off the bat, there's something important to know if
you're new to Me First. They're a cover band. They do
not create original music. They play songs done by other
people in their own punk rock style. If you feel cover
bands are somehow less talented or not good enough for
you, please, leave now. And learn what music is about.
now that that's done and over with.
First, the conglomeration of members of other bands
[such as NOFX's Fat Mike], hit shelves in the face with
their new album, "Take A Break". From their
past recordings, there's something fans have learned:
they have enough talent to cover Dylan, Denver, Elton,
and even the Beatles with such a unique feel that it's
impossible to deny their own flavor on the songs. But
on the new album, they brave their toughest challenge
a punk band cover R&B songs?
answer in short: Damn straight.
kids to the band may be a little off-put starting with
this album, depending on their taste. Older fans, however,
will be glad to have another Me First record on the
shelves. It follows the slightly hard jump-and-bounce-you-rhead-off
power of "Blowin' In The Wind", as opposed
to its mostly catchy-as-hell finger snapping classics
in "Are A Drag". The most noticeable difference
between albums? Me First don't opt for out and out punk
rock right off the bat. Some songs begin slowly ["End
Of The Road"], some songs utilize a ukelele ["I
Believe I Can Fly"], and heck, "Nothing Compares
2 U" is just about a guitar riff for most of the
song, but surprisingly, it still works. Punk fans can
enjoy this, cover song fans will love it... everybody
should take a shot at it.
if you like the original R&B classics. Sorry, but
they're pretty much completely different songs with
the same lyrics [except "Nothing Compares 2 U".
That song is such a pain sometimes!]
Notable favorites: "I Believe I Can Fly";
"End Of The Road"; "Nothing Compares