Boston, my favorite band of all time. Their debut album “Boston” was released August 8 1976. The problem was, it was too good. This is one of the best albums of all time. Any following albums would have to be better. They didn’t have a chance.
In August 1978, “Don’t Look Back” was released. Not as good as the first, but still somewhat successful. The band founder Tom Scholz was not happy with the final product, but after 2 years since the first album, something had to be available to the public.
Legal problems between the band and manager kicked in and stopped all progress with any record releases. After a six year lawsuit, the band was back in business. Even though it was being written during the legal battles, “Third Stage” was released September 23 1986. Both the album and lead single Amanda hit number one.
Boston was back. After only releasing 3 albums in 10 years, they were back. No they weren’t. Because Tom Scholtz wanted the perfect album (nothing wrong with that) The fourth album “Walk On” wasn’t started until 1990.
Lead singer Brad Delp left the band. Besides Tom Scholts, Brad was the last original member left. With the combination of legal issues and too much time between releases, the band was revamped.
“Walk On” was released in June 1994 with a new lead singer and even though went platinum, only reached number 7 on the charts. Brad Delp rejoined the band in 1995. They toured and released a Greatest Hits album in 1997. In 2002 “Corporate America” was released, and the band toured until 2004.
Even though the band is still active, it doesn’t matter. After lead singer Brad Delp committed suicide on March 9 2007, as he died, so did Boston.