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Category:Arts, Educational
Tags:boston, Basement, Industry secrets, the things you learn
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Boomer The Dog - 2018-05-10
A teeny bit shocking, but then it's music that's always seemed heavily produced, and that's a million dollar recording space in that basement, it looks like. Get someone like Todd Rundgren, and he could be the whole band too, with all those tools.

If there hadn't been a band until the record's release, I have to wonder what kind of back story was made up for the rock press at the time, might have been some doozys.

It was the era of the studio, starting in the later 1960s, right, with Beatles and didn't Brian Wilson record most of Pet Sounds without the other members of the Beach Boys even being there?

That video is a tease, I'd like to see more.

Cena_mark - 2018-05-10
Brian Wilson recorded most of Pet Sounds while the rest of the band was on tour, but he did it with a legendary group of studio musicians called the Wrecking Crew.

blue vein steel - 2018-05-10
oh wow, I thought it was pretty common knowledge that Boston was a studio project more than an actual band, in that the touring band had little to no input on the album production. Guess not.

badideasinaction - 2018-05-10
Yeah, I didn't think this was much of a surprise now. Like Toto being just a bunch of session musicians wanting a bigger piece of the pie.

And this was the same story for The Prodigy, Crystal Castles and allegedly Garbage - songs came first, find a person to front it and make it a band later.

Old_Zircon - 2018-05-10
Yeah, they literally taught us about this in college back inn the late 90s, this is absolutely common knowledge.

Anaxagoras - 2018-05-10
The Prodigy was upfront about who created the music from the get-go. Liam wrote everything, and the othe guys were literally listed as "dancers" and "hype men". They later started contributing musically, but at the beginning it was all Liam.

chumbucket - 2018-05-10
I'll never forget all of my college writing class accolades given the one guy who did his paper on the band, as if it were some major investigative expose piece.
Old_Zircon - 2018-05-10
Just like Foo Fighters.
blue vein steel - 2018-05-10
and The Smashing Pumpkins.

Old_Zircon - 2018-05-10
I actually got more respect for Foo Fighters when I learned that the first album came about when Dave Grohl stole an 8 track reel to reel from a local studio that had allegedly screwed him over in some way, set it up in his garage, and recorded the entire album himself, playing pretty much all the instruments.

infinite zest - 2018-05-11
The Wipers, too!

infinite zest - 2018-05-11
Agreed about FF.. I really don't like any of their songs, but I have tons of respect for Grohl as a musician and human being.

blue vein steel - 2018-05-13
I remember buying and liking their first album when it came out when i was in high school, and they have had some good singles since, but not a band i'm really into musically. But, i'm like IZ; Dave seems like a genuinely cool, talented and nice guy who deserves even more respect than than the large amount belatedly given him.

garcet71283 - 2018-05-10
Isn't this pretty much what Freddy Mercury did when he recorded Bohemian Rhapsody? Music is music, i fail to see the issue.
Anaxagoras - 2018-05-10
The issue is proper creditation & lies. See, when Trent Reznor was upfront about creating most of the music for Nine Inch Nails, we were fine with that. When Brian Transeau was upfront about creating all of the music for BT, we were fine with that. The problem s when bullshit bands like this create a fictitious band for marketing reasons. That's bullshit, and deserves to be called out.

betabox - 2018-05-10
Keebler cookies aren't really made by elves. Does that change the product?

I just really find it hard to get upset about this.

Cena_mark - 2018-05-10
Rock fans for some reason demand authenticity, especially with classic rock. They want all their bands to be rugged working class dudes, who were mates in high school, started in a garage, and worked their way through grimy clubs.

Space Odin - 2018-05-10
I'm still mad that Turbonegro are neither fast nor black.

Seven Arts/H8 Red - 2018-05-10
Boston were saddled with the "corporate rock" tag. As soon as their debut became a hot seller, no working-class roots could make up for their SOUNDING like a marketing schlub's new best friend. That Boston needed to contrive a touring band once the studio material became commercially lucrative compounded the problem.

Old_Zircon - 2018-05-10
I also don't see the problem with this.

jangbones - 2018-05-10
worship of some ridiculous musical ideal that only a "real band" should make music is some fanboi bullshit

Cena_mark - 2018-05-11
How do you feel about studio gangstas? Was Dr. Dre one?

Robin Kestrel - 2018-05-10
Yeah, I thought every classic rock fan knew this? Tom Scholz created not a band, but a certain sound.
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