Various ‎– Gimme Gimme Gimme: Reinterpreting Black Flag

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Tracklist

A1 Rise Above
A2 Gimme Gimme Gimme
A3 Six Pack
B1 Nervous Breakdown
B2 In The Jailhouse Now
B3 Thirsty And Miserable

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Released on vinyl and digitally, members of Black Flag (and friends) flip Flag songs on their heads and give them the flavors of '50s and '60s rock and roll, country, and surf rock.

"These reinterpretations recall the sounds made popular by artists such as Johnny Cash, Pasty Cline, Roy Orbison, and Brenda Lee," says producer, Evan Taylor. "The goal of Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie was to create completely new interpretations of classic Black Flag songs while preserving the integrity of the original songs. The record was designed to appeal to a cross-over audience, offering Black Flag fans new takes on their favorite songs wile also giving an introduction to those with other tastes."

The six-song release also includes a cover of "In the Jailhouse Now," which was hand-selected and sung by Black Flag's Keith Morris, and features Peter Case (Plimsouls) on vocals and Mike Watt (Minutemen) on bass. Other tracks feature other Black Flag members, such as Dez Cadena and Kira Roessler, as well as Blondie's Jimmy Destri, The Chapin Sisters, and Joe Baiza (Saccharine Trust).

"Rise Above" features Dez Cadena (Black Flag/ Misfits) on lead vocals and Jimmy Destri (Blondie) on organ.

"Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie" features Kira Roessler (Black Flag) on lead vocals and The Chapin Sisters on backing vocals.

"Six Pack" features Dez Cadena on lead vocals and Mike Watt (Minutemen) on bass.

"Nervous Breakdown" features Kira Roessler on lead vocals and The Chapin Sisters on backing vocals.

"In the Jailhouse Now" (a tune from early Americana that Jimmie Rodgers and Johnny Cash covered) features Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks) and Peter Case (Plimsouls) on vocals, Mike Watt on bass, and Joe Baiza (Saccharine Trust) on guitar.

"Thirsty and Miserable" features Dez Cadena on lead vocals and Jimmy Destri on organ.

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