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Me First and The Gimme Gimmes



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Hometown: San Francisco, CA (USA)

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Me First and the Gimme Gimmes formed in 1995 in an effort to breath some punk rock life back into classic radio hits made famous by rock pioneers like Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond. Getting together with friends and playing thoughtless music was the motivation for the Gimme Gimmes. The Gimmes have broken down the barrier between the golden moldies and punk; finally a band that can be enjoyed kids and parents alike!

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are the consummate punk rock supergroup. If underground music had an all-star game, these guys would lead the league in voting every season. Beginning with vocal duties, we have Spike. Spike got his break in the Fat Wreck Chords warehouse, where he was notorious for his violent outbursts and singing along to Prince records. His sweet voice and charisma could not be overlooked'the rest is history. Spike also plays bass in the famed San Francisco streetpunk band the Swingin' Utters. On the tubs'that means the drums'we have Dave, formerly of Santa Barbara greats, Rich Kids on L.S.D., and the current drummer for skate-punk torchbearers, Lagwagon. On guitar we have Jackson. Yeah, yeah, Jackson's in the Foo Fighters. On bass there's Fat Mike, and if ever there was a punk tycoon, it would have to be he. As frontman of NOFX and president of Fat Wreck Chords, this man is a veritable crimelord. He's not Sicilian, he's Jewish. And finally, we have Joey on guitar. As the singer/songwriter genius behind Lagwagon, this Santa Barbaran is a living legend and leader of the punk rock new school.

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Reviews

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Sing in Japanese

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Sing in Japanese (2011)

Fat Wreck Chords

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Go Down Under

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Go Down Under (2011)

Fat Wreck Chords

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Have Another Ball

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Have Another Ball (2008)

Fat Wreck Chords

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes live in Detroit

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

live in Detroit (2006)

live show

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Love Their Country

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Love Their Country (2006)

Fat Wreck Chords

Me First and The Gimme Gimmes Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzvah

Me First and The Gimme Gimmes

Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzvah (2004)

Fat Wreck Chords

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes/Sugarcult live in Tempe

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes/Sugarcult

live in Tempe (2003)

live show

Me First and The Gimme Gimmes Take A Break

Me First and The Gimme Gimmes

Take A Break (2003)

Fat Wreck Chords

Me First and The Gimme Gimmes Blow In The Wind

Me First and The Gimme Gimmes

Blow In The Wind (2001)

Fat Wreck Chords

Me First and The Gimme Gimmes Have A Ball

Me First and The Gimme Gimmes

Have A Ball (1997)

Fat Wreck Chords

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Current Releases

Me First and the Gimme GimmesAre We Not Men? We Are Diva!

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!

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March 16, 2014
Punknews Podcast: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes detail new album
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March 13, 2014
Punknews Podcast: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes cover Paula Abdul
While playing in Barcelona, punk rock super-cover-group Me First and the Gimme Gimmes played a version of Paula Abdul's "Straight Up." As you may recall, the band recently…
March 03, 2014
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February 07, 2014
Punknews Podcast: Fat Mike says new Me First and the Gimme Gimmes album is finished, reveals theme
During his Reddit AMA this week, Fat Mike talked about the next Me First and the Gimme Gimmes…
January 29, 2014
Tours: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (Europe)
Me First and The Gimme Gimmes are currently touring Australia and will be heading to Europe for a run of…
October 03, 2013
Tours: Lagwagon officially writing new album
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September 23, 2013
Tours: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (AUS)
Me First and The Gimme Gimmes will be venturing down south for eight shows in Australia. Peep under Read More to see those dates. Oh! And check out the…
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