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The arena rock group behind one of the fastest-selling debut
albums in history, Boston was essentially the vehicle of studio wizard
Tom Scholz, born March 10, 1947, in Toledo, OH. A rock fan throughout
his teen years, he began writing songs while earning a master's degree
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After graduation, he
began work for Polaroid, and eventually joined a local band led by
guitarist Barry Goudreau. Though Scholz signed on as a keyboardist, he
also began learning guitar, and his quick mastery of the instrument
soon allowed him to take full control of the band.
At the same time, Scholz set about constructing his own 12-track
recording studio in the basement of his home, where the group -- now
dubbed Boston and including Goudreau, vocalist Brad Delp, bassist Fran
Sheehan, and drummer John Sib Hashian -- recorded the demos that
earned them a contract with Epic in 1975. Although some recording and
overdubs were later done in Los Angeles, the 1976 release of Boston
consisted largely of Scholz's original basement tapes; spawning three
hit singles ( More Than a Feeling, Long Time, and Peace of Mind ),
the LP shot immediately to the top of the charts, and remained the
best-selling pop debut effort in history before it was supplanted by
Whitney Houston's first album in 1986.
Despite the record's overwhelming success, Scholz spent over two years
working on the follow-up, 1978's number one hit Don't Look Back; a
perfectionist, he only then released the album because of intense label
pressure for product. Unsatisfied with the results, he swore to produce
the next album at his own pace; as a result, the chart-topping Third
Stage did not appear until 1986, at which time only Scholz and Delp
remained from the original lineup.
Scholz spent the next several years in the courtroom: first, he was
sued by Goudreau, who alleged that Scholz had damaged his solo
recording career (they settled out of court); next, he won a seven-year
battle against Epic, which claimed Boston had reneged on its contract
by taking so long between releases. When the band resurfaced again in
1994 with Walk On, Scholz was the lone remaining member; Delp and
Goudreau had reunited in 1992 as RTZ, releasing the album Return to
Zero. Unlike previous returns, Walk On was a notable failure. Radio and
MTV ignored any attempts at singles or videos, and the minimalist
approach taken by the popular alternative artists of the era made the
crystalline production and lengthy recording time seem like an
egotistical exercise. Compounding the problem was the poor songwriting,
which could no longer be hidden with glossy production techniques.
Scholz still hit the road to support it, but upon his return to the
studio he knew he had to approach his situation differently.
Taking another eight years to work on the next record, he targeted the
Internet crowd first by releasing a single to www.MP3.com in the summer
of 2002. The track became the site's number one download, and word of
their new album spread quickly. Secondly, Scholz set his lyrical sights
on political targets, going so far as to title the record Corporate
America as he emphasized his disdain for the system he had been a vital
part of at one time. After releasing the record in the fall of that
year, Boston embarked on a tour that took them into 2004. In 2006 it
was announced that a new album was in the works with Scholz, Delp, and
Goudreau all involved. This new project remained unreleased when Delp
passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on March 9th, 2007.
In addition to his fame as a musician, Scholz also found success as an
inventor and businessman. In 1981, he formed Scholz Research &
Design, Inc., a company founded to create high-tech music equipment.
After first developing the Power Soak, a volume-control device,
SR&D introduced the Rockman, a small and inexpensive guitar
amplifier with headphones. The Rockman proved phenomenally popular with
other musicians, and the capital generated from its sales helped fund
Scholz's further musical ambitions. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide
Written by Jason Ankeny