The album was a hit for so long that I easily could have mined songs from one of two summers - 1976, when the album was released, or the following summer, when its songs were still in heavy rotation on the radio. And I even had a little "Boston ritual" going on in the winter and spring of '77 - I was in a bowling league on Friday afternoons, and every Friday when we wrapped up I would plunk a quarter into the juke box and play "Smokin." Man, I loved that song.
But I also loved this one, a song that I would argue is as majestic in its own way as something like Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long." It's hard to imagine how much inner ear damage this song has caused in the 35 years of its existence. I'm sure that most people would say it was well worth it.
Boston, "More Than a Feeling," from the summer of 1976.