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Boston's Bass Player

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by grooveguru, Nov 26, 2001.

  1. grooveguru


    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Does anyone remember who Boston's bass player was? I was listening to them and really enjoyed his tasty melodic lines.
  2. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Fran Sheehan on the recorded stuff... Some other guy whose name escapes me for their later years...

  3. Actually, Tom Scholtz plays bass on Third Stage. But Sheehan was on the only two albums that mattered.
  4. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Actually, there is a lot of bad blood about this. Scholz has claimed he played most of the bass on ALL the albums, Sheehan of course disagrees :rolleyes:

    Last time I heard of Fran Sheehan he was playing in Top 40 cover bands here in the Boston area.
  5. I think Scholz claimed a lot of the drum work, too. On the one hand, I can see him trying to get away with it, since he was such a studio maven. On the other hand, the playing and tone on the first two albums is so superior to the root-five crap on Third Stage that I'm inclined to go with Sheehan in this argument.

    Scholz did throw Sheehan a writing credit on "Cool The Engines," though. :rolleyes:

    BTW--ever see the "More Than A Feeling" video? Sheehan looks possessed. Not the kind of guy I'd want to be arguing with!

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