Re: [iddiots] Gift Horse from the Gimmes...
- I think I saw at hot topic the same thing with the new Coldplay.John J Launder
--- On Thu, 7/31/08, r_gordon_7wa <r-gordon-7@...> wrote:
From: r_gordon_7wa <r-gordon-7@...>
Subject: [iddiots] Gift Horse from the Gimmes...
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2008, 10:06 PMToday I received the latest release ("Have Another Ball") from one of
my recurring guilty pleasure groups – "Me First And The Gimme
Gimmes". For the uninitiated, The Gimme Gimmes specialize in hard
driving up-tempo heavy metal punkish (slightly Ramone-ish) covers of
mostly 70's songs that are often covered, but not this way... I
know – it probably sounds like an awful idea – and some of their
stuff does indeed sound awful – but much of it is great fun.
This is their 7th release – though it's mostly material they
recorded about 12 years ago. On it are versions of, "Rich Girl, "The
Boxer", "Country Roads", "I Write the Songs", "You've Got A
Friend", "Mahogany", "Mother and Child Reunion", "Only The Good Die
Young", "Coming to America", "The Harder They Come", and "Don't Let
the Sun Go Down on Me". The standouts are, "The Harder They
Come", "Rich Girl", "The Boxer", "Country Roads", "Mother & Child
Reunion" and "Mahogany".
Anyhow, I ordered the CD from Tower. When the package arrived, I knew
by its size & shape that something was wrong. I opened it – and,
seeing they'd sent it to me in vinyl (LP), I was about to call them
and complain when I noticed on the front of the jacket a sticker
reading, "+CD – This LP includes a bonus CD of the full album". The
release is on Fat Wreck Chords – the same label as The Gimmes' other
releases. Each of the other releases has been available in a choice
of either CD or vinyl, but this is the first to come in a single dual
format package for the price of one.
Anyone know of any other recent releases that have come this way
(full duplicate CD & LP in same package for the price of only one)?