Me First and the Gimme Gimme’s specialize in doing punk covers of inappropriate songs. They’ve skewered singer/songwriters, R&B, Broadway show tunes, and 60s pop. Now they’re setting their sites on country music. “Me First and the Gimme Gimme’s Love Their Country” is due out October 17th, but the fine folks at Fat Wreck Chords have posted a teaser, the Gimme’s cover of the Dixie Chick’s “Goodbye Earl. ”
The Gimmes have a lot in common with the Dixie Chicks. Just as the Chicks have become pariahs in some parts of the country for stating the obvious about the president, the Gimmes are now persona non-grata in Pittsburgh, due to some questionable booking by the folks at PNC Park.