very much $.% ith a group consciousness in the forefront. not unlike Genesis or The Moody Blues. Their sound leans toward hard rock 'n' roll, but their sense of both dynamics and harmonies prevents any of their numbers from becoming tedious.
As a direct result of the band's internal cohesiveness, their first single, "More Than A Feeling," has had to sell solely on the basis of what was contained in the grooves—nothing else. What a shocking notion for the record industry! Radio stations were puzzled. but it didn't stop them from jumping on the record when they got it. "More Than A Feeling" has become a national breakout, and the band's debut album and tour will capitalize on the musical popularity they've achieved.
Working in isolation has been beneficial for Boston. as they've been able to concentrate on the music exclusively; the result is an assurance that yes, we can play this stuff very well, and a confidence in being able to play it live that will stand them in good stead on the road.
I've seen Boston in a live situation twice: the first time was a Friday night rehearsal in a warehouse, the second at an outdoor concert, only their second time in front of an audience. On each occasion, there was an air of self-confidence about the music that transcended any difficulties on stage (the live gig was plagued by voltage-happy gremlins in the P.A.).
Boston's "dues-paying" days are now behind them, and they face a bright future, secure in the knowledge that people are into them because of their musicianship. It's a comfortable bit of knowledge to possess.