NOFX: Never Trust a Hippy: CD EP

No matter how much shit people talk about NOFX, they are still here. From their early beginnings on rip-off label Mystic, to being an integral part of making Epitaph what it is today, and to creating a label that is run with precision and takes care of its bands from top to bottom. I read somewhere one of their records that was released on Epitaph went platinum. If you don’t know what that means, that is one million copies. The band gets to do something they love and not have to get a REAL job. I’m envious of that. I’m not the biggest fan, but I do like some of their stuff. In fact, the current stuff is the stuff I like. I thought The Decline was brilliant. The War on Errorism had some great songs on there too. So this release continues on their progression. The band has a signature sound that is undeniable. But with careful listening, I can always hear some things that sound new to their approach. Take for instance, “Seeing Double at the Triple Rock.” It sounds like Motörhead’s interpretation of a NOFX Song. All the other songs on this EP are consistent and easily listenable. Hats off to these guys for pushing forward all these years.

 –don (Fat)