Sunday, December 20, 2015

Song Of The Week: 12/20/15

Song: "Song About A Song"

Artist: The Gamits

Album: "Come Get Some" EP

Year: 1996

Place Of Origin: Denver, Colorado

Years Active: 1996-present


"Song About A Song" is kind of a tongue-in-cheek song that appears to be about, well, a song! It sounds as if the vocalist is having an argument with somebody else as to how the song should sound, how fast it should be, and what it should be about. In the end, the vocalist is sorry the song is not what the other person wants it to be, but it is what it is. A song about a song!!

THE GAMITS DISCOGRAPHY (Full length albums only):

2000 - "Endorsed By You" (Not Bad Records)
2004 - "Antidote" (Suburban Home Records)
2010 - "Parts" (Paper + Plastick Records)


The Gamits formed back in 1996, very much the brainchild of vocalist/guitarist Chris Fogal. After performing mostly in the local Denver area, the band released it's first music in 1996 and 1998 respectively with their 2 EP's, "Come Get Some" and "This Is My Broomstick". Their first full length release was 2000's "Endorsed By You". Soon after that the band was signed to Suburban Home Records for their 2004 album "Antidote". After touring to support that album, Fogal decided to take a break from The Gamits in 2005. In 2006, the band released a box set called "Golden Sometimes" which featured all their releases up to that point, including rarities and a live show. In 2009, Fogal decided to revive The Gamits and in 2010, the band released their last full length album, "Parts". Currently, there hasn't been too much news surrounding The Gamits. In 2013, they did a tour of Europe and also released the song "The KGB Are Still Looking For Me" through their Bandcamp site. Other than that, there hasn't been a whole lot of activity involving the band. The Gamits are a pop punk band, influenced by a band like Jawbreaker, but not as gritty and raw, and sounding similar to a band like The Ataris, but not quite as poppy as them. They sound similar to a band like The Lawrence Arms. They never really had major success as a band, though they do call themselves "America's best hidden pop/punk secret"! As I've said before, some bands lead the pack in terms of songwriting and origninality and so forth, while others follow. The Gamits are more in the category of followers. There isn't much that stands out about them. I'm not saying they aren't a good band. I personally think they are. They just don't stand out.


1. Falling Apart
2. Your Love (Outfield cover)
3. Last Of The Mullets
4. Dotted Lines
5. How To Escape
6. No One Cares So Why Should I
7. Take It On The Run (REO Speedwagon cover)
8. The KGB Are Still Looking For Me
9. Take A Chance On Me
10. Somebody's Baby (Jackson Browne cover)

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