Saturday, February 25, 2006

Current Buns No.5 (Mashed potato Scholz)

Just heard in the kitchen on Classic Gold (hehe) Boston's "More Than A feeling". Cheesy lyrics ("So many people have come and gone
Their faces fade as the years go by
Yet I still recall as I wander on
as clear as the sun in the summer sky"), cheesy eunuchoid singing, positively stiltonesque descending runs by Tom Scholz(6' 5" and 34 US patents to his name - fact) yet...the production ROCKS. I mean it really rocks...even on a digital radio that, while is awesome for the spoken word, flattens any music to tissue paper and makes it less interesting. Maybe Tom and the boys were just ahead of their time.
I think I need a lie down...

3 comments:

Dan said...

It is also a REALLY GREAT (if completely cheesy as you point out) song! The production is amazing, but so is the opening vocal lifting and melting into that guitar line ... Perfect for Grand Theft Auto I reckon.

Garuda said...

Indeed, I was reminded of the halcyon days of playing that very game in, erm...office hours courtesy of you! Up there with cowbell classic, BOC's Don't Fear The Reaper. These records now seem to act as some kind of retro futurist signifier...they appeared at a time when America was actually economically and politically shakey, but conjure up a utopian sheen of silk bomber jackets and close encounters-style neon glow. FM futurism, or summat...

Peter said...

that record was pretty iconic for me. i remember my mate paul and i playing it to death; i had the single but he went the whole hog and bought the album. not long afterwards he bought a pistols record and set fire to the boston in the back garden. i was a bit worried he might do the same with my queen albums so i hid them.

more on tom's genius here...