Music > Artists > Alternative
Formed:
1995 in San Francisco, CA

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s






Me First and The Gimme Gimmes

Biography

Punk's premier cover artists, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are a conglomerate of some of the most recognizable faces in new-school punk. Drawn together by a mutual love of '60s and '70s music, the Gimme Gimmes work exclusively as a cover band. Their repertoire includes songs from such acts as Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, and John Denver. With an ever-changing cast of characters, singer Spike Slawson (of the Swingin' Utters) originally formed the Gimme Gimmes in 1995, drawing on the talents of NOFX bassist Fat Mike, Lagwagon singer/guitarist Joey Cape, No Use for a Name guitarist Chris Shiflett (aka Jackson), and Lagwagon drummer Dave Raun. Never originally aiming to put out a record, the band made appearances on punk compilation albums through much of the year. In 1997, however, they began releasing singles named after the singer they had covered. They produced Billy, Diamond, Bob, Denver, and Barry in this manner.

Top Albums

Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes
1. Are We Not M..
Have a Ball, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes
2. Have a Ball
Love Their Country, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes
3. Love Their C..
Take a Break, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes
4. Take a Break
Have Another Ball, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes
5. Have Another..
Blow In the Wind, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes
6. Blow In the ..
Are a Drag, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes
7. Are a Drag
Go Down Under - EP, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes
8. Go Down Unde..
Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzvah, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes
9. Ruin Jonny's..
Sing In Japanese - EP, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes
10. Sing In Japa..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Straight Up Are We Not Men? We Are Diva.. 2:59 $0.99
2.

I Will Always Love You Are We Not Men? We Are Diva.. 2:12 $0.99
3.

I Will Survive Are We Not Men? We Are Diva.. 2:27 $0.99
4.

Karma Chameleon Are We Not Men? We Are Diva.. 3:45 $0.99
5.

Beautiful Are We Not Men? We Are Diva.. 2:12 $0.99
6.

Over the Rainbow Are a Drag 1:31 $0.99
7.

My Heart Will Go On Are We Not Men? We Are Diva.. 2:44 $0.99
8.

Sloop John B Blow In the Wind 2:09 $0.99
9.

Crazy for You Are We Not Men? We Are Diva.. 2:48 $0.99
10.

Jolene Love Their Country 1:47 $0.99
11.

Only the Good Die Young Have Another Ball 2:47 $0.99
12.

Sweet Caroline Have a Ball 2:53 $0.99
13.

Believe Are We Not Men? We Are Diva.. 3:08 $0.99
14.

Goodbye Earl Love Their Country 2:25 $0.99
15.

Country Roads Have Another Ball 2:10 $0.99
16.

Leaving On a Jet Plane Have a Ball 2:32 $0.99
17.

I Believe I Can Fly Take a Break 3:01 $0.99
18.

Isn't She Lovely Take a Break 2:25 $0.99
19.

Longest Time Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzva.. 2:30 $0.99
20.

Wild World Blow In the Wind 2:30 $0.99
21.

On the Radio Are We Not Men? We Are Diva.. 3:36 $0.99
22.

Top of the World Are We Not Men? We Are Diva.. 2:09 $0.99
23.

Ain't No Sunshine Take a Break 1:44 $0.99
24.

Rocket Man Have a Ball 3:15 $0.99
25.

Rainbow Connection Are a Drag 2:18 $0.99

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