When I started this topic - I meant to refer to your earliest childhood recollections (then again, the young hipsters on this site probably don't want to confess to listening to "The Barney Song"...)
Now when I got a little OLDER (13-ish) and got my OWN Stereo Record Player (Black plastic "suitcase" with detachable stereo speakers):
I also signed-up for that infamous "Columbia House Record Club" where I got my initial installment of something like 20 albums for (was it a buck or a penny?).
From that batch, the one that stands out is "Don't Look Back" by BOSTON. I still know most of those tunes by heart and I had to get a second copy on Vinyl because I think that I wore-out my original copy, plus I learned how to better take care of my album collection. (This is from BEFORE Tom Scholz "flaked-out"...)
I think that what is REALLY fun / enjoyable - is to audition such albums / tunes on a series of improved Systems:
I Really ENJOYED the album when I played it on the first system that was "my own" (knowing what I know now - I did not realize how fundamentally crappy that record player was, because I had no frame of reference of what was substantially better. Before that, our best home stereo was the one built-into our 1972 Zenith Console TV with Tuner at one end and record player at the other end. [Dad was a TV & Appliance Salesman in a small town where high-falutin' component stereo stuff would not have sold in the store..,)
I was SHOCKED when I got to play it on the Component Stereo that I received for Christmas when I was about 16 (heard things in it that I had not heard before) That system was by no means "high-end", but it was still better than what about 80% of the people I knew / my classmates had and neither I nor they had been exposed to anything substantially better.
Improved slightly when I upgraded my Turntable to the AR with a Bang & Olufson Cartridge back in about 1986
I was NEARLY AWED when I heard it on the NAD Receiver / Polk Audio speakers, and my trusty AR Turntable with the better-matched / upgraded Shure V15-VMR Cartridge
Gotta re-connect my TT through the new Amp & Speakers (have not done that with DLB [YET ;-P])
I'll bet that the Sub and new Amp / Speakers will really let that Organ that Boston was famous for REALLY hit its stride / hit those pedal notes...
Last Edit: May 18, 2018 12:32:11 GMT -5 by geeqner
XPA-2 Gen3 ELAC Uni-Fi UB5 Goldenear ForceField 3 Amped Sub AR The Turntable / Shure V15-VMR BlueSound Node 2i (plus some decent "classics")
Got out a CD last night and played this one. I used to play this song relentlessly as a teenager. As in like 50 times in a row. And the funny thing is, I found myself doing it again last night. My wife was so nice. I played it at least 10 times, a little louder each time.
Funny this song never took off while 2 (or maybe 3) others from the same album did. Addicted To Love was the monster hit, and this song was before it on the album. Just goes to show that a video made everything back in the 80's, not the song. I like this song much better. It still totally grabs me.