Sunday, December 11, 2016

Song #195: "Rock And Roll Band"--Boston (1976)

It's the third of four contributions in our musical journey from "just another band out of Boston", and the second of three from the debut album from "Boston" that has gone on, in the subsequent 40-year period, to go down as one of the greatest albums in rock history, not just one of the greatest debut releases ever.

I can count on my hand the number of albums where I can say I enjoy listening to every song, whether Side A or Side B. This is one of them. There's not a bad song on this album, leading to its legendary status.

Today's song kicks off Side B and tells the story of the band, and how they got to the point of recording this material. Remember, when they recorded this song, they truly were still "just another band out of Boston, on the road and trying to make ends meet".

But not for long.

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