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Me First & The Gimme Gimmes

Punk's premier cover artists, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are a conglomerate of some of the most recognizable faces in new-school punk. Drawn together by a mutual love of '60s and '70s music, the Gimme Gimmes work exclusively as a cover band. Their repertoire includes songs from such acts as Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, and John Denver. With an ever-changing cast of characters, singer Spike Slawson (of the Swingin' Utters) originally formed the Gimme Gimmes in 1995, drawing on the talents of NOFX bassist Fat Mike, Lagwagon singer/guitarist Joey Cape, No Use for a Name guitarist Chris Shiflett (aka Jackson), and Lagwagon drummer Dave Raun. Never originally aiming to put out a record, the band made appearances on punk compilation albums through much of the year. In 1997, however, they began releasing singles named after the singer they had covered. They produced Billy, Diamond, Bob, Denver, and Barry in this manner.

Finally, the group produced its first full-length effort, Have a Ball, in late 1997. Two years later, Are a Drag arrived. This particular album was a hit at college radio thanks to the band's quirky renditions of popular show tunes. In 1999, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes reworked bubblegum classics from the 1960s and 1970s for Blow in the Wind. Once more, the band was a hit on college radio, and pop kids started catching on to Me First and the Gimme Gimmes' infectious pop sound. The R&B-tailored album Take a Break was released in July 2003, just in time for the band's fifth appearance on the annual Vans Warped Tour. In 2004, the band tackled a set of classic rock hits, easy listening numbers, and even "Hava Nagila" on the "live" album Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzvah, which included enhanced video footage of the gig in question.

Continuing with the notion that no genre was safe from a Gimme Gimme makeover, Love Their Country appeared two years later, covering everyone from the Dixie Chicks to Johnny Cash to the Eagles. After the digital release of the holiday sampler Hanuk-Comp in 2007, the band followed up with Have Another Ball!, which debuted in July 2008. In 2011, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes released the Australian-themed Go Down Under EP, and then followed it up with an EP of Japanese covers titled Sing in Japanese. Their eighth album, Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! was a collection of songs by pop's greatest diva's from Madonna to Cher which appeared in summer 2014. ~ David Cornelius, Rovi
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Me first is way cooler than anything on the frickin radio!!!
Such a sweet fukin concept there to cool
jorgebriseno 8 9
Lol @ armored cav jon this fun music is ska haha
Where is have a ball!?
Yes Daisy Fat Mike is in this band.
If you haven't seen them live, you haven't seen s**t. These guys rock so f**king hard
Some one help is fat mike in dis band let me f**kin know soon
Cool cover, and cool band name!
Great true punk covers. Country road is great by itself but punk version frickin rocks
Fat Mike.... Hell yeah
ether.e
Love these guys, awesome and hilarious, especially the album names and the chit-chat on Ruin Johnny's Bar Mitzvah :D
nunnayobiz42 0
:)
stephen.epst e i n
@rthomas290 said it better, I couldn't have myself
no Are a Drag? some of my favorite songs are on that album! come on, guys!
eringilmo
best worst cover band ever.
tonythebrain 3 6
best cover band ever
haha we were playing band hangman and i used these guys and my mom was stumped! XD
Needs more cowbell...bu t I love it!
these guys never dissappont :)
Everyone needs to see this band live. Better live than on their albums
not sure what to think of this band, but yeah - dude can sing.
rthomas290
the only band that matters, the only matter that bands.
This guy can sing his arse off. If not for his ability to hit these notes as well as he does, this could have become a novelty act. Instead it's an homage. A dedication. A true nod to the past. I love Crazy, (Seal, not Patsy)and Rich Girl. THey are all good.
the only cover band that counts!
yaaaaay!
ashley tate is smokein!!!! oh, and the band rocks too:)
Agreed love this kinda fun music. Like Reel Big Fish and Goldfinger.
so much funn...
makes you want to dance lol
stevie.bee33
I love this band, just puts you in a great mood, everytime!
How else would I make it through the working day in this lonely, windowless office?
miller38491
What a great band, thumbs up on the Pennywise station.
havoc2010
Best cover band of all time!
Love the way these guys take songs that sucked and made them kick a**.
sljems
Where is Have A Ball, the one that started it all?
i wish they would do a show from my living room
these guys f**kin kick a**!!!
Fantastic!!
One of the best supergroups ever.
stairway to heaven! holy shite these guys are incredible
Heart of Glass AWESOME!
I can't get enough of country roads
Fat Mike makes me smile.
minionstar
i never knew show tunes could be so cool
A great band, they take old school songs and inject new school punk, hardcore, or old school punk into them and make them great. And unlike other cover bands, they modify their lyrics to fit the song. To be able to take another work and recreate it takes a certain flair. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is sort of like the professional re-mixers, they take someone else's work and make it their own. That takes some real talent.
jc1257
Best name for a band EVER!
Me First is freakin' awesome.
Wow, Some peoples kids...Talk about mean!!! Anyways I completely LOVE these guys, they brought a new meaning to oldies music...I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!
GO ME FIRST & THE GIMME GIMMIES!!!!
hsnast
wow what a great group of awesome people from punk. too much fun.

bunch of homos suck a gassy fume
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