OTD Exclusive: Mighty Mighty Bosstones

LISTEN: Mighty Mighty Bosstones, "The Impression That I Get (Dub Blend)" (mp3)

Hi. The Bosstones are broken up, supposedly. But something funny just landed in our in-box. And if it hadn't come from who it came from, we wouldn't be posting it. But let's just say we're pretty sure they want you to hear this. So as not to spoil the surprise, we'll keep the description simple: when we cue this up, RealPlayer tells us it's from the MTV Mashups album. Is that the case? We have no idea. Enjoy.

Since we don't get to talk about the Bosstones much anymore, some history: for those of you who only know the hits, we were seriously in love with the Bosstones when these records came out. Lots of dudes of a certain age have very fond memories of the days when Fishbone or Murphy's Law would come up to play Sunday all-ages matinees with 'em at the Paradise and the Channel. Dicky Barrett was a guy who was physically incapable of taking himself seriously. MMB once came up with the idea of trying to cover Metallica's "Enter Sandman" before the "Sandman" single was actually released, and they very nearly pulled it off. And, y'know, all those Bosstones dudes did some serious representing for Boston hardcore. Go find the first EP they put out after they signed to Polygram, and find us a band now who'd use their major label debut to cover Minor Threat, Angry Samoans, SSD, and Bob Marley. For better or worse, there's no way in hell there'd be a Dropkick Murphys without the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Just sayin'.

NOTE: on a whim, OTD has decided to start posting songs for just a week or two, instead of indefinitely. Partly it's because it seems to be what everyone else is doing. Partly because we don't want you to take us for granted. The stuff that's up right now will be slowly phazed out during the next month or so. Don't sleep. Possibly we'll be archiving selected tracks over at the Phoenix band guide site. At least that's the plan. No guarantees.
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