ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES: Ruin Jonny’s Bar Mitzvah: CD

Jul 06, 2007

The problem with most parody bands usually boils down to two crucial factors, namely a) they aren’t funny and b) they can’t play worth a piss. This has failed to be a problem with MFGGs, who, over the course of at least a billion LPs and singles now have managed to take some of the worst songs ever written and not only make them fun, but also make them sound good. No small feat, when we’re talking about musical abominations like “Seasons in the Sun,” “Delta Dawn,” and “I Believe I Can Fly.” On their latest, recorded live at a bar mitzvah (with accompanying video to prove it—just stick the CD into your computer and marvel at the slamdancing grannies), the boys in powder blue tuxedoes ravage such musical monstrosities as “Stairway to Heaven,” “Take It on the Run,” “You Were Always on My Mind,” and many others before a crowd of horrified dozens. Best of all here are—count ‘em—TWO versions of “Hava Nagila,” the second of which is a special “Christmas Arrangement” that is guaranteed to have you singing along while you’re rolling on the floor. This couldn’t come more highly recommended.

 –jimmy (Fat)

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