Love Their Country

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Love Their Country
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - Love Their Country cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 17, 2006
RecordedApril 3, 2006
GenrePunk rock
Length25:28
LabelFat Wreck Chords
ProducerAlex 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
SourceRating
AbsolutePunk(81%) link
Allmusic4/5 stars link
IGN7.5/10 stars link
Punknews.org3.5/5 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.TitleWriter(s)Original performerLength
1."Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)"Garth Brooks, Randy TaylorGarth Brooks2:02
2."(Ghost) Riders in the Sky"Stan JonesStan Jones and his Death Valley Rangers1:33
3."Desperado"Glenn Frey, Don HenleyEagles2:28
4."On the Road Again" (contains an interpretation of "Astro Zombies" by the Misfits, written by Glenn Danzig)Willie NelsonWillie Nelson2:13
5."Annie's Song"John DenverJohn Denver1:42
6."Jolene"Dolly PartonDolly Parton1:47
7."I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"Hank WilliamsHank Williams2:00
8."Lookin' for Love"Wanda Malette, Robert Morrison, Patti RyanJohnny Lee1:48
9."Goodbye Earl"Dennis LindeDixie Chicks2:25
10."East Bound and Down" (contains an interpretation of "Love Song" by The Damned)Dick Feller, Jerry ReedJerry Reed1:47
11."She Believes in Me"Stephen GibbKenny Rogers2:11
12."Sunday Morning Coming Down" (contains an interpretation of "Police and Thieves" by The Clash, written by Junior Murvin and Lee "Scratch" Perry)Kris KristoffersonJohnny Cash3:32

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Additional musicians[edit]

  • Brendan Allen - bagpipes on "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"

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