Earlier this year the Gimme Gimmes released “Go Down Under” for their upcoming Australian tour. And now there’s “Sing In Japanese” for their… yes, Japanese tour. Doesn’t seem like they’re spending a lot of time anymore on coming up with original themese, does it? Makes me wonder what’s next… Fat Mike drops an EP with The Jam’s “Shopping” and Dolly Parton’s “The Bargain Store” next time he decides to go to Wal-Mart?
Anyway, there’s six songs on here that get the royal Gimmes treatment and I don’t know a single one of them. I’m sure “Kokoro No Tabi” and”22 Sai No Wakare” were huge hits in the land of the rising sun but when you don’t know the originals, it’s just not funny.
I’m sure they’re still having a blast playing sped up covers but I’m getting tired of them milking this one-trick pony… on a sidenote this made me wonder if you can even milk a pony? Whatever. They should just keep it in the basement.