Friday, June 17, 2011

Day Sixteen: To Boston and Back


Day 16 - A song that you used to love but now hate

I have something to tell you, something incredible. I hope you're sitting down for this. Once upon a time, I thought Boston was a pretty groovy band, but that's not the shocker so stop wetting your pants already. The kicker is that I positively adored the band's third album, the cleverly-named Third Stage. (You may now return to darkening that skirt of yours, guy.) Worst of all, I even considered the final track, 'Hollyann' a great way to end such a fantastic assemblage of sonic beauty. That was 1986, mind you, and to be fair, weren't we all total chumps in 1986?*

Beyond that, I think the fact that I've listened to the album a total of infinity plus twenty times has something to do with my revulsion of its final track. Also, let us consider such riveting, gut-wrenching** lyrics as Hollyann, we made the dark into light / We saw the wrong and the right and I still hear guitars in the air / As we sat in the sand, oh, Hollyann.

Jesus. I can only wonder two things at this point, the first of which being 'What the fuck were you thinking, Boston?' followed by 'What the fuck were you thinking, Chicken Wire?'

Boston - Hollyann




* Some people still are, of course, but for them, it's not just Memory Lane that's lined with feces.
** More akin to food poisoning than anything else.

2 comments:

Kelli Sharpe said...

Unfortunately, you can't use the same excuse I used for liking that Alias song :)

Chicken Wire, the Harbinger of Heavenly Annotation said...

The hell I can't!