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LOUDER NEWS: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones' new single is a roll-call of punk royalty


The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are ska-punk legends, with their upbeat, jangly seminal hit 'The Impression That I Get' serving as a gateway into this joyful, soulful genre for many curious young music fans.


Therefore, it is only fitting that the band's first single after signing to genre-defining label Hellcat Records, serves as a who's-who of punk rock's finest talents. At nearly 8 minutes long, 'The Final Parade' is stuffed to the brim with vocal cameos, including Aimee Interrupter of The Interrupters; Tim Armstrong from Rancid; Jay Navarro from Suicide Machines; John Feldmann of Goldfinger; and, what ska line up would be complete without Roddy Radiation from The Specials!


The full list of featured artists reads as follows:


Tim Armstrong (Rancid)

Aimee Interrupter & The Interrupters

Stranger Cole

Angelo Moore (Fishbone)

Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers)

Jay Navarro (Suicide Machines)

Chris DeMakes, Pete Wesilewski and Roger Lima (Less Than Jake)

Jimmy G (Murphy’s Law)

Toby Morse, Rusty Pistachio (H2O)

John Feldman (Goldfinger)

Laila Khan (Sonic Boom Six)

Robert Hingley (Toasters)

Dan Vitale (Bim Skala Bim)

Dave McWane (Big D and The Kids Table)

Sirae Richardson, Erin Mackenzie, Brie McWane (The Doped Up Dollys)

Jesse Wagner (Aggrolites)

Karina Denike (The Dance Hall Crashers)

Christian Jaccobs (The Aquabats)

Jon Pebsworth (Buck O Nine)

Peter Porker (The Porkers)

Steve Jackson (The Pietasters)

Felipe Galvan (Los Skanarles)

Jet Baker (Buster Shuffle)

Fumio Ito (Kemuri)

Glen "The Kid" Marhevka (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy)

Roddy Radiation (The Specials).


'The Final Parade' has been referred as “The Ska Summit” by Tim Armstrong, who co-produced the track with fellow Grammy award winner Ted Hutt.


Bosstones' vocalist Dicky Barrett comments that: “It’s a love letter to Ska music and the people that make Ska music and it’s a whole lot of fun."


Check out 'The Final Parade', and its beautifully animated music video, below:


Stream 'The Final Parade' on Spotify here:

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