Album 0131: Less Than Jake – Greased

Release Date: 1996
Genre: Ska/Punk

Tracklisting:

1. Summer Nights (01:54)
2. You’re The One I Want (02:11)
3. Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee (01:02)
4. Greased Lightnin’ (02:28)
5. Hopelessly Devoted To You (02:13)
6. Blue Moon (01:38)
7. Beauty School Dropout (02:17)
8. We Go Together (01:46)

Total Length: 15:29

Summer Nights is a ton of fun, and really this whole EP is. It’s such an odd idea, performing the songs from this musical in a ska/punk fashion. You’re The One I Want works extremely well, especially since (as evident by the cover) the band really plays up having both Chris and Roger singing all over the place. Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee is short and at least is over with quickly.

Greased Lightnin’ is very cool. Hopelessly Devoted To You doesn’t quite work as well as some of the other tracks. Blue Moon is neat though. Beauty School Dropout is pretty good in the second half with the slower part. We Go Together is great, I love hearing them do the little vocal phrases. This short collection isn’t something I’ll listen to often, it’s more of a novelty, but there are a couple strong tracks.

Final Rating: 6.5/10

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