Me First And The Gimme Gimmes haben mit "Straight Up" (im Original von Paula Abdul) eine erste Hörprobe ihres am 09.05. erscheinenden neuen Albums "Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!"(Fat Wreck Chords) online gestellt.
Fat Mike zur Songauswahl: "When I think of divas (the new Gimmes album theme) I think of Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, or Beyoncé, but their songs all suck. We picked "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul, not because she's that much of a diva, but because it's a great song."
Chris Shiflett ergänzt: "If I recall correctly, 'Straight Up' was one of the last tunes we worked on for the new Gimmes record. I think it was Spike [Slawson]'s idea. He has an app on his phone that transposes songs into whatever key you want, so once we figured out where it was gonna work for his vocal, we banged it out quickly. Just like all our tunes, Spike's vocal is the magic sauce that makes it good."