If you’re a punk who also liked the ska explosion when it followed in the late ’70s, then sit up and take notice. Ska-punk legends The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have just dropped a track which you need to check out.
The Final Parade has a stellar line-up of guests with cameo appearances too, including Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers, Roddy Radiation from The Specials and members of Rancid, Fishbone, the Interrupters and The Pietasters to name but a few!
It comes as the band sign to Hellcat Records with their ‘punk rock reggae sound.’
It’s the breath of fresh air we all need in these Lockdown times.
And pour yourself a long drink before you check out the video here – it’s nearly eight minutes long. But it’s infectious.
The Final Parade track heralds the band’s ups and downs and is “a love letter to Ska music and the people that make Ska music and it’s a whole lot of fun.” So says vocalist Dicky Barrett.
So featured on the track are… wait for it:
- Tim Armstrong (Rancid)Aimee Interrupter & The Interrupters
- Stranger Cole, Angelo Moore (Fishbone)
- Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers)
- Jay Navarro (Suicide Machines)
- Chris DeMakes, Pete Wesilewski,
- Roger Lima (Less Than Jake)Jimmy G (Murphy’s Law)
- Toby Morse, Rusty Pistachio (H2O)
- John Feldman (Goldfinger)
- Laila Khan (Sonic Boom Six)
- Robert Hingley (Toasters)Dan Vitale (Bim Skala Bim)
- Dave McWane (Big D and The Kids Table)
- Sirae Richardson, Erin Mackenzie, Brie McWane (The Doped Up Dollys)
- Jesse Wagner (Aggrolites)
- Karina Denike (The Dance Hall Crashers)Christian Jaccobs (The Aquabats)
- Jon Pebsworth (Buck O Nine)
- Peter Porker (The Porkers)
- Steve Jackson (The Pietasters)
- Felipe Galvan (Los Skanarles)Jet Baker (Buster Shuffle)
- Fumio Ito (Kemuri)
- Glen “The Kid” Marhevka (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy)
- Roddy Radiation (The Specials).
Since their formation in 1983, TMMB have been credited as one of the forefathers of ska punk and the creators of its subgenre, ska-core. With a career spanning over 30-years Boston’s best dressed band has built and continued to build a devoted following with their unique brass-infused brand of punk rock.
To date they have released ten studio records; Devil’s Night Out (1989), More Noise and Other Disturbances (1992), Don’t Know How to Party (1993), Question the Answers (1994), Let’s Face It (1997), Pay Attention (2000), A Jackknife to a Swan (2002), Pin Points and Gin Joints (2009), The Magic of Youth (2011), and While We’re At It (2018).
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are vocalist Dicky Barrett, bassist Joe Gittleman, saxophonists Tim “Johnny Vegas” Burton and Leon Silva, Bosstone Ben Carr, drummer Joe Sirois, guitarists Nate Albert and Lawrence Katz, keyboardist John Goetchius, and trombonist Chris Rhodes.
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I’m Roger Kasper, 55. A punk since October 77 when the Stranglers rocked Top of the Pops with No More Heroes. Journalist since 1983 with stints on national newspapers and magazines and editor of local papers. I’m Gravesend born and dragged up I keep poultry, garden, run and generally make a nuisance of myself!