Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Are A DragHow could Me First and the Gimme Gimmes possibly top their hilarious punk-rock butchering of numerous well-deserving adult contemporary hits? Try showtunes on for size! In this woefully short collection of satirical (and yet somehow musically valid) covers, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes take on numerous well-known gems from stage and screen musicals. Everything from The Rocky Horror Picture Show (“Science Fiction Double Feature”) to The Muppet Movie (“The Rainbow Connection”) is represented, with Annie, Porgy and Bess, The Wizard Of Oz, and Phantom of the Opera thrown in for good measure. The style is just like Have A Ball – good musicianship and irreverence mixed 3 out of 4together, on speed. On Phantom of the Opera, the guys even call in a female backup singer to do a little bit of operatic warbling as they continue to thrash out the music as wildly as they can. As with Have A Ball, I strongly recommend this album if for no other reason than its comedic value alone, but one really must be in the right frame of mind for it!

Order this CD

  1. Over The Rainbow (1:31)
  2. Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina (2:30)
  3. Science Fiction Double Feature (2:34)
  4. Summertime (2:10)
  5. Favorite Things (1:52)
  6. Rainbow Connection (2:18)
  7. Phantom of the Opera song (1:45)
  8. I Sing the Body Electric (1:43)
  9. It’s Raining On Prom Night (2:57)
  10. Tomorrow (1:31)
  11. What I Did For Love (1:46)
  12. Stepping Out (3:22)

Released by: Fat Wreck Chords
Release date: 1999
Total running time: 26:02