Less Than Jake discography

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Less Than Jake discography
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Less Than Jake performing in August 2006. From left to right: JR, Roger, Vinnie, Buddy, Chris.
Studio albums 8
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 5
Video albums 3
Music videos 13
EPs 8
Singles 17
Soundtrack albums 23

The following is a discography of Less Than Jake, a Florida-based ska punk band.

Less Than Jake's first full-length LP Pezcore debuted in August 1995, featuring such staples as "Liquor Store" and "My Very Own Flag", originally on Dill Records. Shortly following the release of Pezcore, the band was signed to Capitol Records. They debuted on the major label in 1996 with Losing Streak. The album was full of the band's wry, fast-paced brand of ska-punk anthems, producing such fan favorites as "Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts," "Jen Doesn't Like Me Anymore," and "Automatic".

In 1998 the band released Hello Rockview, one of their most acclaimed albums. In September 2000, the band released Borders & Boundaries. While it was neither as commercially successful or as musically appreciated as previous releases initially, the album was a display of significant growth for the band, showcasing much more mature music than the band had ever shown before. Still, the album provided fans with two instant hits in "Look What Happened" (which received minor airplay on college stations) and their hometown anthem, "Gainesville Rock City" (which received some airtime on MTV2).

Less Than Jake returned to major label status with their next album Anthem, releasing the 2003 LP on Warner Bros./Sire Records. It featured hit singles in both the US and the UK, with "She's Gonna Break Soon" (which spent a couple weeks on TRL), "The Science Of Selling Yourself Short" (#36 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart). The DVD retrospective "The People's History of Less Than Jake" appeared a month later, featuring both professional and bootleg recordings of the band, as well as home movies of the members' own creation.

In April 2006, the band released the four-song EP, Absolution for Idiots and Addicts, followed a month later with their next full-length, In with the Out Crowd, on Sire Records. The album, while still receiving generally positive reviews, was viewed far more negatively than compared to previous albums. On June 24, 2008 the band released their latest studio album, GNV FLA, on their own label Sleep It Off Records. This album was widely viewed as a welcomed return to the sound and musical style heard on their early records.

In 2011, members of the band stated their distaste for full-length studio albums,[1][2] and suggested that the band will be releasing only EPs in the future. The band subsequently released Greetings from Less Than Jake in 2011 and its follow-up, Seasons Greetings from Less Than Jake in 2012.

Studio albums[edit]

Album details Peak chart positions
US[3] UK[4]
Pezcore
Losing Streak
  • Released: November 12, 1996
  • Label: Capitol Records (CDP 7243-8-37235-2-2)
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
89
Hello Rockview
  • Released: October 6, 1998
  • Label: Capitol Records (CDP 7243-8-57663-2-9)
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
80 89
Borders and Boundaries
  • Released: October 24, 2000
  • Label: Fat Wreck Chords (FAT 616-2)
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
103 99
Anthem
  • Released: May 20, 2003
  • Label: Sire Records (Sire 48386-2)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
45 37
In With the Out Crowd
  • Released: May 23, 2006
  • Label: Sire Records (Sire 49984-2)
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
78 55
GNV FLA
  • Released: June 24, 2008
  • Label: Sleep It Off Records/Cooking Vinyl Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
61 171
See the Light
  • Released: November 12, 2013
  • Label: Fat Wreck Chords
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
154

EPs[edit]

Album details
Making Fun of Things You Don't Understand
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: Far Out Records
  • Formats: Vinyl
Greased
  • Released: November 18, 1997
  • Label: No Idea Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
Pesto
B Is for B-sides (Remixed)
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Fueled by Ramen
  • Formats: CD, LP
Absolution for Idiots and Addicts
  • Released: March 14, 2007
  • Label: Fueled by Ramen
  • Formats: CD
TV/EP
  • Released: October 12, 2010
  • Label: Sleep It Off
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Greetings from Less Than Jake
  • Released: June 20, 2011
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
Seasons Greetings from Less Than Jake
  • Released: February 16, 2012
  • Formats: Digital download
Sound the Alarm
  • Released: February 3, 2017
  • Formats: Digital download, Streaming, CD, Vinyl

Live albums[edit]

Album details
Bootleg a Bootleg, You Cut Out the Middleman
Live from Uranus
  • Released: March 9, 1999
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: CD
Live at the Apple Store
Losing Streak: Live
Hello Rockview: Live
  • Released: March 1, 2011
  • Label: Sleep It Off Records
  • Formats: DVD, digital download
Live from Astoria
  • Released: April 29, 2016
  • Rude Records
  • Formats: Digital, CD, LP

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US[3] UK[4]
1995 Losers, Kings, and Things We Don't Understand
  • Released: April 22, 1996
  • Label: No Idea Records (No Idea 22)
  • Formats: CD, LP
1999 The Pez Collection
  • Released: December 14, 1999
  • Label: Moon Ska UK
  • Formats: CD, LP
2002 Goodbye Blue and White
  • Released: February 19, 2002
  • Label: Fueled by Ramen
  • Formats: CD, LP
2004 B Is for B-sides
  • Released: July 20, 2004
  • Label: Sire Records (Sire 48788-2)
  • Formats: CD
157
2012 Greetings and Salutations from Less Than Jake
  • Released: October 15, 2012
  • Label: Fat Wreck Chords
  • Formats: LP

Vinyl and 7″[edit]

Title Label
AAA/LTJ split 7″ Far Out Records
All My Best Friends Are Metalheads 7″ Golf Records
All My Best Friends Are Metalheads Jukebox 7″ Capitol Records
Birthday Cake 7″ Fueled by Ramen
Birthday Cake 7″ (Moldy) Fueled by Ramen
Borders & Boundaries LP Fat Wreck Chords
Cheese 7" Fueled by Ramen
Cheese 7″ (Moldy) Fueled by Ramen
Chicago Halloween 7″ Fueled by Ramen
Crash Course in Being an Asshole 7" Rhetoric Records
Crash Course in Being an Asshole Picture Disc Rhetoric Records
Dopeman / Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts Jukebox 7″ Capitol Records
Food Not Bombs 7″ Fueled by Ramen
G-Man Training Target 7" What Else? Records
G-Man/Crash Course in Being an Asshole double 7″ Rhetoric Records
Goodbye Blue and White LP No Idea Records
Greased LP No Idea Records
Hello Rockview Box Set Capitol Records
Hello Rockview LP Liberation Records
Hello Rockview Picture Disc Drive-Thru Records
I Think I Love You 7″ Flexi Capitol Records
J Church/LTJ split 7″ Dead Beat Records
Kemuri/LTJ split 7″ Fueled By Ramen
Kemuri/LTJ double split 7″ Fueled By Ramen
Live From Chicago 7″ Capitol Records
Liverache: Tales From the Livers’ Edge double LP Very Small Records
Losers, Kings, and Things We Don't Understand LP No Idea Records
Losing Streak Picture Disc No Idea Records
Losing Streak b/w Mixology of Tom Collins 5″ No Idea Records
Madison 8″ Flexi
Fueled by Ramen
Making Fun of Things You Don't Understand 10″ Far Out Records
Megadeth/LTJ split 7″ Fueled by Ramen
Megadeth/LTJ split 7″ (Europe) Fueled by Ramen
Muppets 7" Liquid Meat Records
Pesto 7″ Too Many Records
Pez Kings 7″ Toybox Records
Pezcore LP Rhetoric Records
Pezcore LP (Special Edition) Fueled by Ramen
Pezcore Picture Disc Rhetoric Records
Pung/LTJ split 7″ No Idea Records
Punk TV LP Red Dawg Records
Rock-n-Roll Pizzeria 7" No Idea Records
Rock-n-Roll Pizzeria 7″ (Japan) Nat Records
Slayer 7″ No Idea Records
Smoke Spot 7″ No Idea Records
Songs About Drinking double LP Too Many Records
Sprocket Wheel/LTJ Split 7″ Snuffy Smile Records
Theme for Yo-Yo Ninja Boy 7″ Flexi Erika Records
Three Way Split 7″ Toybox Records
Unglued 7″ No Idea Records
Viva La Vinyl vol. #2 LP Dead Beat Records
Wood Panel Pacer Wagon with Mags LP + 7″ Too Many Records

Demos[edit]

Year Details
1992 Four Songs Demo
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Self-Released
  • Formats: Cassette
1992 Freebie Demo
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Self-Released
  • Formats: Cassette

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Mod
[6]
UK
[7]
1997 "Automatic"[A] Losing Streak
"Dopeman"[A]
"Dopeman" (Remix)[A] Non-album single
"Howie J. Reynolds"[A]
1998 "History of a Boring Town"[A] 39 Hello Rockview
2000 "All My Best Friends are Metalheads" 51
"All My Best Friends are Metalheads" (Remix)[A] Non-album single
2001 "Gainesville Rock City" 57 Borders & Boundaries
2003 "She's Gonna Break Soon" 39 Anthem
"The Science of Selling Yourself Short" 36 78
"Surrender"[A]
2006 "Overrated (Everything Is)" 61 In with the Out Crowd
"The Rest of My Life" 77
2008 "Does the Lion City Still Roar?" GNV FLA
"Abandon Ship"[A][B]
2014 "My Money is on the Long Shot" See the Light
"Do the Math"

Notes

  • A ^ Released as a promotional single only.
  • B ^ Released in the UK only.

Other charting songs[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US Mod

[6]

UK[7]
2006 "A Still Life Franchise" 61 In with the Out Crowd
"Don't Fall Asleep on the Subway" 77
"P.S. Shock the World" 96

Cover albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US[3] UK[4]
1997 Greased
  • Released: November 18, 1997
  • Label: No Idea Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
- -
Year Album details Peak chart positions
US[3] UK[4]
2010 TV/EP
  • Released: October 12, 2010
  • Label: Sleep It Off Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
- -

Videos[edit]

Year Album details
2002 Avant Tarde
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Fueled by Ramen
  • Formats: VHS
2004 The People's History of Less Than Jake
  • Released: August 10, 2004
  • Label: Fueled by Ramen
  • Formats: DVD
2011 Anthology
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Sleep It Off Records
  • Formats: DVD

Music videos[edit]

Year Single Album
1996 "Automatic" Losing Streak
"Dopeman"
2000 "All My Best Friends Are Metalheads" Hello Rockview
2001 "Gainesville Rock City" Borders & Boundaries
2003 "She's Gonna Break Soon" Anthem
"The Science of Selling Yourself Short"
2006 "Overrated (Everything Is)" In With the Out Crowd
"The Rest of My Life"
2008 "Does the Lion City Still Roar?" GNV FLA
2009 "Conviction Notice"
2012 "Goodbye, Mr. Personality" Greetings & Salutations
2013 "My Money Is on the Long Shot" See the Light
2014 "Do The Math"

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Song Soundtrack Label
1995 Liquor Store Songs About Drinking Very Small Records
1996 My Very Own Flag Closer Than You, Vol. 1: Florida Ska Moon Ska Records
The Summer Of ’69 Wood Panel Pacer Wagon With Mags Very Small Records
1997 Cheese Liverache’: Tales From The Livers’ Edge Very Small Records
I Think I Love You (The Partridge Family Cover) Scream 2 Capitol Records
Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer It’s a Punk and Ska Christmas Gone Wrong Drive Thru Records
We're All Dudes (Feat. Kel Mitchell) Good Burger Capitol Records
1998 All My Best Friends Are Metalheads Street Sk8er EA Sports
Sugar in Your Gas Tank Street Sk8er EA Sports
1999 Anchor Short Music for Short People Fat Wreck Chords
Help Save the Youth of America From Exploding Drive Me Crazy Jive Records
2000 All My Best Friends Are Metalheads Digimon: The Movie Warner Bros.
2001 Motown Never Sounded So Good ATV Offroad Fury Sony
Surrender (Cheap Trick Cover) ATV Offroad Fury Sony
2002 All My Best Friends Are Metalheads Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 Activision
Faction Uncontrollable Fatulence Fat Wreck Chords
2003 Look What Happened Grind Atlantic Records
The Ghosts Of Me and You NHL 2004 EA Sports
2004 Short Fuse Burning Gran Turismo 4 Sony
That’s Why They Call It A Union Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 Activision
The Brightest Bulb Has Burned Out (Feat. Billy Bragg) Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1 Fat Wreck Chords
2005 Bridge and Tunnel Authority Project Gotham Racing 3 Microsoft
2006 A Still Life Franchise Madden 07 EA Sports

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LP Interviews: Less Than Jake". limitedrun.com. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Property of Zack Interview: Less Than Jake". propertyofzack.com. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Less Than Jake – Artist chart history". Billboard charts. Retrieved 2008-06-30.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Billboard" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ a b c d "UK Top 40 Hit Database". Every hit. Retrieved 2008-03-30. 
  5. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-from-santa-monica-store/id2162166
  6. ^ a b AllMusic Charts: Less Than Jake singles Accessed 30 June 2008
  7. ^ a b Polyhex UK Singles: (requires search) Archived 2010-02-01 at WebCite Accessed 19 October 2007