The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones in concert.jpg
General information
origin Boston , USA
Genre (s) Skacore
founding 1985, 2007
resolution 2003
Founding members
Richard "Dicky" Barrett
Joe Gittleman
Tim "Johnny Vegas" Burton
Nate Albert (until 2000)
Josh Dalsimer (until 1991)
Tim Bridewell (until 1990)
Ben Carr - Bosstone
Current occupation
Richard "Dicky" Barrett
Joe Gittleman
Lawrence Katz (since 2000)
Tenor saxophone
Tim "Johnny Vegas" Burton
Kevin Lenear (1990–1998, since 2008)
Chris Rhodes (since 2000)
Joe Sirois (since 1991)
Ben Carr - Bosstone
former members
Trombone, singing
Dennis "D-Man" Brockenborough (1990-2000)
Roman Fleysher (1999-2008)
Chart positions
Explanation of the data
Don't know how to party
  US 187 06/05/1993 (1 week)
Question the Answers
  US 138 10/22/1994 (1 week)
Let's face it
  UK 40 05/16/1998 (3 weeks)
  US 27 03/29/1997 (50 weeks)
Live from the Middle East
  US 144 11/07/1998 (1 week)
Pay attention
  DE 97 05/29/2000 (1 week)
  US 74 05/20/2000 (4 weeks)
A Jackknife to a Swan
  US 131 07/27/2002 (1 week)
The Impression That I Get
  UK 12 04/25/1998 (5 weeks)
The Rascal King
  UK 63 06/27/1998 (2 weeks)

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are a skacore band from Boston , USA .


The band was founded in 1985 . However, it wasn't until 1989 before they released a CD for the first time. However, the edition of this CD (without title) was very small. In 1990 the first official album with Devil's Night Out followed . With this record they were involved in the creation of a new style of music, the Skacore , a mixture of Ska and Hardcore Punk .

In 1994, the group took the Kiss song Detroit Rock City for Kiss - tribute album Kiss My Ass on. The cover version was the only single released from the album and appeared on green vinyl . In 1995 the group made a guest appearance in the American teen comedy Clueless - What Else! who made the band's music accessible to a wider audience for the first time and also helped them achieve their international breakthrough.

Her biggest success so far is the song The Impression That I Get from the 1997 album Let's Face It .

After a long break, it was announced on October 11, 2007 that there would be a reunion. On December 18, 2007, the new compilation Medium Rare was released on Big Rig Records . Since then the band has been performing in the USA again. In December 2009 the new studio album Pin Points and Gin Joints was released . In 2011 the album The Magic of Youth followed . Both albums were also released on Big Rig Records .


Studio albums

  • 1990: Devil's Night Out - LP (Taang)
  • 1991: More Noise And Other Disturbances - LP (Taang)
  • 1993: Don't Know How to Party (Mercury / Universal)
  • 1993: Ska-Core, the Devil and More (Mercury / Universal)
  • 1994: Question the Answers (Mercury / Universal)
  • 1997: Let's Face It (Mercury / Universal)
  • 2000: Pay Attention (Island / Universal)
  • 2002: A Jackknife to a Swan ( SideOneDummy / Cargo Records)
  • 2009: Pin Points and Gin Joints (Big Rig Records)
  • 2011: The Magic of Youth (Big Rig Records)
  • 2018: While We're At It (Big Rig Records)


  • 2005: Awfully Quiet (Cadiz Musi)
  • 2005: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones CD (Mercury / Universal)
  • 2007: Medium Rare (Big Rig Records)

Live albums

  • 1999: Live From the Middle East (UMIS / Universal)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b Chart sources: DE UK US1 US2
  2. ^ A b Dale Sherman: Black Diamond 2 - The Illustrated Collector's Guide to Kiss, Collector's Guide Publishing Inc., 1997, ISBN 1-896522-36-X , pages 78-80