Me First And The Gimme Gimmes is one of my favorite bands. They are considered by some to be a novelty or comedy act, but musically, their stuff holds up. Their gimmick is that they take the hardcore-punkish musical chops that the various members honed in a slew of legendary So Cal Punk bands like The Swingin’ Udders, Lagwagon, and NOFX, and apply them to what can best be described as “inappropriate” songs. Our SOTW is from their most recent CD “Me First And The Gimme Gimmes Ruin Johnny’s Bar Mitzvah.” It’s the Gimmes cover of Billy Joel’s “The Longest Time“.
“Ruin Johnny’s Bar Mitzvah” is a live album, recorded at an actual Bar Mitzvah, and includes covers of songs by Led Zepplin, The Beatles, and a couple of very special versions of “Hava Nagila” You can buy CDs by Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, and also grab a few more free MP3s at the Fat Wreck Chords website.
After taking on Singer/Songwriters, Broadway, and R&B on previous albums, the Gimmes entered the studio just last month to begin work on their next opus, a collection of Western classics.