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NOFX: My Stepdad's a Cop and My Stepmom's a Domme [7-inch]My Stepdad's a Cop and My Stepmom's a Domme [7-inch] (2012)
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Here we are in 2012, and what else can be said about "old-guy-era" NOFX that Dr. Joe Pelone hasn't said better already? Head honcho Fat Mike is still keeping NOFX a split-personality band, with the silly/serious dynamic maintained on this large-hole (*snicker*) single. Get yer NOFX 45 adapter while .
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Here we are in 2012, and what else can be said about "old-guy-era" NOFX that Dr. Joe Pelone hasn't already? Head honcho Fat Mike is still keeping NOFX a split-personality band, with the silly/serious dynamic maintained on this large-hole (*snicker*) single. Get yer NOFX 45 adapter while supplies last, y'all!

Personally, I had moved on in my musical tastes and left NOFX behind around the start of this century. I was always into silly bands (hell, i still love the Aquabats) but by 2000's Pump Up the Valuum I was tired of their shtick. So I never got War On Errorism though I did review this. That said, like many punk fans now in their 30s, NOFX fills a special spot in my personal punk rock history. I took this opportunity to give them another chance, and in reviewing this 7" single have gone on quite a tear through the NOFX catalogue on Spotify to catch up on what I've missed. Good times. The conclusion of my research reveals that yes, NOFX sound exactly the same in 2012 as when I parted ways with them in 2003. Tight playing, loose lyrics. You know the drill. No political songs to be found here, though I am anxious to see if they take on Romney on the full-length due out in September. A song about his treatment of the family's old dog could provide some chuckles perhaps.

Here, "My Stepdad's a Cop and My Stepmom's a Domme" shows their immature side, "She Didn't Lose Her Baby" shows the serious. "Stepdad" is an excuse for permanently-stunted Mike to throw out witty rhymes like "My stepdad's a cop / And my stepmom's a domme / I found a pair of handcuffs / I don't know whom they belong." Good enough, I suppose, but the only thing that truly impresses me about this track is the key change before the last chorus, taking Fat Mike's already high melody and pushing it further. "She Didn't Lose Her Baby" reminds me of "The Bag" (White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean) in both lyrical tone and darker sonic palette, a minor-key, double-time rocker complete with the standard ripping Hefe solo.

On their most recent full-lengths (??09's Coaster the most recent), the band have shown a willingness to expand their trademark sound juuuust a pinch, with synths, reggae jams, '80s-style hardcore, what-have-you. While this 7" doesn't allow room for that kinda thing, we can hope that their upcoming album will. This record is only for the most dedicated of NOFX enthusiasts.

 

 
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Venvinyl (August 9, 2012)

Oh, and btw, Nubs is a real person too. Lyrics may be funny but still have meaning, imagine that!! A world where people write about shit they know.

Dumbasses

Venvinyl (August 9, 2012)

Wow, kinda douchey review, then a bunch of douchey comments. The song is clearly a tribute to his daughter (if not written about and for her, see mikes current girlfriend). Sure, they play in a specific style, but it fucking rocks and is a good time. And can get deep/heavy; see the b-side.

Take another listen douches

xherojuanax (June 22, 2012)

"Stepdad" may be the worst NOFX song since "She's Nubs." Downright awful. "She Didn't Lose Her Baby" is far superior, though I'm not a fan of the production or Mike's bored, uninspired vocals. Deducting half a point for Fat Wreck selling the colored vinyl for $2 more than the black vinyl. That's just lame.

nwtgryan (June 22, 2012)

I'm selling off all of my out of print 7 inch of the month records. Two more days left to bid! All the proceeds go towards funding my first feature film.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOFX-7-inch-of-the-month-club-al l-12-colored-vinyl-RARE-not-sold-in-stores-/130713043937?pt=Music _on_Vinyl&hash=item1e6f1ac3e1#ht_500wt_1171

Thumbs (June 22, 2012)

Thumbs down.

greg0rb (June 22, 2012)

Let it be known that my favorite NOFX album is Heavy Petting Zoo, their weirest, most experiemental and most diverse album. My memory is not selective, but rather accurate. They used to experiment, were scolded by their fanbase for it, and then started making the same record over and over with Thanks for All the Shoes.

Also let it be known that I still like NOFX, I'm just not the superfan I once was. Also, I AM a dork! And proud of it! It's hip to be square, dontchaknow?

Michael_Berryman (June 22, 2012)

"On their most recent full-lengths (??09??s Coaster the most recent), the band have shown a willingness to expand their trademark sound juuuust a pinch, with synths, reggae jams, '80s-style hardcore, what-have-you"

this is juuuuust about as clueless as all the people that got all uppity when they "started" writing political songs on The War On Errorism. the selective memory when it comes to NOFX is staggering.

EchosMyron (June 22, 2012)

Dude, NoFX have never written a song as good as "The Ballad of Mr. Bonkers." And Fat Mike doesn`t have the guts to write a song like "Tiny Pants."

kickaha (June 22, 2012)

I can understand and accept someone "moving on in their musical tastes". To each their own and all that. But to have ever loved (and to STILL love) the Aquabats is unforgivable.

cfriedrich (June 22, 2012)

Nice review, bummer 7".

Josiah (June 22, 2012)

I don't really understand the notion that you have to be a fan of the band or genre in order to review it. In fact, wouldn't someone who is not a fan be more likely to give a subjective opinion as opposed to a fanboy writing the equivalent of a reach around?

Reviews are pretty dumb to begin with. I read them, but they are meaningless. If I am a fan of NOFX, a negative review is not going to stop me from listening to NOFX. If I am not a fan of NOFX, a glowing review of an EP is still not going to make me listen.

And somehow, the world keeps on spinning.

EchosMyron (June 22, 2012)

Also, Guttermouth is a better band than NoFX. I can still listen to parts of Musical Monkey without cringing.

EchosMyron (June 22, 2012)

Jeevz`s outrage is hilarious. It reminds me of how this site used to be back in 2002.

whynotquebec (June 22, 2012)

You're probably thinking of She's Gone, speaking of the "Baby" track. The Bag does starts on that D minor chord but it doesn't sound that sad.

lmchc (June 22, 2012)

god forbid someone review a record if they're admittedly not a fan. you want someone from the street team giving this a handjibber?

it's an honest review from someone who liked them once.

655321 (June 22, 2012)

Powerman 5000 has a new album?!

Jeevz (June 22, 2012)

thepopeofchilli-town (the guy who terribly reviewed the new P-Wise) and GregOrb really need to stop reviewing 90's skatepunk bands new offerings. Give em to somebody who isn't so negatively biased the second the fingers hit the keyboard. There are people out there that still really like this stuff. myself included. All I'm asking for is fair review.

Josiah (June 22, 2012)

I've kind of lost my drive to listen to new NOFX stuff, but I will always buy a ticket to go see them when they come through Toronto.

paulrulzdood (June 22, 2012)

"Personally, I had moved on in my musical tastes and left NOFX behind around the start of this century."

stopped reading right about there, no point reading a review when the reviewer clearly states a negative bias towards the band being reviewed.

and aren't you just the coolest for out-growing NOFX.

dork.

-Paul

greg0rb (June 22, 2012)

It's my style, bro. Learn your punknews history. Plus, it would have been like a 100-word review. Had to pad it a bit.

nedsammy (June 22, 2012)

It's alright. This review's way too personal, you could have just said "not much has changed" or somesuch.

TheDoodlyMan (June 22, 2012)

The title track was good, but 'She Didn't Lose Her Baby' was just ok

jelone (June 22, 2012)

I disagree. You should totally review Powerman 5000's new album.

SleeplessxMike (June 22, 2012)

Why would someone review a band they haven't liked for 12 years? Like, I would never review Powerman 5000's new album.

eazyd2 (June 22, 2012)

fuck you

Mrcips (June 22, 2012)

2 Good nofx songs

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