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Hard Work Pays Off

by MariShapiro   August 27, 2010 at 9:47AM  |  Views: 147

Alex Shelley

Bosstones.

When I was around 13, I heard a local radio station play ska late at night. In the '60s, ska was Jamaica's equivalent to rhythm and blues or soul. In the '70s, it was England's equivalent to dance music and social commentary. In the '80s, it was an underground new wave sound in the US. In the '90s, it ended up dominating commercial airwaves for a little while.

Perhaps the most famous of those bands, circa '97, were The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. They had a few hits on the radio, and good timing along with Gwen Stefani being really hot and Sublime inspiring a new generation of hippies all contributed to the 3rd Wave of ska. 

They're playing on Friday in Detroit at St. Andrews. The last time I was at St. Andrews was in 2003. I wrestled a Tables Match there and got a huge shard of glass stuck in my shoulder. It was a benefit for a guy who wrestled in Detroit and passed away suddenly. He was only 24; dude's name was Yukon Braxton. He was a sweetheart and had a lot of potential. It's crazy to think I was 19 then, and 24 seemed really old to me. Now I can say "only 24" because it's still pretty young. I'm getting old.

Rarely do I get to see bands I want to. They skip Detroit or I'm gone or something. The Bosstones are playing with Teenage Bottlerocket. I'd have paid to see TB by themselves, so that's two for the price of one. 

I'm really excited. My life is pretty great.

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