At least three songs from Boston's first album are still in heavy rotation on every classic rock listening format in the universe. Even so, it's hard, unless you lived through it, to realize how omnipresent that record was when it came out in 1976.
All these years later, leader Tom Scholz emerges periodically with a new album or gathers a new combination of musicians - about 20 folks have been members of Boston by this point - and hits the road. There hasn't been a new CD is several years, so expect a greatest hits recitation when Boston plays the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Friday.
It's mostly the material from that first album that folks will always come to hear - though "Don't Look Back" and "Third Stage" certainly did well - and, in the big scheme of things, that's a nice legacy. Original Boston vocalist Brad Delp, who passed away in 2007, never tired of singing those songs. A few years before he died, Delp said, "The Boston thing is the only thing I can do that makes me feel 25 again. At 52, 25 is not a bad age to be."
- RICK KOSTER
Boston, 8 p.m. Friday, MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods; $45-$65;