I Shot The Sheriff - Various - The Best Of The Test, The Old Grey Whistle Test
Label: Windsong International - OGWTLP1 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Rock, Pop, Folk, World, & Country •
Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New releases. Various Artists September 9, Add to Wishlist. Listen to this album and millions more. First month free. Reviews Review Policy. Flag as inappropriate. See more. FM 70's Rock. It was released on the Epic label in Long Train Runnin'. The Doobie Brothers. The Singles. Boston is the debut studio album by American rock band Boston.
Scholz had studied classical piano in his childhood and became involved in the Boston music scene in the late s. He subsequently started to concentrate on demos recorded in his apartment basement with singer Brad Delp, and although their previous group, Mother's Milk, had received Its For You - Blue System - Body To Body rejection letters from major record labels in the early s, bythe demo tape had fallen into the hands of CBS-owned Epic Records, who signed the band.
Epic wanted the band to record in Los Angeles with a record producer, but Guapa - La Esperanza - La Esperanza was unwilling and wanted to record the album in his basement studio, so he hired Boylan to run interference with the label. In an elaborate ruse, Scholz tricked the label into thinking the band was recording on the West Coast, when in reality, the bulk was being tracked solely by Scholz at his Massachusetts home.
The album's contents are a complete recreation of the band's demo tape, and contain songs written and composed many years prior. The Edgar I Shot The Sheriff - Various - The Best Of The Test Group.
A commercial hit, the album reached the 3 slot on the Billboard chart and also features two of the band's biggest songs: "Frankenstein" and "Free Ride". The album eventually sold two million copies.
The Old Grey Whistle Test the same year, it was featured in the video game Prey. Writer Stephen King mentioned the album in his novel 'Salem's Lot. The Australian cassette issue of the album in transposes "Undercover Man" and "Frankenstein" and has a wholly different cover: a photo of the band posing against a black background.
The American cassette follows the same track order as the Australian issue, but retains the original cover.
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