Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! Today I’m tuning it back to a song I’ve had stuck in my head for the last couple weeks… “More Than A Feeling” by Boston. What a great classic rock song!! Hard to believe it was released 40 years ago!
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: September 1976
TRIVIA: Boston’s website claims that the song is about “the power an old song can have in your life”, with Tom Scholz elaborating that “it was sort of a bittersweet ballad.” The lyrics express the author’s discontent with the present and his yearning for a former love named Marianne, whose memory is strongly evoked by an old familiar song. In a recent interview Scholz was asked, “Who Is Marianne?” He replied, “There actually is a Marianne. She wasn’t my girlfriend.” He explained that when he was 8 or 9 years old he had a much older cousin who he thought was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen and that he was “secretly in love” with his cousin (laughs).
BONUS VIDEO: Here’s a great remix of the classic tune…
See you next Tuesday!!