The Pretties Star
(Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, Lagwagon, Filthy Thieving Bastards, The Ramshackle Romeos)
Fat Wreck Chords 275
Released on April 1, 2014
The single, “The Prettiest Star”, is the first taste of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes vocalist Spike
Slawson’s latest cover band extravaganza, UKE-HUNT. What started as Spike simply learning and
arranging some of his favorite classic songs for the ukulele on his own, eventually evolved into added
musicians and a layered patchwork of ukulele, saxophone, glockenspiel, stylophone, organ, standup
bass, and all manner of percussive elements. We said it was an extravaganza, didn’t we? The headliner
of all this instrumentation is, of course, Spike’s renowned vocal ability. As a teaser to the late
spring release of their debut full-length, this single flashes a touch of what fans can expect with UKEHUNT’s
catchy lounge/soul flavored renditions of David Bowie and Michael Jackson standards.
Limited pressing of 1000!