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Best thing out of Boston in 1976?

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Poll: Take your pick! (38 member(s) have cast votes)

Which do you prefer?

  1. Boston - Boston (1976) (27 votes [71.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 71.05%

  2. Aerosmith - Rocks (1976) (11 votes [28.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.95%

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#1 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:03 PM

Which record takes the cake?

Edited by Entre_Perpetuo, 23 May 2019 - 07:07 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:12 PM

Both albums are epic, but "Rocks" edges out for the win for me.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:26 PM

Of the two choices, I would go with Boston.

But my favorite recording would be the Grateful Dead at the Boston Music Hall (June 9, 1976) released as Road Trips Volume 4 Number 5.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:38 PM

Boston.  that one of my fav  Debuts ever.  sure they never came CLOSE to matching it.  but they could have done just that album and they'd STILL be remembered fondly.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:41 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 23 May 2019 - 01:38 PM, said:

Boston.  that one of my fav  Debuts ever.  sure they never came CLOSE to matching it.  but they could have done just that album and they'd STILL be remembered fondly.

Mick

I like to think if the label hadn’t rushed production on Don’t Look Back, Sholz would have brought it up to the level of the debut. One or two more songs and more finesse in the guitar tones and overall sound of the record is all I think it really needs.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:56 PM

Wow I might not be able to vote on this, I may upset treeduck fans who are Aerosmith freaks AND treeduck devotees who are Boston followers.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 02:37 PM

Boston

"Treeduck devotees"  :lol:

Edited by Lorraine, 23 May 2019 - 02:38 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 03:05 PM

Rocks

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:41 PM

Kinda thought this would be closer. Where are all the Aerosmith fans?

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:55 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 23 May 2019 - 01:03 PM, said:

Which record takes the cake?
Hey you forgot to click the make votes public option.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:56 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 23 May 2019 - 06:41 PM, said:

Kinda thought this would be closer. Where are all the Aerosmith fans?
On the Rocks?

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 07:02 PM

Aerosmith is one of my 3 desert island bands, along with the Doors and the Scorpions.

By desert island I mean that I would like to see them stranded on it. And then the military uses it as a weapons testing site.

Nuclear weapons.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 07:07 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 23 May 2019 - 06:55 PM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 23 May 2019 - 01:03 PM, said:

Which record takes the cake?
Hey you forgot to click the make votes public option.

Seems I did...too late now.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 07:30 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 23 May 2019 - 06:41 PM, said:

Kinda thought this would be closer. Where are all the Aerosmith fans?

I did my part.  :)

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 07:34 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 23 May 2019 - 07:07 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 23 May 2019 - 06:55 PM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 23 May 2019 - 01:03 PM, said:

Which record takes the cake?
Hey you forgot to click the make votes public option.

Seems I did...too late now.
Aye.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 09:31 PM

Boston - for it's technical merits, and it's sort of prog leanings.



PS: The Red Sox suck every year.

Edited by grep, 23 May 2019 - 09:32 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 09:42 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 23 May 2019 - 06:41 PM, said:

Kinda thought this would be closer. Where are all the Aerosmith fans?
Stiff competition.  That Boston debut doesn't have a note out of place.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 10:04 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 23 May 2019 - 06:41 PM, said:

Kinda thought this would be closer. Where are all the Aerosmith fans?

They’re here and they voted for Boston.

Aerosmith was so good that decade but this is Boston’s debut we’re talking about! :hail:

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 10:13 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 23 May 2019 - 06:41 PM, said:

Kinda thought this would be closer. Where are all the Aerosmith fans?

I voted for Aerosmith. Never been a fan of Boston. What I have heard from them is good but I never had the urge to hear any full albums by them. That being said, their debut is a huge album and overall more popular than Rocks. I can see how they're winning the poll.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 10:16 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 23 May 2019 - 10:13 PM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 23 May 2019 - 06:41 PM, said:

Kinda thought this would be closer. Where are all the Aerosmith fans?

I voted for Aerosmith. Never been a fan of Boston. What I have heard from them is good but I never had the urge to hear any full albums by them. That being said, their debut is a huge album and overall more popular than Rocks. I can see how they're winning the poll.

I know, but it always seemed to me much of TRF was made of sizable Aerosmith fans, and many of them would quickly place Rocks as one of their best records, if not their best. So to see those fans put Boston's debut first is really a huge compliment to that record.





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