“Elenore” – Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

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The Gimmes (is that their nickname?) do a punk remake of the Turtles’ splendid “Elenore.” The cover starts off as a terrific homage to the Clash’s “London Calling” while still remaining faithful to the original, one of my all-time favorite AM-radio pop hits of the 1960s.

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“Sloop John B” – Me First and The Gimme Gimmes

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Just heard this in the kick-ass Martin Scorsese film “Wolf of Wall Street” during the scene where Leonardo Di Caprio’s character freaks out on drugs and starts acting out. Yes, I realize that’s pretty much the entire three hour film, but this particular freak-out was very memorable, especially due to this amazing cover by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. If you’ve been paying attention to Dave’s Strange World, I posted their punk cover of the Dixie Chick’s “Goodbye Earl” earlier this year, which is equally killer. Love the nod to the Ramones’ “Teenage Lobotomy” at the beginning.