Boston - Third Stage

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After an 8 year gap, Boston returned with Third Stage in 1986. I was twelve at the time and had probably heard "More Than a Feeling" on the radio some before then, but it was really the first real blast of Boston I ever experienced. Aside from the drums sounding like complete garbage here, this is probably Scholz's best collection of songs (and Brad Delp sounds amazing). Whatchu like?

Poll Results

OptionVotes
"Amanda" 9
"Cool the Engines" 4
"We're Ready" 1
"Can'tcha Say (You Believe in Me)/Still in Love" 0
"I Think I Like It" 0
"To Be a Man" 0
"A New World" (Instrumental) 0
"My Destination" 0
"The Launch: a) Countdown; b) Ignition; c) Third Stage Separation" 0
"Hollyann" 0


Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 15 August 2013 16:47 (seven years ago) link

this is probably Scholz's best collection of songs

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Here's the storify, of a lovely ladify (Phil D.), Thursday, 15 August 2013 17:06 (seven years ago) link

jesus fuck no

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 15 August 2013 20:06 (seven years ago) link

Amanda is great, but everything else is like a sad echo of the punch & energy of the first album. And I don't think Delp sounds that amazing, he sounds kinda restrained/strangled to me.

phil otm

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 15 August 2013 20:07 (seven years ago) link

I shouldn't have started this poll. I realize it is my secret shame.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 15 August 2013 20:11 (seven years ago) link

I will admit to secretly liking "Cool the Engines," but it's still not a patch on "Hitch A Ride" or "Peace Of Mind."

Here's the storify, of a lovely ladify (Phil D.), Thursday, 15 August 2013 20:17 (seven years ago) link

it's okay JF, it makes you more human :)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 15 August 2013 20:18 (seven years ago) link

"Cool The Engines" for me. Great liner notes.

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Thursday, 15 August 2013 23:08 (seven years ago) link

i've heard "Can'tcha Say (You Believe in Me)" on the radio a few times and it's kind of terrible.

sup (billstevejim), Friday, 16 August 2013 07:09 (seven years ago) link

ayup

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 16 August 2013 16:29 (seven years ago) link

I remember the first time the local FM rock station played "Amanda." After the song ended, there were several seconds of uncharacteristic dead air. Finally the DJ comes on and says, "We waited eight years for that?"

Shart Week (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 16 August 2013 16:32 (seven years ago) link

Haha!

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 16 August 2013 16:34 (seven years ago) link

I WANNA TAKE YOU TO THE MOVIE
AND TOUCH YOUR BIG OLE BOOTY

AMANDA

Euler, Friday, 16 August 2013 16:57 (seven years ago) link

I WANNA TAKE YOU THE SPOT
AND DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT

AMANDA

OH MY GOD HE'S OOGLY (DJP), Friday, 16 August 2013 17:04 (seven years ago) link

I WANNA TAKE UP THE STAIRS
AND SEE YOUR UNDERWEARS

AMANDA

Euler, Friday, 16 August 2013 17:06 (seven years ago) link

I WANNA TAKE YOU BY THE WILLOWS
AND SEE YOUR DIRTY PILLOWS

AMANDA

OH MY GOD HE'S OOGLY (DJP), Friday, 16 August 2013 17:09 (seven years ago) link

I WANNA TAKE YOU TO THE MALL
AND YOU AND I WILL BALL

AMANDA

Euler, Friday, 16 August 2013 17:21 (seven years ago) link

!

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 16 August 2013 17:23 (seven years ago) link

I WANNA PARK AT PIZZA HUT
AND PUT IT IN YOUR BUTT

AMANDA

OH MY GOD HE'S OOGLY (DJP), Friday, 16 August 2013 17:23 (seven years ago) link

I WANNA RIDE WITH YOU UPSTATE
AND TOGETHER MASTURBATE

AMANDA

Euler, Friday, 16 August 2013 18:46 (seven years ago) link

FIRST WE SHARE AN ICE CREAM FLOAT
AND THEN WE MOTORBOAT

AMANDA

OH MY GOD HE'S OOGLY (DJP), Friday, 16 August 2013 18:47 (seven years ago) link

I WANNA LAY DOWN ON THE GROUND
AND CLIMB YOUR VENUS MOUND

AMANDA

Euler, Friday, 16 August 2013 19:02 (seven years ago) link

I WANNA TELEPHONE YOUR DAD
AND COSPLAY BREAKING BAD

AMANDA

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 16 August 2013 19:22 (seven years ago) link

I WANNA TIE YOU UP TODAY
LIKE FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

AMANDA

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 16 August 2013 19:24 (seven years ago) link

I WANNA FEEL YOUR LONG BLACK STOCKING
AND GET THESE BOOTS A KNOCKING

AMANDA

Euler, Friday, 16 August 2013 19:45 (seven years ago) link

I'm glad this thread turned out okay after all.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 16 August 2013 19:46 (seven years ago) link

:D

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 16 August 2013 19:48 (seven years ago) link

I WANNA TAKE YOU BY SURPRISE
AND VOMIT ON YOUR THIGHS

AMANDA

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 16 August 2013 19:49 (seven years ago) link

I WANNA TAKE A NAP
THEN WATCH YOU MAKE IT CLAP

AMANDA

OH MY GOD HE'S OOGLY (DJP), Friday, 16 August 2013 19:52 (seven years ago) link

I WANNA ROCK N ROLL ALL NIGHT
AND PARTY EVERY DAY

AMANDA

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 16 August 2013 19:55 (seven years ago) link

hahaha

OH MY GOD HE'S OOGLY (DJP), Friday, 16 August 2013 19:56 (seven years ago) link

thank you all for humoring my descent back into middle school

OH MY GOD HE'S OOGLY (DJP), Friday, 16 August 2013 19:56 (seven years ago) link

I GOT A LETTER FROM THE GOVERNMENT
THE OTHER DAY
I OPENED AND READ IT
IT SAID THEY WERE SUCKERS

AMANDA

Shart Week (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 16 August 2013 19:56 (seven years ago) link

THAT'S GREAT
IT STARTS WITH AN EARTHQUAKE
BIRDS AND SNAKES, AN AEROPLANE
LENNY BRUCE IS NOT AFRAID

AMANDA

OH MY GOD HE'S OOGLY (DJP), Friday, 16 August 2013 20:02 (seven years ago) link

I AM THE FLOWER YOU ARE THE SEED
WE WALKED IN THE GARDEN WE PLANTED A TREE

AMANDA

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 16 August 2013 20:06 (seven years ago) link

I WANNA SEE YOU KICKSTART NUDE
AND GET MY BOTTLE CHEWED

AMANDA

I tweeted too much and I am in jail. (crüt), Friday, 16 August 2013 20:06 (seven years ago) link

omg lol

OH MY GOD HE'S OOGLY (DJP), Friday, 16 August 2013 20:07 (seven years ago) link

I WANNA PLAY A BOSTON SONG
AND WAVE AROUND MY DONG

AMANDA

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 16 August 2013 20:24 (seven years ago) link

AND I TRY
OH MY GOD DO I TRY
I TRY ALL THE TIME

AMANDA

OH MY GOD HE'S OOGLY (DJP), Friday, 16 August 2013 20:27 (seven years ago) link

hahaha

Shart Week (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 16 August 2013 20:39 (seven years ago) link

think we all know which song will win the poll

Lee626, Friday, 16 August 2013 20:43 (seven years ago) link

YOU CAN'T HIDE YOUR LYIN EYES
AND YOUR SMILE IS A THIN DISGUISE

AMANDA

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 16 August 2013 20:45 (seven years ago) link

NOW SHE WANT A PHOTO
YOU ALREADY KNOW THO
YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE
THAT'S THE MOTTO

AMANDA

#YOLO

OH MY GOD HE'S OOGLY (DJP), Friday, 16 August 2013 20:46 (seven years ago) link

I WANNA KNOW WHAT TURNS YOU ON
SO I CAN BE ALL THAT AND MORE

AMANDA

I tweeted too much and I am in jail. (crüt), Friday, 16 August 2013 20:47 (seven years ago) link

NOT ON THE BED LAY ME ON YOUR SOFA
CALL BEFORE YOU COME I NEED TO SHAVE MY CHOCHA

AMANDA

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 16 August 2013 20:52 (seven years ago) link

IF I COULD FLY
I'D PICK YOU UP
AND TAKE YOU INTO THE NIGHT
AND SHOW YOU LOVE

AMANDA

Lee626, Friday, 16 August 2013 20:53 (seven years ago) link

^^ winner

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 16 August 2013 20:54 (seven years ago) link

WHEN YOU'RE SLIDING INTO FIRST
AND YOUR PANTS BEGIN TO BURST

AMANDA

Here's the storify, of a lovely ladify (Phil D.), Friday, 16 August 2013 20:54 (seven years ago) link

bwaahah

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 16 August 2013 20:54 (seven years ago) link

ha!

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 16 August 2013 20:54 (seven years ago) link

I WANNA EAT YOUR LACY THONG
WHILE YOU NAVIGATE MY DONG
AMANDA?

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Saturday, 26 December 2015 22:09 (four years ago) link

inspired by maura's tweet https://twitter.com/maura/status/680920904856125440

WE'RE GONNA FLY THE FRIENDLY SKIES
AND JOIN THE CLUB OF MILE HIGH

AMANDA

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Sunday, 27 December 2015 01:26 (four years ago) link

DOMO ARIGATO
MR. ROBOT

AMANDA

kevin smith what a bro (Myonga Vön Bontee), Sunday, 27 December 2015 01:44 (four years ago) link

DAMN
PHONE

AMANDA

kevin smith what a bro (Myonga Vön Bontee), Sunday, 27 December 2015 01:45 (four years ago) link

lol

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Sunday, 27 December 2015 01:56 (four years ago) link

heee

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 27 December 2015 01:59 (four years ago) link

I WANNA DRESS UP LIKE A TROLL
WHILE I FINGERFUCK YOUR HOLE
AMANDA

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Sunday, 27 December 2015 03:36 (four years ago) link

I WANNA GIVE YOU WICKED HEAD
AND THEN POP IN "DROP DEAD FRED"
AMANDA

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Sunday, 27 December 2015 03:44 (four years ago) link

HAN THERE IS NO NEED TO FRET
SARLAAC'S EATING BOBA FETT
AMANDA(LORIAN)

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Sunday, 27 December 2015 03:53 (four years ago) link

I KNOW WHEN THAT HOTLINE BLING
THAT CAN ONLY MEAN ONE THING

AMANDA

"Damn the Taquitos" (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 27 December 2015 04:35 (four years ago) link

I literally held back from typing that one out c. grisso

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Sunday, 27 December 2015 04:46 (four years ago) link

I had like three of 'em before settling on that one.

"Damn the Taquitos" (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 27 December 2015 05:00 (four years ago) link

lol

maura, Sunday, 27 December 2015 05:21 (four years ago) link

Lol I'm at Moe's and this just came on the muzak

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Thursday, 7 January 2016 00:05 (four years ago) link

PUT THE GUAC ON THE SIDE
SO I CAN SMEAR IT ON YOUR HIDE

AMANDA

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Thursday, 7 January 2016 00:07 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

listening now
it's kinda crazy they came back 10 years after the debut and had another huge hit with almost no concessions to the 80s (some gated drums aside), but these are all songs that could have fit on the first two albums

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:06 (three years ago) link

I LOVE PLANES
SENSUAL AIRCRAFT

AMANDA

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Thursday, 9 March 2017 22:13 (three years ago) link

lmao

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 22:16 (three years ago) link

jesus fucking christ i love this thread

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 22:17 (three years ago) link

HELTER SKELTER PINK STRAWBERRY
LETS KILL YOUR PARENTS SO WE CAN MARRY
AMANDA

earlnash, Friday, 10 March 2017 04:24 (three years ago) link

I WANNA HA I WANNA HA I WANNA HA I WANNA HA
I WANNA REALLY REALLY REALLY WANNA ZIGAZIG

AMANDA

Not raving but drooling (contenderizer), Friday, 10 March 2017 05:51 (three years ago) link

I DO MY MAKEUP IN SOMEBODY ELSE'S CAR
WE ORDER DIFFERENT DRINKS AT THE SAME BARS

AMANDA

Ned Raggett, Friday, 10 March 2017 06:11 (three years ago) link

I WANNA BUY SOME FAMOUS BOWLS
AND GARGLE DOWN YOUR BOOTY HOLES

AMANDA

Not raving but drooling (contenderizer), Friday, 10 March 2017 06:36 (three years ago) link

THAT'S WHY I'M EASY
I'M EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING

AMANDA

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Friday, 10 March 2017 22:41 (three years ago) link

OVERHEARD OVER A DINNER OF CREPES
BABY DOES THAT CARPET MATCH THEM DRAPES

AMANDA

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 10 March 2017 23:33 (three years ago) link

I'M NOT AWARE OF TOO MANY THINGS
I KNOW WHAT I KNOW, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN

AMANDA

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Friday, 10 March 2017 23:39 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

I WANNA READ YOUR BEATLES PIECE
AS I SCRATCH MY BACKSIDE CREASE

AMANDA

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Tuesday, 30 May 2017 20:03 (three years ago) link

I WANNA PROTEST THIS SONG
THIS THREAD IS SO WRONG

AMANDA

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Tuesday, 30 May 2017 20:33 (three years ago) link

DES
PA
CI-TO

AMANDA

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 21:53 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

god help me, i have "cool the engines" stuck in my head and i may not survive the night

yellow is the color of some raisins (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 24 August 2017 01:28 (three years ago) link

try to stay on-topic pls

mookieproof, Thursday, 24 August 2017 02:06 (three years ago) link

Haha!

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 24 August 2017 02:47 (three years ago) link

COOL YOUR ENGINES SAID SHE
AS WE AWAIT THE TAPE OF PEE

AMANDA

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 24 August 2017 04:15 (three years ago) link

IF GAWKER STILL EXISTED
HIS PEE TAPE WOULD BE LISTED

AMANDA

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 24 August 2017 04:41 (three years ago) link

UNCOOL

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 24 August 2017 13:10 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

Important:

Today in 1986, Boston's "Amanda" reached #1 on the Hot 100.

— chart data (@chartdata) November 8, 2017

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 15:03 (two years ago) link

I WANNA TELEPHONE YOUR DAD
AND COSPLAY BREAKING BAD

AMANDA

Eazy, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 17:08 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Are you still a believer in Santa?
Because at seven it's marginal, right?

AMANDA

Infidels, Like Dylan In The Eighties (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 25 December 2018 16:39 (one year ago) link

ten months pass...

I WANNA SCREAM OUT "OK BOOMER"
WHILE I DO YOU IN THE POOPER
AMANDA

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 02:34 (ten months ago) link

EVERYBODY BE ALL QUID PRO QUO
THAT ASS GOT ME QUID PRO WOAH

AMANDA

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 02:51 (ten months ago) link

YOU'RE GONNA HEAR THE BED FRAME CRANCH
WHILE I POO IN YOUR GRAN'S FLANGE

AMANDA

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 04:06 (ten months ago) link

booooooooooooooooo

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 04:58 (ten months ago) link

Remove Bookmark from this Thread

weird ilx but sb (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 17:12 (ten months ago) link

IF SHE READS ALL THE LYRICS
SHE'LL PITY THE MEN I KNOW

AMANDA

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 17:20 (ten months ago) link

Xpost Kinda surprised you had it bookmarked to begin w tbh

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 17:21 (ten months ago) link

I like to keep an eye on it so I can boo it now. Assert myself. It’s better (for me) than knowing it’s there and ignoring it.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 17:46 (ten months ago) link

<3

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 17:47 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

LET ME MASSAGE YOUR LITTLE FEET
SOUNDTRACKED BY GRETA VAN FLEET

AMANDA

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 17:55 (eight months ago) link

How have I never seen this thread before?!?! Amazing work, all!

A perfect transcript of a routine post (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 18:18 (eight months ago) link

Might have been Chuck Eddy's first review in the Voice--first one I still remember, anyway.

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 01:17 (eight months ago) link


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