Originally printed in Guitar World, October 2006
Guitarist Tom Scholz proudly recalls the making of Boston and Don t Look Back, two of rock s all-time greatest albums.
When Boston s self-titled first album was released in the fall of 1976, few industry insiders thought that a guitar-heavy rock record could make much of a dent in the charts, much less become the best-selling debut of all time. Everybody thought that it was impossible, because disco ruled the airwaves at the time, recalls Boston leader Tom Scholz. But we stumbled onto a sound that worked, and soon everybody was imitating it.