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Possibly the Best first Album ever put out by a band.

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I agree. Possibly the best. It's a damn good one.

 

I love listening to debut albums, for some reason. They feel like a taste of what's to come--if the band is really good, it may be an indicator of future greatness. If the band is OK, it may be the best they have to offer. I always liked this one:

 

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You've got to clarify this a little. There are a hundred bands that have put out a great "first album".

 

Let me tell you a little about the industry. You write songs and play in basements, and garages and bars for years before anybody notices you. Then all of a sudden you're an "overnight sensation". You've got 10++ years of stored up material, why wouldn't your first album be F'ing great. The problem is following your first album with another one that is just as good.

 

AND BOSTON COULDN'T EVEN DO THAT.

 

So my vote for the greatest first album from a band that never followed up is............Black Crows- Shake Your Money Maker.

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You've got to clarify this a little. There are a hundred bands that have put out a great "first album".

 

Let me tell you a little about the industry. You write songs and play in basements' date=' and garages and bars for years before anybody notices you. Then all of a sudden you're an "overnight sensation". You've got 10++ years of stored up material, why wouldn't your first album be F'ing great. The problem is following your first album with another one that is just as good.

 

AND BOSTON COULDN'T EVEN DO THAT.

 

So my vote for the greatest first album from a band that never followed up is............Black Crows- Shake Your Money Maker.

 

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Their newest album kicks ***!

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You've got to clarify this a little. There are a hundred bands that have put out a great "first album".

 

Let me tell you a little about the industry. You write songs and play in basements' date=' and garages and bars for years before anybody notices you. Then all of a sudden you're an "overnight sensation". You've got 10++ years of stored up material, why wouldn't your first album be F'ing great. The problem is following your first album with another one that is just as good.

 

AND BOSTON COULDN'T EVEN DO THAT.

 

So my vote for the greatest first album from a band that never followed up is............Black Crows- Shake Your Money Maker.

 

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The second Boston LP was excellent too.... Not as good as the first though I will give you that.

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yea, those are all great..... but there's been some really recent great debut albums too.... for example, if you've never heard of black tide, check them out:

 

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they're probably one of my favorite metal bands [smile]

 

o and we cant forget the beautiful Orianthi.... great album. and not only is she an amazing guitarist but d*mn is she HOTTT!!! jus' sayin. :-

 

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o and we cant forget the beautiful Orianthi.... great album. and not only is she an amazing guitarist but d*mn is she HOTTT!!! jus' sayin. [smile]

 

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WORD! she rocks. I dig it.

 

She actually has some decent songs, and she isn't an American Idol baby either, and she can damn play amazing. She's hot? :- I didn't even notice, some of the PRS' she has, my god man!

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Ok. I'll be the first to say it. I HATE Boston. I don't listen to the radio very much but I am unhumanly quick to turn it off if Boston comes on.

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I have to agree, I love the Boston album.

 

Every Guitar solo in a Boston song is awsome... tone is to die for

 

IMO Tom Scholtz is the only guy that can record a song as good as Les Paul.

 

 

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Yeah, and with P-90's no less!

Or was it mini-humbuckers....

 

 

Like 'em or not, Boston set the music world on it's ear with that one.

It crossed over to every market segment, something VH didn't do.

Before long, Boston was in every dentist office, elevator and airport lounge as well.

 

I got the wife to listen to their stuff closely one night.

Explained how dubbing a dozen guitar tracks is sorta like recording an orchestra one instrument at a time.

She gets it.

 

 

You write songs and play in basements' date=' and garages and bars for years before anybody notices you. The problem is following your first album with another one that is just as good.[/quote']

I remember some guitarist years ago make the comment that he had all his life to create his first album,

and six weeks to give the record company the second one.

 

 

 

Black Crows- Shake Your Money Maker.

Damn Larry!

As soon as I saw the thread title I was thinking the same thing.

Black Crowes were the sh!t on that first album.

 

I was slow to warm up to them because local radio was playing "Hard To Handle" 100 times a day.

I was sick of it' date=' so it took me about a year to finally buy the album.

 

Don't get me wrong, HTH has some sizzling guitar work in it but the song was just too bouncy for me.

 

I like it just fine now - one of my "Desert Isle" discs.

 

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Ok. I'll be the first to say it. I HATE Boston. I don't listen to the radio very much but I am unhumanly quick to turn it off if Boston comes on.

 

I'll be the 2nd. I've heard Boston too much since they came on the scene. I liked them the 1st 10,000 times I heard them. Boston is too perfect too clean. Rock should be a bit sloppy.

 

Craih

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Boston is too perfect too clean. Rock should be a bit sloppy.

Most here would agree with you, but for radio (and dentist's offices) it has to be precise.

About the only band to effectively break that mold has been the Rolling Stones.

Sloppy as hell, but EVERYBODY recognizes their songs.

 

Personally, gimme some Led Zep, AC/DC, and pretty much any blues or southern rock.

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On a side note.....

 

 

 

Tom Scholz has to the best all-around musician ever!

 

He played (extremely well I might add)

 

Rhythm Guitar

Lead Guitar

Organ

Piano

Vocals

 

He played all the parts on this album besides drums and vocals, I think he also mastered it a little bit as well.

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WORD! she rocks. I dig it.

 

She actually has some decent songs' date=' and she isn't an American Idol baby either, and she can damn play amazing. She's hot? #-o I didn't even notice, some of the PRS' she has, my god man![/quote']

 

yea, true dat!! [thumbup]

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Led Zeppelin 1 would be my pick. I do like that Boston album though...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On a side note.....

 

 

 

Tom Scholz has to the best all-around musician ever!

 

He played (extremely well I might add)

 

Rhythm Guitar

Lead Guitar

Organ

Piano

Vocals

 

He played all the parts on this album besides drums and vocals' date=' I think he also mastered it a little bit as well.[/quote']

 

Right you are mate...also those rockmans or whatever they're called that he created were all designed by him for the album because he couldn't get the sounds to print that he was hearing in his head. Very,very clever and scary bloke.

 

But...not all those sweet solos were him. For example - my fave song is Long Time and the solo. But that solo was not him,contrary to what I believed for years.

 

Brad Delp,RIP,what a freaking singer! No,no studio trickery either contrary to popular belief. Was a mad Beatles fan,who was in a Tribute band when he died as he loved them so much.

 

Great band. Anyone who grew up in the '70's was exposed to them regardless of their demographic.

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