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A brief history about the band.

Mark Segal (vocals, guitars)
Bobby Stein (basses, vocals)
Austin Faxon (drums, percussion)

1992 - A chance meeting between Faxon and Stein takes place over tater tots and overcooked beef in the Livingston dining hall at Rutgers University. Faxon says, “Hey, nice Soundgarden t-shirt. I play drums, you know.” The rest is history.

1995 - The trio records their first and only self-titled album at Trax East, engineered by Steve Evetts and produced by Dan Roorda (Buzzkill).

1996 - Several songs from the band’s flagship record are featured in the engaging and totally hip Kaplan: SAT Roadtrip ‘97 test prep software. No one notices or cares.

1999 - The band releases its second full-length, engineered and produced by Evetts.

2000 - Two BJG songs, Caught and Someone Press Stop were featured on the Discovery Channel in an episode of the television show “Outward Bound.”

2007 - Indie film producer/director Adam Carrigan adds two Boss Jim classics (Boss Jim Gettys, No Fun) to score the film “Our Summer Movie.”

2009 - Boss Jim Gettys reunites for one performance and is featured in Stuart Wexler’s New Brunswick music documentary “Cruel But Fair.”

2010 - With A Smile from the 1999 album Tigrebeat included on the Haiti benefit compilation “Make the Load Lighter” on Dromedary Records.

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