Behind The Song

Behind The Song: Boston “Foreplay/Longtime”

In 1976, Tom Scholz engineered one of the greatest capers in music history when he devised a plan to record Boston’s debut album his own way, contrary to how the record label executives thought it should be done. The result was one of the best-selling albums in rock and roll history, and it all started with an instrumental track that Scholz wrote while studying at MIT years before. That track grew into “Foreplay/Longtime,” one of many hits on Boston’s triumphant first album. Host Janda Lane digs into the incredible story of Boston in this episode of the Behind The Song podcast.

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