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NOFX: I Heard They Suck LiveI Heard They Suck Live (1995)
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This album is a great departure for NOFX from the studio scene. You get 15 rockin NOFX songs (it would be 16 but "Buggley Eyes" can hardly be considered rockin) as well as a half-assed cover of "Nothing But a Nightmare" by some band I've never heard of called Rudimentary Peni (yes, old-school fans,.
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This album is a great departure for NOFX from the studio scene. You get 15 rockin NOFX songs (it would be 16 but "Buggley Eyes" can hardly be considered rockin) as well as a half-assed cover of "Nothing But a Nightmare" by some band I've never heard of called Rudimentary Peni (yes, old-school fans, I know I'm uncultured, so don't bother mentioning it).

This album was released right after Punk in Drublic, so, alas, there are only three songs from NOFX's best full-length on this one -- "Linoleum," "The Brews," and "Punk Guy" (good choices). Other favorites like "Bob" and "Kill all the White Man" made their way on to this one, and there's even some really old stuff like "Beer Bong" and "Six Pack Girls."

For a live album -- especially a live punk album -- the band sounds great. Fat Mike's vocals are on target the whole way through (and anyone who has been to a NOFX show where Fat Mike was having an off night knows how difficult it can be to hear your favorite songs getting butchered...that doesn't happen here). The harmonies are awesome, and Hefe's trumpet and guitar solos are usually very tight. In addition, the recording quality is very solid. Both the vocals and all of the instruments sound good. The reason NOFX decided to do this album (according to Fatty's liner notes) is that there were some shitty-sounding bootlegs floating around, "like someone recorded it from inside a garbage can." Ryan Greene recorded this one, so you know it's gonna be good.

Another plus of this album is that it remains fun the whole time. The on-stage banter that occurs at the beginning of the CD and at the end of each song is pretty amusing (although when I saw NOFX two years ago, Hefe was still using the same jokes). All of the NOFX full-lengths from Liberal Animation to Drublic are represented, so there's something for basically all of NOFX's long-term fans. The only not cool thing about this album is Mike's use of the word "fag" in the liner notes. That's a little fucked up. Usually NOFX aren't assholes like that, expecially considering how huge Fat Mike is on lesbians. Someone let me know if I'm reading that wrong. The only other complaint I have about the album is that it doesn't have anything off The Longest Line (one of my favorite albums) besides "Kill All the White Man." Oh well...there's only so much room on an LP.

When I bought this, it was my first NOFX album. Big mistake. It's better to know the songs first, in my opinion. Now that I've heard all the older albums, I have much more appreciation for this one. If you haven't heard much NOFX, check out The Decline or one of the early- to mid-nineties full-lengths for your first taste. Save this one for when you're a little more familiar with the NOFX library.

 

 
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crantangerines (December 20, 2010)

this is one of my favorite albums by nofx. I think it was the first one I have ever bought by them. but the best live album is called hello bob. its a bootleg from germany. that one is really funny and is super high quality for a bootleg. find it. listen to it. love it.

Problematiclogic (August 19, 2007)

One of the few live albums I've heard that is actually worthwhile and listenable. Good stuff.

fletcher70 (October 12, 2006)

not mant people in the audience knew what the song was, probably never heard of rudimentary peni.....i dont like crass at all....we all have our opinions

Anonymous (May 18, 2006)

the rudimentary peni cover fucking sucks. and crass is a better band than nofx will ever be.

slayer > crass > rudimentary peni >>>>>>>>>>> nofx

thrasher (June 20, 2005)

WerE ThE BrEwS >>!!

baron_von_tito (April 18, 2003)

pretty good pick up. they are really good live but i dontcare that much for there live cds. does that make any sense?

Anonymous (December 30, 2002)

here's my timeline:
heard them at age 15. loved them.
introduced my friends to nofx at age 16. they loved them.
saw them live at 18. loved them. Yeah, me too, exactly, except that I saw them live at 17. I don't think they're the kind of band I could grow out of, because unlike some of the disposable pop-punk I listened to in high school, NOFX is really, really talented, and it shows in their music. I was just listening to 45 or 46 Songs and some of that stuff is SO good. Ever listen to "Pods and Gods?" The music totally rocks, and the lyrics are really thought-provoking. What more could you want? I'm not growing out of them any time soon. you ever notice that the only people who actually get offended by the word fag are these straight white douche bags who have nothing better to do than to complain about the (obviously sarcastic) use of the word on the inside of a record sleeve? (or in this guy's case, i'm assuming, CD booklet) let's be honest, do you honestly think a gay person is going to read Fat Mike's use of the term "art fag" and become morbidly offended? i think not. get a life. I don't think that queers are necessarily going to become "morbidly offended," but the fact is that "fag" (in whatever context it's used) is considered by many, many people to be a hateful term that reflects a closed-minded ideology. I just don't associate Fat Mike with the type of person who would throw the term "fag" around. It's one thing to verbally assault the power elite, the industrialists and aristocrats who live like leeches off of the rest of society. It's another thing to use hateful language about people with a certain sexual orientation. No, you're wrong -- the only people who get offended by "fag" are not "straight white douche bags." Just like any other group that has an epithet used against it, homosexuals get offended by "fag," and I don't know why you'd think they wouldn't. You say its use in the CD liner notes is "obviously sarcastic" -- sorry I'm not picking up on that. And what's that shit about "the inside of a record sleeve? (or in this guy's case, i'm assuming, CD booklet)." Oh, you must be one of those hardcore old-school punk rockers who's too good for CDs! Get off your high horse. Everyone listens to CDs, and the fact that you don't does not make me impressed.

Anonymous (December 30, 2002)

Oh, you're pretty much finished? That's great. Can't wait to read the rest of your insightful spewings.

Anonymous (December 27, 2002)

All the kids who keep posting about how "Anti Nofx kids" take themselves to seriously, and keep talking about Fat Mike like there best freinds with him, Whats wrong with you guys? I mean, yeah to all the people who don't like NOFX, yeah you have an opinion, and if you don't like NOFX you don't gotta spit it back in peoples faces for liking them. But fuck, all the NOFX fans are just retaliating in the stupidest way. Your getting like worked up cause other people don't like a band you do. Geez, calm down, NOFX is just a band. Oh, and all those comments saying shit about how Fat Mike is a great guyFat Mike is a dick. If you only met him at a show for like 5 minutes, you have NO RIGHT what so ever to say what kind of person he is. If he was a dick a particular night, it might've been a bad night. If he was a great guy, he might've been in a good mood. IF YOU DON'T KNOW HIM PERSONALLY DON'T FUCKING COMMENT ON WHAT KIND OF PERSON HE IS. Ok, i'm pretty much finished.

Anonymous (December 26, 2002)

hey i was just reading all these comments and they make me laugh, some of these ppl coming in here and starting all these little anti nofx comments, if u dont like nofx y did u click on the review? did u just come in here to get every1 started? who cares if u dont like nofx, y waste ur time? u could be doing better things like giving good comments for a band that u like, anyway i think this album is very good although i dont think NOFX is the best band i must admit i like them and this is a good CD. and since every1 is talking about fat mike ill tell ya wat i think of him, i think he seems like a pretty kool dude, im not gonna start a lil thing about him bein punk or not, i dont really care to be quite honest.... i do think sometimes he contradicts himslelf in some of the things he states in songs and at shows. but who cares if he does or not hes probably still a kool person anyway thats it. 9/10 i reckon.

Anonymous (December 26, 2002)

you ever notice that the only people who actually get offended by the word fag are these straight white douche bags who have nothing better to do than to complain about the (obviously sarcastic) use of the word on the inside of a record sleeve? (or in this guy's case, i'm assuming, CD booklet) let's be honest, do you honestly think a gay person is going to read Fat Mike's use of the term "art fag" and become morbidly offended? i think not. get a life. i end my comment with a quote by the great Fat Mike "i can apprecciate art every once in awhile. just keep it away from my punk rock"

Anonymous (December 25, 2002)

Fat Mike is just another part of the system, you know.

lunk (December 25, 2002)

here's my timeline:
heard them at age 15. loved them.
introduced my friends to nofx at age 16. they loved them.
saw them live at 18. loved them.
kept loving them over the years despite loving other punk bands more intensely, but for shorter periods of time. no other punk band has the power to sustain my interest, which nofx have done for almost a decade now.

Anonymous (December 25, 2002)

"This seems to be the general relationship between punk kid and NOFX, based on my experience and seeing my friends' experiences: Kid first hears NOFX around age 14-15, immediately loves it for the gross-out humor and cursing. Kid branches out to political bands, and begins to appreciate NOFX's politics and lyrics. Around age 18-20, kid falls into a certain sect of punk (ska, emo, oi, hardcore, etc.), and completely turns against NOFX for being fake/immature/cheezy/whatever. After a few years, kid's feelings about NOFX mellow and he remembers liking them when he was younger. Kid finally has a positive opinion of NOFX, but doesn't listen to them at all anymore. Then kid joins the real world and forgets NOFX existed. The end."

Ahah, that is so true. I used to like NOFX, but just grew out of it like so many other people have and will do. They're good for what they do, but keep it in perspective.

lunk (December 25, 2002)

well, if it was re-done in a studio (i don't profess to know whether this is actually the case or not), they needent have bothered. they are fucking brilliant live, and i've heard them play better than they do on this CD anyway.

And how'd we get so into mike's mind's inner workings? who really cares? as long as the music continues to be kick-arse, i say live and let live.

Anonymous (December 25, 2002)

just trust me on this one....it was re done in the studio (as are most "live records"). i know it for a fact. and come kid, dont buy into the whole nofx bullshit myth of how punk they are and how they dont care what anyone thinks.....or perhaps you didnt read fat mikes fucking whiny rant about how "he might be dumb but he knows his politics" bullshit. the guy is a fucking hypocrite and coke head who cares more about money and his "rep" than anyone even realizes.

Anonymous (December 25, 2002)

The whole thing was redone in a studio? What makes you think that? You think they wouldn't tell you that in the liner notes? You think a band like NOFX (who obviously cares so little about what people think about them) would take the time to re-record songs from their live album -- on which they burp, fart, mess up several songs terribly and admit it, and bitch and whine about getting hepatitis -- in a studio? No way. To the guy who says that it wasn't a big deal Mike said "fag" because he doesn't care what people think about him: yeah, that's true, he doesn't, and, as you say, he doesn't care about being "PC." But there's a difference between wanting to say something like "fag" and choosing not to because you're being polite, and actually just not wanting to say the word because you're opposed to an anti-gay ideology. Fat Mike has always been very pro-gay, in my experiece; all his songs about lesbians are a testament to that. So I was really surprised to see him use a word that generally isn't used by people who have a tolerant view of homosexuality, like I believed he had.

Vien (December 24, 2002)

I actually hope that Fatty would play this year with the Gimmes, but then again I would have to scarifice myself being there with a bunch of Ass-Wipe Jocks.

Anonymous (December 24, 2002)

ok kids, NOFX is the greatest punk band since the 'creators' and I'm fucking proud to be around listening to these mother fuckers while theyre still recording and touring. They've kept the scene elite. Industrialized, sure, but they deserve every penny. Well done boys, see ya at Warped.

Anonymous (December 24, 2002)

Amen. NoFx sucks.

Anonymous (December 24, 2002)

yeah, its AWESOME how they make fun of face to face more bands SHOULD do it....oh wait....actually more bands should kiss the ground face to face walks on. because without them, a lot of bands would still be playing shitty pop punk nofx covers that are supposed to be funny but are really just jaded old men on drugs blathering about. whereas face to face wrote serious punk rock songs (and happen to make fat mike rich from Dont Turn Away).....face to face made i ok to write serious songs. nofx was done years ago. they shoulda packed it in before this disgrace of a live record came out. oh and by the way, the reason that the vocals sound so clear was that THE WHOLE THING WAS RE DONE IN A STUDIO!!! jesus, just listen to the difference in sound quality when fat ass i talking vs. when he is singing.

Anonymous (December 24, 2002)

"NOFX=MALL PUNK=SHITE"

That comment= TRUE

Anonymous (December 24, 2002)

Best thing about the album--NOFX making fun of Face to Face. Classic. I don't know why more bands don't do it...

evildeadalive (December 24, 2002)

Oldpunker, you like Mxpx. Give me a break. Have you actually ever given Nofx a chance? Check out Ribbed or White Trash, Two Heebs, and a Bean. They absolutely kill anything Mxpx have ever released.

OOOLIM (December 24, 2002)

Thats hot,some fuck face called me a "asswipe beaach."What is a Beaach ? Maybe he or she meant to say bitch and doesn't have the balls to actually say it.I wish I could meet you so I could slap your pussy face.

BrandonSideleau (December 24, 2002)

hahahahahahahahahahahaha.....thats the funniest shit i ever heard. thanks for making me laugh this morning. Damn, but you really reminded me how much i hate that default, nickelback shit.....wait, aren't they the same band? They sure sound the same.

Anonymous (December 24, 2002)

fuck this punk shit. the best live show in the world is Default opening for Nickelback. now THEY know how to rock, old school!

viceroymonarch (December 24, 2002)

Just a little musing i had while reading theses comments:

Aside from supposedly open-minded punks, I've never met anyone who tries to force musical tastes on people and actually tells them they shouldn't listen to certain bands.

Anonymous (December 24, 2002)

It really scares me to think that some of you out there actually think these guys are good. Nofx=mall punk=shite-oldpunker-

Vien (December 24, 2002)

Ever since I started reading this review and noticed that there where quite a handful of NOFX trash talkers, I suddenly had an urge to take out all my records, and listen to nothing but all of my old NOFX LP's and 7"s for the weekend. Yup, from "S & M" to "The Decline"(Thier last good release), and just remembered to realized how talented this band really is.

Ass Clowns: I Thank You!!

waste_elite (December 23, 2002)

"Punk has two definitions."

you're an idiot

lunk (December 23, 2002)

and as for those who say mike is a prick after a show. he may just have been having a bad day. every nofx gig i've been to bar one has ended in mike inviting everyone to an after party at a pub or club, and the entire band have been (except for erik the drummer who is kind of a recluse) really decent considering we are just a bunch of strangers who want to meet them.

The reason that few of the tracks from 'the longest line' are played live are that 3 of the 5 songs are REALLY HARD to play. the death of john smith is almost impossible to do live, and i'd say is the hardest nofx song to perform live after the decline.

The use of the word 'fag' isn't really out of character, considering mike is a bit of an idiot in person. don't get me wrong, i love the guy and what he does, and his overall attitude and all, but he really doesn't care what people think of him (truly, he doesn't), and this very quality is what makes him so punk. the side-effect of this is that he is somewhat less than PC. my advice is just to accept that that's the way he is and not take it too personally.

lunk (December 23, 2002)

you guys who bag nofx: why bother? do you really think those of us who recognise that they're a fucking ace band give a shit that you think they're crap? if we react its because we just can't believe how ignorant you're being. HC kids and old school elitists, if you don't like nofx, don't read the fucking review. don't try and appear 'cool' by joining the anti-nofx chorus. we all know you liked them at one point. seriously, grow up and get over yourselves. Nofx are a great band, and they are THE BEST live act i've ever seen, and i've seen a lot of live acts. Mike has done fuckload of good for the punk scene, both in terms of his labels, and also by breaking down the elitist nature of most successful punk bands. they're real people, who don't take themselves at all seriously, and in the early nineties, when big punk acts were all posing and angst-ridden, mike and co kept the mood light and real. and perhaps that's the anti-nofx's problem, they take themselves too seriously, and to have a band like nofx be so successful undermines their entire sub-culture's credability. As the anti-nofxer's remind us, if you've heard one nofx song you've heard them all. what a load of shit. you know it's a lie even as you swear by it. as with all bands, they have a 'sound', but they evolve and change just like everyone else. if you really just 'didn't like them', you would not feel compelled to say the things you say, you would just not listen to them and move on. just as open homophobes are all closet cases, all open nofxphobes are closet fans, but feel their 'credability' will take a well-needed boost if they openly pan them.
so preach your empty rhetoric as much as you like, but know that you aren't fooling anyone, and know also that you are revealing your inherent insecurity in the process. you poor, poor deluded fools.

Anonymous (December 23, 2002)

sorry i forgot, NOFX pride themselves in not using hardly ne technologie or sound editing

Anonymous (December 23, 2002)

ha, you fucking waisters, i dont think any of you that sed "nofx are shit" know what your on about, NOFX, have changed over the course of their 18 year career, and if you have listened to most of their stuff you can see, that they have sumthin for almost every1, they are greatly admired by most of the punk seen, the lead singer from bad religion, sed fat mike is the punkest person he has ever met, they are great friends with rancid, and you cant get much more punk than that....... learn about punk be4 you start telling people nofx arent.... listen to the decline and tell me that they aint punk. NOFX are more intellegant than you and your just jealous

Anonymous (December 23, 2002)

"tell me what punk is again? i forgot the definition."

Punk has two definitions.

1) A jail whore

2) A rebel who listens to or creates punk rock.

Fat Mike is probably the first, because all he is worried about is his hairdo and his limo entourage. Waste Elite probably doesn't even know who Joe Strummer is.

Anonymous (December 23, 2002)

ooolim-you're a little punk asswipe. beaach.

OOOLIM (December 23, 2002)

You all sound like a bunch of pansies."I meet him and he was mean."Maybe he didn't like you , maybe you acted like an ass when you meet him.Can't people just not like others?Your lucky he didn't tell you to fuck off.I probably would.I meet him , he was cool.
In my opinion all NOFX albums kick ass. Most punk albums kick ass and if I don't like them who gives a shit , someone else does.I won't critise them for liking something I don't.
While I'm bitching,everyone should stop trying to define or classify "Punk" people , worry more about yourself than others.

Anonymous (December 23, 2002)

SLAYER - DECADE OF AGGRESSION is the best live album EVER!!

Shut up kid, Slayer fucking sucks.

Anonymous (December 23, 2002)

SLAYER - DECADE OF AGGRESSION is the best live album EVER!!

waste_elite (December 23, 2002)

"He sounds like the opposite of a punk"

tell me what punk is again? i forgot the definition.

dork

moldy (December 23, 2002)

i think that either the blue meanies or social distortion have the best live album

-moldy

Anonymous (December 22, 2002)

Has anyone ever heard (and read the liner notes to) Tested, Bad Religion's official live CD. If you've read the liner notes, and know how and why the album was made, you know why it's the best live album ever.

Anonymous (December 22, 2002)

"Marines' haircuts resemble mohawks. they are hardly "conformist" hair-dos."

you are a moron. Marines all look the same: therefore they are a conformists. But I gotta go, because my dad just bught me a porche and I'm gonna go get my hair put in a mohawk and dyed. Its gonna be totally PUNK RAWK! Haha. I pitty all you poor people. Please resume talking amongst yourselves.

Anonymous (December 22, 2002)

"He was really brusque and just wanted to get into his limo with his little entourage"

He sounds like the opposite of a punk. Maybe thats 'cause he is.

waste_elite (December 22, 2002)

"You guys attack pennywise for being unoriginal, but NOFX are ten times more unoriginal. I like them both alright, but the truth is the truth."

dude, you can't be serious. i don't hate pennywise or anything but you can't deny that they are just a bad religion knock off that has released the same album several times.

NOFX has evolved tremendously over the years, and the majority of their albums have a distinct sound to them. also, they WERE originals back in the day, before everyone decided their band should sound just like NOFX.

Anonymous (December 22, 2002)

fuck punk in drublic, this is there best album no other competiton, well other than the decline, but that's not really an album now is it...

Dubar (December 22, 2002)

I once listened to rudimentary peni for like 3 days straight and I had nightmares for a year

M4CH1N3 (December 22, 2002)

Whatever u guys have to say against nofx, i answer: LINOLEUM!!!

Anonymous (December 22, 2002)

As far as Fat Mike treating his fans like dirt: He's a really good person in the way he treats his fans overall -- like keeping CD and show prices low, etc. He treats them well in the broad sense. But I stayed around for an hour after a show once in order to meet him personally, and although he did shake my hand, he was kind of a dick. He was really brusque and just wanted to get into his limo with his little entourage (the rest of the band and some friends). It was kinda disheartening.

BrandonSideleau (December 22, 2002)

You guys attack pennywise for being unoriginal, but NOFX are ten times more unoriginal. I like them both alright, but the truth is the truth.

Anonymous (December 22, 2002)

whoever said that stuff about recording with Pro-Tools and making live albums sound good.

Dude - this album was put out like 7 years ago, waaay before Pro-Tools came into popularity or was even invented (to my knowledge, maybe an early version, but yea).

True, Pro-Tools can make a mediocre band sound great (production wise), but it can't make a sloppy band tight.

Anonymous (December 22, 2002)

nofx fuckin rule. one of my fav bands ever. this is a pretty damn good cd, it sounds great and has some good performances on it.

i know a lot of people bash their sense of humor, but why? i know i would much rather listen to a band that has a sense of humor than one that doesn't, even if it's the same humor used over and over again. and it's not like they're the only band in the world that does that.

anyway, fat mike has probably made one of the biggest contributions to punk rock in the 90s than any other bands' frontman has. (i think that makes sense...) you guys might not like the music but give credit where it is due. don't go bashing him for no real reason.

and the person who said they sound like gc should have their arms and legs cut off and the remaining stump of body thrown into a pool of undiluted bleach. STUDPIDEST COMMENT EVER.

-rEEko

Anonymous (December 21, 2002)

To all the people who love this album:

I'm happy that you just like me have found NoFX and i think we have a lot of awesome shit coming out with Mike and the boys in the time to come.

To all the people that writes shit about NoFX on this page:

I have read all the comments that are critizing the band and the record and none make sense.
You should make some research before you write stuff.
I could agree if you had a point but what you say is taken from nowhere and you're only embarrasing.

Anonymous (December 21, 2002)

I heard NOFX sucks live.

And I must agree.

Anonymous (December 21, 2002)

The name of their cd says it all. twat

viceroymonarch (December 21, 2002)

Blink 182? Who's that?

sloppyblake (December 21, 2002)

anyone remember when blink 182 use to be compared to nofx? oh wait, that was 4 years ago.

Anonymous (December 21, 2002)

meh

-freedom to oppress

Anonymous (December 21, 2002)

NOFX SUCKS, thats all

propagheny (December 21, 2002)

Bottom line, this CD kicks ass. Sure, I branched out to other bands after I started listening to Nofx, but this CD still has some classics: linoleum, bob, soul doubt. Also, to the person who said:
"They deserve what all shitty garage bands deserve: to be returned to the garage with the door locked and the ignition on."
One, you are an idiot because Nofx is not really a garage band. Two, you are an unoriginal idiot because you used an anti-Clash quote to bash Nofx. And three, is there any crime greater than using a anti-Clash quote to bash Nofx? Methinks not.

Anonymous (December 21, 2002)

"They deserve what all shitty garage bands deserve: to be returned to the garage with the door locked and the ignition on."

whoever typed that stole it from a late 70's review of a live show by The Clash where the reviewer thought the clash sucked. goddamn if you're gonna bash a band at least do it your own words and not copy something you heard when you watched "westway to the world"

evildeadalive (December 21, 2002)

Yeah, I gotta agree with Descendents Livage. The Face to Face live album's pretty darn good too.

Anonymous (December 21, 2002)

hey BrandonSideleau

eat a dick

Anonymous (December 21, 2002)

Haven't listend to these guys in a while. I think they got pretty crappy. I like the guy down there who described what happens to Punk kids and NOFX. That was pretty good. But anyway, yeah This was a pretty good live album. Pretty funny. The Rudimentary Peni cover is pretty funny. I like when they start talking about Crass, that's funny. The Descedents LIVEAGE! is probably the best live album i've ever heard, but I must agree with that guy below me, the Kill Your Idolds record at cb's is pretty fucking awesome. Ok, I'm done;.

FAKESMILE (December 21, 2002)

Ramones - It's Alive... Probably the best live album ever... SO MUCH ENERGY

orkj (December 21, 2002)

oi oi oi.
an album isnt good if there is only one song with oi in it. so i'll grade it 1. OIOIOI 77'skins oi oi

Vien (December 21, 2002)

Did any of you guys take a listen to either Kill Your Idols "Live at the CBGB's" or The Slackers "Live at Ernesto's"? Those are some pretty great live albums I would recommened to anybody.

Anonymous (December 21, 2002)

I remember first hearing this album, reading the title and wondering "why would they call the album something about how much they suck?"

oh those were the dayz.

hubitcherkokov (December 21, 2002)

My fucking bitch of an ex-girlfriend stole this album from me and won't give it back. For this I really ought to stab that ass-huffing cum dumpster in the throat with a ball-point pen...but anywho, this album is awesome. For all of you that honestly don't like NOFX, that's fine, you're entitled to your own opinion. But to say they suck means that you're obviously a tone-deaf moron and that you should go kill yourself. Honestly, stab yourself in the groin and bleed to death slowly because you honestly don't care about the music, you care about your "punk rock cred". Bitches get stitches.

waste_elite (December 21, 2002)

i think viceroymonarch has it pretty well mapped out below. i've noticed (and gone through) the same thing.

although, i still do put em on every once in awhile, i haven't exactly forgotten their existence.

Tahoejeff (December 21, 2002)

I almost forgot, how does fat mike treat his fans like dirt? I've talked to him on sevarl different occasions and he was never a dick to me. Just curious to hear others stories...

Tahoejeff (December 21, 2002)

"Haha. You're an idiot. Poseur."

Its called sarcasm....

"Uh... All those crappy bands you ragged off sound exactly like NoFx. And saying I have a boyfriend? Since when is punk rock about homophobes? So what if I have a fucking boyfriend? I guess they dont get much culture in Tahoe, do they! "

Apparently you've never listened to Nofx either..they sound nothing like Good Charlotte or The Starting Line, and as far as being a homophobe..I dont think I insulted you for having a boyfirend, I was just making an assumption. I guess I was right.You have a boyfriend..good for you, Mr. Culture!! Nofx sucks cock..whatever... You are SOOOOOOO punk...You are so punk that you're too punk for your own good.

Anonymous (December 21, 2002)

my favorite live album is the 7 Seconds "scream real live". Man that cd rocks - R

BrandonSideleau (December 21, 2002)

What the fuck is this "hair-do's" shit, fuck you sound like a 5 year old girl. Idiot, does a "hair do" have anything to do with music? FUCK NO! Dam you people are some light weight bitches.

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

" fat mike treats his fans like dirt"

thats why all the fat records are cheap as chips, and there shows cost peanuts.

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

Fat Mike is just some overweight guy with a conformist Marines haircut

you are a moron. Marines' haircuts resemble mohawks. they are hardly "conformist" hair-dos.

fat mike is an asshole. he treats his fans like dirt.

viceroymonarch (December 20, 2002)

This seems to be the general relationship between punk kid and NOFX, based on my experience and seeing my friends' experiences: Kid first hears NOFX around age 14-15, immediately loves it for the gross-out humor and cursing. Kid branches out to political bands, and begins to appreciate NOFX's politics and lyrics. Around age 18-20, kid falls into a certain sect of punk (ska, emo, oi, hardcore, etc.), and completely turns against NOFX for being fake/immature/cheezy/whatever. After a few years, kid's feelings about NOFX mellow and he remembers liking them when he was younger. Kid finally has a positive opinion of NOFX, but doesn't listen to them at all anymore. Then kid joins the real world and forgets NOFX existed. The end.

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

Go get Sex Pistols Live At Chelmsford Prison if this is your best live album. But you'd probably hate anything that was made before the Reggan era.

greg0rb (December 20, 2002)

This album is hilarious. And it's a real sounding album because they kept in some screw ups, and plus I'm fairly certain pro tools (if it was even invented yet) had the technology it does today to make Britney Spears sing well. I don't care if Nofx isnt one of your favorite bands, but most likely everyone that visits this site owns at least one of their CDs, and you have to give them credit for working hard to make it to this level with no help for radio, mtv, etc.
This is the best live album I own, and even though I do not listen to their records nearly as much as I used to, at least I can still admit that they do what they do very well, whether you're into it or not.

-Greg

punky (December 20, 2002)

Great live album.

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

"I know..they are such a shitty garage band..I might like em if they were as good as one of those REAL punk bands like Good Charlotte or the Starting Line..they are sooooo punk. All the GOOD bands are on MTV. Its sooo gay that nofx has been around for almost 20 years, and has gained thousands of fans around world without any help from mainstream radio or television. I might like them if they were like Good Charlotte and got big the right way.. By bringing their knee pads to the record label and showing them how much they suck..and i dont mean musically. And its totally gay how fat Mike started one of the biggest indy labels to help out other "shitty" garage bands....Nofx arre soo gay"

Haha. You're an idiot. Poseur.

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

i for one love nofx. how could you guys make fun of this band? they like started punk! i jus dont get it. punk rock 4ever!

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

Hamish is right. NoFx isnt funny unless you're still in to Adam Sandler type stuff.

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

Uh... All those crappy bands you ragged off sound exactly like NoFx. And saying I have a boyfriend? Since when is punk rock about homophobes? So what if I have a fucking boyfriend? I guess they dont get much culture in Tahoe, do they!

NoFx sucks my boyfriends cock.

Tahoejeff (December 20, 2002)

"Fat Mike is just some overweight guy with a conformist Marines haircut and a shitty band behind him."

Wow...You must've have mistaken Fat Mike for your boyfriend. I dont ever really remember him being too fat at all.

"They deserve what all shitty garage bands deserve: to be returned to the garage with the door locked and the ignition on."

I know..they are such a shitty garage band..I might like em if they were as good as one of those REAL punk bands like Good Charlotte or the Starting Line..they are sooooo punk. All the GOOD bands are on MTV. Its sooo gay that nofx has been around for almost 20 years, and has gained thousands of fans around world without any help from mainstream radio or television. I might like them if they were like Good Charlotte and got big the right way.. By bringing their knee pads to the record label and showing them how much they suck..and i dont mean musically. And its totally gay how fat Mike started one of the biggest indy labels to help out other "shitty" garage bands....Nofx arre soo gay...ok...ok..enough of that. You are a fucking idiot, you should think about what you are saying before you actuallypost it.

Hamish (December 20, 2002)

Someone needs to tell NOFX that they aren't funny at all. The humor is forced. And the music is really average. I loved them when I first go into punk, and then grew out of them pretty quickly. Just not too much to hold one's attention.

evildeadalive (December 20, 2002)

For some reason, I think most of the comments at the bottom are by the same person...

I'd have to agree this is a pretty damn good live album. Better than I thought it would be for sure. It's actually a live album with lots of replay value too.

I have to say, the review wasn't that great... No offense but how old are you? And who the hell hasn't heard Nofx yet?

Another thing is, hating a band just because they are popular is just as bad as liking a band because they are popular. Some of you people need to grow up. If you hate them because of their views, or you just plain don't like the music, fine, but I think a few of you are just too cool to like this band. Give em a chance, you can't tell me 'White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean' is not entertaining in the least.

That is all... for now.

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

People should only be able to make 1 comment per review.

Anyways, this is one kickass album!

WussEmoRock (December 20, 2002)

this is the first nofx CD i ever purchased too, but i'd have to argue with you and say that I think it is the best one to pick up first(if your a late comer) because if you have never heard nofx you can pick and choose what cd you want next by the songs on the live album, and which ones you like the most.

*****Wuss-Emo-Rock*****

waste_elite (December 20, 2002)

good god, who called the anti-nofx league in?

eh, whatever, i still like these guys even if it isn't cool

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

if you've seen NOFX live then you know that this is no pro tools gimic. Why trash fat mike, hefe, melvin, eric these guys have progressed musically and not jointed a major even tho the majors would like to sighed these guys still have said no. He started a label to get other bands out. The Fat Roster is one of the best on the scene. If your anywhere from 13 to 25 you listened to nofx

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

Nah, NoFx just sucks. How about that?

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

Bean. So it's bean and I wrote been. I suck.

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

You people bashing the review, reviewer and the band are funny. You probably secretly love NOFX and listen to White Trash, Two Heebs and a Been while hiding under your Wonder Woman bed sheets, singing along to Johnny Appleseed while not knowing what the song means. Don't deny it.

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

Fat Mike is just some overweight guy with a conformist Marines haircut and a shitty band behind him. They deserve what all shitty garage bands deserve: to be returned to the garage with the door locked and the ignition on.

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

It reads "art fag." Big deal. Doesn't mean he's against homos.

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

NoFx suck and will always suck. Get this trash off here and do a review of "Give'em Enough Rope".

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

when your producer has pro tools, you can sound like shit and pro tools can make live sounds better - just ask boy sets fire about their new album.

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

I heard they suck.

The reviewer is stupid. His review is stupid. NoFx just suck. They ain't classic, they ain't nothin but what their stupid fans made them up to be.

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