May 212014

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes have got the diva thing down. This collection of punk-ish rockers from various bands (NOFX, Foo Fighters, Lagwagon and Swingin’ Utters) started thier covers-only band back in the ‘90s. They have a new album of hits from popular divas reworked to fit the Gimme’s fast-paced, guitar thrashing style.

Though this is mostly just fun, it’s interesting to see which songs emerge from the transformation as something you would want to hear from a ‘90s style pop-punk band. Some tunes from Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! fall flat on their face (“The Way We Were”), but Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” is worth a listen. It sounds right at home in the hands of the Gimmes. Give a listen to “Beautiful,” below.

Like any reputable ’90s band, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes can be found on myspace.

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