Me First & The Gimme Gimme's Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzvah
I thought this album deserved a little more than an added mention tacked onto the bottom of yesterdays post.
It's a bit unusual for a couple of reasons.
The first obvious reason is what I already said yesterday...a punk band playing songs like this?
It's just weird.
The second being that this album is one long take from start to finish, seemingly (unless I am mistaken) an unedited recording of a real gig at a bar mitzvah where the band, even during their break, keep the tapes running. This means that on the album there is indeed a spot where there is no sound until they come back and carry on playing!
I don't seem to take too well to their er..'jokes' in between tracks but well..humour is subjective right.
So is music.
TRACKLISTING (copied right from THIS PAGE)
1. "Jonny's Blessing"
2. "Stairway to Heaven" – (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant)
3. "Heart of Glass" – (Debbie Harry, Chris Stein)
4. "Delta Dawn" – (Larry Collins)
5. "Come Sail Away" – (Dennis DeYoung)
6. "O Sole Mio" – (Traditional)
7. "Strawberry Fields Forever" – (Lennon-McCartney)
8. "Auld Lang Syne" – (Traditional)
9. "The Longest Time" – (Billy Joel)
10. "Always on My Mind" – (Johnny Christopher, Mark James, Wayne Carson Thompson)
11. "Take It on the Run" – (Gary Richrath)
12. "Superstar" – (Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell)
13. "Hava Nagila" – (Traditional)
14. "Hava Nagila (Christmas Arrangement)" – (Traditional)
15. "Seasons in the Sun" (Jacques Brel, Rod McKuen)
16. "Sloop John B" (Traditional, Brian Wilson)
I have to say I always liked that verging-on-the-wrong-side-of-irritating song Sloop John B by The Beach Boys but this version wakes it up a little and breathes some life into the old tune!
You have to hear it.
I also have to love the auld Lang Syne cover they do. Brilliant stuff.
Found it on Youtube so here is the link if you want to see it.
I didn't know(until now) the same party was filmed. It really was just your average bar mitzvah.
Well, if you can call it average with this band playing at it.
This is the last of the collection of albums I grabbed by this band. I'll get on to something else now but don't bypass these.
They really are worth hearing!
Download Me Please.
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