I’m not sure how famous/relevant The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are these days, but I’m fairly sure that most people out there probably know ‘The Impression That I Get’ because it was an absolutely huge song back in the 90s and still gets played at parties and on TV shows even now.
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However, despite this legacy I doubt that too many of us were super excited about a new Mighty Mighty Bosstones record coming out, but one of their songs have managed to go viral because it’s about the killing of George Floyd and features some truly cringeworthy lyrics, along with a video that sees a guy in a suit dancing around the streets – most definitely not appropriate for a song about cops killing an unarmed black man. Needless to say, the video took off on the internet because of it’s complete and utter tone deafness rather than because the song was actually good:
“Georgie please stay/They took your breath away”
I mean what in the ever loving fuck https://t.co/8IBBzFcark
— Tom and Lorenzo (@tomandlorenzo) May 14, 2021
I WAS excited to see that The Mighty Mighty Bosstones were doing new stuff but I’m not so sure anymore… pic.twitter.com/gjIU6vOm6Y
— Wib ‘Fluid Beef’ Johnson (@WibDoesTweets) May 14, 2021
Someone please take their instruments away https://t.co/UleahbLGK0
— bourgeoisie blues 🥀 (@fuckmenasty666) May 14, 2021
What the fucking hell is this? https://t.co/WYsTv18s5Q
— Jake Hanrahan (@Jake_Hanrahan) May 14, 2021
More like The Mighty mighty Deaf tones, amirite? https://t.co/LMBqQvHyTr
— Seth Steele (@Seth_Steele) May 14, 2021
These dudes have been making horrible music for decades now but this takes horrible to new heights https://t.co/LVulseDNjR
— FIVEMICS COMING SOON (@realemiliolopez) May 14, 2021
I think this may dethrone David Guetta? https://t.co/2MdpYeom4e
— Bjorn (@BjornOn) May 14, 2021
I saw they had an album out this year and was wondering what a mighty mighty bosstones album in 2021 would sound like and I guess this is the answer https://t.co/ctaRKBhZ15
— Miranda (@grumpygloom) May 14, 2021
This is fucking terrible, but that’s just The Impression That I Get. https://t.co/hFYAAgamrr
— Atomic Denny (@AtomicDenny) May 14, 2021
Yeah I gotta agree with all that really, but the weirdest thing about it all is why a group of 50 something year old men thought that it would be a good idea to write a ska punk song about George Floyd’s death? I suppose they’ve been making ska punk music for about forty years so that’s probably your answer. Takes a special kind of person.
For more of the same, check out this news segment about some hardcore bands from back in the 80s. Very, very funny.