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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones: More Noise and Other DisturbancesMore Noise and Other Disturbances (1992)
Ska and Reggae

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Contributed by: cronophrogcronophrog
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I was perusing the review section one day of yesteryear to see if I concurred with the basic recaptiulations of this mighty fine album. I was struck dead in my fancy when I was approached with a terror unlike any other: Nobody had reviewed this marvelous record. Where the fuck have you people bee.
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I was perusing the review section one day of yesteryear to see if I concurred with the basic recaptiulations of this mighty fine album. I was struck dead in my fancy when I was approached with a terror unlike any other: Nobody had reviewed this marvelous record.

Where the fuck have you people been for the last 13 years?

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones never released a better album than this. Don't Know How to Party is deeper and Question the Answers is harder, but More Noise and Other Disturbances shows the best of the finest band to come out of Massachusettes (yes, fuck the Pixies). I, sadly, did not get into the Bosstones until their Let's Face It days, but let's face it (fucking worst pun), anytime is a good time for Dicky Barret. So let's fuck the "pretentious name-dropping of groundbreaking indie bands" and "laundry listing of CDs to show how much of a fan I am" and get to what's fucking what. So what is fucking what?

  1. Awfully Quiet: Great opener with the usual, brash Dicky Sound with peppy ska strokes and great horn lines.
  2. Where'd You Go?: Single off of Where'd You Go?, so it's been done before, but it's still a sick song with a nice intro and such a sweet breakdown after "I wanna know" (gets me every time).
  3. Dr. D.: The Used, MCR, and Story of the Year all wish they didn't sound like such pussies when they screamed. They all get upstaged by fucking ska. There is a God.
  4. It Can't Hurt: Back to the basics. Nice bass line from the Bass Fiddleman and great lyrics; "Shut your mouth and swallow that" was never deep, but it sounds so damned good.
  5. What's at Stake: Harder, louder....goddamned right.
  6. Cowboy Coffee: Fast and out of control, this song gets me in the mood to relive my more athletic and fit days and skank the hell out of life.
  7. I'll Drink to That: This song > sliced bread.
  8. Guns and the Young: Once again Dicky lays it down and carries a whole song on his back and that's fine with me.
  9. He's Back: For the longest of times, this was my favorite song in the world. Smooth guitar, great horns, and a nice little story with all my boyhood fantasies in it. Ahh, nostalgia.
  10. Bad in Plaid: So 90's. Sooo glorious.
  11. They Came to Boston: If the horns don't send rhythm down your spine, you must be too used to listening to "ska" like this.
So bust out your plaid jacket, rainbow bow ties, golf pants, see-thru sunglasses and flat top haircuts, throw this record on, have a few drinks, and relive this masterpiece.

 

 
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Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

pixies < *

frank black is a horrible lead singer, and the musicianship is horrible...

this post is in no means a defense of the bosstones, but, for the life of me, i cant understand why so many hipsters worship such a shitty band.
-rkl

localh (October 6, 2005)

they are doing a reunion tour next winter

Anonymous (October 5, 2005)

I have a question for all of you re More Noise.... Do you know anything about the duo "Deleska-N-Siva" listed as additional vocalists on the album? Are they a major part? I don't even remember hearing female vocalists.

Anonymous (October 5, 2005)

best fucking album ever!

Anonymous (October 5, 2005)

I got to see them a few years ago at State Theater in St. Pete. I think it was sometime after Pay Attention came out, definitely near the end of their touring. They played for an hour and a half, and played songs from all their records. If you think Hope I Never Lose My Wallet is great on a cd, it's ten times better live.

The coolest part? The demographic of the show. Kids as young as 12 were rocking out with people pushing their late 30s. Awesome.

Anonymous (October 5, 2005)

Maybe if the Dicky and the Bosstones saw how much love there is for them on this site (it seems almost everyone loves them), they'll come back and tear apart the country. Dicky was the first "real" musician I ever met, when they toured with Offspring and Living End in '99. He opened up the tickets-only pit thing (yeah, fuck arena shows, but the Living End and Bosstones together!) to everyone, and said he'd take personal responsibility if anyone got hurt. Fuckin' awesome guy.

Anonymous (October 3, 2005)

the mighty mighty bosstones < pixies.

sorry. deal with it.

Anonymous (October 3, 2005)

great band, really bad review.

McGarnicle (October 3, 2005)

Funny, I'm listening to the Pixies right now and Let's Face It was the first CD I ever owned.

skaboom (October 3, 2005)

Yes they did. If your guitar player quits, you get a new guitar player. If your horn players quit, you get new horn players. It's not like they were forced to stop playing ska because a couple band members quit, they purposefully replaced it with keyboards and power chords.

Godfather (October 3, 2005)

they're goofballs, but i like em anyways

Anonymous (October 3, 2005)

The Aquabats didn't "pull" anything.

2 of their horn players quit. You have to make adjustments.

Anonymous (October 3, 2005)

...as soon as I saw "fuck the pixies" I stopped reading. It didn't deserve to be read. I'm addicted to ska and reggae, and I assumed you'd have an open mind as a fellow ska fan, but It turns out you're legally retarded.

Score's for the Slackers.

-Not-To-Regret

sXenester (October 3, 2005)

Jacknife to A Swan is underrated. That's right, FUCK "Pay Attenton."

hehehe

SCENE PRIDE!

skaboom (October 2, 2005)

Ouch, why the jab at LTJ? No, they don't play ska anymore as much as pop-punk with horns, but to my knowledge they don't even call themselves ska anymore. They don't use horns as much as they used to, but they didn't pull an Aquabats, at least. Of course, when all else is said, they are also still playing. Yes, I'm a fanboy.

And for some reason this is the only MMB cd I can't really get into. Except for Dr. D, which I think is their best song ever.

joeg (October 2, 2005)

"Not ska, just pop-punk with up-strokes.

-Will"

never had that one before!

Anonymous (October 2, 2005)

I don't mind the Bosstones, but I felt I should point out that track-by-track reviews always suck and are usually written by dumb nerdy fanboys, and anyone who says "fuck the Pixies" deserves to be shot in the face.

stevejonestherealbones (October 2, 2005)

i hate reviews that mention how dumb it is that no one's reviewed a certain album yet.

me fucking too

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (October 2, 2005)

Not ska, just pop-punk with up-strokes.

-Will

Anonymous (October 2, 2005)

this was the first ska record i ever bought. while question the answers or don't know how to party are my favorites, this one will always hold a special place in my heart.

i-type-poorly (October 2, 2005)

good album. terrible review

Anonymous (October 2, 2005)

great cd, but don't know how to party will always stand as my favorite bosstones release.

Anonymous (October 2, 2005)

this is great together with devils night out their best

Anonymous (October 2, 2005)

I think "Question the Answers" is there best album too. The 8 great songs are enough to overcome the three SHITTY songs ("365 days" fucking awful)

Anonymous (October 2, 2005)

Top 5 best Bosstones albums: (no order)
1. Don't know how to party
2. Question the answers
3. Pay attention (fuck you, I like it)
4. Devils night out
5. More noise...

---Trav.

Anonymous (October 2, 2005)

Question the fucking answers...best ever.

pasha (October 2, 2005)

good cd, but I think Let's Face It and Devil's Night Out are better...

Anonymous (October 2, 2005)

I sent a e-mail to Dicky at his radio gig and he responded right back. (he's cooll) I asked if any renuinon shows were in the making and it did not sound positive. I wish they would have done a "Show must Go Off" or the some sort of live DVD.

By the way, pick up Souls "Show Must go Off" it's great.

localh (October 2, 2005)

Score is for the cameo in Clueless.
Ska core the devil and more rules...

AlmostPunkEnough (October 2, 2005)

goddamn this is a fantastic album. probably my second favorite of theirs. i used to listen to this on the bus going to school all the time.

Crooky, when i saw this i thought for sure you reviewed it, but i guess i was wrong. good job by the dude that did.

fucking great album.

Crookedsuperhero (October 2, 2005)

No need for a stab at LTJ, especially when they aren't even in the same genre anymore.

Crookedsuperhero (October 2, 2005)

"best ska band of all time

yup yup yup

suck on it, catch 22"

Change that to ska-punk band and i finally get to say Hell Yeah to one of your posts.

TheOneTrueBill (October 2, 2005)

I love this album. I listened to it a few days ago, but I think I'll throw it back on.

Anonymous (October 2, 2005)

"Dr. D.: The Used, MCR, and Story of the Year all wish they didn't sound like such pussies when they screamed. They all get upstaged by fucking ska. There is a God."

Fucking classic dude.

Anonymous (October 2, 2005)

I think this was the first MMB studio album i ever bought, after hearing "Live From the Middle East" back in 9th grade...It's still a fun listen.

theundergroundscene (October 2, 2005)

P. S. Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck

theundergroundscene (October 2, 2005)

best ska band of all time

yup yup yup

suck on it, catch 22

wehavecomeforyourchildren (October 2, 2005)

i hate reviews that mention how dumb it is that no one's reviewed a certain album yet.

do you know how many fucking albums there are in the world? how the fuck can it come as a shock that nobody wanted to write about some shit fucking ska band?

get lost.

joeg (October 2, 2005)

ah yes, all the bosstones records have now been reviewed. SOLID record. i don't think it's their best (i think that honor goes to don't know how to party or question the answers) but still good nontheless. bosstones need to come back and do 1 final tour.

psychoos231 (October 2, 2005)

Now this is quality musac

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