Still running also-ran Mike Huckabee has been using Boston's song "More Than A Feeling" at campaign rallies, and performing it with his band. News of this has reached the ears of Boston's founder, guitar geek demigod Tom Scholz, who is not amused:
Huckabee, a bass guitarist himself, has the endorsement of one of the band’s former members, Barry Goudreau, but its leader Tom Scholz made it clear that the group has never endorsed a candidate and even if it did, the former Arkansas governor was not in tune with them.
“Boston has never endorsed a political candidate, and with all due respect, would not start by endorsing a candidate who is the polar opposite of most everything Boston stands for,” Scholz said in a statement. “In fact, although I’m impressed you learned my bass guitar part on More Than a Feeling, I am an Obama supporter.”
Scholz then announced his intention to release a response to Huckabee in the form of a sequel to "More Than A Feeling" entitled "But Substantially Less Than A Plausible Argument For Your Presidency." The song will feature 452 separate tracks of harmonized electric guitars, take seventeen years to produce, and will be best enjoyed while speeding down the highway in a '78 Camaro with a trunk full of Coors purchased with a fake ID.
(Also: Barry Goudreau? You got Barry Goudreau's endorsement? How silly. Everyone knows that when it comes to political endorsements from former members of Boston, Sib Hashian is the real prize. No one delivers the splendidly afro'd Armenian-American drummer-percussionist-vocalist vote like Sib. Someone in Huckabee's campaign really dropped the ball here.)
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