Pay Attention

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Pay Attention
Studio album by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Released May 2, 2000
Recorded 1999–2000
Genre Ska punk
Length 51:08
Label Island
Producer Paul Q. Kolderie, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones chronology
Live from the Middle East
(1998)
Pay Attention
(2000)
A Jackknife to a Swan
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [2]

Pay Attention is an album by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. It was released on May 2, 2000 by Island Records.

It reached #74 on the Billboard 200.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dicky Barrett and Joe Gittleman, except where noted.

  1. "Let Me Be" – 3:52
  2. "The Skeleton Song" – 3:01
  3. "All Things Considered" (Barrett, Nate Albert) – 4:01
  4. "So Sad to Say" – 3:10
  5. "Allow Them" – 3:57
  6. "High School Dance" – 2:52
  7. "Over the Eggshells" – 2:59
  8. "She Just Happened" – 2:53
  9. "Finally" – 3:47
  10. "I Know More" – 3:08
  11. "Riot on Broad Street" – 3:13
  12. "One Million Reasons" (Barrett, Dennis Brockenborough) – 3:01
  13. "Bad News and Bad Breaks" – 3:33
  14. "Temporary Trip" – 2:27
  15. "Where You Come From" (Barrett, Albert) – 2:46
  16. "The Day He Didn't Die" (Barrett, Albert) – 3:24

Big Rig 12" Double Vinyl bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "The Meaning" – 2:33
  2. "The Skeleton Song (Demo)" – 3:10
  3. "Simmer Down (Live)" – 2:29
  4. "New England Memories" – 2:28

Australia CD bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Together" – 3:05
  2. "Just As Much" – 3:01

Personnel[edit]

  • Paul Q. Kolderie – producer, engineer
  • Johnny Goetchius – keyboards
  • Rolf Langsjoen – trumpet
  • John Allen – vocals on track 11
  • Paul Scarpino – acoustic guitar on track 11
  • Ernie Wilson – bass guitar on track 11
  • Bob Richards – drums on track 11
  • Nat Freedberg – backing vocals on track 9
  • Mark Higgins – musician
  • Billy O'Malley – musician
  • Andrew Schneider – engineer
  • Sean Slade – engineer
  • Fran Flannery – assistant engineer
  • Ted Paduck – assistant engineer
  • Andy Wallace – mixing
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Steve Sisco – assistant
  • Joseph Cultice – photography
  • Bill Horsman – photography

Notes/Trivia[edit]

  • This was the last album recorded with guitarist Nate Albert, trombonist Dennis Brockenborough, and the first with Roman Fleysher on saxophone. It was also the band's last on a major label.
  • "So Sad to Say", the first single off this album, made its debut at Fenway Park on the big screen on Opening Day, 2000.
  • "Riot on Broad Street" is based on the fights between Yankee firefighters and an Irish funeral procession on June 11, 1837.

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