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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ Nate Albert on the Band’s Rise, Clueless, and Lollapalooza ’95: Podcast

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So, there’s this pretty cool ska band called The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Perhaps you’ve heard of them? On this episode of In Defense of Skaoriginal Mighty Mighty Bosstones guitarist Nate Albert chats about the band’s early years, the artists who inspired him, and how other scenes treated ska in the 1990s. Listen above, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Albert runs through some of his early memories with the legendary ska act, like their initial breakup in ’87, their reformation in ’89, their signing to different record labels, and filming a commercial for Converse. He then touches on how, a decade after their reformation and after much grinding, they finally scored a No. 1 hit single with “The Impression That I Get.”

Reflecting on the success of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Albert makes sure to take time to appreciate the bands that inspired him and his style. He shouts out bands like The Clash, Pixies, Dinosaur Jr., and more before recounting the band’s less-than-warm welcome at the 1995 Lollapalooza festival.

Listen to The Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ Nate Albert talk about the band’s early days, “The Impression That I Get,” and more on this episode of In Defense of Ska, and make sure to like, review, and follow the series wherever you get your podcast. Fans can also get early and ad-free episodes by joining the IDOS Patreon, and don’t forget to check out all the Consequence Podcast Network series here. Additionally, you can support the In Defense host Aaron Carnes by purchasing a copy of his book, In Defense of SkaThe 2nd, expanded edition will be released in Oct 2024.

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