Did you know...
- There was a band called the Boss-Tones in the late
They were a doo-wop band from Philadelphia, PA. They had a single titled
"Mope-itty Mope" that was released on the Boss label (#501) in June of 1959
and reissued on the V-Tone label (#208) in January of 1960. The song was
later recorded by the Dovells.
- The photo on the cover photo on the re-reissue of Devils Night Out
has been altered?
The photo was originally used on the cover of the Japanese release of
Devils Night Out. Check out this scan from an old TAANG!
merchandise sheet and compare it to the Devils Night Out Re-reissue:
Now compare these blown up sections:
Notice the difference? The hair makes it really obvious. The original photo
included a short haired Joe Sirois, the Bosstones' current drummer. The
re-reissue has Josh Dalsimer's long haired head pasted in instead. He was
the Bosstones' drummer when Devils Night Out was recorded. Anybody want to
send me a better scan of the Japanese cover to put up here?
- The front cover to the Detroit Rock City single is a blown up,
doctored up piece of the picture used for the Don't Know How To Party
See for yourself:
Also, the back cover is a retouched piece of the cover from the KISS
album Dressed To Kill:
And on the 45 itself, the Bosstones logo is done in
KISS lettering and the KISS logo is done in Bosstones lettering:
- Lyrics to a Bosstones song are quoted in a game?
Here's the details sent to me by the author:
"In the just-released book "The Shining Host" (Changeling live-action
game), there are two musical quotes (as is a common White Wolf practice
in their books). One is from Rush's "Dreamline", on page 14, and the
other is none other than TMMB, a few lines from "Holy Smoke", on page
24. Even though it's not a CD, I thought you might be interested, since
the author of that book (yours truly) happens to be a die-hard Bosstones
fan himself. Enjoy."
- Peter Woodworth
- There's parts from other songs in Bosstones tracks?
The following lines in "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" are from the song "Nite Klub"
by the Specials:
I won't dance in a club like this
Listen for yourself: 236K .wav
'Cause all the girls are sluts
And the beer tastes just like piss.
(Thanks to AmishOutlaw AmishOutlaw@worldnet.att.net for this one)
The following lines in "Enter Sandman" are from the song "I Can't Smile Without You"
by Barry Manilow (or possibly the Carpenters, they recorded it first):
I can't smile without you,
The following lines in "What's At Stake" are from the song "White Lines (Don't Do It)"
by Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel:
I can't cry without you,
I can't laugh, and I can't sing,
I'm findin' it hard to do anything.
get higher baby,
The melody in the middle of "Little Bit Ugly" is borrowed from "Come a little bit closer"
by Jay & The Americans.
get higher baby,
don't ever come down.
don't do it!
The end of "Shoe Glue" is borrowed from "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"
by B. J Thomas.
(Thanks to Tom firstname.lastname@example.org for pointing out these other ones)
- A bosstones song is featured in a video game?
A live version of "The Rascal King", taken from "Live From The Middle East",
is featured in Rogue Trip. It's a game from GT/SingleTrac and is available
for the Sony Playstation.
- More to come...
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