ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES: Rake It in: The Greatestest Hits: CD

Aug 02, 2017

So, when you’re essentially a cover band, can you really claim that any songs are your greatest hits? I mean, you didn’t write them so they aren’t your hits to claim. Me First And The Gimme Gimmes are here to challenge that notion by releasing a collection of traditionally non-punk songs done in the stereotypical slick Fat Wreck style from various previous releases of theirs with the “greatest hits” label slapped on them. Honestly, I can’t think of any reason why someone would ever want to listen to punk versions of the worst mainstream garbage you can think of, but alas, here’s a record of punk covers including Eagles or Billy Joel songs (among many others). The longevity of this band proves that there is essentially a market out there for just about any kind of bullshit gimmicky idea that someone can come up with, and just as long as you have a couple well-known, or dare I say “famous,” punk dudes in your band. –Mark Twistworthy (Fat Wreck,