For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: Boston Headlines the Texxas Jam in the Summer of '87
I was too young for the Golden Years -- oh, to have seen Boston and Van Halen in '79. And I still can't believe the only Texxas World Music Festival I ever attended featured Poison (sonofa), Whitesnake (areyoukiddinme) and Tesla (whatthehell) on a million-degree day, not to mention a newly sober Aerosmith and Boston out promoting Third Stage with just two original members (OK, so they were Brad Delp and Tom Scholz). Still, it could have been worse: Ever hear Savvy's story about how it won Q102's Battle of the Bands and got a slot on the '80 bill till Eagles management gave it the heave-ho? No. Now you have. Reads like a screenplay-in-waiting.
OK, then. Here's your work-week adios: the entirety of Boston's set from June 20, 1987, at the Cotton Bowl. It's an audience recording -- and, occasionally, it sounds like the taper was standing at the corner of Second Avenue and Scyene Road. But so what. It's all about the memories, right? What's left of them, anyway.