The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Members: Final lineup: Dicky Barrett (vocals); Joe Gittleman (bass fiddleman); Tim "Johnny Vegas" Burton (tenor sax); Ben Carr (Bosstone); Joe Sirois (drums); Leon Silva (saxophone); Lawrence Katz (guitar); John Goetchius (keys); Chris Rhodes (trombone) Established Date: 1983 Record Label: Hellcat Records Bandcamp Link: Listen on Bandcamp

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (informally referred to as The Bosstones and often stylized as The Mighty Mighty BossToneS) were an American ska punk band from Boston, Massachusetts, formed in 1983. From the band’s inception, lead vocalist Dicky Barrett, bassist Joe Gittleman, tenor saxophonist Tim “Johnny Vegas” Burton and dancer (“Bosstone”) Ben Carr remained constant members. The band’s final line-up also included drummer Joe Sirois, saxophonist Leon Silva, guitarist Lawrence Katz, keyboardist John Goetchius, and trombonist Chris Rhodes.

The Bosstones are often credited as one of the progenitors of the genre of ska punk and the creators of its subgenre ska-core, which mixes elements of ska with hardcore punk