Less Than Jake frontman Chris Demakes
tells us that he doesn't have any experience selling drugs, but he was hooked on the rap group NWA's classic album Straight Outta Compton
, which contains a song called "Dopeman." The early days of Less Than Jake, the band would ride around in their van listening to the song, and decided to lift the bass line to rework it into a song of their own. Said Chris: "It was really a tribute to NWA, which sounds really weird, because I wouldn't say they're an influence of ours except for that song."