Everyone’s favorite (and only existing) punk rock all-star cover band ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES are back with their latest offering, Go Down Under. Instead of enhancing (or disgracing, depending on who you ask) one specific genre of music, as is their typical approach, this time they’ve decided to take on the music of an entire continent. As you may have guessed from the album’s title, Australia is the lucky recipient of the GIMMES latest musical makeover. Crikey! Five tracks from proud Aussies the likes of INXS, Olivia Newton-John, and Air Supply, are belted out with the boisterous fun-loving style that only the GIMMES know how to pull off. Didgeridoos be damned, these tunes are all brimming with ripping guitar leads, up-tempo rhythms, and the signature silky smooth vocals of Spike Slawson. Go Down Under is their first newly recorded material since 2006 and from the opening riff it’s blatantly clear the guys haven’t lost a step. Just to add to the excitement, the vinyl version of the album will be made available on a highly collectable double 7”.
Naturally, with their burgeoning interest in Australia, the GIMMES will be heading down under in December to showcase
the new songs. They will then bring their rambunctious live set back to the states in early 2011.
Take our word for it, Go Down Under is the best thing to be associated with the Aussies since Crocodile Dundee.