×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Go Down Under
     

Go Down Under

by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
 

See All Formats & Editions

They've done their take on classic rock, country standards, '60s bubble gum, easy listening hits, and even Hebrew folk songs, so at this point, what's left? Well, as the photoshopped cover of Fat Mike eating a vegemite sandwich next to a kangaroo suggests, Go Down Under is Me First and

Overview

They've done their take on classic rock, country standards, '60s bubble gum, easy listening hits, and even Hebrew folk songs, so at this point, what's left? Well, as the photoshopped cover of Fat Mike eating a vegemite sandwich next to a kangaroo suggests, Go Down Under is Me First and the Gimme Gimmes' attempt at covering songs by Australian artists. For this five-song EP, which was made in preparation for an Australian tour, the So-Cal punk quintet ignores obvious choices by Men at Work and AC/DC, and blisters through songs by INXS, Olivia Newton John, Air Supply, the Easybeats, and Rick Springfield. Filtering standards through a punk-pop grater by turning up the speed and distortion is an easy gimmick, but to hear the intro of Black Flag's "Rise Above" converge into a whiplash version of the candlelight ballad "All out of Love" is a fun treat, nonetheless. Meanwhile, "I Would Do Anything for You" was just begging for a rip-roaring treatment like this.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2011
Label:
Fat Wreck Chords
UPC:
0751097076521
catalogNumber:
765
Rank:
52901

Related Subjects

Tracks

Album Credits

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews