Me First and The Gimme Gimmes are a punk rock band from Southern California with members from NOFX, No Use for a Name, and Lagwagon. The Gimmes focus on only covering songs by other artists.

Frontman Spike Slawson formed the Gimme Gimmes in 1996, adding to the band are members from other well known punk bands such as bassist Fat Mike from NOFX, guitarist Chris Shiflett from No Use for a Name, and Lagwagon members Dave Raun on drums and the guitarist/singer Joey Cape. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes have released four albums so far, Have a Ball (1997), Are A Drag (1999), Blow in the Wind (2001) and their most recent Take a Break (2003) all on Fat Wreck Chords. The band has a mutual love for 60's and 70's music, but have covered a variety of songs.

Some of the songs they have covered are Seasons In The Sun, Rocket Man, Uptown Girl, Over the Rainbow,and My Favorite Things. Me first and the Gimme Gimmes have been featured on many many various artist punk compilations. Me first and The Gimme Gimmes are the kings of punk rock cover songs. The fact that there is not another punk bandout there that just does cover songs, makes The Gimme Gimmes not only original, but that they have core punk pioneering bandmates from other successful mod-punk or new school bands.


Title: Take a Break
Release Date: July 1, 2003
1. Where Do Broken Hearts
2. Hello
3. End of the Road
4. Ain't No Sunshine
5. Nothing Compares 2 U
6. Crazy
7. Isn't She Lovely
8. I Believe I Can Fly
9. Oh Girl
10. I'll Be There
11. Mona Lisa
12. Save The Best for Last
13. Natural Woman

Title:Blow in the wind
Release date: March 20, 2001
1. Blowin' in the Wind
2. Sloop John B
3. Wild World
4. Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)
5. Elenor
6. My Boyfriend's Back
7. All My Loving
8. Stand by Your Man
9. San Francisco
10. I Only Want to Be With You
11. Runaway
12. Will You Love Me Tomorrow
13. Different Drum

Title:Are a Drag
Release Daye:May 18, 1999
1. Over the Rainbow
2. Don't Cry for Me Argentina
3. Science Fiction/Double Feature
4. Summertime
5. Favorite Things
6. Rainbow Connection
7. Phantom of the Opera Song
8. I Sing the Body Electric
9. It's Raining on Prom Night
10. Tomorrow
11. What I Did for Love
12. Stepping Out

Title:Have a Ball
Release Date: May 27, 1997
1. Danny's Song
2. Leaving On A Jet Plane
3. Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard
4. One Tin Soldier
5. Uptown Girl
6. I Am A Rock
7. Sweet Caroline
8. Seasons In The Sun
9. Fire And Rain
10. Nobody Does It Better
11. Mandy
12. Rocket Man

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