Boston – Rock and Roll Band

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Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts achieved their most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. Centered on guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz, the band is a staple of classic rock radio playlists. Boston’s best-known works include the songs “More Than a Feeling”, “Peace of Mind”, “Foreplay/Long Time”, “Rock and Roll Band”, “Smokin'”, “Don’t Look Back”, and “Amanda”.

They have sold over 31 million albums in the United States, of which 17 million were from their self-titled debut album and seven million were for its second album, Don’t Look Back. Altogether, the band has released six studio albums. Tom Scholz first started writing music in 1969 while he was attending MIT, where he wrote an instrumental, titled “Foreplay”.

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Boston – Rock and Roll Band

While attending MIT, Scholz joined the band “Freehold”, where he met guitarist Barry Goudreau and drummer Jim Masdea, who would later become members of Boston. Vocalist Brad Delp was added to the collective in 1970. After graduating with a master’s degree, Scholz worked for Polaroid, where he used his salary to build a recording studio in his basement.

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“Rock and Roll Band” is a song written by Tom Scholz and first released by the rock band Boston on the band’s eponymous debut album. It is one of six songs Scholz worked on in his basement in 1974 and 1975 before Boston got its record contract, five of which eventually appeared on the Boston album. The “Rock and Roll Band” demo was finished in 1974, along with three of the six. However, Scholz had begun writing the song years earlier, in the early 1970s.

The drum parts of this and other early Boston songs were developed by Jim Masdea, but this is the only song on the Boston album on which Masdea plays drums. Scholz plays clavinet and all the guitar parts, including bass guitar, and Brad Delp sings the vocals. Boston would consistently open with “Rock and Roll Band” while playing at live concerts.

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