A Jackknife to a Swan

A Jackknife to a Swan

Infobox Album | Name = A Jackknife to a Swan
Type = Album
Artist = The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Released = July 9 2002
Recorded = 2002
Genre = Ska-Core
Length = 40:30
Label = SideOneDummy
Producer =
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|2|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:tt9us36qa3dg link]
*"Rolling Stone" (Not Rated) [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/themightymightybosstones/albums/album/245877/review/5941472/a_jackknife_to_a_swan link]
Last album = "Pay Attention"
This album = "A Jackknife to a Swan"
Next album = "Medium Rare"

" A Jackknife to a Swan" is an album by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. It was released on July 9, 2002 by SideOneDummy Records. This album marked the return of the Bosstones to an indie label, and was the last album released by the group before they went on hiatus in 2003. The title "A Jackknife to a Swan" is a play on words, referring to both the elegant olympic high dive and the theft of the famous metallic swan statues in Boston Common.

Track listing

#"A Jackknife to a Swan"
#"Mr. Moran"
#"You Gotta Go!"
#"Everybody's Better"
#"Sugar Free"
#"I Want My City Back"
#"You're Chasing the Sun Away"
#"You Can't Win"
#"The Old School Off the Bright"
#"The Punch Line"
#"Go Big"
#"Shit Outta Luck"
#"Seven Ways to Sunday"


* Dicky Barrett – vocals, artwork
* Lawrence Katz – guitar
* Joe Gittleman – bass guitar
* Joe Sirois – drums
* Tim Burton – saxophone
* Roman Fleysher – saxophone
* Chris Rhodes – trombone, vocals
* Ben Carr – Bosstone


*The promotional version of the album features an alternate version of the song "Seven Ways to Sunday".
*Dicky Barrett has said in interviews that the title of the album (and by extension, the first song) upset his mother greatly, as her maiden name was Swan, as was her mother's.
*A different version of "The Old School Off The Bright" was originally featured on a promotional EP titled "Fabled Barney and The Population" given out at the band's Hometown Throwdown in 2002.

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