Textruta: -Have you ever heard our band?  I think not...
9/7-03

 

 

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is a band that you not shall take too serious and that shows this guy who answer my questions, I almost knew it before I sent my questions to them and was a little afraid to get even more odd answers than I got this time. Itīs no long answers but I hope you like what you read and yes I have heard the band before.

Why did you came up with the idea with the band and when was it? Which
bands do you come from?
-We wanted to get free drinks, act like idiots in front of our friends, and
generally make fools of ourselves.  I think we've been successful this far.  We
consist of members of NOFX, Lag Wagon, Swingin' Utters & Foo Fighters.

Please tell me about every member in the band, age, interests, family and
something bad about every one?
-That would take far too long.  No!

How is a good gig with you?
-One where I can remember the songs.

Why only covers?
-Originals are obvious.

Havenīt you done any own song?
-In the Gimme's?  no!

Any plans to do covers in any other language, why donīt try swedish?
-We're not smart enough to speak other languages, much less sing other
languages.

What does a cover good?
-Putting it thru the Gimme's machine.

Which cover is the best ever done?
-Who died and made me king?  I have no idea.

Is it any cover you have a dream of doing but you havenīt got it right
when you do it or you doesnīt got the permission of the original writer?
-We fuck 'em up all the time.

Do you have to have yes from the original writer to do a song or how is
it?
-No.  We do what we want.

Who came up with the name and why such a long name?
-I think Mike made it up.

What do you know about Sweden? What is typical swedish you think?
-I know that vikings live there and everyone's blond and they like the Stooges
and everybody listens to ABBA etc...

Have you heard any good swedish bands?
The Hellacopters, Backyard Babies, Hives, Sahara Hotnights, etc...

Do you have any favouritebands in the world right now?
-I just heard a great new band called "The Bigger Lovers."

Please rank your five favourite records, five favourite concerts and five
most important things in life?
1. boring
2. boring
3. boring
4. boring
5. boring

What reviews do you get, does people take you serious or what?
-I think that you're missing the point.

Do you care about reviews when theyīre about MFATGG and do you care when
itīs about your "real band"?
-We live only for reviews.

Which is the most peculiar review you ever have got?
-We were called sexist and homophobic once.

Whatīs the most peculiar thing which have happened during a concert withyou, on stage or in the audience? Please tell me...?
-Mind your own business.
 

Have you ever changed anything in the lyrics in your covers, can you do
it without permission from the writer or how is it? If you have changed
please give me an example or two on that ?
-Have you ever heard our band?  I think not...


Idols when you were small?
-I have always looked up to Spike Slawson.

Is it difficult to sing words that any other person have written and
sound like you mean what you sing?
-I'm not the singer.

Which are the futureplans for the band? And all the other of your bands?
-We're gonna sit back and take it easy.

For yourself?
-See above.

Wisdomword?
-Fucker.

Something more to add?
-Nope.