Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Gimme Gimme an Update!

So, a bit of a follow-up on the mystery of the next Me First and the Gimme Gimmes theme.

On Twitter today, Fat Mike (@FatMike_of_NOFX) said, "Can't tell you what the theme of the new Gimmes EP is, but check out this video: "

So, I click on the link and the video is clearly from one of the Asian countries. So I'm thinking to myself, "Wha? Is this some kind of joke?"

Then the Fat Wreck Chords Twitterfeed (@fat_wreck) tweeted this: "Me First and the Gimme Gimmes in the studio! ".

Which brought me to the information that, "The six song EP includes covers of songs by famed Japanese artists such as: “Kekkon Shiyoyo” by Takuryo Yoshida, “Hero” by Kai Band and “Kokoro No Tabi” by Tulip."

Clicking on the link contained in THAT link (it's a labyrinth of links on the Internet, isn't it?) told me that this, in addition to Go Down Under (the Australian covers EP), " is just the second in a series of what he calls the band’s 'world EPs'; ones focusing on Spanish, Italian, German and French should also surface in the future."

This is basically the most exciting and terrifying news I've heard in a long time. These will be covers EP's with songs that it's almost impossible that any of their American fans will have heard. It will indeed be a different listening experience and I see what Fat Mike meant by "nothing we've ever done before." AND by  "I don't know if that's a good thing or not." Time will tell.

Can anyone give me a rundown on those three songs? I know I have at least one reader who could help me with this particular genre...

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