Pin Points and Gin Joints

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Pin Points and Gin Joints
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Pin Points and Gin Joints.jpg
Studio album by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Released December 8, 2009
Recorded November 2008-July 2009
Genre Ska punk
Length 48:23
Label Big Rig
Producer Ted Hutt
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones chronology
Medium Rare
Pin Points and Gin Joints
The Magic of Youth
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[1]
The Milk Carton 4/5 stars[2]

Pin Points and Gin Joints is the eighth studio album by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, which was released on December 8, 2009.[3] It is their first album of all new material since the release of A Jackknife to a Swan in 2002. Pin Points and Gin Joints was produced by Ted Hutt, notable for working with other bands such as The Bouncing Souls, Flogging Molly, and The Gaslight Anthem. Recording and writing sessions for the album lasted from November 2008 to July 2009.


Joe Gittleman described the band's approach to the album in an interview: "We really want to make a fun, upbeat record with a lot of cool ska stuff. Songs I look forward to playing at shows." Dicky Barrett added that the songs reflect his "skewed and slightly distorted look at our world and life in general."[4]

The Bosstones announced that they were working on an album on November 4, 2008, via a MySpace blog with two songs, "The Impossible Dream" and "Next to Nothing" streaming on the page.[5] The band announced the completion of tracking on July 29.[6] On October 16, 2009, the band announced the album's title along with a free download of the song "Graffiti Worth Reading".

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Graffiti Worth Reading" (2:43)
  2. "Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah" (2:21)
  3. "The Route That I Took" (3:03)
  4. "You Left Right?" (3:42)
  5. "Too Many Stars" (2:25) (Barrett, Lawrence Katz)
  6. "Your Life" (3:36)
  7. "I Wrote It" (3:37)
  8. "Not to Me on That Night" (3:18) (Barrett, Katz)
  9. "Wasted Summers" (3:18)
  10. "Sister Mary" (3:31)
  11. "The Death Valley Vipers" (4:15)
  12. "It Will Be" (3:36)
  13. "The Bricklayer's Story" (2:50)
  14. "A Pretty Sad Excuse" (6:22)
  15. "Feeling Today" (2:28)†

† available only on the vinyl edition of the album.


The Mighty Mighty Bosstones


  1. ^ Alternative Press review
  2. ^ The Milk Carton review
  3. ^ "The Ultimate Punk Music Store!". Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  4. ^ "Mighty Mighty Bosstones Back in the Flesh ... And Later on Disc". 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  5. ^ "Limited Edition 7" van Mighty Mighty Bosstones op Myspace". 2008-11-05. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  6. ^ "Twitter / BossToneS: Done tracking the new reco". 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2012-03-05.