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Smokin' (song)

"Smokin'" is a song by the American rock band Boston, released as the B-side to the band's first single, "More Than a Feeling". Like most of the tracks from the group's debut album, it has become a staple on classic rock radio. It has also been covered by other bands, including Anthrax.

"Smokin'"
Single by Boston
from the album Boston
A-side"More Than a Feeling"
ReleasedAugust 25, 1976 (album version) / September 1976 (single version)
RecordedSpring 1976
GenreHard rock, art rock, progressive rock
Length4:22
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)Brad Delp, Tom Scholz
Producer(s)John Boylan, Tom Scholz

Contents

The song was a collaborative effort between Tom Scholz, the band's mastermind, and recently hired lead singer Brad Delp, and one of the two songs on the first Boston LP not written by Scholz alone. It was one of the songs Scholz started writing in the early 1970s several years prior to the release of Boston. From early demo tapes made in his basement, some with Delp, an early version of the song written and recorded in 1973, called "Shakin", appears from the Mother's Milk Sessions. This tape reveals that originally, the song had a different meaning.

Writing in 2008, Kevin Smith of the Arizona Daily Star described "Smokin'" as a "radio standard." MusicTap's review of Boston noted that "Smokin'" as one of the songs from the album to become an FM radio staple, helping the album sell 17 million copies. Scott Tady of Beaver County Times described "Smokin'," "Rock and Roll Band" and Boston's first four singles as having "helped set the foundation for classic-rock radio." Denise Lavoie of the Associated Press singled out "Smokin" and "More Than a Feeling" as the hits for which Boston is best known.

The New Rolling Stone Album Guide called "Smokin'" a "cleaned-up boogey [sic] crowd pleaser..." Scholz described the beginning of the song as being a vaguely ZZ Top-ish boogie. Ultimate Classic Rock critic Michael Gallucci praised the song's "boogie groove" that persists throughout the song. Gallucci rated it Boston's 7th greatest song. Paul Elliorr of TeamRock.com praised it as Boston's 4th greatest song, noting that it is the one song from the band's debut album that "just rocked out," describing the song as a "high octane blaster." The lyrics extol music, parties and marijuana.

The song is featured in the movie The Virgin Suicides and in the 2016 South Park episodes "Skank Hunt" and "The End of Serialization as We Know It". It also appears on the WWE 2K18 soundtrack and on the 2011 film Zookeeper. It is featured in the 2021 film [Boss Level].

After the September 11 attacks, Clear Channel included it on a list of songs that were not recommended for broadcasting.

"Smokin'"
Song by Anthrax
from the album Anthems
ReleasedMarch 15, 2013
GenreHard rock
Length4:20
LabelMegaforce
Songwriter(s)Brad Delp, Tom Scholz
Producer(s)Anthrax, Jay Ruston, Rob Caggiano

The Anthrax cover of this song was released on their 2013 covers EP Anthems. The song premiered online on March 15, 2013 prior to the album's release on March 19, 2013.

Anthrax personnel

Anthrax
Additional musicians
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Smokin' (song)
Smokin song Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from Smokin 039 Boston song Smokin is a song by the American rock band Boston released as the B side to the band s first single More Than a Feeling Like most of the tracks from the group s debut album it has become a staple on classic rock radio It has also been covered by other bands including Anthrax Smokin Single by Bostonfrom the album BostonA side More Than a Feeling ReleasedAugust 25 1976 album version September 1976 single version RecordedSpring 1976GenreHard rock art rock progressive rockLength4 22LabelEpicSongwriter s Brad Delp Tom ScholzProducer s John Boylan Tom Scholz Contents 1 History 2 Reception 3 In popular culture 4 Personnel 5 Anthrax version 5 1 Anthrax personnel 6 References 7 External linksHistory EditThe song was a collaborative effort between Tom Scholz the band s mastermind and recently hired lead singer Brad Delp and one of the two songs on the first Boston LP not written by Scholz alone 1 It was one of the songs Scholz started writing in the early 1970s several years prior to the release of Boston 2 From early demo tapes made in his basement some with Delp an early version of the song written and recorded in 1973 called Shakin appears from the Mother s Milk Sessions This tape reveals that originally the song had a different meaning Reception EditWriting in 2008 Kevin Smith of the Arizona Daily Star described Smokin as a radio standard 3 MusicTap s review of Boston noted that Smokin as one of the songs from the album to become an FM radio staple helping the album sell 17 million copies 4 Scott Tady of Beaver County Times described Smokin Rock and Roll Band and Boston s first four singles as having helped set the foundation for classic rock radio 5 Denise Lavoie of the Associated Press singled out Smokin and More Than a Feeling as the hits for which Boston is best known 6 The New Rolling Stone Album Guide called Smokin a cleaned up boogey sic crowd pleaser 7 Scholz described the beginning of the song as being a vaguely ZZ Top ish boogie 8 Ultimate Classic Rock critic Michael Gallucci praised the song s boogie groove that persists throughout the song 1 Gallucci rated it Boston s 7th greatest song 1 Paul Elliorr of TeamRock com praised it as Boston s 4th greatest song noting that it is the one song from the band s debut album that just rocked out describing the song as a high octane blaster 9 The lyrics extol music parties and marijuana 10 In popular culture EditThe song is featured in the movie The Virgin Suicides and in the 2016 South Park episodes Skank Hunt and The End of Serialization as We Know It It also appears on the WWE 2K18 soundtrack and on the 2011 film Zookeeper It is featured in the 2021 film Boss Level After the September 11 attacks Clear Channel included it on a list of songs that were not recommended for broadcasting Personnel EditTom Scholz guitars bass guitar clavinet organ Brad Delp vocals Sib Hashian drumsAnthrax version Edit Smokin Song by Anthraxfrom the album AnthemsReleasedMarch 15 2013GenreHard rockLength4 20LabelMegaforceSongwriter s Brad Delp Tom ScholzProducer s Anthrax Jay Ruston Rob Caggiano The Anthrax cover of this song was released on their 2013 covers EP Anthems 11 The song premiered online on March 15 2013 prior to the album s release on March 19 2013 12 Anthrax personnel Edit AnthraxJoey Belladonna lead vocals Scott Ian rhythm guitar backing vocals Frank Bello bass backing vocals Charlie Benante drums Rob Caggiano lead guitarAdditional musiciansFred Mandel keyboardsReferences Edit a b c Gallucci Michael Top 10 Boston songs Ultimate Classic Rock Retrieved 2017 03 23 Crowe C August 10 1978 Boston The Band from the Platinum Basement Rolling Stone pp 37 42 Smith K W June 26 2008 Boston smokin with new singers Arizona Daily Star Archived from the original on March 3 2017 Retrieved 2013 08 08 via HighBeam subscription required MusicTap Boston and Don t Look Back Reviews thirdstage ca Retrieved 2013 08 11 Tady S August 5 2012 More than a feeling Boston back in Pittsburgh Beaver County Times Retrieved 2013 08 11 Lavoie D Mass court reinstates defamation lawsuit by Tom Scholz founder of rock group Boston Associated Press Retrieved 2013 08 11 Evans P 2004 Brackett N ed The New Rolling Stone Album Guide 4th ed Simon and Schuster p 96 ISBN 9780743201698 Scholz T Boston How to Make Extra Money Working at Home in Your Own Basement Archived from the original on 2012 06 08 Retrieved 2013 08 11 Elliott Paul March 10 2016 The 10 Greatest Boston Songs Ever Future plc Retrieved 2017 04 06 Craig Bill February 18 2017 Top 10 best Boston songs AXS Retrieved 2017 05 03 Lymangrover J Anthems Allmusic Retrieved 2013 08 08 Anthrax Smokin Boston Cover Exclusive Song Premiere External links EditLyrics of this song at MetroLyrics Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Smokin 27 song amp oldid 1052451899, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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