Time For Some More Tongue Lashings

Redlands, California
January 19, 2017 3:09pm CST
You remember that commercial were their slogan was more or less We do not make it, but we make it better. It was something like that and corporations are so on my bad side right now I do not want to even give them the time of day for something like that. Oh yes, we be hating.! Anyway, I bring that up because I heard another cover band do a killer Elton John song. At least I think so. I figure you cannot really touch Elton John or his song "Rocket Man." One of the best songs ever made as far as I am concerned. The band that does the cover is "Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies." They take popular mainstream songs and turn them into punk rock versions. They seem to have a consistent fan base as all their videos range from hundred of thousands views to a million. They do not make the songs and they do not make them better, but they make them cooler. There I said it, Let the the tongue lashings begin because no one is cooler than Elton John some might say.
Band: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Song: Rocket Man Album: Have a Ball Plus
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@DWDavis (14174)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
20 Jan 17
This band certainly gives Rocket Man a different treatment.
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• Redlands, California
20 Jan 17
They do a lot of songs with a different treatment compared to the original, but thought this one stood out the most. I really like a Boys To Men Cover They did, but still thought this one was better.
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@teamfreak16 (41407)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Jan 17
I prefer bands that, when they do a cover, they make their own, rather than a note for note remake. Great version.
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• Redlands, California
19 Jan 17
Agreed and if they cannot do it justice, then they probably should not do it. That is always risky though with perception and everything, but think these guys have a knack for ths. They also say they try to make bad pop songs that became popular for a short period of time and make them better. lol
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@amadeo (73112)
• United States
19 Jan 17
Of cours I like Elton John better,but this is not bad.Just a different version there. what a name for this group.
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• Redlands, California
19 Jan 17
Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies. You know pretty much like the mindset of our society. lol
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• United States
20 Jan 17
Wow had never heard this one crossbones. These guys really did a great job on it.
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• Redlands, California
21 Jan 17
I really liked it, taking an already great song and fusing it even further into my wheelhouse. lol
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