When God Was Great, the 11th studio album from ska-punk pioneers The Mighty Mighty BossToneS, is out now via Hellcat Records.
Co-produced by longtime collaborator Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys) and Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong (Transplants, Jimmy Cliff), When God Was Great is the culmination of their extensive and all-embracing career and sees the band bringing back friends, tourmates, and bandmates from the past for a sonic celebration that stresses the power of perseverance and human connection during tumultuous times. "As grim as everything around us was in the outside world, this was the most fun we ever had making a record," explains the band's frontman Dicky Barrett.
Early Acclaim for When God Was Great
“’When God Was Great’ may just be the album the BossToneS have been striving for their entire career, capturing everything we love about who they’ve always been, while cementing their spot amongst some of the greatest and most creative musicians to endure a going-on-40-year career.”
When God Was Great Track Listing
- M O V E
- I DON’T BELIEVE IN ANYTHING
- CERTAIN THINGS
- LONELY BOY
- THE KILLING OF GEORGIE (PART III)
- YOU HAD TO BE THERE
- WHEN GOD WAS GREAT
- WHAT IT TAKES
- LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT
- THE TRUTH HURTS
- IT WENT WELL
- I DON’T WANT TO BE YOU
- THE FINAL PARADE
Since their formation in 1983, the BossToneS have been credited as one of the forefathers of ska punk and the creators of its subgenre, ska-core. With a career spanning over 30-years Boston’s best dressed band has built and continued to build a devoted following with their unique brass-infused brand of punk rock. To date they have released ten studio records; Devil's Night Out (1989), More Noise and Other Disturbances (1992), Don't Know How to Party (1993), Question the Answers (1994), Let's Face It (1997), Pay Attention (2000), A Jackknife to a Swan (2002), Pin Points and Gin Joints (2009), The Magic of Youth (2011), and While We're at It (2018).