Throwback Thursday: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – X’Mas Time (It Sure Doesn’t Feel Like It)

One of the biggest ongoing jokes in the music industry is the short, SHORT period in the late 90’s when 4th wave ska and ska-punk bands were all the rage, conquering radio and MTV with a brass-infused tidal wave. And the group that garnered the most success from this blip were Boston’s Mighty Mighty Bosstones, a ska-punk force that brought muscle and melody to the new wave.

For many years, The Bosstones were my favorite group, with Let’s Face It, and their follow-up Pay Attention, on heavy rotation on my CD player. I was a fan of all the ska bands of that time. I saw Less Than Jake four times live, Real Big Fish three times, and sought out any rock band with horns that could get me jumping. And I know I’m not alone in my love for these groups – it’s just that most people won’t admit it.

As this is the last Throwback I’ll be posting before the holidays, I thought it would be appropriate to share this little Ska-liday song from Boston’s favorite ska band. Get in the spirit, 1998-style.

Did I mention all of these groups are still around and making music? Look them up on Spotify and check out what they’ve been up to the last few years.

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