Tom Sholz Wasn't Sure Boston's First Album Was 'That Great'
Scholz says the first Boston concert was received in silence by a bewildered crowd. But the second, which took place after More Than A Feeling had been released as a single, caused such a reaction that he couldn't head himself play. The third event resulted in a riot. "The promoter was arrested," the guitarist recalls. "It was great!"
By the time the album was a hit, one boss at Polaroid asked him: "Don't you think you ought to quit?" But he says: "I didn't really trust it." His thinking was: "People seemed to like it - but I'm not sure it's that great."
When the time came to leave the firm, another boss warned him against making the move, citing the one-in-a-million argument. Three years later the pair met in an elevator, and Scholz told him: "Somebody's got to be the one."
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