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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones were a ska-core band from Boston, Massachusetts ('Bosstones' is a play on 'Boston'). They are credited, along with bands such as Operation Ivy and The Suicide Machines, with creating the ska-core genre, a form of music that mixes, to various degrees, elements of modern third-wave ska along with punk.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones started playing in Boston clubs in the mid-1980s. After a brief period of inactivity due to the schooling commitments of its members, they reformed and released their album Devil's Night Out on Taang! Records. The Bosstones toured relentlessly throughout the 1990s, playing hundreds of shows a year, releasing albums and were eventually signed to Mercury Records. In 1997, the success of their single "The Impression That I Get" earned them mainstream recognition. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones released their last album on SideOneDummy Records in 2002 before breaking up to pursue other interests. Lead singer Dicky Barrett is now an announcer on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and hosts the "Morning Mighty Show" on Los Angeles radio's Indie 103.1 FM.

Members

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones included:

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones also included:

  • Nate Albert - Guitar
  • Dennis Brockenborough - Trombone
  • Josh Dalsimer - Drums
  • Kevin Linear - Saxophone

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