The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||ska ska punk punk skacore seen live rock|
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Formed in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, during the mid-80s, by Nate Albert (guitar), Joe Gittleman (bass) and Ben Carr (vocals). They were joined by Dicky Barrett (vocals) and Tim Johnny Vegas Burton (saxophone) completing the line-up of the original Bosstones. After a laconic lacuna during the Reagan years the band returned as the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, having enrolled Joe Sirois (drums), Dennis Brockenborough (trombone) and Kevin Leanear (saxophone). The change of name was justified by Barrett who claimed that any band can just be mighty. The musicians built a solid foundation in the USA through their fusion of ska and punk, with influences from soul and funk as well as thrash and heavy metal. They played across America to packed venues comprising various US youth cult followers, skinheads, punks, metal heads and college students. In 1992, they were recognized at the Boston Music Awards where they received accolades for Best Single, Best...