Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ anti-bigotry anthem ‘Let’s Face It’ is resurgent

MIghty Mighty Bosstones frontman Dicky Barrett performing with the band in Boston in 2015. –The Boston Globe

Twenty years after it was released, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones’s song “Let’s Face It’’ is popular again — for all the wrong reasons.

The song, from the Boston-bred ska band’s platinum-selling 1997 album of the same name, calls out bigotry in all its forms.

Frontman Dicky Barrett sings: “It’s so hard to face/ That in this day and age/ Somebody’s race/ Could trigger somebody’s rage/ And somebody’s preference/ Can drive a total stranger to make somebody/ Somehow feel the wrath of their anger.’’


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