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Ep.45 - Spike Slawson (Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Uke Hunt)_ENG

STRANO podcast

Me and Spike talk about that time Fat Mike from Nofx asked him to sing in Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, how much The Eagles hated their cover, human heads in garbage bags, being Dolly Parton ...and more!


10 Sep 2020

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Footnote 174 - Spike Slawson (Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Filthy Thieving Bastards, Hairstorm 84, Re-Volts, Uke-Hunt)

Turned Out A Punk

We are nerds in our lab, looking through the microscope. This week on the show Chris & Damian talk about the Pittsburgh/Cali connection, all things Spike Slawson & crack open that MAILBAG! RIP STEVE SOTO!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

1hr 38mins

30 Jun 2018

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Episode 174 - Spike Slawson (Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Filthy Thieving Bastards, Hairstorm 84, Re-Volts, Uke-Hunt)

Turned Out A Punk

We are happy announce that Turned Out A Punk is coming to Montreal as part of the awesome '77 Montreal Festival Pre-Party!!! To celebrate the occasion, we are talking to a bunch of guests from the ’77 Festival leading up to the show, starting with Me First & The Gimme Gimmes’ SPIKE SLAWSON! Tune in as Spike & Damian talk all about growing up punk in Pittsburgh, all the baggage and all the traumas - celebrated, nurtured & given by punk. THIS IS A GOOD ONE! Matt Wiener Loves Prog & The Dead Kennedys Pittsburgh In The Dark Times Joining Punk  & Feeling The Strength In Numbers Getting Shit For Dressing The Part Realizing How Shitty Your Bullies Had It The Intellectual Gentrification Of Pittsburgh Carsickness Go Psychedelic  The Bizarre History Of The Electric Banana  Keith Morris Learns Not To Fuck With Johnny Banana The Five It Took A While For Hardcore To Come To Pittsburgh When Metalheads Get Into Punk Stick Against Stone The Warhol Local Influence Black Flag & Saccharine Trust Broken Bones As Grateful Dead Savage Amused Knowing That You Weren’t In LA Never Playing In Bands Until The 90’s Moving To California Punk Protest Turns Punk Gathering Points BGK Going To The Farm With Christ On Parade & Neurosis When The Orange County Came To LA The Gilman Opens Doing A Cover Band With Psychotic Pineapple Fat Mike Seeing You Perform Fat Mike: Ambition & Implementation LA Drive vs SF Vibe Not Feeling The EpiFat Sound Thrashwomen The Mummies Untamed Youth The Dwarves The Swingin' Utters Sounding Like DOA? AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

1hr 10mins

26 Jun 2018

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Spike Slawson Interview

Punkanormal Podcast

Jawsh chats with Spike Slawson to discuss his upcoming Uke-Hunt tour in Eastern Canada amongst other things!


26 Oct 2017

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Spike Slawson (Uke-Hunt)

UberProAudio Podcast

Grab a drink and get comfy, this one's a monster. Spike Slawson of Uke-Hunt and Me first & The Gimmie Gimmies was kind enough to give me an hour of his time to shoot the shit about music, life, politics and culture - and it was fucking awesome. Check the links below for all of Spike's projects, Enjoy! Uke-Hunt: https://www.fatwreck.com/record/detail/910 Me First & The Gimmie Gimmies: http://www.fatwreck.com/band/index/16

1hr 2mins

23 Oct 2017

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Bonus - Spike Slawson Live At It's Not Dead Fest 2

Punknews Podcast

Editor Editor Ricky Frankel interviews Spike Slawson of Me First And The Gimme Gimmes/Uke-Hunt live at It's Not Dead Fest 2.


11 Sep 2017

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Ep. 23: Me First and the Gimme Gimme's Spike Slawson On How To Make It In The Music Business

The Reed Harvey Show

I recently had the chance to sit down with front-man and lead singer of the Punk-Rock super group Me First and The Gimme Gimme's, Spike Slawson. Spike's candor and honestly were brought to the forefront. We had a great conversation ranging from how a musician can make a living to how The Eagles and The Gimmes have a mutual dislike for one another, (which I found very entertaining.) The Gimmies are a cover band that recreates hits from all different genres ranging from the 60's and 70's oldies to R&B classics. Each album they release focuses on a different genre of music that they infuse with punk-rock. The Gimmes are sort of an all-star band consisting of  four different bands. Joey Cape, Dave Raun from the band Lagwagon, Mike Burkette (Aka Fat Mike) from NOFX, Spike Slawson formerly from the Swingin' Utters, and finally Chris Shiflette from The Foo Fighters. Our interview was recorded in the back office of a venue in Scottsdale, Arizona where the Gimmes were playing that night. Please pardon the sound quality on parts of the interview since they were doing a sound check during the interview. I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did! What You Will Learn In This Episode: The realities of the music industry How the punk super group was formed Is it worth the risk to try to make it in the music business Is it better to self-publish or find a record label Where to live if you want to start a band Resources And Links Fat Wreck Chords Band Profile  Follow Me First and the Gimme Gimmes on Twitter Credits  Produced by Reed Harvey Edited by Reed Harvey Intro by Bensound.com Outro by Dying Dinosaurs Free Audio Book  A special offer is to the listeners of The Reed Harvey show is provided to you by Audible.com. If you visit audibletrial.com/reed  and sign up for an account you will get a free audio book of your choice. If you decide to cancel your trial in 30 days you will never be charged a dime and you get to keep the audio book forever. Enjoy! (Disclaimer, if you use this link I will get a mini commision that helps support the show! Thank you!)


26 Jul 2017

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#263 - Spike Slawson

Going Off Track

Slawson talks about his days in the Swingin' Utters, the time the Eagles wouldn't approve their cover and the streets of San Francisco.

1hr 11mins

12 Jul 2017

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Episode 17: Spike Slawson - Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies

3 Gigs

Spike Slawson, vocalist for the world's premiere punk rock cover band, Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies, takes a moment while on tour in Denver, Co to talk about performing as Ace Frehley in a KISS cover band, the sordid tale of the Electric Banana, and the focus on the how you present vs. what you are presenting. Unself conscious fun fashion adventures in Cologne, Germany. Embracing the theater aspect of punk rock, and just how disastrous performing fireworks night at Pittsburg Pirates PNC Park really was. Official Website: www.3gigspodcast.com Official Host Website: www.dominicdavi.com This episode was brought to you by Fresh Clean Tees! It's like a shaving club, but they bring you awesome, affordable, clean t-shirts! Check out Fresh Clean Tees at http://www.freshcleantees.com/ and get 20% off your first order with the code "GIG"


12 Jun 2017

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Episode #56: Spike Slawson (Me First and the Gimme Gimmes) & Audra Angeli-Morse (ISW Wrestling)

Fresh Is The Word

For this week’s Fresh is the Word, K-Fresh is joined by Spike Slawson, the lead singer of the wildly fun cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmies along with their manager and also promoter of Incredibly Strange Wrestling, Audra Angeli-Morse. Incredibly Strange Wrestling was a wrestling promotion that started in the mid 1990s in San Francisco that mixed a lucha libre style of wrestling with crazy, controversial gimmicks along with live bands along with touring on festivals like Warped Tour, Deconstruction Tour, Lollapalooza, SXSW, Sasquatch, and Virgin Music Festival among others. Spike and Audra talk about being a part of this crazy wrestling experience along with how it fit in with the days of San Francisco before the tech companies and others came into the neighborhoods. A lot of great story behind the wrestling company and just the politics of the world are talked about.And as always, Vstylez joins in after to talked about whats going on in the world of wrestling and MMA. We talk--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message

1hr 55mins

8 Jun 2017