Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Me First and the Gimme Gimmes|
Have a Ball
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Good clean fun! Really!
sc_demandred | Irvine, CA USA | 03/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This punk-rock Supergroup features members of Lagwagon, No Use For A Name and NOFX, and has crafted a great and often hilarious record. I don't know half of these songs, but the other half are both rockin' and a chuckle to listen to. "I am a Rock" is probably my favorite; somehow it translates very successfully to the punk forum. Other standouts are "Danny's Song", "Fire and Rain", "Sweet Caroline" and "Rocket Man." The vocals are ably handled by Spike, suprisingly melodic and beautiful in places.I was surprised to see so many reviews by people who didn't get the joke. This isn't a serious band, it's a bunch of guys from Fat Wreck Chords who thought it would be a kick to do a record of covers and get Spike to sing on 'em. I think it works, and there is legitimate musicianship here to appreciate. This one finds its way into my deck again and again... if you like NOFX and have a sense of humor (important!), this record is worth a whirl"
A Really Fun C.D.
oddsfish | Winters, TX | 03/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Have a ball is a really great c.d. It is just a little side project done by some respected punk musicians (I don't think that's an oxymoron in this case) for fun. Their musicianship on each song is superb, and the music is, of course, great. My favorite song is "Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard." I also love "Mandy," "Danny's Song," and "Leaving on a Jet Plane." There really isn't a bad song on the album. Believe it or not, I even think that this album makes a bit of a statement. It basically says that today's mainstream music is pretty bad. Today's pop doesn't mean anything or have anything musical about it. It is factory contrived. It fits a formula. You get a pretty face, put the video on t.v., and it's a hit. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes just revives some of the good oldies (from when music meant something) with a newer punk flare. Buy this c.d. have fun listening (and laughing) with it. I guarantee that it is better than almost anything on the market today."
The '70's never sounded so good.
sc_demandred | 06/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What can I say? I love this album. after two years it still sounds great. I grew up listening to those songs and I have to say that I love what these guys have done with them. even my wife who is usually on the mellower side loves this album. I think what I like about it the most is that they actually play and sing the songs very well. It is not uncommon that when a punk band covers an old song they just scream or growl their way through the song with no regard for musicality. These guys combine raw power with musicianship which makes it even better. If you can find it there is a punk band out of Utah I think called clubber Lang and the Heavyweights who covers '80's songs in a similar fashion and they are also great. They have a demo cd that is excellent."