Blow in the Wind

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Blow in the Wind
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - Blow in the Wind cover.jpg
Studio album by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Released March 20, 2001
Genre Punk rock
Length 26:02
Label Fat Wreck Chords
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes chronology
Turn Japanese
Blow in the Wind
Take a Break
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(dud)[2]

Blow in the Wind is the third album by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, released in 2001 on the Fat Wreck Chords independent record label. Blow in the Wind features several tracks which are led off with musical mash-ups of, or homages to, classic Punk songs, a trend the group began on their second album, Are a Drag (with an appropriation of "Generator" by Bad Religion for their cover of "My Favorite Things") and would continue with Take a Break and Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzvah: "Sloop John B" samples "Teenage Lobotomy" by The Ramones, "Elenor" samples "London Calling" by The Clash, "San Francisco" samples "Stranger Than Fiction" by Bad Religion, "I Only Want To Be With You" samples and "The Money Will Roll Right In" by Fang. Similarly, the track "Different Drum" also ends with a guitar riff taken from "Georgy Girl" by the Seekers.

The first song begins with a clip similar to the hidden track on the NOFX album Punk in Drublic where Fat Mike attempts to find the proper pitch of the word "how" in the line "How did the cat get so fat?" from "Perfect Government".

The album is made up entirely of "Hits of the 1960s". The band's version of "Different Drum" can be heard during the credits of the film Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.

The band's version of 'Sloop John B' is featured in the film The Wolf of Wall Street.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original performerLength
1."Blowin' in the Wind" (begins with a similar clip of "Perfect Government" by NoFX")Bob DylanBob Dylan 
2."Sloop John B" (contains an interpolation of "Teenage Lobotomy" by the Ramones, written by Dee Dee Ramone)Brian WilsonThe Beach Boys 
3."Wild World"Cat StevensCat Stevens 
4."Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)"Barry Mann, Gerry GoffinBarry Mann and The Halos 
5."Elenore" (contains an interpolation of "London Calling" by The Clash, written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones)Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman, Al Nichol, Jim Pons, John BarbataThe Turtles 
6."My Boyfriend's Back"Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, Richard GottehrerThe Angels 
7."All My Loving" (contains an interpolation of "You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla)" by The Dickies, written by Stan Lee, Leonard Graves Phillips, and Steve Hufsteter.)John Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles 
8."Stand by Your Man"Billy Sherrill, Tammy WynetteTammy Wynette 
9."San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" (contains an interpolation of "Stranger Than Fiction" by Bad Religion, written by Brett Gurewitz and "Pessimistic Lines" by Bad Religion, written by Greg Graffin)John PhillipsScott McKenzie 
10."I Only Want to Be with You" (contains an interpolation of "The Money Will Roll Right In" by Fang)Mike Hawker, Ivor RaymondeDusty Springfield 
11."Runaway"Del Shannon, Max CrookDel Shannon 
12."Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?"Gerry Goffin, Carole KingThe Shirelles 
13."Different Drum" (ends with a guitar riff taken from "Georgy Girl" by The Seekers)Michael NesmithLinda Ronstadt