Thursday , October 1 2020

“Hey, I Know That Guitar”

Boston incognito on

    One of the most popular songs on lately is the track “Corporate America” by a band called Downer’s Revenge. The song has been Number Two on the site’s Progressive Rock Chart for two weeks, and while you’ve likely never heard of Downer’s Revenge, you do know who it is–it’s Boston. “Corporate America” is the title track to the group’s fifth album, due October 29 from Artemis Records.

    Boston leader Tom Scholz gave LAUNCH the lowdown on the track. “I had this song, ‘Corporate America,’ and I wanted to get it to colleges. And experts told me that there was no way Boston was gonna get on Internet file sharing or on the modern, progressive rock charts. So I decided that what we would do is, we’d release this song to the Internet, got it onto under the name ‘Downer’s Revenge.’ Of course, it was a shock to me that it went from zero to Number Two on the Progressive Rock Chart in, like, four days–but a pleasant shock.”

    “Corporate America” was co-written by Scholz and new Boston guitarist Anthony Cosmo, the 29-year-old son of Boston singer Fran Cosmo.

A shock indeed. I haven’t heard the track but the last time Boston didn’t suck, Jimmy Carter was president.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected],, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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