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Gimme A Kickstart

by 77s

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This set of covers, lovingly chosen by 77s and Michael Roe fans for Michael's "Guadalupe" Kickstarter campaign is packaged in a 4 panel deluxe digipak, and features photos by Jimmy Abegg.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Gimme A Kickstart via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Purchasable with gift card

      $15 USD or more 


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $11 USD  or more


Feelin' 01:47
Bury My Body 03:59
Southbound 03:20


For those keeping score, in June of 2013 I had the privilege of launching the "Guadalupe" Kickstarter campaign. Part of my campaign included a reward where you, the fan, could sponsor me to record a song of your choosing. And you did, in rather overwhelming numbers. Over 30 songs were chosen ~~ some were your original compositions, others were covers by various artists that you wanted to hear me sing.

Once the campaign ended, I started recording these songs, getting inside them, and in doing so I began to feel like I was getting closer to who you are not only as fans, but as people. Now here's the thing ~ a handful of these cover songs were originally recorded by bands, and not by song and dance men who have transitioned into quiet folk artists. So what was I to do? The idea was floated by Jeffrey at Lo-Fidelity that perhaps The 77s would be a perfect fit for a handful of the more 'band-oriented' tunes. I worked through the pros and cons, and then pitched the concept to the band. They liked it and signed on! So into the studio we went, and with that, I present to you:
"Gimme A Kickstart ..." ~ Michael Roe.


released June 15, 2014

The 77s "Gimme A Kickstart ..."
THE LATE GREATS (originally recorded by Wilco)
FEELIN’ (originally recorded by The La's)
I NEED YOU AROUND (originally recorded by The Smoking Popes)
BURY MY BODY (originally recorded by The Animals)
SUSPICIOUS MINDS (originally recorded by Elvis Presley)
FLOWERS NEVER BEND WITH THE RAINFALL (originally recorded by Simon & Garfunkel)
THE BATTLE OF EVERMORE (originally recorded by Led Zeppelin)
IN MY TIME OF DYING (Traditional)
EFFECT AND CAUSE (originally recorded by The White Stripes)
SOUTHBOUND (originally recorded by Doc Watson)
WONDERFUL TONIGHT (originally recorded by Eric Clapton)


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