Medium Rare (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones album)

Medium Rare is a compilation album by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, released on December 18, 2007, on Big Rig Records.[1] It contains three new songs, nine previously unreleased tracks and some rare B-sides.[2] This is also the band's first release since they went on hiatus in 2003.

Medium Rare
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ReleasedDecember 18, 2007
GenreSka punk
LabelBig Rig
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones chronology
A Jackknife to a Swan
Medium Rare
Pin Points and Gin Joints
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Track listingEdit

All songs were written and composed by Dicky Barrett and Joe Gittleman.

  1. "This List" - 4:21
  2. "The Meaning" - 2:34
  3. "Don't Worry Desmond Dekker" - 3:38
  4. "To California" - 3:11
  5. "The One with the Woes All Over It" - 2:59
  6. "So Many Ways" - 2:36
  7. "A Reason to Toast" - 2:58
  8. "Who's Fooling Who?" - 2:33
  9. "Katie" - 3:10
  10. "This Time of Year" - 2:17
  11. "Chocolate Pudding" - 3:01
  12. "Is It?" - 2:52
  13. "Favorite Records" - 4:36

Song informationEdit

  • "This List", "Don't Worry Desmond Dekker" and "The One with the Woes All Over It" are brand new songs, recorded and produced by the Bosstones during the fall of 2007.
  • "The Meaning" and "Favorite Records" are B-sides from the Pay Attention sessions (2000). "The Meaning" was released as a vinyl bonus track on Pay Attention while "Favorite Records" is previously unreleased. It seems to be a song about Phil Spector.
  • "To California" and "Katie" are previously unreleased tracks from A Jackknife to a Swan sessions (2002).
  • "Is It?", "So Many Ways" and "Who's Fooling Who?" are B-sides from the Let's Face It sessions (1997). "Is It?" appears on "The Impression That I Get" (Australian/UK) single (1997) and The Rascal King (US) 7" single (1998). "So Many Ways" appears on the second UK The Impression That I Get single (1997). An alternate version of "Who's Fooling Who?" appears on the compilation CD Mashin' Up the Nation, Best of American Ska Volumes 3 & 4 (1998).
  • "This Time of Year" and "A Reason to Toast" were originally recorded in 2001 (along with other songs that would later appear on A Jackknife to a Swan). "This Time of Year" originally appears on a promotional Bosstones CD given out during the 2001 Hometown Throwdown and A Santa Cause: It's a Punk Rock Christmas (2003). An extended version of "A Reason to Toast" appears on an EP split with Madcap (2001).
  • "Chocolate Pudding" was a B-side from the Question the Answers sessions (1994). It originally appears as a bonus track on Question the Answers (Japanese import version), the "Kinder Words" single (1994), and the Here We Go Again EP (1995).