Steven Hyden on Boston (the band)

“Boston emerged at the same time as the first wave of punk bands, and the contrast couldn’t be starker in musical terms. If punk’s credo of primal rawness wasn’t written with Boston specifically in mind, it more or less stood in opposition to what Boston’s music represented in the popular consciousness. But looking at it from a slightly different perspective, Scholz actually seems punker than most punks. He created music on his own terms, he shunned rock stardom, and he’s spent his entire career railing against the music business. In the end, Johnny Rotten is the name and face everybody knows. Scholz, meanwhile, is off in some room somewhere, working on the greatest single guitar note anyone’s ever heard, happy in self-imposed obscurity.”