Less Than Jake
Greetings & SalutationsFat Wreck Chords
FAT 906 CD
***As the currently reigning champs of the ska/punk genre LESS THAN JAKE have amassed legions of faithful followers over the years. With their 20th anniversary falling during 2012 the band decided to commemorate this notable milestone by creating a yearlong event, which saw the band travel far and wide (US, Europe, Japan, South America) to bring their wacky, high-flying live show to their droves fans. With so much touring planned Less Than Jake really wanted to make the celebration something special, so they recorded not one, but two different tour EPs. Greetings From Less Than Jake and Seasons Greetings From Less Than Jake were both 5 song eps the band manufactured on their own and sold on CD, exclusively at the shows they played over the course of 2012. After the party had wound down and the year-long anniversary tour came to an end the band had an idea. With the two EPs comprising some of the strongest material they had written in years and given the limited nature of their availability it seemed like combining the two tour EPs into one album was in order. So, LTJ assembled the two EPs, added 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks, and re-sequenced everything into one cohesive record, Greetings and Salutations. The final product stands alone as one of the best albums in the LTJ catalog. Of course, previously to this the songs were not available on LP, in stores, or on the web, so there are plenty of LTJ fanatics that haven’t had a crack at hearing these songs, or had a chance to own them on vinyl. No Export to Europe or Japan.