Listening to Boston: Boston and Boston: Don’t Look Back is like taking a trip back in time. As a teenager in the late 1970’s, Boston was the background music of our lives – along with Genesis, Kansas, Supertramp, Pink Floyd, Bob Seger, Alan Parsons Project…
But just listening to any of the songs from Boston’s two defining albums takes me back. Boston’s sound was distinctive, all their own. Brad Delp was the voice behind the band, and what a voice it was! Coupled with the soaring harmonies from the guitars of Tom Scholz, Boston had a sound all its own, a sound that will instantly transport you back to your teen years.
If you’re getting to know Boston for the first time around, I recommend Boston and Don’t Look Back. Beyond that, though, Boston’s trademark classic rock sound is watered down by the intermittent usage of lesser lead vocalists and weaker material.
Boston and Don’t Look Back are both perfect examples of what rock and roll used to be, before disco and rap. Boston is the definition of classic rock.