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It's been interesting seeing the reaction of Bosstones fans to the band's new singles. The first two ("The Final Parade" and "I Don't Believe in Anything") have been fairly divisive, with fans either loving or hating the songs. For the record, personally I loved "The Final Parade" but didn't really care for "I Don't Believe in Anything," and I've seen others declare the exact opposite. For their latest single, "The Killing of Georgie (Pt. III)," fans seem to be united in appreciation for the song. It seems to be making even the crankier, older fans happy, which is interesting since it's definitely a more mellow, less raucous song than their early material. Maybe it's just that "The Killing of Georgie (Pt. III)" seems to embody the spirit of the early ska-core favorites, just an older, more mellow, middle aged version. Which pretty much describes us all at this point. Plus, it's hard to judge recorded music from The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. They've always been a live band with albums that are more like souvenirs of the shows, so we'll see how all these songs are at a show... someday.
You can listen to "The Killing of Georgie (Pt. III)" below. When God Was Great is due out May 7 on Hellcat Records. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, check out the band's website.