Monday, March 27, 2017

Music Monday - Don't Look Back

I was living in Wichita, Kansas in 1977 with my spouse (who was then serving in the military). One of his flight mates was a young man from small town Missouri who introduced us to several bands, including Van Halen and this one:

It was instant love as I found this album was absolutely "Smokin".  And I'm not joking.

John "Sib" Hashian was the drummer on Boston's first two albums.  The first album, self titled "Boston", may (in my most humble of opinions) be one of the best rock albums ever.  I played that album on our phonograph over and over again.

Sib Hashian died on March 22, while performing on a cruise ship with other rock greats.  He was 67.

Perhaps a rocker would love to enter rock and roll heaven while performing.  In tribute, I'd like to ask you to listen to a handful of other Boston songs.

Hitch A Ride.

And, finally, the song I think is the best song they ever did - "More Than A Feeling".  The lyrics and music both transport me to a different place.  I read online that it took more than five years to perfect this song.

That's all I have to say.  I'm going to close my eyes and slip away....

Another great gone.

No, wait - one more song.   "Don't Look Back".  Except I do.

Note:  In April, I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.  Not all of my Monday posts will be music oriented (although the April 8 post will be).  I will be back posting music Mondays again starting in May.

17 comments:

  1. Always a shame when someone passes away, but as you say, you couldn't choose a better way than doing something you love. Great songs too.

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  2. The memories. I agree, this was the best album.

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  3. "More than a feeling" is one of my favorite songs.

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  4. I graduated from high school in 1980, so I have Boston-filled teenage memories, too. Condolences to Hashian's loved ones. Thanks for the links to these Boston hits.

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  5. I have always loved Boston...and "More Than a Feeling" was my fav!

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  6. ahhhh - I have a few fond memories associated with Boston and a couple of these songs. I can't believe how old all the band members of my favourite bands are these days. Where have the decades gone?

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  7. I liked Boston, too. It helped keep me centered when I was being assaulted by my life in Charlottesville. (I moved to Ch'ville in 76, my first LONG term stay in the South...)

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  8. As a girl from Boston it is 'More than a Feeling'! Thanks for the memories.

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  9. Love love love Boston! I hear those songs and am instantly transported to high school days. So sorry to hear Sib passed!

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  10. I think you're right, Alana. The musicians I know like nothing better than jamming and performing. We should all be so lucky to leave this earth while doing something we love. Thanks for the Boston memories, Brenda

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  11. Love it! One of the best albums, ever!!

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  12. I have to agree the best album ever. I just downloaded every song to my iphone.

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  13. It's not that popular in our country. I hear those songs. great songs.

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  14. I am not aware of this band. But will listen to the music.

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  15. This is not much popular in our part. I hear these songs and are so good.

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  16. I haven't heard them but i will check them out :)

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