There are some classic rock songs that are unquestionably part and parcel of the rock and roll rubric. "Stairway to Heaven," "Imagine," "Hound Dog"...all are staples of rock. Boston's "More Than a Feeling" certainly fits into this category as well. Released in September of 1976, it hit number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Much like the group Kansas, the name of the group as well as the music itself, represents big sky, limitless wheat fields, rich soil, simplicity and freedom.
Written by singer/songwriter/inventor Tom Scholz, this bittersweet tune was from Boston's self-titled debut album, which went on to become a rock and roll cultural milestone.This homespun ballad reflects on the power a song has to evoke the memories of a past love. That theme is appropriate, because when one hears this song, it reminds one of sweet days gone by...and it's definitely more than a feeling.
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About the Curator - Sonya Alexander
After graduating from UCLA, Sonya trained to be a talent agent. After realizing she belonged on the creative end, she started freelance writing, covering film festivals for Los Angeles local papers. She's written about film, video games, global affairs, wildlife conservation and, most recently, music. She specializes in classic rock, classic soul, blues, classic country, classical and world music and is tri-coastal, residing in Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans.