Never thought I would quote the title of a Mighty Mighty BossToneS song I don’t like until now. It seems that the ever present and always struggling Mercury records recently (last week) released a handful of their 20th Century Masterpiece albums including this one:
Unfortunately they must be f’n morons because not only did they leave the best stuff out they put in stuff no one knows or wants to know because it was the way post sellout stuff. Don’t get me wrong, A Jackknife to a Swan was a great attempt to try and draw back in the fans of yesteryear, but as us die hard fans know. The BossToneS have no scheduled shows , no new albums and their website…is no more.
I find it quite disheartening that Mercury would further degrade such a fine band by releasing this bullshit. I mean remastered? Everyone of these songs was released under the Mercury or Mercury/Big Rig label, that’s no TAANG! (no offense folks). They had access to great recording equipment and so forth.
Anyway, will I buy this…HELLS NO. I love the BossToneS, always will, however, this is not a “greatest hits.” I would recommend avoiding this album and going out and finding a Japanese import of Devil’s Night Out or More Noise and Other Disturbances to get the Bonus Tracks.
That is all.