- Alan Berry
A never-before-published and first known interview with Boston’s original singer Brad Delp.
At the time of this interview in 1978, Delp was 27 years old and was in the midst of recording Boston’s second record.
Two years earlier, Boston released what would become the best-selling debut album of all time until Guns ‘N Roses’ first album.
Full transcript The Tapes Archive
In the interview, Delp talks about how the second album is coming along, if the band Boston is a democracy, his feelings on a recent insult from Elvis Costello, and his self-doubt.
00:00 – Intro
01:04 – Where is the new album? (Start of interview)
01:42 – The flooding of Tom Scholz’s basement
02:59 – Whether the band has recorded any new songs
04:28 – What happens when Tom gets a song idea
05:22 – How the record company feels about a two-year delay between albums
06:51 – Whether he was surprised by the success of the first album
07:17 – His self-doubt
08:45 – The history of Boston and how he got involved in the band
10:40 – The cover songs they played
11:08 – His love for the Beatles
12:42 – How they got signed to Epic Records
14:59 – What type of record deal they got
16:14 – Their “horrendous” early concerts
17:16 – Playing with Black Sabbath
17:59 – What his thoughts on Elvis Costello saying about Boston, “They may sell 9 million records, but they’re about as exciting as a plate of tripe.”
19:21 – Looking up to Rick Derringer
20:40 – How many overdubs were made on the first album
22:03 – What kind of an audience Boston has
23:30 – How the Beatles got him into music
24:16 – Whether the band Boston is a democracy
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