Love Their Country

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Love Their Country
Studio album by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Released October 17, 2006
Recorded April 3, 2006
Genre Punk rock
Length 25:28
Label Fat Wreck Chords
Producer Alex Newport
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes chronology
Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzvah
(2004)
Love Their Country
(2006)
Have Another Ball
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (81%) link
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
IGN 7.5/10 stars link
Punknews.org 3.5/5 stars link
Stylus Magazine (A-) link

Love Their Country is the fifth studio album, and sixth overall by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. It was released on October 17, 2006 by Fat Wreck Chords. The album consists of cover versions of country and western songs.

Prior to its release, a Fat Wreck Chords press release had stated that the album would range from "the Dixie Chicks to Garth [Brooks], Hank [Williams] Sr. to [Johnny] Cash."[1] A cover of the "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky" was featured on iFloyd, a sampler released by Fat Wreck Chords.

Like their previous four albums, The Gimmes interpolate punk rock classics in their covers. Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again" uses the intro riff of "Astro Zombies" by The Misfits; "Sunday Morning Coming Down" adapts its arrangement from The Clash's rendition of "Police and Thieves," while "East Bound And Down" includes some of The Damned's "Love Song."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original performer Length
1. "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)"   Garth Brooks, Randy Taylor Garth Brooks  
2. "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky"   Stan Jones Stan Jones and his Death Valley Rangers  
3. "Desperado"   Glenn Frey, Don Henley Eagles  
4. "On the Road Again" (contains an interpretation of "Astro Zombies" by the Misfits, written by Glenn Danzig) Willie Nelson Willie Nelson  
5. "Annie's Song"   John Denver John Denver  
6. "Jolene"   Dolly Parton Dolly Parton  
7. "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"   Hank Williams Hank Williams  
8. "Lookin' for Love"   Wanda Malette, Robert Morrison, Patti Ryan Johnny Lee  
9. "Goodbye Earl"   Dennis Linde Dixie Chicks  
10. "East Bound and Down" (contains an interpretation of "Love Song" by The Damned) Dick Feller, Jerry Reed Jerry Reed  
11. "She Believes in Me"   Stephen Gibb Kenny Rogers  
12. "Sunday Morning Coming Down" (contains an interpretation of "Police and Thieves" by The Clash, written by Junior Murvin and Lee "Scratch" Perry) Kris Kristofferson Kris Kristofferson  

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