Artist: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Album: Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!
Genre: Punk Rock
First Impression: Gimme Gimme more
Are you looking to have a dance party with diva-licious songs sprinkled with punk rock? Well let me be the first to tell you; Put on some dancing shoes that you wouldn’t mind trashing because it’s about to get messy in a good way!
You will find a fabulous cover from the movie Titanic by Celine Dion, “My Heart Will Go On”, for a little dose of Celtic! It’s an enlightening way for them to show they are more than just punk, they are purely talented, and undefined by genre or held to a definition… Love it!
These legendary punk rockers sing our top 10 guilty pleasures… You will find yourself singing Paula Abdul’s “Straight up” in your car with the windows down; (Don’t roll them up! Sing loud and proud for everyone to hear because it’s giving me chills sista-friend!! *finger point, clap, snap, snap*… “Do Do Ya Love Me”)
These are songs you can sing with your mom in the kitchen drinking beer, or in the pub singing karaoke, or even while making a mean pasta salad! Yeah, I DO THAT!
The Core PunkRock Supergroup, (a well deserved title as they have out-lasted any other boy-toy group out there by at least a decade!), is comprised of the loveliest man-babes, (my idols):
Spike Slawson of Swingin’ Utters – lead vocals
Fat Mike of NOFX – bass, backing vocals ( PS – he has a house you can rent in Vegas, comes with a case of Pabst Blue Ribbon)
Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters & Use For A Name – lead guitar, backing vocals
Joey Cape of Lagwagon – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Dave Raun of Lagwagon – drums
They have special guests sub in when schedules clash so don’t be surprised if Brian Baker of Minor Threat and Bad Religion, Eric Melvin of NOFX, Warren Fitzgerald of The Vandals and Jay Bentley of Bad Religion, (just to name a few), come on-stage during a performance! Notably they have themed costumes for their shows & there’s never a dull moment with pun-filled comments and no shame in admitting when they screw up. I think theres a lot to be said about that!
If I could get an Amen and ask these fellas to play my wedding reception, well I’d be willing to do just about anything! (The editor removed my comment stating just what exactly I would be willing to do! G-RATED!)
Keep the Diva alive & never stop playing dress up!
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Thanks for reading,
Daryl (Drock) Uhrin
1: I Will Survive
2: Straight Up
5: My Heart Will Go On
6: I Will Always Love You
7: Top of the World
9: Karma Chameleon
Other Me First and the Gimme Gimme songs:
Face to Face
My Rating System:
1 – Give it another listen, it might be your thing
2 – I like a song or two, buy what you like and support the artist
3 – Great band with a lot of talent, buy their album, tweet about it and tell the world
4 – Amazing, listen to it on repeat, every song is good, go see them live and buy the album
5 – New favourite album or band, go buy the LP, see them live, buy a t-shirt and have them sign my bare chest
11 – Because sometimes you need to crank it to 11