Published Feb 18, 2010A tribute album typically comprises a number of tracks by artists from a similar genre, in which they show just how much that band's music has influenced their own. But a group as revered as punk band Black Flag has already received that treatment a number of times, so CMH Records and the Secret Life of Records are trying something different: they've enlisted members of the band themselves and some of their friends to re-record the songs in the style of '50s and '60s rock'n'roll, surf rock and country, in the same vein as artists like Johnny Cash, Pasty Cline, Roy Orbison and Brenda Lee.
According to Blurt, the aptly-named Gimmie Gimmie Gimme: Reinterpreting Black Flag will feature five classic Black Flag tracks and a cover of Jimmie Rodgers's "In the Jailhouse Now," which was picked by ex-Black Flag singer Keith Morris himself to sing. Among the album's guests are fellow Black Flag-ers Dez Cadena and Kira Roessler, Blondie's Jimmy Destri, the Chapin Sisters, Plimsouls' Peter Case, Mike Watt of the Minutemen and Joe Baiza of Saccharine Trust.
The mini-album will drop April 20.
Gimmie Gimmie Gimme: Reinterpreting Black Flag:
1. "Rise Above" (ft. Dez Cadena & Jimmy Destri)
2. "Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie" (ft. Kira Roessler & the Chapin Sisters)
3. "Six Pack" (ft. Dez Cadena & Mike Watt)
4. "Nervous Breakdown" (ft. Kira Roessler & the Chapin Sisters)
5. "In the Jailhouse Now" (Jimmie Rodgers cover ft. Keith Morris, Peter Case, Mike Watt & Joe Baiza)
"Thirsty and Miserable" (ft. Dez Cadena & Jimmy Destri)