Jackknife to a Swan

A Jackknife to a Swan

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by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
     
 
After working on their ska sound for approximately two decades, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones have released A Jackknife to a Swan, which is unfortunately a day late and a dollar short. With a sound that can best be described as Smash Mouth meets ska, this 13-song album primarily consists of upbeat party songs for a good time. Yes they

Overview

After working on their ska sound for approximately two decades, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones have released A Jackknife to a Swan, which is unfortunately a day late and a dollar short. With a sound that can best be described as Smash Mouth meets ska, this 13-song album primarily consists of upbeat party songs for a good time. Yes they're fun, happy songs, good tunes to put on at a party for background music, but if ska is going to reinvent itself and be relevant as a genre, it's really got to learn how to utilize more than just the jangly guitar and punk leanings. The Bosstones had their chance and did fairly well for about a decade, but these eight fellows aren't doing anything to make exciting and creative music. Anyone can do the first part, but it takes intelligent musicians to combine the two. Somewhere along the way, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones lost their edge. As with much music, the debate comes down to fun music versus intelligent music. It's hard to criticize someone for wanting to enjoy life and their music, so in the end it comes down to what camp you side with. If you're one for a laid-back ride, A Jackknife to a Swan -- although not as good as some of the work from the Bosstones' heyday -- is probably for you. But if you're looking for sharp, unique music, you'd best look elsewhere.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/09/2002
Label:
Side One Dummy
UPC:
0603967123425
catalogNumber:
71234

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mighty Mighty Bosstones   Primary Artist
Mike Denneen   Piano
Jim Fitting   Harmonica,Background Vocals
Dicky Barrett   Vocals
Tim Burton   Saxophone
Joe Gittleman   Bass
Joe Sirois   Drums
John Seymour   Background Vocals
Chris Rhodes   Trombone
Roman Fleysher   Saxophone
Rolf Langsjoen   Trumpet
Lawrence Katz   Guitar
Tanya Michelle   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Mighty Mighty Bosstones   Producer
Carl Plaster   Drum Technician
Dicky Barrett   Concept
Ben Carr   Contributor
John Seymour   Producer,Engineer
Andrew Lenoski   Graphic Design
Christian Clayton   Cover Art

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A Jackknife to a Swan 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is 1 of the best CD's ever great band not reconized enough make it reconized by bying this album you can lisen to it all night and never get tired of it catchy music and catching lyrics will keep u singing it all day!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well people the Bosstones did it again. This cd is the best thing to hit the market from the band ever. The pure energy of the album is excellent. The Bosstones mix it up well with mellow tracks, followed by hard tracks they are a great band. The best song on the cd is ''I want my city back.'' I could be biased though becasue I do live in boston. The whole cd is a compilation that you can listen to from beggining to end and enjoy. I reccomend it highly