Boston guitarist-songwriter Tom Scholz recalls the creation of his band's enduring debut single. This bittersweet tale about the power of music also helped define an entire genre of immaculately-produced, and performed, pop-rock. If the idea of an unknown — and deliberately anonymous — band having such an impact with its first ever release is incredible, then the way the song was crafted is no less so.
Mais acessadas de Boston. More Than A Feeling Boston. I looked out this morning and the sun was gone Turned on some music to start my day I lost myself in a familiar song I closed my eyes and I slipped away It's more than a feeling more than a feeling , when I hear that old song they used to play And I begin dreaming more than a feeling 'till I see Marianne walk away I see my Marianne walkin' away So many people have come and gone Their faces fade as the years go by Yet I still recall as I wander on as clear as the sun in the summer sky It's more than a feeling more than a feeling when I hear that old song they used to play And I begin dreaming more than a feeling 'till I see Marianne walk away I see my Marianne walkin' away When I'm tired and thinking cold I hide in my music, forget the day and dream of a girl I used to know I closed my eyes and she slipped away She slipped away, She slipped away. It's more than a feeling more than a feeling , when I hear that old song they used to play And I begin dreaming more than a feeling 'till I see Marianne walk away.
Written by Tom Scholz , it was released as the lead single from their eponymous debut album on Epic Records in September , with " Smokin' " on the b-side. The single peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot The track is now a staple of classic rock , and in , it was named the 39th best hard rock song of all time by VH1. The song was based on a fantasy rather than fact  and took Tom Scholz five years to complete. The song is in compound AABA form. The Book of Rock Lists suggests that the chorus riff may itself be a subtle homage to the Kingsmen 's classic, " Louie Louie. Boston's website says the song is about "the power an old song can have in your life,"  with Scholz elaborating that "it was sort of a bittersweet ballad. The lyrics express the author's discontent with the present and his yearning for a former love named Marianne, whose memory is strongly evoked by an old familiar song. In an interview Scholz was asked, "Who is Marianne? She wasn't my girlfriend.
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