Mighty Mighty Bosstones & Los Kung Fu Monkeys Live In Seattle
Last week, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones played a show in Seattle at the Neptune Theater. The set times for the show got moved back from 7PM to 7:30Pm. With only one opener for the night that wasn’t too bad.
The opener for the evening was Los Kung Fu Monkeys from Tijuana, San Diego and Montreal. The band has had a bit of a tough tour up to that date. A couple of members had to miss the remainder of the tour for different reasons. This did not stop the band from bringing all of their energy to their live performance. With the crowd still coming in, the band got the floor filled as people started jumping around and dancing. Vocalist Bang Bang kept telling the audience to step forward on to the floor and to help fill it up. The floor and bar space filled up pretty quickly as the set continued. For over 20 years this band has been a big influence for many rock, punk and ska bands alike. If you have the chance to see them I would highly recommend going.
The Headliners for the evening were The Mighty Mighty Bosstones from Boston, Massachusetts. As soon as the lights went out the crowd started to cheer and sing a long to the song “War” by Edwin Starr. The band came out and immediately jumped into playing their hit song “The Rascal King” off of their album Let’s Face It. The crowd became rather rowdy as the first of a handful of crowd surfers came up and over the security barrier. Vocalist Dicky Barrett kept stirring up the crowd by coming closer to the front of the stage. He would then have the crowd chant along the lyrics to the song.
The set continued with the songs “Green Bay, Wisconsin” and “Dr.D”. Even with a swirling mosh pit a good majority of the crowd was just standing and dancing. Leading the crowd to the rhythm was the multi talented Ben Carr. One of the many highlights of the night came during the song “Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah”. Barrett asked for the kids of the crowd to come and dance with them on stage. The kids danced their hearts out while the adults stood and smiled at the young kids having a good time. At the end of the song the band posed for a picture so that everyone in the venue could snag a shot. The set came to a close with the song “A Pretty Sad Excuse”. With over 35 years of experience The Mighty Mighty Bosstones shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.
The band just recently released a new album entitled While We’re At It. You can pick up the album at your local record store or online.
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones setlist for Seattle:
The Rascal King
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Graffiti Worth Reading
Someday I Suppose
You Left Right?
Break So Easily
Hell Of A Hat
Where’d You Go?
Simmer Down (The Wallers cover)
Wonderful Day For The Race
Let’s Face It
Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah
Hope I Never Lose My Wallet
Another Drinkin’ Song
They Will Need Music
Don’t Worry Desmond Dekker
I Can See Clearly Now (Johnny Nash cover)
The Impression That I Get
The Old School Off The Bright
Bad News And Band Breaks
A Pretty Sad Excuse
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