Anthology: Less Than Jake

Less Than Jake
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It should come as no surprise to hear that Less Than Jake’s “Anthology” DVD is very good. This new DVD collection is comprehensive to say the least, a set comprised of four DVDs of full live performances of each of the band’s first six studio releases (all except GNV FLA, which didn’t exist at the time of taping.)

If those three DVDs and six concerts weren’t enough, in typical Less Than Jake fashion, “Anthology” takes thingsp further, tossing in a fourth DVD consisting of additional live footage that spans the bands entire career. The DVD contains some usual backstage shenanigans and buffoonery spliced in. With each performance comes a number of bonus tracks

A highlight, or lowlight probably for most fans, of “Anthology” occurs when the band launches into material off of In With the Out Crowd, an album the band themselves have labeled their ‘shittiest. Front man Chris Demakes hit the stage donning a corporate get-up, complete with a suit, wig and sunglasses. Sure the crowd that night wasn’t onboard with the gag but everyone had fun nevertheless.

When you factor in what “Anthology” retails for ($17 give or take, the price of a regular DVD), it makes this DVD release literally one of the best bangs for your buck. If you’re a LTJ fan in the slightest, there is no excuse why you wouldn’t own this DVD. As a matter of fact, you should be getting your car keys right now in order to go out and pick up a copy of “Anthology.”