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gimme gimme

gimmes.gifMe First and the Gimme Gimmes is the band I always wanted to start. Strictly covers, taking old songs and shedding new light on them. The Gimmes are the superband of punk - vocalist Spike Slawson (Swingin' Utters), guitarist Jake Jackson (No Use for a Name), guitarist Joey Cape (Lagwagon), bassist Fat Mike (NOFX) and drummer Dave Raun (Lagwagon) [I hope I got that all right, if I didn't, someone please correct me]. Combine all that talent and irreverance with classic soft rock and it's pure music alchemy.

I picked up their new one today: Take A Break. They cover some classic love songs of your life:

Where Do Broken Hearts Go; Hello; End Of The Road; Ain't No Sunshine; Nothing Compares 2 U; Crazy; Isn't She Lovely; I Believe I Can Fly; Oh Girl; I'll Be There; Mona Lisa Save; The Best For Last and Natural Woman.

If you're looking for something fun and light to listen to, something that will put a grin on your face and probably make you get up and dance like an idiot, this album would be the one. Buy it, you won't be disappointed. Then buy the other cds. You can't go wrong with One Tin Soldier and Seasons in the Sun.

So far, Hello is my favorite, especially the cheesy ending. I Believe I Can Fly runs a close second. You can listen to End of the Road at the Fat Wreck site; I've uploaded Hello for your listening pleasure.

Trust me, it's a beautiful rendition of the Lionel Richie classic.

Hello (mp3)


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The mp3 link doesn't work, but I love the 404 message!

We've been listening to them for a while now thanks to youngest daughter. Some fun stuff going on here!

It should work now.


A friend sent me End of the Road a couple of weeks ago, and now I want the whole CD. Thanks for posting the "Hello" link. That song was a perennial favorite at the Mormon dances I was tormented with in my youth, and this version should go a long way towards exorcising the demons.

Damn you.

Actually Jack Jackson's real name is Chris Shiflett and he is not in No Use For A Name anymore he is in the Foo Fighters. I love the Gimmies. I so wanted to catch them on the warped tour, but I was unable too. I did catch No Use For A Name, NOFX, and Lagwagon all on the warped tour last year. All of them are kick ass bands.

My fiance bought the new CD a couple of weeks ago and all I could do was sit there and laugh my ass off!

My favorite of theirs is Only the Good Die Young...very catchy tune.

Dude, yeah... these guys totally rock! I was introduced to them years ago at nerd camp... I love their renditions of One Tin Soldier, Somewhere Over The Rainbow and the theme from Cheers.

I really love the cover of show tunes. And whoever thought someone could make Barry Manilow sound cool!

This is all my wife and kids listen to lately! It's driving me bonkers!! (Or it would, if I didn't like them too...)

I picked this up tonight thanks to your recommendation. Excellent stuff. Thanks!

this dude has got to be one of the best albums i have herd in a long time SEND ME FREE STUFF keep up the good work

yooo dude this is totaly sweet! its like wow dude rock on yeahhh!!!!
keep up the sweet work dudes