Me First and the Gimme Gimmes , sometimes abbreviated Me First or The Gimmes , is an American punk band, based in San Francisco>.
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is formed in 1995 as a cover band. Among the covers are Elton John's "lang en"> Rocket Man , All My Loving and in "> Strawberry Fields Forever of the Beatles, Crazy . This time, they tackle country music classics and include covers of songs by Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks, Hank Williams, Sr. and Johnny Cash. Before the release of the album, Fat Wreck Chords publishes a digital sampler, iFloyd, which includes (Ghost) Riders in the Sky group. At the end of 2006, Fat Wreck Chords releases another Christmas Bonus sampler, which includes an unprecedented cover of Steve Goodman's City of New Orleans. In August 2006, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is announced for three dates at PNC Park, May the group is booed on the first night, leading to the cancellation of the next two nights>.
On December 5, 2007, Fat Wreck Chords releases a bonus MP3 sampler called Hanuk-Comp which includes The Boxer, released in 1997 on the single Garf>.