Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzvah
|Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzvah|
|Live album by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes|
|Released||October 19, 2004|
|Recorded||October 25, 2003|
|Label||Fat Wreck Chords|
|Me First and the Gimme Gimmes chronology|
It was recorded live at an actual bar mitzvah party, and its runtime lasts their entire performance, including a break in which little can be heard other than the sounds of party guests wandering around and chatting amongst themselves. Jonny Wixen, the Bar Mitzvah boy, plays drums on one of the hidden tracks that are on the final track. The CD comes with footage of the bar mitzvah.
The album is almost entirely made up of songs that have not appeared on previous albums. The only exceptions are two hidden tracks: "Seasons in the Sun" from Have a Ball (1997) and "Sloop John B" from Blow in the Wind (2001).
- Spike Slawson - vocals
- Chris Shiflett (a.k.a. Jake Jackson) - lead guitar, ukulele
- Joey Cape - rhythm guitar
- Fat Mike - bass
- Dave Raun - drums
- Johnny Wixen (the Bar Mitzvah boy) - drums on hidden track #16 ("Sloop John B")
- Uncle Roger (a party guest) - French vocals on hidden track #15 ("Seasons In The Sun")
Giving the album three stars, David Swanson with Rolling Stone magazine said the band members "revel in kitsch and irony", adding "What's not to like?"
- Allmusic review
- Punknews.org review
- Swanson, David (2005-02-10), "Tweaked!". Rolling Stone. (967):84