Visions, but Only Illusions

Some of my friends and I share music with one another to listen to at work. We’re supposed to review/rate whatever’s shared with us, but that doesn’t always happen. This week, Tim was at a conference and I’m not sure what happened to the others, but it was just me sharing this week.

Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies – Are a Drag (1999)

I meant to share this last week, and I’m amazed they haven’t been shared thus far. But because I was in Florida, I ended up sharing a cover which you may not have expected to hear to prime you for (quite possibly) the kings of covers you never expected to hear. AND this is timely because Me First came to Salt Lake City this weekend.

They’ve had some great songs over the course of their career, but this album (their second) is their favorite of mine. I mean it helps that if these were the original it would feel like a greatest hits of Broadway, but they make the punk treatment work for each of them. Continue reading