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Thursday, December 31, 2009


BOSTON (1976)
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Boston is a great example of a group of extremely talented musicians who managed to elevate the art of simple rock 'n roll to a level beyond the ordinary. Some would argue that Boston was less "real" than todays rock music. Some might label them as "corporate", or "sell-outs", or "fluff", or "un-cool", but nothing could be farther from the truth.
Those who look back on rock music from the 50's, 60's, 70's or 80's and scoff at the production, the clothes, or the simple care taken in the "presentation" of the music, have missed the very point. The fact that most rock musicians from previous era's actually had talent and presented their art to the audience via a "production" doesn't make them "fake" or "sell-outs".
What constitutes being "real" today? Do a bunch of tattoos and piercings make you real? If you're angry or depressed all the time, does that make you "real"? If you can barely play a note or can't actually sing on key, but you can scream and mumble, does that make you "real"?
Today's fashionable artists may think they're keeping it "real", but the fact of the matter is, most are just talentless "wastes of space" who don't have the ability to create anything other than "ordinary", "depressing", "angry", "drab", "uninspired" garbage (there are many exceptions as regularily shown on this very blog, of course). Anyway, that doesn't make Boston's music "real", it's still radio-formated hard rock... It just tells me they have talent and in the end it's all about talent and the ability to truly inspire.

1. More Than A Feeling
2. Peace Of Mind
3. Foreplay/Long Time
4. Rock & Roll Band
5. Smokin'
6. Hitch A Ride
7. Something About You
8. Let Me Take You Home Tonight


Anonymous said...

Very good points, so many bands today just jump on the flavor of the moment. I'm glad a lot of today's music is more 'organic' but I miss bands who could actually play their effin instruments!

Happy New Year

Anonymous said...

well said. thanks for the post

Anonymous said...

bonne annee