Is the Don't Look Back guitar solo underrated?

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  1. Cadillac_Mike

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    Nobody ever talks about Tom Sholz's solos... Easily a top 10 solo for me that nobody ever talks about... Tom's perfect bluesy tone with cut...how he hits it like a shotgun blast coming outta the long bridge...how he emulates the chorus melody on lead...how he modulates up for climax... Pure perfection on every conceivable level IMO.

     
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    rick beato did a video on a boston song and he rated toms solo highly
     
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    What an incredibly fun "band" to listen to - everything sounds so good in this one except for that heavily compressed "telephone quality" rhythm sound though... I remember the original Rockman had a setting like that. That was a big part of Sholz's sound, though - I guess he figured that it sounded fresh and didn't step on all the other guitars in the mix.
     
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    I've never listened to Boston other than More than A Feeling. Might be time to dig in.
     
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    meh.

    Boston's like the Applebee's or Chili's of rock&roll. I like it ok, but when the cover bands rock harder than the originals:

     
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    He talks about his approach to sound briefly in this video.
    https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/tom-scholz-the-start-of-it/
    I'm not a mega fan, but as an engineer by trade, I enjoy the everyman aspect of his musical career.
     
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