Punk All-Stars Revisit The '60s0
Members of Foo Fighters, NOFX, Lagwagon, and the Swingin' Utters have reactivated the side project Me First And The Gimme Gimmes to release their third covers album, "Blow In The Wind," March 20 on FaMembers of Foo Fighters, NOFX, Lagwagon, and the Swingin' Utters have reactivated the side project Me First And The Gimme Gimmes to release their third covers album, "Blow In The Wind," March 20 on Fat Wreck Chords. The group consists of vocalist Spike Slawson (Swingin' Utters), guitarists Chris Shifflet (Foo Fighters) and Joey Cape (Lagwagon), bassist Fat Mike (NOFX), and drummer Dave Raun (Lagwagon).
This time around, the group -- which has previously tackled favorites from Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, and show tunes from "Evita" and "Grease" -- puts its signature stamp on such oldies as the Beach Boys' "Sloop John B," Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man," the Beatles' "All My Loving," the Stone Poneys' "Different Drum," and Cat Stevens' "Wild World," among others.
"We wanted to do a '60s album cuz the '60s should be remembered for great songs, not stinkin' hippies," Fat Mike offered in a statement. "Other bands rip off and re-hash old melodies and riffs. At least when we do it, it's word for word and note for note," Slawson adds.
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes plan to perform live as part of this summer's Vans Warped Tour.
Here is the tracklist for "Blow In The Wind," with the original artists shown:
"Blowin' In The Wind," Bob Dylan
"Sloop John B," Beach Boys
"Wild World," Cat Stevens
"Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)," Barry Mann
"Elenore," the Turtles
"My Boyfriend's Back," the Angels
"All My Loving," the Beatles
"Stand By Your Man," Tammy Wynette
"San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)," Scott McKenzie
"I Only Want To Be With You," Dusty Springfield
"Runaway," Del Shannon
"Will You Love Me Tomorrow," the Shirelles
"Different Drum," Stone Poneys featuring Linda Ronstadtt