Boston

More than a feeling? In the summer of ’76, the multi-layered watershed resonance of Tom Scholz’s guitar blaring from FM radios begat an American rock ‘n’ roll revolution. 

Reviled by hipsters and intolerant journalists aplenty; players dug the production, song-craft, and musicianship. As did the public, which pushed Boston’s debut slab to 17x Platinum. 

Tom Scholz doubled on bass, sans for two tracks waxed by Fran Sheehan. The passages exude harmonic finesse by way of upper register motifs along with smart counterpoint and soulful rhythms. I guess if I were a punk that didn't know any better, I’d have felt threatened too.