Session 3: Spike, Lead Vocalist of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
We sat down with some of this year’s PRB artists and asked them a whole slew of random shit for our new blog, “Casualties of Conversation”. Today's edition features our conversation with Spike Slawson, the sweet and crooning vocalist of Me First And The Gimme Gimmes. Catch the only cover band in the world that's actually worth seeing, May 27, 2017 at Punk Rock Bowling Las Vegas!
What's the funniest or worst thing someone has called or said about your band?
Two of the best so far are 'Karaoke Drag Queens'... also, Duane Peters recently called us 'The Gayest Divas', which was a great honor...
Does you/your band have a pre or post show ritual?
A fisting tent. Maybe some Nando's
Favorite song to sing-along to, as long as no one is listening?
"Get It On Tonight", by Montell Jordan
What bands are you looking forward to playing with and seeing at PRB?
Iggy Fucking Pop, The Spits, Cock Sparrer, The Dickies, Off...
Two words that you would use to describe you/your band's sound?
Favorite city to perform in and why?
Pittsburgh, because it's my hometown, and I have many crazy friends there.
Least favorite city to perform in and why?
Pittsburgh, because it's my hometown and I have many crazy friends there.
What is your spirit animal or if you were an animated character, who would you be?
The Italian vulture from Bugs Bunny. His mom was the shit.
Do you have any pet peeves?
Toddlers are a fucking drag.
If you believe in guilty pleasures, what's yours?
I plead guilty to Steely Dan.
Is there anything you can't live without while touring?
My wife. Also, Red Vines.
Do you have any secret talents or unique hobbies?
I can break balls like nobody's business.
Advice for young musicians or people in general?
Get a life.
If you could resurrect one musician/band to have a jam session or party with, who would it be?
Most embarrassing moment on stage?
Only delicious moments allowed on my stage. All of my embarrassing moments occur on the streets.
What is the best show you've ever attended?
Stevie Wonder at the Concord Pavilion.
Which band member gets picked on the most?
Jerry--I mean, Joey.
How do you feel about the word "moist"?
Favorite punk rock movie, biography or book?
"How do you keep a moron in suspense?"...