Lead Singer of Boston dead at 55.

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  1. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=254540&GT1=7702

    I never liked their music but my uncle was a huge fan. I feel bad for the guy and those close to him. In today's time, 55 is still considered young (or at least not "old"). Poor fella. Well, we will eventually learn of how he passed but thankfully, no foul play is suspected. Geeze. My uncle must be pretty sad right about now. This is indeed a dark, dark day in the music world.
     
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    Viagra and Redbull overdose?
     
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    Crap i don't know music well, I was thinking Peter Cetera was the lead singer of Boston, then i realized he was in Chicago....
     
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    I am a *huge* fan of Boston & have been since I was a kid. I was twelve when Third Stage came out and it was a constant for me throughout junior high, as well as the first CD I ever bought.

    Brad Delp had an incredible voice and was a really, really decent human being too, favoring a lot of human & animal rights programs, as well as a variety of environmental causes.

    http://www.bandboston.com/

     
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    Boston was awesome. I remember me and my sister driving from Birmingham to Tuscaloosa AL listening to Third Stage one night. *Goes to find my Boston Greatest Hits cd.....*
     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    wasnt this guy like a genius too, inventing some technology and stuff?
     
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    May he dance and sway to insanely melodic harmonized guitar lines in the after life. Such an early death :( 
     
  8. ams

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    Tom Scholz was really the musical mastermind behind Boston, and invented all kinds of guitar pedals (such as the Rockman) and various recording techniques, like dubbing a guitar part two dozen times, then compressing the heck out of it to get the 'Boston' sound. Brad provided the vocal counterpart.
     
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    Mannnnnnnn! All the greats are dying. R.I.P. dude!
     
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    Well today in my Subaru as I drive around my Boston Greatest Hits will be blastin!!
     
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    :( 

    I love Boston. So damn young too. damn.
     
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    *Quietly places CD in computer and plays more than a feeling*
     
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    <Plays 'More Than a Feeling' on Guitar Hero.>
     
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    I love Boston, great band, Tom Scholz reminds me of Trent Reznor in that he plays almost all the instruments and spends years perfecting them, its sad that Boston's only had like 4 or 5 albums in there 3 year history. Brad was a terrific singer, just listen to his range on More Than a Feeling, he even wrote some of the songs on the first album or two and played some guitar, truly will be missed.
     
  15. ams

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    Good call - I was going to draw the Reznor comparison in my last post, but didn't think anyone would get that... definitely true.

    Boston has actually been around in some form since 1976. Even though it was the first three records that really made a big impression - Boston (1976), Don't Look Back (1978), and Third Stage (1986) - there are some terrific tracks on Walk On (1994) and a couple of good ones on Corporate America (2002).

    And although I agree that Delp's voice was terrific, listen again to those high notes on 'More Than A Feeling'. It's not him - it's a guitar! Another of Tom's 'way ahead of his time' studio tricks.
     

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