Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Essentials

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Essentials

Punk's wildest cover band, Me First & the Gimme Gimmes are a fun side project that got a life of its own. Formed in 1995 out of boredom between tours, the lineup comprises members of NOFX (Fat Mike), Foo Fighters (Chris Shiflett), Lagwagon (Joey Cape and Dave Raun) and the Swingin' Utters (Spike Slawson). Their first album, Have a Ball, gave the speed-punk treatment to sensitive singer/songwriter material. Fans got the joke and the Gimmes devoted further albums to Broadway standards, hippie anthems and country, even a live album allegedly recorded at an actual Bar Mitzvah. 2014 brought an album of female-associated songs punningly titled Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!

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