest Work from Todd Rundgren is a joy for us TR fans , but as comprehensive and era-spanning as it is, there are still some “best of” songs that are not represented . Check out the stunning live chorus vocals here on “Only Human” in this Thanksgiving-eve 1979 Boston performance with Utopia bass/vocalist Kasim Sultan, keyboards/vocalist Roger Powell, and drummer/singer Willie Wilcox.

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers-Don’t Bring Me Down-Boston 1978

When Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers only had two albums of material from which to draw for their club sets ( which often meant several sets a night), the band would reach down at just the right time and throw a change up cover song such as “Don’t Bring Me Down” that would shift the […]

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Todd Rundgren Utopia-Road to Utopia-Caravan-Boston 11-79

He celebrated a birthday over the weekend, but Todd Rundgren had one of the strongest live bands, Utopia, working in 1979 when this Boston gig was broadcast nationwide on the eve of Thanksgiving. Here’s a medley of “The Road to Utopia/ Caravan” originally found on Adventures in Utopia.  

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Boston-Boston

In the Summer of 1975, a year before releasing what quickly became the biggest selling debut album in music history, the band Boston did not even exist . A year later Tom Scholz’s seven year basement tapes would emerge out of nowhere to re-write the record books on popularity and profits …(more)

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Boston- Third Stage- Tom Scholz

In his 1988 book Generation Swine , the late gonzo journalist Hunter S.Thompson wrote ,” The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.”

After listening to this week’s classic rock interview with Boston’s composer/producer/guitarist Tom Scholz , you’ll no doubt agree that it just as easily could have been written about the music business …(more)