When we scored a major coup getting Tom Scholz and Brad Delp as guests for In the Studio episode #10 thirty years ago this week, Scholz had already earned the reputation as the “Howard Hughes of Rock” because of his technical wizardry and notorious reclusiveness. My first conversation with both came during a break at […]
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When entities outside of the rock world try to define it, I usually hold my breath and cover my eyes, but in 2008 the folks at Time- Life did a pretty impressive job collecting hard rock genre-defining classics from Deep Purple, Whitesnake, KISS, Bad Company, Heart, Judas Priest, Boston, Ted Nugent, and many more […]
Forty years ago, the sweltering Summer 1978, the band Boston was a major player in a drama playing out in Memphis TN. The band’s debut Boston two years earlier had by August sold seven million copies on its way to becoming the top selling debut ever (now over 17 million ), and the follow-up […]
Irrefutable proof of why Tom Scholz of the band Boston had to move from his apartment house in Watertown , MA .Turn it up as loud as your gear can go . -Redbeard
“The Very Last Time” that Todd Rundgren performed live with his ace band Utopia reportedly was over thirty years ago, so you can imagine that it is a pretty big deal for us hardcore Todd-followers that a box set and a reunion tour are both set for this year. It was once said of Todd […]
“Third Stage” Boston comeback album released in 1986 put 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…
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)
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.
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 […]
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.