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Postby Heliotropic on Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:32 pm

I was a Nofx fan in middle school. Punk In Drublic is still a great pop-punk record and, though they are pretty terrible now, I still have a desire to listen to their older material every now and again.
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Postby revrantMeat on Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:34 pm

mostly
CRAP


reminds me of middle school though.
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Postby JR on Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:01 am

I'm just glad that I had almost zero exposure to them in junior high/high school so I can vote CRAP without hesitation.
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Postby iembalm on Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:29 pm

I like The Decline well enough.
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Postby Sebastian J. on Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:53 pm

no me gusta
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Postby charliedon'tsurf on Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:45 am

The new live album and the last studio album have been way below the bar, but I vote not crap when looking at the entire career. I would say their artistic peak is the Decline which is fantastic as noted by a previous poster.

I can see why lots of people don’t care for their music or even more so the army of imitators they spawned, but I think one has to respect their integrity throughout their nearly 25 year history. Back in the early 1990’s when major labels were looking to market punk to the masses NoFX made the conscience decision to never put music out on a major label, make videos for Mtv or try to get on commercial radio. They could have taken Green Day’s place if they wanted, but they chose to just work within punk rock world albeit becoming one of the best selling bands in the genre (over 6 million records sold worldwide according to wikipedia). Also their politics have remained consistent and something I can support. Punk Voter did not keep Bush out of the Whitehouse in 2004, but it was an honest and noble effort.

Also the record label Fat Mike founded, Fat Wreck Chords, has put out some really good albums in between the mediocre paint by numbers punk they have also released. I had personal friends who released a record on Fat Wreck and they have nothing, but positive things to say about the staff and how they were treated.
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Postby charliedon'tsurf on Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:45 pm

Steve V. wrote:
charliedon'tsurf wrote:
Also the record label Fat Mike founded, Fat Wreck Chords, has put out some really good albums in between the mediocre paint by numbers punk they have also released. I had personal friends who released a record on Fat Wreck and they have nothing, but positive things to say about the staff and how they were treated.


I have heard the very same thing.

Propagandhi
J-Church
Descendents
Dillinger Four
Lagwagon
NUFAN
Screeching Weasel
Screw 32
Strung Out
Face to Face.

Not a bad roster in the mid-'90s.

It is also worth noting that Fat Wreck has a strict policy against multi-album deals thereby not trying to take draconian control of artists’ careers and discography. They prefer instead to do a good job selling/marketing records and treating musicains with respect so they choose to release subsequent albums on Fat on their own volition rather than fear of lawsuit.

I am totally baffled by the posters who claim NoFX is not punk. The people in that band have been well immersed in the punk rock scene going back to the dawn of the 1980’s in addition to their sound and ethics. It just seems irrational criticism despite the instinctual and predictable distaste the indie-math-nerd crowd would exhibit towards the band in question.
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Postby Wood Goblin on Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:46 pm

Fat Wreck Chords released a pretty good Snuff record or two.

But CRAP for the stupid pun name.

NOFX were crappy both on record and live. Negative waffles for continuing to play the jokey Minor Threat cover well past the sell-by date.
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Postby 154 on Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:16 pm

yeah, Fat is a good label to deal with. he (Mike) was interested in releasing a friend's record on his side imprint, Honest Don's.

but i haven't really listened to NOFX since i was 16. it's not the worst stuff ever, but it's very bland and it seems like they've been going through the motions for about 15 years. not selling out to a major and mtv is all well and good, but not pushing yourself beyond a 3 chord gallup (and those goddamn octave leads) when you're 40+ years old is pretty sad.

crap.
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Postby enframed on Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:27 pm

it might be good if you're 16. maybe. i liked them a little when i was 17-19, but only in very small doses. it was kinda funny sometimes but their schtick wore thin quickly. i liked s&m airlines for a week. i laughed at the cover of liberal animation, and thought there was a small amount of cleverness in it.

they strike me as guys stuck in college.
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Postby Ernest on Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:58 pm

NOFX is horrible. Calling this shit punk is an insult to actual good bands that did something more than standard pseudo-rebellious pop.

Fat Wreck Chords has an awful line up, other than maybe 2 bands. It's good they treat their roster with respect, but they still put out crap.
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Postby mackro on Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:43 pm

Music: Crap. Never understood the appeal. Never will

People: Not Crap in the least. Fat Mike is one of the friendliest, smartest, down-to-earth punk celebrity guys from L.A./O.C. I ever met. (Other candidate being Dexter Holland.) I helped stage manage a NOFX show in Irvine, CA in the early 90s, and NOFX were the only band on the bill (as headliners) that had zero attitude at all.

Album covers: OK, I think the sheepfucking album cover is brilliant.
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Postby The MayorofRockNRoll on Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:00 pm

I'd like to the brief liberty to paraphrase Zom- Zom on this one:

"barfff"

I don't give a fuck if they're nice. The whole Fat roster doesn't move me to anything except more barfff. All those tinny, thin sounding guitars, all those nasal, raspy vocals, all those tired psuedo hooks...

:smt078

I remember when I was 18, and they were gonna play a show at the Outhouse. Whatever, I don't blame them for not wanting to play to the five people that were there, and sure, the acoustic GG Allin cover jam they did with the AGs was fun and all but...getting to hear they're records later, I just thought "too fucking goofy."

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Postby ozzy lee harvwald on Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:06 pm

Kiddie punk. CRAP!!
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Postby dansoderburg on Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:20 pm

I sometimes suspect that people who are so over-the-top dismissive of a band are probably compensating for more than a few skeletons in their record collection closet. Like how most people ranting on and on about "perversions" usually end up being more fucked up sexually than the people they are bitching about.

That being said, I have no ill will towards nofx. I enjoyed them when I was 16, as most people in this thread have said. I haven't listened to them sinc e however. "Drugs are good" is a catchy little dumb song and i recall enjoying the cd that had the cover art that looked like neopolitan ice cream.

not crap i guess, but with a shrug of a waffle behind it.
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Postby Johnny C on Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:25 pm

Can we agree that they peaked with "The Decline" and just say they've been crap since and were largely crap before?
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Postby ozzy lee harvwald on Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:28 pm

Never owned any of it. They sucked out the gate. They might as well have dressed up like animatronic forest animals. Skeeball anyone?
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Postby sphincter on Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:48 pm

I used to love it as a kid, pop punk is a great diving board into the swimming pool of punk rock, then you can keep digging and find more and more music and branch yourself out. That's what I did, those pop punk bands were really my entry into alternative music, without them I would never have gotten here.

NoFX are pretty crap though.
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Postby frelnamp on Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:24 pm

I have never listened to NOFX.

About 7 years ago a girl I knew gave me a Finnish porno video that she had brought back from a recent trip to Norway. I still have it somewhere but because it's in PAL format and not NSTC, so I have never watched it. I might have played it just to see what that looked and sounded like on the wrong format player, but I can't remember...

All I know is that my friend claimed it was not merely a Finnish porno, but a Finnish sci-fi porno with horny female aliens etc. She said the soundtrack was by NOFX and some of the band appear in the movie. They also apparently did the soundtrack, but instead of doing punk pop music, they played science fiction porno soundtrack music.
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Postby skatingbasser on Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:13 pm

frelnamp wrote:I have never listened to NOFX.

About 7 years ago a girl I knew gave me a Finnish porno video that she had brought back from a recent trip to Norway. I still have it somewhere but because it's in PAL format and not NSTC, so I have never watched it. I might have played it just to see what that looked and sounded like on the wrong format player, but I can't remember...

All I know is that my friend claimed it was not merely a Finnish porno, but a Finnish sci-fi porno with horny female aliens etc. She said the soundtrack was by NOFX and some of the band appear in the movie. They also apparently did the soundtrack, but instead of doing punk pop music, they played science fiction porno soundtrack music.

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