Members of NOFX and Foo Fighters put the punk in the "bomp-bah-bomp-bah-bomp" on their third album as Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.
Blow in the Wind, due March 20, revisits 14 tunes from the '60s, including Barry Mann's "Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)," the Angels' "My Boyfriend's Back" and the folk song "Sloop John B" (a 1966 hit for the Beach Boys). It follows up 1999's Are a Drag, on which Me First and the Gimme Gimmes revisited showtunes from "Grease," "Annie" and "Evita." Have a Ball, the band's 1997 debut, featured sped-up versions of Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline," Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl" and John Denver's "Leaving on a Jet Plane." Both albums sold more than 200,000 copies.
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes vocalist Spike Slawson (Swingin' Utters), guitarist Chris Shifflet (Foo Fighters, No Use for a Name), guitarist Joey Cape (Lagwagon), bassist Fat Mike (NOFX) and drummer Dave Raun (Lagwagon) cover hits from Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys, Cat Stevens, the Shirelles and the Turtles on Blow in the Wind.
"Other bands rip off and rehash old melodies and riffs," Slawson said in a statement. "At least when we do it, it's word for word and note for note."
Pop hits given the punk treatment on Blow in the Wind include Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind," Stevens' "Wild World," Tammy Wynette's "Stand by Your Man," Del Shannon's "Runaway" and the Shirelles' "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?"
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes will support the album on the Vans Warped Tour this summer.