Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!

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All Music Guide - Timothy Monger
Despite its nod to Devo's 1978 classic, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes' eighth album, Are We Not Men? We are Diva!, is not collection of new wave covers by the red-hatted ones or any other of their ilk. Instead, the SoCal theme punks have turned their affection to pop's greatest female divas from Celine Dion to Lady Gaga and beyond. The six-year gap between this album and 2008's Have Another Ball!, which was essentially a companion piece to their 1997 debut, has not softened their sound or dimmed their flame. They hit the ground running with a ripping version of Gloria Gaynor's iconic "I Will Survive" that contains all the pop punk flair that they've successfully applied ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Timothy Monger
Despite its nod to Devo's 1978 classic, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes' eighth album, Are We Not Men? We are Diva!, is not collection of new wave covers by the red-hatted ones or any other of their ilk. Instead, the SoCal theme punks have turned their affection to pop's greatest female divas from Celine Dion to Lady Gaga and beyond. The six-year gap between this album and 2008's Have Another Ball!, which was essentially a companion piece to their 1997 debut, has not softened their sound or dimmed their flame. They hit the ground running with a ripping version of Gloria Gaynor's iconic "I Will Survive" that contains all the pop punk flair that they've successfully applied to country, folk, and classic pop tunes throughout their career. Re-imaginings of Cher's "Believe" (complete with Auto-Tune), the Carpenters' "Top of the World," and even Culture Club's "Karma Chameleon" follow, proving that even male divas aren't safe from the Gimmes' treatment. The collection ends with a rave-up of one of diva-dom's greatest ballads, Barbara Streisand's "The Way We Were."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/2014
  • Label: Fat Wreck Chords
  • UPC: 751097091920
  • Catalog Number: 709192
  • Sales rank: 17,916

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Will Survive (2:27)
  2. 2 Straight Up (2:59)
  3. 3 Believe (3:08)
  4. 4 Beautiful (2:12)
  5. 5 My Heart Will Go On (2:44)
  6. 6 I Will Always Love You (2:12)
  7. 7 Top of the World (2:09)
  8. 8 Speechless (3:19)
  9. 9 Karma Chameleon (3:45)
  10. 10 Crazy for You (2:47)
  11. 11 On the Radio (3:36)
  12. 12 The Way We Were (2:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Primary Artist
Eric Melvin Background Vocals
Fat Mike Bass, Background Vocals, Group Member
Joe Raposo Upright Bass
Dave Raun Drums, Group Member
Joey Cape Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Darius Koski Accordion
Spike Slawson Vocals, Group Member
Jamin Barton Saxophone
Samon Rajabnik Keyboards
Paddy Skinner Background Vocals
Jake Jackson Guitar, Group Member
Technical Credits
Dolly Parton Composer
Donna Summer Composer
Richard Carpenter Composer
Giorgio Moroder Composer
Marvin Hamlisch Composer
James Horner Composer
Alan Bergman Composer
Marilyn Bergman Composer
John Bettis Composer
Mikey Craig Composer
Dino Fekaris Composer
Roy Hay Composer
Will Jennings Composer
Jon Lind Composer
Alex Newport Engineer
Freddie Perren Composer
Linda Perry Composer
Phil Pickett Composer
Elliot Wolff Composer
Brian Archer Layout
Jon Moss Composer
Jason Livermore Mastering
Brian Higgins Composer
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Producer
Paul Barry Composer
Josh Garcia Vocal Engineer, Guitar Engineer, Bass Engineer
Drew Hester Engineer
John Lousteau Guitar Engineer, Drum Engineering
George O'Dowd Composer
Stefani Germanotta Composer
Steven Torch Composer
Dr. Heinrich von Beexo Liner Notes
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