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An American {{Ska}} band active since 1983 and one of the main groups involved in the ska punk genre, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones are recognized mainly for their fusion of ska and HardcorePunk and the distinctive growling vocals of frontman Dicky Barrett. They became prominent in TheNineties during the height of the Third Wave ska revival and had a very successful hit with "The Impression That I Get", which topped the modern rock charts in 1997, and the platinum album ''Let's Face It''. After going on hiatus for several years in TheNoughties, they reformed in 2009 to release a new record, ''Pin Points and Gin Joints''.

The group's line-up - particularly in the horn section - has fluctuated over the years, but the [[FaceOfTheBand most recognizable and longest lasting members]] are probably Dicky Barrett (vocals), Joseph "The Bass Fiddleman" Gittleman (bass guitar), Joe Sirois (drums) and Ben Carr (manager, dancer and "Boss Tone"). Other current members include Tim "Johnny Vegas" Burton (saxophone), Kevin Lenear (saxophone), Chris Rhodes (trombone) and Lawrence Katz (guitar).

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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Their song The Daylights is quite good at this.
--> '''S'''anity worth '''s'''aving, well, I'm not '''s'''o '''s'''ure,
--> A '''s'''oul that's '''s'''omewhat '''s'''uitable to '''s'''ave,
-->The '''f'''eelings I had '''f'''elt '''f'''rom '''f'''alling on the '''f'''loor,
-->'''G'''ood '''G'''od, I'm '''g'''etting ready for the '''g'''rave!
* AntiChristmasSong: Not quite fully "anti-", but "Xmas Time" [[note]]originally by eighties Boston punk rock band The Dogmatics[[/note]] is about being alone in Boston during the holiday season, with little money and no real place to go.
** "Jump Through The Hoops" has a verse with some anti-Christmas sentiments.
* {{Cameo}}: Jimmy Kimmel ocasionally sings/plays with them live. Usually he gets to sing the ''Impression That I Get'' [[RefrainFromAssuming (also incorrectly known as "Knock on Wood")]] or play the oboe with them.
* DrowningMySorrows: "Another Drinkin' Song".
--> "''Gonna dive into a dive I've dove into before''"
* GutturalGrowler: Dicky Barrett's best known vocal style, although he does sing with cleaner vocals as well.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Dicky Barrett is the announcer for ''Jimmy Kimmel Live''
* LyricalDissonance: Like most ska bands, they're quite good at it.
** The aforementioned "Another Drinkin' Song" is quite upbeat in it's third chorus while it talks about alcoholism.
** "The Magic of Youth" is also upbeat, while it talks about two young lovers who grew apart and became a stripper and a drug addict.
* StepUpToTheMicrophone: The BSide "Chocolate Pudding", sung by Tim "Johnny Vegas" Burton, is the only Bosstones song to have anyone other than Dicky Barrett sing lead.
* TropeCodifier: The ''Ska-Core, the Devil and More'' EP is probably the codifier for for the sound of ska-core.
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