Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Song of the Day: "More Than a Feeling" by Boston

When I was in college, I got turned onto the song "More Than a Feeling" by Boston. It was already about 1993 or so—I believe I've established I'm generally a cultural latecomer. I'm just now finding myself amused by this comedian named Buster Keaton and yesterday I attended a protest demonstrating against the Spanish American Civil War.

Anyhow, a tiny snippet of "More Than a Feeling" is played in a flashback of when the Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Montgomery characters meet in the movie "She's Having a Baby." The movie is a really charming—and I consider to be vastly underrated—John Hughes movie.

The soundtrack includes gems like "Haunted (When the Minutes Drag)" by Love and Rockets; "This Woman's Work" by ephemeral songstress/ goddess Kate Bush; the title track by Dave Wakeling of English Beat/The Beat/General Public fame, the tear-jerking "Apron Strings" by Everything But the Girl and the bizarrely awesome post-punk masterwork "Full of Love" by the intriguingly named music project Dr. Calculus.
And the aforementioned snippet of "More Than a Feeling." I acquired a Best of Boston tape back in the day and as I commuted would sing along to tunes like "More Than a Feeling" and "Peace of Mind" by Boston."
Whenever I hear "More Than a Feeling" or, for that matter, anything by the supergroup,  I'm transported back to my early adulthood, on my way to Citrus College, running late and more likely than not gunning for a parking ticket.
What's on your college soundtrack?

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