6Q: Tim “Johnny Vegas” Burton
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are best known to the masses for their 1997 hit, “The Impression That I Get,” (also known to many as the ‘Knock On Wood’ song), from their platinum album “Let’s Face It.” You younger kids may know them from their song “Where’d You Go?” in Rock Band 2, or their cameo as the band playing in Clueless.
However you may know them, or even if you don’t, you should know that they have a new album out called “Pin Points & Gin Joints,” which reflects the band’s progression from young kids melding ska and hardcore in the 80’s Boston music scene, to their current status as grownups who still have the passion to put together an album despite being a part-time band, being scattered around the country, and holding down other jobs, like frontman Dicky Barrett’s current gig as announcer for late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Six Questions with:
Tim “Johnny Vegas” Burton – Mighty Mighty Bosstones
I had the chance to reconnect with saxophonist and original member Tim “Johnny Vegas” Burton, who I haven’t spoken to since the heyday of ska music in the late 90’s, when I hosted a ska and punk rock radio show in New York. We talk about the current state of the band, future plans, and of course, cover the Gunaxin Six Questions, as seen below. Check out the band and download a free track from their new album at www.BosstonesMusic.com. To listen to or download the MP3 of the entire interview click HERE. (WARNING- Audio is not the best due to circumstances beyond my control.)