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post Jul 20 2007, 07:24 PM
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post Jul 21 2007, 02:06 PM
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The melodies in Peace Of Mind are simply awesome.

Its sad about Brad Delp, he will be misseed.
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post Jul 21 2007, 02:18 PM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Jul 21 2007, 02:06 PM) *
The melodies in Peace Of Mind are simply awesome.

Its sad about Brad Delp, he will be misseed.

Boston was one of the loudest recorded albums of that time,I still have a tape of them.
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post Sep 1 2007, 11:24 AM
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QUOTE (Eat-Sleep-andJam @ Jul 20 2007, 07:24 PM) *
This album review is in honor of Brad Delp( best known as the lead vocalist for the band Boston).Brad had been married and divorced twice n his lifetime and was engaged to Pamela ( His girlfriend of several years)prior to his untimely suicide. Brads electric vocals shocked people around the world.
Rip Brad Delp- You will be missed - (June 12, 1951 – March 9, 2007)



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Overview
Ok now onto the album. This album is easily one of the most memorable classic rock albums of the 70's and 80's. The album is a staple of classic rock radio stations playlists and when your on your way to your next baseball game, or to meet up at Mcdonalds with the wife for some lunch, turn the station and your bound to here some Boston. Boston delivered power licks and riffs as well as creative lyrics. The album was in the right place at the right time and boy did it show when it only took 2 months the RIAA Gold Record Award in 1976.
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Track Listing

1. "More Than a Feeling" – 4:46 *
2. "Peace of Mind" – 5:02*
3. "Foreplay/Long Time" – 7:47 *
4. "Rock and Roll Band" – 3:00 *
5. "Smokin'" (Bradley Delp, Scholz) – 4:20 *
6. "Hitch a Ride" – 4:13
7. "Something About You" – 3:48
8. "Let Me Take You Home Tonight" (Delp) – 4:43

*'s next to My favorite songs on the album.
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Note: Notice there is only 8 tracks on the album, showing that it doesnt take a 2 cd album to reach gold standards wink.gif.
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Lyrics
There is something about the lyrics that just gives you goosebumps everytime you hear them. Here is a excerpt from " More then a Feeling "
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Guitar Work on the Album
The lead and rhythm gutiar on the album is the most exciting quality of the whole album, with simple solos and calm chord progressions the album was a hit recipe of success. The innovations of simplicity on the album led to other ablums doing the same methods.
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Ok, I just got the chills. Can't believe he's gone. He lived about 10 miles from where I live (Londonderry, NH) and just around the corner from a friends house. Just a nice, down to earth guy. I met him 2 years ago after a show (snuck back stage with some chick that knew the drummer) and talked with him for awhile. Turned out he lived right around the corner from where I live for around 10 years. When I told him where I live, he said "wow, what a small world". I was thinking, buddy I've been listening to you guys since your debut album. He signed my T-shirt and we hung out and drank a few beers. Because he is local, the band had quite a few friends and family members there. They just talked about how this one was doing and what they were all up to. It was more like a family reunion than anything. Just a nice guy who will be sorely missed.
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post Sep 1 2007, 11:44 AM
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QUOTE (Rock @ Sep 1 2007, 11:24 AM) *
Ok, I just got the chills. Can't believe he's gone. He lived about 10 miles from where I live (Londonderry, NH) and just around the corner from a friends house. Just a nice, down to earth guy. I met him 2 years ago after a show (snuck back stage with some chick that knew the drummer) and talked with him for awhile. Turned out he lived right around the corner from where I live for around 10 years. When I told him where I live, he said "wow, what a small world". I was thinking, buddy I've been listening to you guys since your debut album. He signed my T-shirt and we hung out and drank a few beers. Because he is local, the band had quite a few friends and family members there. They just talked about how this one was doing and what they were all up to. It was more like a family reunion than anything. Just a nice guy who will be sorely missed.


Oh, I also saw him play at a local bar here in town and once in a small music theatre in Portsmouth in his band Beatlejuice. This is a video from Salem High School, Salem New Hampshire. My parents live in Salem and my nephew is a senior there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Eb-5UnjGg4...ted&search=

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubs2xuVyb6M...ted&search=

I used to go to this spot to watch the July 4th fireworks, Swampscott MA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMKspv27CR8...ted&search=

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post Sep 1 2007, 12:01 PM
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QUOTE (Rock @ Sep 1 2007, 02:44 AM) *
Oh, I also saw him play at a local bar here in town and once in a small music theatre in Portsmouth in his band Beatlejuice. This is a video from Salem High School, Salem New Hampshire. My parents live in Salem and my nephew is a senior there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Eb-5UnjGg4...ted&search=

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubs2xuVyb6M...ted&search=

I used to go to this spot to watch the July 4th fireworks, Swampscott MA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMKspv27CR8...ted&search=



Great Videos. Brad was such a down to earth guy. It was sad what happened to him.

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post Sep 1 2007, 12:09 PM
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QUOTE (Eat-Sleep-andJam @ Sep 1 2007, 12:01 PM) *
Great Videos. Brad was such a down to earth guy. It was sad what happened to him.

- John


Definitely. I had the honor to meet him a few times and he was like you say really down to earth. He would hang out after all his Beatlejuice shows to talk with people for however long they wanted. They had every detail in those Beatles tunes perfect and no matter what he sang he would sound like John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Truly a talented man.
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post Sep 1 2007, 12:53 PM
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I really loved this when it came out. Now the thought of listening to it again makes me shudder, it would be painful. However at the time, it was great. The guitarist created his own effects devices, which is why they were unique for the time. He was an MIT engineering school graduate. For those of you that don't know, I will illustrate how difficult MIT. I have a nephew who graduated #2 in his high school class out of 300. At MIT he could not handle engineering, changed major to an easier one, computer science. In four years, he got only one 'A' grade. I believe the guitarist's name was Tom Schultz, something like that. Smart guy.
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post Sep 1 2007, 01:01 PM
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Oh my, my mid teens was all about this album and the next, even Garry Goudrau's self titled solo album was great.

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post Sep 1 2007, 02:14 PM
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QUOTE (fkalich @ Sep 1 2007, 03:53 AM) *
I really loved this when it came out. Now the thought of listening to it again makes me shudder, it would be painful. However at the time, it was great. The guitarist created his own effects devices, which is why they were unique for the time. He was an MIT engineering school graduate. For those of you that don't know, I will illustrate how difficult MIT. I have a nephew who graduated #2 in his high school class out of 300. At MIT he could not handle engineering, changed major to an easier one, computer science. In four years, he got only one 'A' grade. I believe the guitarist's name was Tom Schultz, something like that. Smart guy.



Indeed He was a Smart Guy smile.gif I was aware he was a engineer not quite sure what school he went to, Thanks for the Info.

And I hope you all liked the review , I thought boston deserved some respect considering they have suffered for many years with the Red Sox tongue.gif


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post Sep 1 2007, 03:00 PM
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QUOTE (Eat-Sleep-andJam @ Sep 1 2007, 08:14 AM) *
Indeed He was a Smart Guy smile.gif I was aware he was a engineer not quite sure what school he went to, Thanks for the Info.

And I hope you all liked the review , I thought boston deserved some respect considering they have suffered for many years with the Red Sox tongue.gif
- John


oh I loved them, they invented a great sound. there are very few bands I continue to listen to from that period.
but they were very influential, pioneered the digitally processed lead guitar sound.

maybe I will give them a try again, sometimes I enjoy something from way back when, and am surprised when I do.
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post Sep 3 2007, 12:09 AM
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QUOTE (Eat-Sleep-andJam @ Sep 1 2007, 09:14 AM) *
Indeed He was a Smart Guy smile.gif I was aware he was a engineer not quite sure what school he went to, Thanks for the Info.

And I hope you all liked the review , I thought boston deserved some respect considering they have suffered for many years with the Red Sox tongue.gif
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I was at the Sox game last night for the no-hitter with Bucholz. Unbelievable. I still can't believe I was there. I'm going to save the stubs and see if I can get him to sign at some point.
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