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New Year Records: Bossy – ‘The Best of Bossy’ – Tape release




New York’s favourite…Bossy!

Hand dubbed with Dolby NR, fluorescent blue or purple shells, and includes download code.

This album should keep on existing, so here it is!! On tape for the first time…

Originally released on vinyl by Wild World Records in 2009 (WW003), and is extremely hard to get a hold of…


Track listing and streaming:
A1 – Who Loves You More
A2 – California Big Deal
A3 – Walk Around
A4 – Hey Hey My My (Neil Young)
B1 – The Monster
B2 – No Life
B3 – Staring Contest
B4 – Dirty Fingers
B5 – Who Loves You Most

Stream the album HERE!


“Bossy was a band Feb 2006 – June 2007.
Justin Sullivan: Drums
Jamie Ewing: Bass / Vocals / Harmonica / Drawings
Cassie Ramone: Guitar / Vocals

Recorded by Mark Ospovat.
Summer 2006.

This record is dedicated to the memory of Jamie Ewing.”


New Year Records

So here’s my story and ‘some’ background info for NYR003 “The Best of Bossy”. Bossy was a band in NY 2006-2007, the trio of Justin Sullivan (drums), Jamie Ewing (bass, vocals, hamonica) and Cassie Ramone (guitar, vocals).

I picked up this LP 2 years ago to get a bit of background on a couple of my favourite – Vivian Girls (Cassie) and The Babies (Cassie and Justin) – after getting hooked on JUST one Bossy song that I heard online. Turns out this ‘Best of’ is pretty damn good…well, that’s an understatement. Short and sweet, never a dull moment, sticking with simple punk approaches to songs and I’m hooked on every one. The closing track “Who Loves You Most” is perfect, it’s the only song with Jamie on lead vocals in what I think is a real heartfelt acoustic based take on the opener “Who Loves You More”.

Jamie was a great guitarist, bassist, vocalist who played in loads of punk bands including Bent Outta Shape, The Radio Faces (with Justin), and more. Similar thing for Justin, most notably with the band Ringers, and having his shot at vocals with The Insurgent. Now he plays drums with KEVIN MORBY. Cassie released a solo album last year and started up a couple of bands recently, like Melt. It’s great to be able to pick up on most of their music over the years.

The original release of this album was vinyl only in 2009 on Wild World, it comes up on Discogs every few months and you’re looking at parting with around £20 for it (since 2014). My vinyl warped so I wanted to see what could be done…after being the drunkest man alive and talking to Justin about Bossy one night, of course.

A big thanks goes to Justin for the support in making these tapes, who also directed me to Katy Goodman (Wild World) in search of the original audio files…which were found!! This saved me using vinyl rips for the tapes! We believe the original artwork files are gone now, so I spent some time photoshopping it all from photos (yes, photos) that I took of my LP artwork. ‘Interesting’ fact, the “A” is actually from The Radio Faces record that I have, since the Bossy LP didn’t label each side of the record with letters…

These are the best sounding tapes I’ve made. They’ve been hand dubbed with Dolby NR which really makes all the difference! The artwork stays true to the record, which features Jamie’s drawings.

This album should keep on existing, so here it is – original audio and on tape for you to pick up for cheap (5 times less than the vinyl!), and more importantly, indefinitely. and on Discogs.

In the meantime, go and enjoy the stream at SoundCloud: