is a Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzvah live album by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, released on October 19, 2004 on Fat Wreck Chords.
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 (1997) and " Have a Ball Sloop John B" from (2001). Blow in the Wind
Track listing [ edit ]
Stairway to Heaven"
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Led Zeppelin 2:33
Heart of Glass"
Debbie Harry, Chris Stein
Tanya Tucker 2:41
Come Sail Away"
'O Sole Mio" traditional
Strawberry Fields Forever"
John Lennon, Paul McCartney
The Beatles 2:57
Auld Lang Syne" traditional
The Longest Time" (contains an interpolation of "Suspect Device" by Stiff Little Fingers, written by Jake Burns and Gordon Ogilvie)
Billy Joel Billy Joel
On My Mind" Johnny Christopher,
Mark James, Wayne Carson Thompson
Brenda Lee, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson 2:36
Take It on the Run"
REO Speedwagon 2:44
Superstar" (contains an interpolation of " Kids of the Black Hole" by The Adolescents)
Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell
Delaney and Bonnie 3:21
Hava Nagila" (contains an interpolation of " Come Out and Play" by The Offspring, written by Dexter Holland) traditional
"Hava Nagila (Christmas Arrangement)"
(contains an interpolation of " Feliz Navidad" by José Feliciano) traditional
Seasons in the Sun" (featuring Uncle Roger)
Jacques Brel, Rod McKuen
The Kingston Trio 2:27
Sloop John B" (featuring Jonny Wixen; contains an interpolation of "Teenage Lobotomy" by the Ramones, written by Dee Dee Ramone)
The Beach Boys 2:09
Additional musicians [ edit ]
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")
Critical reception [ edit ]
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?"
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