Losers, Kings, and Things We Don't Understand

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Losers, Kings, and Things We Don't Understand
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Compilation album by Less Than Jake
Released 1995
Genre Ska punk
Length 52:33
Label No Idea
Less Than Jake chronology
Pezcore
(1995)
Losers, Kings, and Things We Don't Understand
(1995)
Losing Streak
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Losers, Kings, and Things We Don't Understand is a compilation album by Less Than Jake, released on No Idea Records in 1995.

The album itself is a compilation of every previous Less Than Jake release apart from their debut album Pezcore. These include the EPs Smoke Spot (the band's first release), Unglued, Pez Kings, Making Fun of Things You Don't Understand, Six Pack to Go, and a previously unreleased track, "Good Time For Change". The cover includes the Japanese text レス・ザン・ジェイク.

The vinyl edition doesn't include the tracks from Making Fun Of Things You Don't Understand or "Good Time for Change".

The compilation was re-issued on March 18, 2008, on the band's own label, Sleep It Off Records, accompanied by a live DVD. Concerning this release - and other re-releases on their own label - drummer and lyricist Vinnie, mentioned that the band:

"wanted to start with Losers, Kings, And Things We Don’t Understand, which was our first recorded material as a band. These literally are some of the first songs we recorded together, and it seemed obvious that it should be one of the first releases on our newly started label."[2]

CD track listing[edit]

  1. "Soundman/Soundcheck" – 2:35
  2. "24 Hours in Paramus" – 3:13
  3. "Whipping Boy" – 3:08
  4. "Time and a Half" – 2:02
  5. "Econologed" – 4:08
  6. "Pez King" – 2:30
  7. "Where the Hell is Mike Sinkovich?" – 2:18
  8. "This is Going Nowhere" – 3:01
  9. "Laverne and Shirley" – 0:52
  10. "Fucked" – 1:20
  11. "867-5309 (Jenny)" – 2:14
  12. "Dukes of Hazzard" – 0:41
  13. "Shotgun" – 3:37
  14. "Down in the Mission" – 2:48
  15. "St. James Hotel" – 2:38
  16. "Glumble" – 2:09
  17. "Lucky Day" – 2:37
  18. "Who Holds the Power Ring?" – 2:13
  19. "Wish Pig" – 3:15
  20. "Awkward Age" – 2:56
  21. "Good Time for Change" – 2:18

Vinyl track listing[edit]

  1. "Time and a Half" – 2:02
  2. "Black Coffee on the Table" – 2:25
  3. "Econologed" – 4:08
  4. "Pez King" – 2:30
  5. "Where the Hell is Mike Sinkovich?" – 2:18
  6. "This is Going Nowhere" – 3:01
  7. "Laverne and Shirley" – 0:52
  8. "Fucked" – 1:20
  9. "867-5309 (Jenny)" – 2:14
  10. "Dukes of Hazzard" – 0:41
  11. "Glumble" – 2:09
  12. "Lucky Day" – 2:37
  13. "Who Holds the Power Ring?" – 2:13
  14. "Wish Pig" – 3:15
  15. "Awkward Age" – 2:56

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ ARTIST INFO - Cooking Vinyl UK