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Zeke: Zeke You! DVDZeke You! DVD (2003)
Dead Teenager

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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You know, every other day it seems like another band has their own DVD. Pretty soon, bands are going to start releasing these before they even release an album. Not to be out done by some of the newer bands out there, long time Seattle speed punks Zeke have decided to release a DVD covering their o.
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You know, every other day it seems like another band has their own DVD. Pretty soon, bands are going to start releasing these before they even release an album. Not to be out done by some of the newer bands out there, long time Seattle speed punks Zeke have decided to release a DVD covering their own exploits.

DVD reviews always struck me as odd, people who were going to buy this probably don't give a shit about what I think, if they're a fan of Zeke they've probably already picked this up and made their own decision. With that in mind, I'll try to keep the bullshit at a minimal and make this as cut and dry as possible. I've always had a soft spot in my heart for this band, their Epitaph releases were very strong, but sadly unappreciated and their recent Relapse debut was excellent. For those who may be unfamiliar, Zeke plays a speedy mix of punk, rock, and a little bit of metal. After a brief break up, the band reformed and decided to start their own label, Dead Teenager (Angry Amputees, Camarosmith, Flamethrower). "Zeke You" contains about an hour of live footage, along with backstage antics and all of the normal things you'd expect from a DVD. The only thing that really irks me about this is the the sound quality. The live footage could really sound a lot better, I'm not asking for crystal clear sudio magic or anything, but it could have been improved. That being, this is still worth owning for anyone who is a fan of Zeke.

This DVD covers a broad range of material, although it was recorded in 2001, and even though an hour might not sound extremely long, remember the length of Zeke's songs is usually fairly short. The off stage footage is interesting, and often amusing, as is the stage banter, which covers the band's departure from Epitaph, among other things. Aside from my previous complain about sound quality, this DVD is well put together and is something that any Zeke fan should own.

 

 
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Anonymous (April 12, 2005)

zeke is da shit.

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

This dvd is fun if you're a fan. The free dvd that came with the new album had better shows on it and better quality.

Anonymous (June 13, 2004)

Zeke do not fuck around. I gotta get my ass around to picking this up as well as that Discordance Axis DVD. Money is Fleeting.

-Ken

Anonymous (June 11, 2004)

Zeke rock so much! Their new album is really good.
You said about the live sound quality, that's what I thought at first with the "Live and Uncensored" and well that cd was live tracks from lots of different shows and Zeke probably don't have the cash for a live show to be recorded to a really good quality. And well I think I prefer different shows to just one show.

Great band anway! :D And good review.

Anonymous (June 11, 2004)

the funniest thing that blind marky fletchtone does live is the shouts when he's counting off a song and he says a short string of things that sound like syllables before he actually counts the song off...kinda like a quarterback going "hut, down set, hut, hut hut,...hut...HIKE!!"...ah well if you've seen the DVD that comes with the new album, you know what i mean
anybody else have a favorite zeke idiosyncracy?

- (formerly) notaclevername

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