Boston


Let Me Take You Home Tonight by Boston – 1976

Now I’m not like this, I’m really kind of shy
But I get this feeling whenever you walk by
I don’t wanna down you, I wanna make you high
If you you could see your way to me, come on and let me try.

Let me take you home tonight
Mamma now it’s alright
Let me take you home tonight
I’ll show you sweet delight.

You must understand this, I’ve watched you for so long
that I feel I’ve known you, I know it can’t be wrong
If we just get together, I want to make you see
I’m dreaming of your sweet love tonight, so mamma let it be

Let me take you home tonight
Mamma now it’s alright
Let me take you home tonight
I’ll show you sweet delight.

I don’t wanna make excuses, I don’t wanna lie
I just got to get loose
With you tonight

Let me take you home tonight
Mamma now it’s alright
Let me take you home tonight
I’ll show you sweet delight.

I don’t wanna make excuses, I don’t wanna lie
I just got to get loose
With you tonight

I don’t wanna down you, I wanna make you high
And I get this feeling whenever you walk by
If we just get together, I wanna make you see
I’m dreamin’ of your sweet love tonight, so mamma let it be.

Let me take you home tonight
Mamma now it’s alright
Let me take you home tonight
I’ll show you sweet delight
I wanna show you sweet delight, show ya sweet delight
Pretty mamma wanna show ya sweet delight

Let me take you home tonight
You know I wanna take you home
Let me take you home tonight
I don’t wanna be alone
Let me take you home tonight
Let me take you home tonight
Let me take you home tonight

Great song if delp can write this well he shouldve done it more often boston is defineately one of my top 5 fav bands and Brad Delp will truely be missed – steven, chesapeake, VA

Recorded without Scholz, this was the only track on the album he did not produce. The record company sent the other band members to Los Angeles to record some songs for the album, and this is the only one they used. Scholz added his parts in later.

This was released as the B-side of “Long Time,” their second single.

Boston (1976)

Brad Delp, the original lead singer. Along with Scholz, Delp was the only other person signed to Epic Records as Boston.

The debut album, Boston, released on August 8, 1976, was an enormous success. The record ranks as the best-selling debut album in U.S. history with over 17 million copies sold.

During the summer and fall of 1976, Boston attracted much publicity due to the unprecedented record sales by an unknown act, its unique sound, and singer Brad Delp’s vocal abilities. However, there was “a conscious effort to de-emphasize Scholz as the total mastermind behind Boston.”

After opening for Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult, Foghat and others, the band embarked on a headlining tour in the winter and spring of 1977 to support the album. This helped establish Boston as one of rock’s top acts within a short time, being nominated for a Grammy award as a “Best New Artist”. Boston was the first band in history to make their New York City debut at Madison Square Garden. The album spawned three singles, “More Than a Feeling”, “Long Time” and “Peace of Mind”, all of which made the national charts. Additionally, the album peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and remained on the charts for 132 weeks.

Boston is one of the best-selling albums of all time, and deservedly so. Because of the rise of disco and punk, FM rock radio seemed all but dead until the rise of acts like Boston, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen. Nearly every song on Boston‘s debut album could still be heard on classic rock radio decades later due to the strong vocals of Brad Delp and unique guitar sound of Tom Scholz. Tom Scholz, who wrote most of the songs, was a studio wizard and used self-designed equipment such as 12-track recording devices to come up with an anthemic “arena rock” sound before the term was even coined. The sound was hard rock, but the layered melodies and harmonics reveal the work of a master craftsman. While much has been written about the sound of the album, the lyrics are often overlooked. There are songs about their rise from a bar band (“Rock and Roll Band”) as well as fond remembrances of summers gone by (“More Than a Feeling”). Boston is essential for any fan of classic rock, and the album marks the re-emergence of the genre in the 1970s.

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