Complete List Of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Albums

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Albums

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This Complete List Of  The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Albums And Songs presents the full discography of  The Mighty Mighty Bosstones studio albums. The band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones was first formed in 1983. The group The Mighty Mighty Bosstones hails from the area of Boston, Massachusetts. This complete discography by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones also includes every single live album. All these spectacular albums by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each album by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones as well as all original album covers. Every Mighty Mighty Bosstones album listed below showcases the entire album tracklisting.

THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES STUDIO ALBUMS

Devil’s Night Out

Released: 1990

Devil’s Night Out was the Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ debut album, originally released on the Taang! Records label. A seminal work in the ska-core genre, the album fused elements of hardcore punk and ska. It’s a bracing, energetic set that helped establish the band’s reputation as one of the leaders in the burgeoning Boston music scene.

The album was produced by Paul Q. Kolderie and featured Dicky Barrett on vocals, Nate Albert on guitar, Joe Gittleman on bass, Josh Dalsimer on drums, Tim Bridewell on trombone, Ben Carr on backing vocals and dancing, and Tim “Johnny Vegas” Burton on saxophone. It was recorded at Fort Apache Studios in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Devil’s Night Out” – 2:35
  2. “Howwhywuz, Howwhyam” – 2:57
  3. “Drunks and Children” – 3:28
  4. “Hope I Never Lose My Wallet” – 2:59
  5. “Haji” – 2:45
  6. “The Bartender’s Song” – 2:20
  7. “Patricia” – 2:54
  8. “The Cave” – 3:03
  9. “Do Somethin’ Crazy” – 2:33
  10. “A Little Bit Ugly” – 5:28

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Released: 1992

More Noise and Other Disturbances marked the band’s continued exploration into ska and punk, adding more horn sections and experimenting with tempos and styles. The album received modest commercial success but was pivotal in establishing the band’s loyal following and showcasing their raucous, energetic sound.

The album featured Dicky Barrett on vocals, Nate Albert on guitar, Joe Gittleman on bass, Josh Dalsimer on drums, Kevin Lenear on saxophone, Dennis Brockenborough on trombone, and Ben Carr on backing vocals and dancing. The album was produced by Tony Platt and was recorded at Normandy Sound, in Warren, Rhode Island.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Awfully Quiet” – 3:19
  2. “Where’d You Go?” – 3:27
  3. “Dr. D” – 2:01
  4. “It Can’t Hurt” – 2:04
  5. “What’s at Stake” – 2:36
  6. “Cowboy Coffee” – 1:43
  7. “I’ll Drink to That” – 3:04
  8. “Guns and the Young” – 2:50
  9. “He’s Back” – 2:58
  10. “Bad in Plaid” – 2:00
  11. “They Came to Boston” – 3:05

Don’t Know How to Party

Released: 1993

Don’t Know How to Party was a significant album for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, as it was their major-label debut released on Mercury Records. It combined elements of hardcore, punk, and ska, featuring more polished production than previous albums. Despite the cleaner sound, the band’s edge and energy remained intact, helping to bring them mainstream recognition.

The album featured Dicky Barrett on vocals, Nate Albert on guitar, Joe Gittleman on bass, Joe Sirois on drums, Kevin Lenear on saxophone, Dennis Brockenborough on trombone, and Ben Carr on backing vocals and dancing. Produced by Tony Platt, the album was recorded at Dreamland Recording Studios, in Woodstock, New York.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Our Only Weapon” – 3:01
  2. “Last Dead Mouse” – 2:54
  3. “Don’t Know How to Party” – 3:12
  4. “Someday I Suppose” – 3:26
  5. “A Man Without” – 2:59
  6. “Holy Smoke” – 2:04
  7. “Illegal Left” – 2:01
  8. “Tin Soldiers” – 2:40
  9. “Almost Anything Goes” – 3:39
  10. “Issachar” – 3:06
  11. “What Was Was Over” – 2:43
  12. “Seven Thirty Seven/Shoe Glue” – 3:00

Question the Answers

Released: 1994

Question the Answers was a critical point in the band’s trajectory, further refining their blend of ska and punk rock. The album was met with favorable reviews and became one of their standout efforts. It showcased the band’s musical growth and their ability to tackle more complex and mature themes.

The album featured Dicky Barrett on vocals, Nate Albert on guitar, Joe Gittleman on bass, Joe Sirois on drums, Kevin Lenear on saxophone, Dennis Brockenborough on trombone, and Ben Carr on backing vocals and dancing. It was produced by Paul Q. Kolderie and Sean Slade and recorded at Fort Apache Studios in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Kinder Words” – 3:07
  2. “A Sad Silence” – 3:59
  3. “Hell of a Hat” – 3:54
  4. “Pictures to Prove It” – 3:19
  5. “We Should Talk” – 2:54
  6. “A Dollar and a Dream” – 3:20
  7. “Stand Off” – 3:24
  8. “365 Days” – 2:59
  9. “Toxic Toast” – 3:05
  10. “Bronzing the Garbage” – 2:53
  11. “Dogs and Chaplains” – 2:51
  12. “Jump Through the Hoops” – 4:47

Let’s Face It

Released: 1997

Let’s Face It represents the commercial pinnacle for The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. The album went platinum and spawned the hit single “The Impression That I Get,” which received heavy radio airplay. The album marked a shift towards more accessible, radio-friendly tunes but did not compromise the band’s fundamental sound.

The album featured Dicky Barrett on vocals, Nate Albert on guitar, Joe Gittleman on bass, Joe Sirois on drums, Kevin Lenear on saxophone, Dennis Brockenborough on trombone, and Ben Carr on backing vocals and dancing. It was produced by Paul Q. Kolderie and Sean Slade and was recorded at various locations, including The Outpost in Stoughton, Massachusetts.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Noise Brigade” – 2:15
  2. “The Rascal King” – 2:46
  3. “Royal Oil” – 2:39
  4. “The Impression That I Get” – 3:14
  5. “Let’s Face It” – 2:39
  6. “That Bug Bit Me” – 2:09
  7. “Another Drinkin’ Song” – 3:50
  8. “Numbered Days” – 3:10
  9. “Break So Easily” – 2:46
  10. “Nevermind Me” – 3:22
  11. “Desensitized” – 2:06
  12. “1-2-8” – 2:39

Pay Attention

Released: 2000

Pay Attention saw the Bosstones expanding their musical horizons by experimenting with new instruments and more diverse arrangements. While it wasn’t as commercially successful as its predecessor, it received generally favorable reviews.

The album was produced by Paul Q. Kolderie and featured Dicky Barrett on vocals, Joe Gittleman on bass, Joe Sirois on drums, Tim “Johnny Vegas” Burton on saxophone, Roman Fleysher on saxophone, Lawrence Katz on guitar, and Ben Carr on backing vocals and dancing. The album was recorded at Q Division Studios, Somerville, Massachusetts.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Let Me Be” – 3:52
  2. “The Skeleton Song” – 3:01
  3. “All Things Considered” – 4:01
  4. “So Sad to Say” – 3:10
  5. “Allow Them” – 3:57
  6. “High School Dance” – 2:52
  7. “Over the Eggshells” – 2:59
  8. “She Just Happened” – 2:52
  9. “Finally” – 3:52
  10. “I Know More” – 3:08
  11. “Riot on Broad Street” – 3:13
  12. “One Million Reasons” – 3:01
  13. “Bad News and Bad Breaks” – 3:33
  14. “Temporary Trip” – 2:27
  15. “Where You Come From” – 2:46
  16. “The Day He Didn’t Die” – 3:24

A Jackknife to a Swan

Released: 2002

A Jackknife to a Swan was seen as a comeback for the band after they went on a brief hiatus. The album was well-received and marked a return to their ska-core roots, featuring a blend of ska and hardcore punk elements.

The album was produced by Paul Q. Kolderie and featured Dicky Barrett on vocals, Lawrence Katz on guitar, Joe Gittleman on bass, Joe Sirois on drums, Tim “Johnny Vegas” Burton on saxophone, Roman Fleysher on saxophone, and Ben Carr on backing vocals and dancing. The album was recorded at Q Division Studios in Somerville, Massachusetts.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “A Jackknife to a Swan” – 2:48
  2. “Mr. Moran” – 3:43
  3. “You Gotta Go!” – 3:12
  4. “Everybody’s Better” – 3:00
  5. “Sugar Free” – 3:04
  6. “I Want My City Back” – 3:11
  7. “Chasing the Sun Away” – 2:47
  8. “You Can’t Win” – 3:11
  9. “The Old School Off the Bright” – 2:29
  10. “The Punch Line” – 2:11
  11. “Go Big” – 2:06
  12. “Shit Outta Luck” – 3:20

Pin Points and Gin Joints

Released: 2009

Pin Points and Gin Joints marked the band’s full return to music-making after a hiatus, embodying a polished sound that holds onto their ska and punk roots. With the return of some original members, this album carried a sense of nostalgia while still pushing boundaries.

The album featured Dicky Barrett on vocals, Lawrence Katz on guitar, Joe Gittleman on bass, Joe Sirois on drums, Tim “Johnny Vegas” Burton on saxophone, Roman Fleysher on saxophone, and Ben Carr on backing vocals and dancing. It was produced by Ted Hutt and was recorded at Woolly Mammoth Sound, Waltham, Massachusetts.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Graffiti Worth Reading” – 3:14
  2. “Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah” – 2:06
  3. “The Route That I Took” – 2:51
  4. “You Left Right?” – 3:17
  5. “Too Many Stars” – 3:45
  6. “Your Life” – 2:47
  7. “I Wrote It” – 3:12
  8. “Not to Me on That Night” – 2:56
  9. “Wasted Summers” – 3:21
  10. “Sister Mary” – 2:44
  11. “It Will Be” – 3:23
  12. “The Death Valley Vipers” – 2:22

The Magic of Youth

Released: 2011

The Magic of Youth brought a revitalized energy to the band’s discography. The album was met with generally positive reviews and became popular among both new and returning fans of the band.

The album featured Dicky Barrett on vocals, Lawrence Katz on guitar, Joe Gittleman on bass, Joe Sirois on drums, Tim “Johnny Vegas” Burton on saxophone, Roman Fleysher on saxophone, and Ben Carr on backing vocals and dancing. It was produced by Ted Hutt and was recorded at various locations.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “The Daylights” – 2:22
  2. “Like a Shotgun” – 3:13
  3. “Disappearing” – 2:45
  4. “Sunday Afternoons on Wisdom Ave.” – 3:10
  5. “They Will Need Music” – 4:39
  6. “The Package Store Petition” – 3:22
  7. “The Horse Shoe and the Rabbit’s Foot” – 3:32
  8. “The Magic of Youth” – 3:27
  9. “The Upper Hand” – 3:21
  10. “The Ballad of Candlepin Paul” – 2:35
  11. “Open and Honest” – 4:10

While We’re at It

Released: 2018

While We’re at It continued the band’s trend of delivering strong ska-punk anthems mixed with reflective lyrics. The album was a declaration that the band still had a lot to say and weren’t anywhere near done yet.

The album featured Dicky Barrett on vocals, Lawrence Katz on guitar, Joe Gittleman on bass, Joe Sirois on drums, Tim “Johnny Vegas” Burton on saxophone, Leon Silva on saxophone, and Ben Carr on backing vocals and dancing. It was produced by Ted Hutt and was recorded at The Barber Shop Studios in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Green Bay, Wisconsin” – 3:04
  2. “The Constant” – 3:27
  3. “Wonderful Day for the Race” – 3:26
  4. “Unified” – 2:45
  5. “Divide” – 2:59
  6. “Closer to Nowhere” – 2:50
  7. “Walked Like a Ghost” – 3:22
  8. “The West Ends” – 2:58
  9. “Here We Are” – 3:54
  10. “The Mad Dash” – 2:41
  11. “Absolutely Wrong” – 2:51
  12. “In Honor Of” – 3:22
  13. “Hugo’s Wife” – 3:07
  14. “After the Music Is Over” – 3:09

When God Was Great

Released: 2021

When God Was Great is the most recent addition to the band’s discography. With this album, the band aimed to make sense of the chaotic world around them, and it became a reflective and deeply personal offering from the group.

The album was produced by Tim Armstrong and Ted Hutt. The album featured the core lineup along with a range of guest musicians, adding new flavors to their already rich sound. It was recorded at Ship-Rec Studios in Los Angeles, California.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Decide” – 2:53
  2. “M O V E” – 3:08
  3. “I Don’t Believe in Anything” – 3:13
  4. “Certain Things” – 3:06
  5. “Bruised” – 2:39
  6. “Lonely Boy” – 3:25
  7. “The Killing of Georgie (Part III)” – 4:15
  8. “You Had to Be There” – 3:00
  9. “When God Was Great” – 5:22
  10. “What It Takes” – 3:19

Live from the Pit

Released: 1997

Live from the Pit showcases The Mighty Mighty Bosstones in their element—performing live, where their energy and dynamism are most apparent. The album was essentially a “best of” their live performances up to that point and captured the band’s onstage prowess.

The album featured Dicky Barrett on vocals, Nate Albert on guitar, Joe Gittleman on bass, Joe Sirois on drums, Tim “Johnny Vegas” Burton on saxophone, Dennis Brockenborough on trombone, Kevin Lenear on saxophone, and Ben Carr on backing vocals and dancing. The album was produced by Paul Q. Kolderie and Sean Slade.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Intro” – 0:38
  2. “Rascal King” – 2:52
  3. “Someday I Suppose” – 3:31
  4. “Kinder Words” – 4:09
  5. “Hell of a Hat” – 3:51
  6. “Pictures to Prove It” – 3:23
  7. “Royal Oil” – 2:46
  8. “Cowboy Coffee” – 3:00
  9. “Doves and Civilians” – 3:33
  10. “He’s Back” – 3:07

Live from the Middle East

Released: 1998

Live from the Middle East is another live album but distinct for capturing the band’s performances during a tour in the Middle East. This album is often regarded as one of their finest live recordings, showcasing the band’s unique fusion of ska, punk, and hardcore.

The album featured Dicky Barrett on vocals, Nate Albert on guitar, Joe Gittleman on bass, Joe Sirois on drums, Tim “Johnny Vegas” Burton on saxophone, Dennis Brockenborough on trombone, Kevin Lenear on saxophone, and Ben Carr on backing vocals and dancing. The album was produced by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones themselves.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “1-2-8” – 2:39
  2. “Do Somethin’ Crazy” – 2:30
  3. “He’s Back” – 3:03
  4. “Devil’s Night Out” – 3:01
  5. “Kinder Words” – 3:48
  6. “Noise Brigade” – 1:59
  7. “The Rascal King” – 2:47
  8. “Hell of a Hat” – 3:54
  9. “Holy Smoke” – 2:18
  10. “Hope I Never Lose My Wallet” – 1:50
  11. “I’ll Drink to That” – 3:47
  12. “Royal Oil” – 2:45
  13. “Cowboy Coffee” – 2:58
  14. “Drunks and Children” – 2:28
  15. “Let’s Face It” – 2:33
  16. “Howwhywuz, Howwhyam” – 2:46
  17. “Someday I Suppose” – 3:28
  18. “Lights Out” – 0:48
  19. “Common Decency” – 1:56
  20. “7 Ways to Sunday” – 1:05

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