Boston - More than a Feeling - 1976

Introduction to "More Than a Feeling" by Boston (1976)

Boston is an American rock band that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. One of their most iconic songs, "More Than a Feeling," was released in 1976. This song is not only a staple in classic rock music but also a significant piece in the history of rock music. The song's combination of hard rock energy with a melodic approach helped define the sound of mainstream rock for the following decades.

Background and Release

"More Than a Feeling" was released as a part of Boston's self-titled debut album in 1976. The song was written by Tom Scholz, the band's founder and primary songwriter. The recording process of this album was noteworthy for its extensive use of Scholz's own invented recording technology.

Musical Style and Reception

Musically, "More Than a Feeling" combines elements of hard rock and progressive rock. The song's distinguishable guitar riffs and harmonies were influential in shaping the sound of rock music in the late 20th century. Upon its release, it received widespread critical acclaim and has since been frequently listed among the greatest rock songs of all time.

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Quiz: Questions on the Song "More Than a Feeling"

In what year was "More Than a Feeling" released? (1976) (!1980) (!1973) (!1985)

Who wrote "More Than a Feeling"? (Tom Scholz) (!Brad Delp) (!Barry Goudreau) (!Sib Hashian)

What genre does "More Than a Feeling" primarily belong to? (Hard rock) (!Disco) (!Folk) (!Heavy metal)

From which album is "More Than a Feeling" taken? (Boston) (!Don't Look Back) (!Third Stage) (!Corporate America)

What is distinctive about the recording process of the album "Boston," which includes "More Than a Feeling"? (Use of Tom Scholz's own invented recording technology) (!Recorded entirely in a home studio) (!Recorded live during concerts) (!Used only acoustic instruments)

Quiz: Questions on the Performer "Boston"

Which city is the band Boston associated with? (Boston, Massachusetts) (!New York City, New York) (!Los Angeles, California) (!Seattle, Washington)

When was the band Boston formed? (1976) (!1970) (!1980) (!1968)

Apart from "More Than a Feeling," which other hit is Boston known for? ("Amanda") (!"Hotel California") (!"Jump") (!"Sweet Child o' Mine")

Who was the lead singer of Boston when "More Than a Feeling" was released? (Brad Delp) (!Tom Scholz) (!Roger Taylor) (!Steve Perry)

Which instrument is Tom Scholz, the founder of Boston, famous for playing? (Guitar) (!Drums) (!Bass) (!Keyboard)

Quiz: Questions on the Lyrics of "More Than a Feeling"

What is the main theme of the song "More Than a Feeling"? (Nostalgia and longing) (!Love and romance) (!Adventure and travel) (!Friendship and companionship)

Which of the following lines is a lyric from "More Than a Feeling"? ("I see my Marianne walking away") (!"Every time I see your face, it reminds me of the places we used to go") (!"She was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean") (!"Living life on a merry-go-round")

How does the song "More Than a Feeling" begin? (With a distinctive guitar riff) (!With a drum solo) (!With a piano intro) (!With vocal harmonies)

Which emotion is primarily conveyed in "More Than a Feeling"? (Joy mixed with a sense of loss) (!Anger and frustration) (!Excitement and energy) (!Peace and tranquility)

In "More Than a Feeling," what does the protagonist do when he hears that old song? (He begins dreaming of a past love) (!He starts dancing) (!He calls an old friend) (!He goes for a drive)


Create a memory game with matching pairs for the topic "More Than a Feeling" by Boston.

Boston 1976
Tom Scholz Guitar
"More Than a Feeling" Hard Rock
Brad Delp Lead Singer
Nostalgia and Longing Main Theme


  1. Research the band Boston: Find out more about the history of the band Boston and its members.
  2. Listen and Analyze: Listen to "More Than a Feeling" and describe how it makes you feel.
  3. Album Artwork: Research the album cover of Boston's debut album and describe its design.


  1. Songwriting Process: Investigate the songwriting and recording process of Tom Scholz for "More Than a Feeling".
  2. Musical Influences: Explore the musical influences that shaped the sound of Boston.
  3. Classic Rock Context: Place "More Than a Feeling" in the context of other classic rock songs of the 1970s.


  1. Cover Versions: Identify and analyze different cover versions of "More Than a Feeling".
  2. Cultural Impact: Explore the cultural impact of "More Than a Feeling" in the late 20th century.
  3. Comparative Analysis: Compare "More Than a Feeling" with another hit song from the same era in terms of music, lyrics, and cultural impact.

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Oral Exam

  1. Boston's Evolution: Discuss how Boston's music evolved from their debut album to their later works.
  2. Genre Influence: Examine how "More Than a Feeling" influenced the development of rock music genres.
  3. Lyrical Interpretation: Interpret the lyrics of "More Than a Feeling" and their reflection of the era.
  4. Musical Techniques: Analyze the musical techniques used in "More Than a Feeling" and their significance.
  5. Comparative Analysis: Compare "More Than a Feeling" to a modern rock song in terms of style, themes, and reception.

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