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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones



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Hometown: Boston, MA (USA)

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Starting sometime in the mid–80's, no one's quite sure, the Bosstones (as they were originally named) began merging their loves of punk, ska, metal and hardcore into songs. The start was slow, including an early hiatus for bassist Joe Gittleman and guitarist Nate Albert to finish high school, but came to fruition in 1990 with their debut Devil's Night Out. Following their genre–defining second album More Noise and Other Disturbances, the band jumped from Taang! and headed into the big leagues with Mercury Records. Their major label debut, Don't Know How To Party, is considered by many to be the defining album of their career and contains perennial fan favorites "Someday I Suppose" and "737", an ode to their P.O. Box in Cambridge that was used for fan mail for many years. Ska–core, the Devil and More gave a tongue–in–cheek name to the style they played, as well as giving the masses access to the standard live chant of "Mighty Mighty... ... Bosstones!"

On their 1994 release Question the Answers, the 'Tones took their sound in a harder, more raw direction. Incorporating more elements of hardcore, funk and a metric ton of feedback the band crafted their most eclectic release to date. Following this they released Let's Face It, exploding the 3rd wave of Ska into the mainstream with "The Impression That I Get." Now known as the "knock on wood" band by fratboys a'plenty, the band lay dormant for another 3 years, suffering member changes and a large amount of burnout. Pay Attention saw the departure of founding guitarist Nate Albert and shortly thereafter trombonist Dennis Brockenborough, as well as a more laid back sound, driving many longtime fans away, as well as not appealing to their radio audience the band seemed in dire straights. After being dropped by Island, the band sought refuge at Joe Sib's SideOneDummy, and released their final(–) opus, A Jackknife To A Swan. Jackknife saw a return to their harder roots, recalling memories of DKHTP and Let's Face It. Sadly, it seems to have been the band's last will and testament, as the various members have gone on to other projects, including Gittleman's Avoid One Thing, Albert's Kickovers, Brockenborough's Chubby and vocalist Dicky Barret's gig on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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Reviews

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones The Magic of Youth

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

The Magic of Youth (2011)

Rude Records

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Pin Points and Gin Joints

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Pin Points and Gin Joints (2009)

Big Rig

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones / Zox live in Providence

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones / Zox

live in Providence (2007)

live show

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Medium Rare

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Medium Rare (2007)

Big Rig

Sum 41 / The Mighty Mighty Bosstones live in Glasgow, Scotland

Sum 41 / The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

live in Glasgow, Scotland (2003)

live show

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones A Jackknife To A Swan

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

A Jackknife To A Swan (2002)

SideOneDummy

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones A Jackknife To A Swan

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

A Jackknife To A Swan (2002)

SideOneDummy

Dropkick Murphys/The Mighty Mighty Bosstones live in Boston

Dropkick Murphys/The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

live in Boston (2002)

live show

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones/Bigwig/Avoid One Thing live in Orlando

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones/Bigwig/Avoid One Thing

live in Orlando (2002)

live show

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones / Guttermouth / Bigwig / Simple Plan live in Austin

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones / Guttermouth / Bigwig / Simple Plan

live in Austin (2002)

live show

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones / Simple Plan / Bigwig live in Chicago

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones / Simple Plan / Bigwig

live in Chicago (2002)

live show

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Pay Attention

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Pay Attention (2000)

Island

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Live from the Middle East

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Live from the Middle East (1998)

Mercury

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Let's Face It

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Let's Face It (1997)

Mercury / Universal

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Question the Answers

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Question the Answers (1994)

Mercury

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Ska-core, The Devil And More

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Ska-core, The Devil And More (1994)

Mercury

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Don't Know How To Party

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Don't Know How To Party (1993)

Mercury

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones More Noise and Other Disturbances

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

More Noise and Other Disturbances (1992)

Taang!

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Devils Night Out

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Devils Night Out (1990)

Taang!

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