CSX Classic Cuts

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WCSX Classic Cuts

Boston: “Foreplay/Long Time”

The Hook: Tom Scholz says the segue between the songs was the first time he got “experimental in the studio and to hell with what everybody thinks.”

Album: Boston

Year: 1976

Writer: Tom Scholz

Stats: The follow-up to their Top Five debut single “More Than a Feeling,” the edited “Long Time” peaked at number-22 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background: The instrumental “Foreplay” was the first musical piece Boston’s Tom Scholz ever composed. He wrote it in 1969, seven years before its final version was released as the prelude to “Long Time.” Scholz talks about recording the two songs and his bandmates’ response to what he’d done.

Boston guitarist Tom Scholz on his bandmates’ reaction to “Forplay/Long Time.” OC:…the truth. :21

“That little segue that happens in between ‘Foreplay’ and ‘Long Time’ was the first time I decided I was going to get really experimental in the studio and to hell with what everybody else thinks. Brad and the guys that we used to have on the road with us weren’t that heavily involved in the studio. I don’t think they knew what to think, to tell you the truth.”