Sean Richarson of the Boston Phoenix chatted with Less Than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello about their new album ‘Anthem’, and how the lyrics have become darker than the traditional offerings from the group. “The lyrics on the record are very autobiographical,” Vinnie stresses. “Lots of our fan mail comes from dudes in the military, and when buildings are getting blown up, it’s not a joky time. When the national psyche is a bit dark, how are you going to do a whole record of songs like [the Less Than Jake standard] ‘Johnny Quest Thinks We’re Sellouts’? We wanted something that was dark and anthemic at the same time.” The full story at BostonPhoenix.com has since been removed.
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