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NOFX / Swingin' Utters / Epoxies: live in Londonlive in London (2004)
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Reviewer Rating: 4.5


Contributed by: joeJoe
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It had been a while since NOFX had undergone a headline tour of the UK, and I was waiting in anticipation for months for this show, because NOFX are my favourite band (regardless of whether this makes me un-punk or not). The evening was soured by the fact that I had money stolen from me on the way t.


It had been a while since NOFX had undergone a headline tour of the UK, and I was waiting in anticipation for months for this show, because NOFX are my favourite band (regardless of whether this makes me un-punk or not). The evening was soured by the fact that I had money stolen from me on the way to the gig, but I tried to put on a brave face and let the show take my mind off of it. The Epoxies, a synth-punk band recently signed to Fat Wreck, kicked things off and seemed to go down well with the crowd but were a bit samey and forgettable in my opinion - the singer seemed to try far too hard to stretch her vocal chords to their limit to no real effect.

Next came the Swingin' Utters, a band who are somewhat overlooked and not the most well-known on the Fat roster, and they did very well in getting the front rows into a frenzy despite being hampered by poor sound; they played "Glad", "Five Lessons Learned", "Pills and Smoke" and "Next In Line", which is fine, but their slot was a very short one which seemed to go by very quickly. Not bad, but they could've been better.

NOFX came out with a massive poster of the George Bush in a clown costume picture which adorns the cover of "The War on Errorism" behind them, and burst into "Murder the Government". They have a really confident stage presence which is due to their 20 years together and they indulged in a lot of crowd-pleasing stage banter, having a pop at Good Charlotte, The Darkness, under-18's and Scotland as well as some obvious diatribes against George W. They were surprisingly very tight musically, and played some songs which they themselves admitted to have never played often before, examples being "Reeko", "I'm Telling Tim" and "Bleeding Heart Disease" (I think that's what it's called, it's a song from Heavy Petting Zoo, one of the few NOFX albums I don't own). A good time was seemingly had by all, and NOFX are definitely a good live band to check out.

Setlist (not in order):

WHITE TRASH, TWO HEEBS AND A BEAN
Bob,
Stickin' In My Eye

PUNK IN DRUBLIC
Linoleum
Perfect Government
Reeko
Scavenger Type
The Brews
My Heart Is Yearning

HEAVY PETTING ZOO
Bleeding Heart Disease

SO LONG AND THANKS FOR ALL THE SHOES
Murder The Government
All His Suits Are Torn
I'm Telling Tim
Champs Elysees

PUMP UP THE VALUUM
What's The Matter With Parents Today?
Dinosaurs Will Die
Louise
Pharmacist's Daughter
Bottles To The Ground
Theme From A NOFX Album

THE WAR ON ERRORISM
The Seperation of Church and Skate
Franco Un-American
Whoops, I OD

and also Kill All The White Man from one of the Fat comps

 

 
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Anonymous (June 12, 2005)

I was at the Newport (wales) gig. The utters sucked, they seemed like they really didn't wanna be there (they had the whole "lets get this over with attitude"). The Epoxies were entertaining, but crap none the less. NOFX were near perfect. Funny as fuck, interesting, crowd interaction (they let some gut propose to his girl on stage), and a fucking amazing setlist.

8/10

Anonymous (May 21, 2004)

i just saw NOFX last night at the brighton gig my god it was fucking amazing, i saw them in brixton but last ngihts show pissed all over that. It was quite an intimate venue and when i saw the stage i knew we were in for a good show. Thge epoxies got a shit deal as power was on and off all the time so there set was shitty but they were still cool and kept the crowd going. Whilst waiting for the utter at the bar el hefe walked by and nobody even noticed, he is actually a fucking nice guy and spoke to him for quite awile about things. The utters came on with a ton more energy from brixton and this time dident have me bored. Nofx were fuckign awersom i met mike jsut before they went on as he walked through the bar and was completly hell yeah. When they came on the crowd went wild and the atmosphere was awersom. They played for well over and hour could have easily been almost two. They played alot of things they dident play in london and said they wernt going to double up on things. Fucking so rad thoguh and it will take alot to beat that show.

Anonymous (May 19, 2004)

sarah from aggro tommy pardon me

Anonymous (May 18, 2004)

oh yeh the setlist in manchester on the 2nd nite was different.

Anonymous (May 18, 2004)

nofx were a bit shit. ohwel. the epoxies rooled tho. i was really lookin forward to nofx aswel

Anonymous (May 18, 2004)

i didnt go to this show cause it was fucking expensive.

Anonymous (May 17, 2004)

this score is for sarah sandin of the epoxies. hottest girl in a punk band, hands down.

Anonymous (May 17, 2004)

Dude what else did Fat Mike say?

Anonymous (May 16, 2004)

After the great Swingin'Utters played i knew my time at the show was coming to an end as NOFX put me to sleep...........................snoooooozefest!

Anonymous (May 16, 2004)

Wow, you met them? Awesome.

Anonymous (May 16, 2004)

Seems like almost the same script they had for Newcastle. Kept talking about us crazy Scot's, and so they should.. Leaving us out of their tour. Still, it was was a good laugh anyway. - smit

Anonymous (May 15, 2004)

the epoxies were fucking different and sounds alright and its gay all the shit some arseholes gave them. The utter were very forgettable and left me looking at the time wanting nofx. came out all like it was a pub gig which was cool to see u know NO-FX (no light dimming no feedback guitar or some tune). played some dumb tune and then bust out there set overall was good leaving me wanting more but the crowd was shit, it was the brixton academy and there wasent even a pit going on just a big crush like it was some fucking blink show at wembley or some shit then there was some cunt throwing full bottles on stage of which mike got hit in the head and he almost took it also the drummer got hit on the hand and looked like he was in pain (u twat id haven been pissed if they left the stage after 2 songs cause they were a musicain down) but there set was good with alot of classics and great chat with the audience so lets hope there is a better crowd for any shows they do in future

Anonymous (May 15, 2004)

sounds cool

Anonymous (May 15, 2004)

They played Green Corn too moron. Yeah it was a good show, but who else thought the utters were assholes?? And whats that silly tune NOFX opened with? hehe, NOFX are the only band that could make you dance to really silly music. How about when Fat Mike told under 18s to piss off, and got hit on the head with a bottle!

Anonymous (May 14, 2004)

i heard they suck live...

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

fuck you!

Anonymous (May 14, 2004)

Kill all the White man is on The Longest line you dumbass.

Anonymous (May 14, 2004)

I appear to have upset a lot of people. I don't care.

Anonymous (May 14, 2004)

That set list looks great.

Anonymous (May 14, 2004)

omg!

Anonymous (May 14, 2004)

" NOFX are definitely a good live band to check out."

pardon me, but surely most people reading this poorly written review will fucking know that?
quit stating the obvious and actually review.

Anonymous (May 14, 2004)

PS. The Epoxies were great live. I wasn't sure when I heard the album a few days ago but they're far better as a live act. The chick is hot, too.

Anonymous (May 14, 2004)

For all the idiots who think Fat Mike was being an asshole; I was talking to him after the Newcastle show and he said that him and GC are great friends; "funny guys, like brothers" yet GC's manager called him up a couple of weeks ago and told him that they wouldn't be on the Rock Against Bush compilation because it would hurt their careers. He left four messages on their phone, they didn't reply. Apparently they're no longer speaking to him for no reason. Jackoffs. El Hefe and Mike are the nicest guys to talk to in person. My respect for the band has gone even higher.

Anonymous (May 13, 2004)

Fat Mike goes golfing with the guys from Good Charlotte. He should make fun of himself for that.

BSD (May 13, 2004)

Yeah go to a show for NOFX and call The Epoxies "samey" (whatever that means). Fuck you.

Anonymous (May 13, 2004)

woo, i was there, someone broke their back apparently, and i thought swingin utters were nofx as i was tres wasted.

Anonymous (May 13, 2004)

Boring!!!

Anonymous (May 13, 2004)

what did that fat fuck say about scotalnd?

ThreeChordsAndTheTruth (May 13, 2004)

the guy below me:

get soulseek.

Anonymous (May 13, 2004)

How have so many people downloaded the new bad religion album already?? I haven't been able to download anything the past few months. Does Kazza just suck now or is there a new one out there thats better or are people just paying to download now?

Anonymous (May 12, 2004)

I'm just dying the see the utters again here.

Anonymous (May 12, 2004)

im going to see em in newcastle too
wow!

punkindrublic696 (May 12, 2004)

I believe they open with a song called heart and soul. im going to see them tomorrow in Newcastle.

Anonymous (May 12, 2004)

Just to clear a couple of things up..(i wrote the review) - The Utters played more than 4 songs but I knew those ones, and Good Charlotte are no longer on the RAB comp because their label wouldn't let them do it, which is why Fat Mike insulted them. Thanks

Anonymous (May 11, 2004)

NOFX is awesome. So there. And last time I saw them they played "Im Telling Tim".

I just lost The War On Errorism...crappy.

greg6711 (May 11, 2004)

for a long time I thought NOFX would go down as a credible band in the "history of punk music" if you will.

clearly recent actions and even blander music show this band was not a legend, monly a long fad.

Anonymous (May 11, 2004)

say what you want about NOFX, but they are still an incredibly entertaining live band. go see them whenever you get the chance.

by the way -- nothing off of "ribbed"???

ThreeChordsAndTheTruth (May 11, 2004)

I saw them on this tour last night, review tomorrow.

inanechild (May 11, 2004)

I'm amazed NOFX would risk insulting Good Charlotte when they're on the Rock Against Bush comp.

Anonymous (May 11, 2004)

The Utters only played 4 songs?WTF
-PsychoOS231

mattman (May 11, 2004)

"Kill all the white men" is from the Longest Line EP

Anonymous (May 11, 2004)

23 songs. crazy

Anonymous (May 11, 2004)

I was in Brixton too. They started with a sax intro actually. I thought it was flossing a dead horse at the time, but it wasnt. Rofl!

Also, Idiot son of an asshole was in played too.

I thought the Epoxies did really well live, she danced well =)

Anonymous (May 11, 2004)

they played the exact same setlist out here

inagreendase (May 11, 2004)

Good review. Short and sweet and well-informed.

sickboi (May 11, 2004)

The Utters rock.

TheOneTrueBill (May 11, 2004)

I'll say it. The Utters are my favorite band on Fat.

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