The Mighty Mighty Bosstones formed in Beantown in the mid-1980s and are best known as the creators of the two-headed party-music beast known as ska-core. Featuring veterans of the infamous Boston hardcore scene, the Bosstones merged the rambunctious energy of punk and the metallic roar of classic metal with the good-natured rhythms of 2 Tone ska. The result proved hard not to like. Replete with matching plaid suits and ever-present Converse All-Stars, the band scored several hits during the 1990s, powered by a full horn section and singer Dicky Barrett's sandpaper yowl. Though the band didn't fare quite as well in the 2000s, they remained popular in punk and ska circles, and are thought of as key figures in ska's third wave.