Boston: ‘More Than a Feeling,’ Giants Stadium ’79

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(Not) just another band out of Boston (screen cap from YouTube clip)

(Not) just another band out of Boston

Time flies. It’s already been years since Tom Scholz and Boston celebrated the band’s 40th anniversary with a big tour in 2016.

It’s logical to feel nostalgic for the classic rock legends’ earliest days when they vaulted onto the radio, your turntable and into arenas and stadiums faster than 99.9% of rock bands.

Their former singer Brad Delp passed in 2007 and we wanted to commemorate the man and the band with a Classic Video.

Concert program from Music at the Meadowlands #1

Concert program from Music at the Meadowlands #1

A somewhat eclectic lineup of 1970s A-Listers were performing together at the former Giants Stadium at the New Jersey Meadowlands on June 17, 1979. The opening acts were country rockers Poco, Todd Rundgren & Utopia, and southern rockers Outlaws. The headliners? Just another band out of Boston, who were touring in support of Don’t Look Back, “the brand-new album on Epic Records and Tapes,” as the event program noted. (NYC-area readers of a certain age will appreciate that the album was available at Two Guys stores…)

The concert began at 12 Noon and was billed as “Music at the Meadowlands #1” and presented by the market’s leading rock station WNEW-FM.

From the concert program: “Longtime associate Brad Delp does a superb job as Boston’s lead vocalist. The rhythm section of bassist Fran Sheehan and drummer Sib Hashiam (sic) set the band’s churning pace. Guitarist Barry Goudreau supplies the second guitar in Boston’s two guitar sound.” (Of course, the correct spelling is “Hashian.”)

Related: In our interview, with Scholz calls Delp the “best male studio singer I’ve ever heard”

This clip of “More Than a Feeling” uses multiple cameras; one of them is shooting in black-and-white, thus giving the video a Wizard of Oz feel as it juxtaposes from B&W to color throughout.

No matter; the band – and Delp’s magnificent vocal is there for all to enjoy.

Delp, born on June 12, 1951, died at just 55 on March 9, 2007. Goudreau was born Nov. 29, 1951. Hashian died while performing with Goudreau on a cruise in 2017, at age 67.

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Bonus video: Another Boston classic from the same concert

Related: Our Album Rewind of Boston’s multi-platinum debut

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  1. Rick
    #1 Rick 15 March, 2016, 19:46

    The end guitar riff to ‘Hitch a Ride’ from Boston, the end guitar riff to ‘Crossroads’ from Cream and the end guitar riff to ‘Still got the Blues for You’ from Gary Moore are (IMHO) the greatest pieces of guitar work ever done.

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  2. dennisl59
    #2 dennisl59 12 June, 2018, 22:19

    Loud, Intense, Live Hard Rock Music at it’s finest. Terrific Live Performance.

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  3. John Rose
    #3 John Rose 13 June, 2018, 09:00

    The intro was turned into “The Launch” 7 years later on their next album Third Stage.

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