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Don't Look Back guitar solo underrated?

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  1. mikej89

    mikej89 Senior Stratmaster

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    The solo in "Don't Look Back" will always be in my top 10, honestly... Coming out of that bridge and capitalizing on the main guitar melody with more punch and modulating up, simply epic IMO.

     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It's pretty good, I'll say that.
     
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    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I think a lot of Boston's work is extremely underrated.
    Love him or hate him, Rick Beato has a very good "What makes this song great" on More than a Feeling.

    If anything bad can be said about Scholz/Boston, it's that he helped to usher in the era of "overproduction" we saw too much of in the 80's.
     
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    mikej89 Senior Stratmaster

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    What's an example of that oveproduction? Boston offerings or other artists?
     
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    Jason D Senior Stratmaster

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    I think a lot of Tom’s playing is amazing. Incredible tone. Boston is one of the very few classic rock bands I can still listen to on the radio. Their sound and presentation as well as their songs just never get old to my ears.
     
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    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Tom put a lot of time, intelligence, and technology into getting the sound that he got from Boston.
    What came later drew on Tom's genius and inspiration, and in doing so without Tom's genius, overdid it.
    I'm talking mainly of the hair/glam bands.
     
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    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Bingo.
    When you listen to what was available in 1976, there is no comparison to what Tom did with that Goldtop.
    Boston was easily 5 years ahead of their time.
    Never gets old, granted, I have not followed them after Walk On.
     
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    Never heard that theory before. Most people say the hair band sound was influenced mostly by Van Halen.
     
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    It was, as far as style and stage appearance.
    But Van Halen still had the basic raw edge, no real challenges to performing live.
    Boston was far more refined... the hair bands carried it too far and replaced talent with technology.
     
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    "But Van Halen still had the basic raw edge, no real challenges to performing live."

    Um... except the guitar playing maybe?
     
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    Ritchie Blackmore with Rainbow, Since You’ve Been Gone, love the way the outro solo just kind of tumbles in
     
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    I grew up hearing Boston played daily in the late 70's early 80's. I heard Boston in the car with my wife a month ago and she asked if I like playing to them. I remember thinking their guitar sounds seems really over processed, grainy?, not sure what I'm trying to describe. Weird how tastes change.
     
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    See Van Hagar....5150 on is overproduction in my opinion.
     
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    Sholz is a killer player. MIT grad. The first three albums are full of great tone and playing..
     
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    Love the Hitch A Ride solo !
     
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    That's Eddie's fingers... not the production ;)
     
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    Underrated electrical engineer.

    And musician.
     
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    Practically ignored, that's why it's on altruistic American commercial FM radio several times a day, to spread the word. People had never heard of Tom Scholz. He had to make this box to get his name out there:

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