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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones: Devils Night OutDevils Night Out (1990)
Ska and Reggae
Reviewer Rating: 4.5
Contributed by: joegjoeg
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Operation Ivy were pioneers in fusing ska and punk on the west coast, but on the east coast, it was Boston's plaid clad Mighty Mighty Bosstones who were the kings, starting it off in 1985. It would be a full decade later when the mainstream would embrace them and shitty bandwagon third wave ska band.
Operation Ivy were pioneers in fusing ska and punk on the west coast, but on the east coast, it was Boston's plaid clad Mighty Mighty Bosstones who were the kings, starting it off in 1985. It would be a full decade later when the mainstream would embrace them and shitty bandwagon third wave ska bands would quickly rise and fall. But Devil's Night Out marks the cornerstone of the genre the band aptly titles skacore. Taking 2 tone-era ska and injecting into it healthy doses of punk, hardcore, metal, and rock, this was a band set out to have a great time, throwing all their influences into a messy stew and seeing what they could come up with. The energetic horn blasts from Johnny Vegas, the deft ska/punk licks laid down by guitar virtuoso Nate Albert, and the unmistakable vocal noise of Dicky Barrett are all on raw display here.
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