It’s been over 5 years since the Bosstones last released any new music. Since then, the band has been on hiatus and each member has moved onto other non-ska projects. Dicky did a radio show and is the announcer on the Jimmy Kimmel show, Joe S. plays drums for Street Dogs, Joe Gittlemen played bass in other bands and is a music producer, Tim does movie stuff in Florida, etc etc… The Bosstones decided this winter it was a good time to have the 10th annual Hometown Throwdown in Boston. The shows sold out in a matter of minutes! One thing is for sure, the world still craves the music from the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. For those who couldn’t get tickets for the Hometown Throwdown, this is probably the second best thing to get since the album contains a bunch of rare B-sides and new tracks from the Boston boys in plaid.
The Bosstones wrote 3 new songs to honor their 10th Hometown Throwdown, and those songs are “The List,” “Don’t Worry Desmond Dekker,” and “The One With the Woes All Over It.” After all these years, the band still sounds flawless. You can sort of tell which are the new ones when listening to this album just from the way the songs are set up. But for the most part, this album plays seamlessly. You won’t even realize this album contains a bunch of unreleased tracks and B-sides. I’ve heard a few tracks on here like “Who’s Fooling Who,” “This Time of Year” and “Chocolate Pudding.” For being a bunch of B-sides, this album is really great! There aren’t too many bands that can have both great B-sides and normal songs but the Bosstones pull it off.
If you had some of these songs on various EPs, or compilations; well now is your chance to have a lot of great Bosstone B-side & rare tracks on one album! This album is a must-have for any fan!
Bottom Line: A great collection of B-sides. So when is the next new full-length guys? Huh? Huh?
Notable Tracks: This List, Don’t Worry Desmond Dekker, The One With The Woes All Over It, Who’s Fooling Who, This Time of Year, Chocolate Pudding, Is It?