|Group leader Tom Scholz wrote this. A graduate
of MIT, he was working at Polaroid up until this was released.
|According to Rolling Stone magazine,
Scholz was inspired by the "heart-tugging mood" of the Left Banke's
1967 song "Walk Away Renee." He worked on the song for 5 years in
his basement studio before it was released on this album. (thanks,
Scott - chicago, IL)
|This was Boston's first single. When they
tried to release their first album, no one would produce it, so they
made their own production company and did it all. (thanks, Chris -
|The album is one of the best selling of all
time. It continues to sell well due to catalog sales.
|The single was edited from the album version.
|Nirvana sometimes played the beginning of this
as an intro to "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
|On Rolling Stone magazine's 500
Greatest songs of all time, this song is #500. (thanks, Julian -