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NOFX - 7 Inch Of The Month Club: February (Cover Artwork)

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NOFX: 7 Inch Of The Month Club: February7 Inch Of The Month Club: February (2005)
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Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: ChasonChason
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This is the first 7" vinyl album that NOFX has released out of their 24-song escapade being put out record by record, every month until January 2006. I wasn't sure what to expect out of these guys with this, but after setting the needle down on the fresh, booger-colored wax, I was pleasantly surpris.


This is the first 7" vinyl album that NOFX has released out of their 24-song escapade being put out record by record, every month until January 2006. I wasn't sure what to expect out of these guys with this, but after setting the needle down on the fresh, booger-colored wax, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the band that helped get me into punk rock was still rocking as always, and while it's not their best material, the two songs available on this thing are definately worth the $6.50 I essentially paid for them. The sound quality is alright and Fat Mike's voice is a little less stern than usual, but overall it's a good purchase.

Side A features the song "Insulted By Germans...Again," which as most of you know has been a cut for a while (since Pump Up The Valuum) and has probably already been floating around out there somewhere. It's a catchy, bouncy little tune about, well, the band's relations to other countries. The lyrics are remeniscent of "Thank God It's Monday" in that it covers a topic that's only relative to the band and their experiences, but just as the latter, it's still a great hit, kids!

The second song carries the same relevance lyrically, but is faster and more agressive. It's called "Fan Mail" and is a snotty-ass retort to the letters and things the band must get from their fans. The song features that coined NOFX sound and is even graced with the ever-so-trademarked El Hefe guitar solo in the bridge. Also, there's a certain part in the song where they blatantly rip off the gang vocals from 7 Seconds' rendition of "99 Red Balloons." You know, the "WHOA-OH!" part? Yeah, well, I think it's in MxPx's "Punk Rock Show" too, but anyways, it's kinda funny. This one basically reminds me of "Pharmacist's Daughter," which, coincidentally, is also off of Pump Up The Valuum, which leads me to wonder if "Fanmail" was another B-side from that session.

Regardless of from what era they came or from what incomplete songs they sprung, the music is available now and is actually pretty good.

 

 
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Anonymous (January 28, 2006)

is that a joke?vvv

Anonymous (May 11, 2005)

hi guys i'm french

this 7" is great, i think it can't be found in my country so i've downloaded it, and i like very much that band, i'm certainly the most nofx fan in France (oh french humour!)

so NOFX rocks over and over again

punk rock will never fall down

salut bisous tous
french kiss

punk-rock-dre (April 26, 2005)

Archangel...honestly, you just dont get it. Again, if you hate this vinyl club so much, then get the fuck out of this discussion board.

Anonymous (April 21, 2005)

http://retarddisco.com/video/tr_mike_tysons_punch_out.mov

Archangel (April 21, 2005)

" The misfits did it, AFI did it, big deal if NOFX does it now. "

Well, if AFI did it, it must be okay! Quick, let's all start taking estrogen!

Anonymous (April 20, 2005)

I thought the purpose of this club is to "watch" NOFX progress as they recorded next year's album, like in steps with some misteps and b-sides along the way. I like the idea. Anyway, I did one of the upcoming covers.

punk-rock-dre (April 20, 2005)

okay, if you paid for this club, quite honestly, stop bitching about it. Im glad most people liked this though, i personally think its worth the money, and since this a paying type of deal here, you only pay if you're actually a fan. so anyone saying how this is the stupidest idea can go fuck themselves. The misfits did it, AFI did it, big deal if NOFX does it now. You pay if you want it, and you shut up if you hate it. anyway, the songs are alright, but thats how most new nofx material has been in the past few years. Props to whoever enjoyed their purchase...i guess this is only for hardcore fans anyway, there shouldnt be any room for little bitches who hate NOFX anyway
PunkrockDre

Anonymous (April 20, 2005)

>1. What are the backs of the records going to make a picture of?

i'm also wondering this!

and what the punchline to the joke in the runoff groove will be

Anonymous (April 20, 2005)

for those who said NOFX will probably release these collected in CD form and "cash in", i seriously doubt it. they purposely left certain songs off the 7"/comp 2xCD because fat mike thinks some things should stay on vinyl only and keep their "special" status.

Anonymous (April 20, 2005)

person below, you're stupid

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

I got this hoping it'd be more like surfer or fuck the kids...what ever happened to the shitty punk rock songs...fuck i just spilled milk all over my goddam keyboard. oh well...i'm sure if they're going into the studio every month theres still a chance for them to do the live off the floor punk rock stokage shitage i love(age). and if anyone fuckin' bitches at me for this comment (like it seems to happen with olive them) i will piss on my fuckin keyboard and let it sit there with the milk i just spilled, and mail it to your house in two weeks. no i wont. .

oh and if you wanna hear some classic punk rock copy and paste this silly link to hear Climbing a Tree by The Septics...
http://www.garageband.com/song?|pe1|S8LTM0LdsaSnaFCwY m0
it's my friends band, but it's actually punk. no way. cheer up.

-celiene dion

inanechild (April 19, 2005)

Is what's come out so far worth what anyone paid for, or is it just your typical NOFX stuff?

Anonymous (April 18, 2005)

I like it when the bands are willing to comment on review. Score is for Fat Mike and NOFX in general... but minus two stars for the decision to rerelease "the Unraveling."

sloppyblake (April 18, 2005)

Pretty terrible.

stevejonestherealbones (April 18, 2005)

"I think it makes it harder to make "punk" music and play it live when you think you're doing it for a bunch of whiny, petty, bratty shits. Especially you Bones."

i'm not winy or petty. and he's not doing for me, i dont buy tickets to his shows....

- jones the bones

Anonymous (April 18, 2005)

I think it makes it harder to make "punk" music and play it live when you think you're doing it for a bunch of whiny, petty, bratty shits. Especially you Bones.

stevejonestherealbones (April 18, 2005)

why do you guys care if he sees this?

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (April 18, 2005)

At least he didn't see the counting crows tribute review.

Anonymous (April 18, 2005)

Very fitting that Fatty makes a rare visit to punknews.org and is exposed to this disgrace. For shame people!

Anonymous (April 18, 2005)

Two questions:
1. What are the backs of the records going to make a picture of?

2. What are the eastern canadian tour dates?

fat_mike (April 18, 2005)

just to clear up this review a bit. The song Insulted By Germans was just recently recorded. The title of the song has been floating around for 5 years, but the song is new. As far as ripping off 7 Seconds. Fuck yeah we did, that was not just a rip off though, it was more of a tribute. When MXPX did it, it was a rip off. sorry Yuri.

tahoejeff (April 18, 2005)

The Dan Band does No Scrubs on their album...good stuff/

Anonymous (April 18, 2005)

this 7" is pretty cool. i like it better than the march one, though side A of the march one did make me laugh. im excited to get the rest of them

CorpseOfMyMotivation (April 18, 2005)

I don't want no scrubs, a scrub is a guy who can't get no love from me, hangin' on the passenger side of his best friend's ride, trying to holla at me.

Anonymous (April 18, 2005)

What about my "all a fucking joke"? Your sentence makes no sense.

Did you mean "You're"?

Anonymous (April 18, 2005)

your all a fucking joke

Anonymous (April 18, 2005)

shut your fucking talkbox before i kick you in the gash.....dumb bitch.

Anonymous (April 18, 2005)

I'm not the only one who calls Jones a pud, I just like the sound of it and hope the trend catches on. I'm not even a "guy" so your 0-2. Everyone should get involved, as in, whenever Jones says ANYTHING other than "I'm a pud", we should remind him. It's fun game, try it!

Anonymous (April 18, 2005)

yea, this thread is hostile. the disagreements about the best TLC album has to stop. everyone knows it was "ooooooooo.....on the TLC tip."

swingline (April 18, 2005)

i fucking hate the world!!! aHHH!!!

tahoejeff (April 18, 2005)

This may go down in history as one of the most angry, bitter threads on PN.org

Anonymous (April 17, 2005)

Is the guy who always calls Jones the Bones a "pud" the same guy who's always threatening to stab Jones in the face? If so, that dude is seriously demented. Talk about fatal attraction...

stevejonestherealbones (April 17, 2005)

hey baby, i dont like it when you call me all the time, i need some space

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (April 17, 2005)

JONES: you're a pud. end trans.

stevejonestherealbones (April 17, 2005)

"I want to puke on Bones and fuck his mom."

i can make that happen....just not both at the same time....most logical way would be, have sex with my mom, then enter next room and puke on me....cause my mom's not that hot, and you may want to puke afterwards anyway...either way, it'll cost you

- jones the bones

Anonymous (April 17, 2005)

This website's anonymous posting needs to die. Fortunately, we are killing it. Keep it up boys.

inagreendase (April 17, 2005)

How many times have you seen two reviews for the same album on here?

Plenty. How many times have you seen two opinions of the same album from one person?

Anonymous (April 17, 2005)

I want to puke on Bones and fuck his mom.

Chason (April 17, 2005)

let's play a different game, "How many insecure assholes can you find on this site?"

Anonymous (April 17, 2005)

"7 Seconds had a patent on Whoa-oh's? Since when???"

Dude, we have established that Chason is a goddamn idiot. But it's still funny to nitpick his horrendous review. In fact, Chason's review has got to be the WORST I have ever had the (dis)pleasure of reading on this site. Let's play a game: How many fuck-ups can you find in Chason's review????

Anonymous (April 17, 2005)

7 Seconds had a patent on Whoa-oh's? Since when???

Anonymous (April 17, 2005)

I didn't claim to be Anonymous.

Joe

Anonymous (April 17, 2005)

You're not funny Joe.

Anonymous (April 17, 2005)

I joined a 7 inch of the month club once. It was a rough month, I tell you that much.

Joe

stevejonestherealbones (April 17, 2005)

theres my little secret admirer....sorry i didnt call you back last night my little puddy, but i'll make it up to you today...let me know what youre doing today

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (April 17, 2005)

I recall there being new rules for Jones regarding what he's allowed to say...have we forgotten Jones? You're still a pud, so that's all we want to hear outta you.

Anonymous (April 17, 2005)

I'd love to stab you in the fucking face, you stupid bitch.

-jones the bones likes to bone guys in the ass

-jones the bones also likes to get boned in his own ass

-jones the bones is not selfish

-jones the bones likes to give as much as he likes to receive

stevejonestherealbones (April 16, 2005)

you guys are all a bunch of dicks...so the guy didnt know the complete dickies catalogue...so what?

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

- dick weeds

Anonymous (April 16, 2005)

this place is like a rowdy crowd; your mess-up in not realizing that Fan Mail was a song written by The Dickies would be equivalent to some pro wrestler seriously messing up a spot in a match and thus the crowd would start chanting "YOU FUCKED UP, YOU FUCKED UP, YOU FUCKED UP!!"

Chason (April 16, 2005)

also, i think a lot of you guys need to take a time out and masturbate or something...relieve some of that anger and bitchiness.

Chason (April 16, 2005)

"I don't remember the reviews section promoting this sort of thing. I don't think we need another review of the same two-song album."

How many times have you seen two reviews for the same album on here? it was just a thought anyway.

Anonymous (April 16, 2005)

Nofx should announce the tour dates for the eastern Canadian tour.

Tix are on sale for a couple of shows already.

Anonymous (April 16, 2005)

That one's just too raw and stripped-down for me. They got carried away with the lo-fi experimentation. FanMail is
more accessible for sensible people like myself.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (April 16, 2005)

No way bitch. Crazy, Sexy, Cool is TLC's best album.

Anonymous (April 16, 2005)

I don't remember the reviews section promoting this sort of thing. I don't think we need another review of the same two-song album.

That's not a very punk rock thing to say. Score's for that comment and NoFX as a band.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (April 16, 2005)

"FanMail" is the title of TLC's best album. End of story.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (April 16, 2005)

Chason is a damn idiot. No more review from that dumbass.

Anonymous (April 16, 2005)

Fan mail is a fucking dickies song schmuck!!!

CorpseOfMyMotivation (April 16, 2005)

Motherfucker. www.myspace.com/streetsideprophet

CorpseOfMyMotivation (April 16, 2005)

Whoops. Click

CorpseOfMyMotivation (April 16, 2005)

Now seems like a good time to shamelessly plug my band. Click the purevolume link up by my name and check us out. We're going to have an EP out soon.

Oh, by the way, in case anyone was wondering, "Fanmail" was originally a DIckies song...just in case that hadn't been made clear.

stevejonestherealbones (April 16, 2005)

"I heard that Scott (Fat Boy) and Jones the Bones are gay lovers. Is there any truth to this rumor?"

i always thought you were my gay lover

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

inagreendase (April 16, 2005)

You know? I'm thinking i might just revamp this whole review and submit it again.

I don't remember the reviews section promoting this sort of thing. I don't think we need another review of the same two-song album.

Besides, if you're gonna write another NOFX review, do it for April's 7" when you get it (we just got a review in for March's).

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

fanmail is a dickies cover

Chason (April 15, 2005)

"For the record, and maybe Mike himself will chime in on this issue, but none of these songs were leftovers from any record. As described on the NOFX page, these songs are sort of a documentation of their monthly visits to the studio. The "Insulted By Germans" song was mentioned in the Valuum record, but at the point I believe it was just a song title."
You know? I'm thinking i might just revamp this whole review and submit it again.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

I have an 8 inch.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

Does anyone here have more than a 7 inch?

-Chinatown

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

I heard that Scott (Fat Boy) and Jones the Bones are gay lovers. Is there any truth to this rumor?

Toby_at_Fat (April 15, 2005)

For the record, and maybe Mike himself will chime in on this issue, but none of these songs were leftovers from any record. As described on the NOFX page, these songs are sort of a documentation of their monthly visits to the studio. The "Insulted By Germans" song was mentioned in the Valuum record, but at the point I believe it was just a song title.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

fan mail is real good....wish they covered "im a chollo" instead though

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

May I touch you?

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

Sweet. I know the guy who drew the cover for this one.

stevejonestherealbones (April 15, 2005)

"Shut up, bitch."

hey scott, i'm pretty sure it might be the cover...maybe someone else should jump in and let us know for sure

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

"hey scott, i'm pretty sure it might be the cover...maybe someone else should jump in and let us know for sure

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com"

Shut up, bitch.

stevejonestherealbones (April 15, 2005)

hey scott, i'm pretty sure it might be the cover...maybe someone else should jump in and let us know for sure

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

"Hey, does anyone know if "Fan Mail" is a Dickies cover? It hasn't really been clarified yet. I hope someone can let me know if it is or not!

-Scott"

Shut up, fat boy.

maverick (April 15, 2005)

Hey, does anyone know if "Fan Mail" is a Dickies cover? It hasn't really been clarified yet. I hope someone can let me know if it is or not!

-Scott

stevejonestherealbones (April 15, 2005)

this would be worth 6.50 if it was the dickies....

fan mail is a great song though...i thought it was just a different one because of the review....good to hear it has that trademark nofx sound or whatever...haha

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Chason (April 15, 2005)

thanks toby. all i've ever heard is "Donut Man" and the song off of "Short Music..." so i'll definately check out their other stuff.

Toby_at_Fat (April 15, 2005)

Chason: you'd be doing yourself a HUGE favor if you checked out the Dickies first two LPs, "Dawn of the Dickies" and "Incredibly Shrinking Dickies". I reckon Captain Oi! has re-issued them both and they are both absolutely essential. On top of that, I highly recommend seeing them live. Even after they've been playing for like 25 years, they're terrific. They play occasional shows out West and it's totally worth a trip out this way...

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

What do I have to hear? "FanMail" is a Dickies cover! Punk Rock ABC folks!

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

I'd be pretty pissed if I ordered this thinking I was going to get 2 new songs every month and all I got was a couple of subpar out takes.

notfeelingcreative (April 15, 2005)

It wasn't that important! Don't know why I posted twice.

notfeelingcreative (April 15, 2005)

"oh and uhhh my degree in psych was useless, thats why im in software sales now. woo hoo."

It's only useless if you actually want to make money. I got a job pretty easily, but I don't make any money, that's why I have two jobs. If you get a master's or higher you can do alright!

notfeelingcreative (April 15, 2005)

"oh and uhhh my degree in psych was useless, thats why im in software sales now. woo hoo."

It's only useless if you actually want to make money. I got a job pretty easily, but I don't make any money, that's why I have two jobs. If you get a master's or higher you can do alright!

Chason (April 15, 2005)

and tahoejeff...lick my balls dude. boogars are totally this color and it is more GREEN than YELLOW. as for the march issue, you're right, it's not a ska song...it's a NOFX song with horns and jokes. also, about the fine print on the record itself, i just missed it. damn...i hate it when i lose cool points.

CorpseOfMyMotivation (April 15, 2005)

"Don't worry, by Feb. 2006 you'll be able to buy them all on one comp. titled, "Songs A Lot Of People Paid Too Much For"."

Yep, I'm banking on that (no pun intended).

Holy shit, I crack myself up.

Chason (April 15, 2005)

thanks for the insight. i was completely unaware that The Dickies originally performed that song. never really listened to that much of their stuff though.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

"ive been trying to download these two songs on ares, to no avail. anyone else have luck?"

just download the original version of "fanmail", and then some other dickies song...."you drive me ape" perhaps. you'll be better off.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

these guys are still pulling the wool over little kids' eyes into buying their music?

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

"which leads me to wonder if "Fanmail" was another B-side from that session"

If it was a b-side, it would have already BEEN RELEASED, dipshit.

An unreleased track from the album sessions maybe. Choose your words carefully around here, cuz we'll fuckin' cut you at the knees... :)

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

"but 6.50 is too much for ANY 2 nofx songs.... "

Not true: Longest Line and Bob combined are worth at least $6.50.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

years back when the melvins were on atlantic, they put out a 7" of the month on Am Rep. I guess it was a loophole in their contract. Anyways, after 12 months the songs were turned into a double CD set. I always thought of it as them doing this for fun to fuck over atlantic while helping Am Rep where this seems like Fat Mike lining his pockets twice on the same songs, or three times if these songs were on comps in the past and its not new material

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

you all get a 'g' in punk rock homework cuz you're all GAY. AHAHAHAHAHHAHA good one huh?

oh and uhhh my degree in psych was useless, thats why im in software sales now. woo hoo.

paul

Medley (April 15, 2005)

I like the artwork. I shoulda sent something in for that contest.

Nap (April 15, 2005)

This should be reviewed on February, not April =P

tahoejeff (April 15, 2005)

Punk Rock Homework
Grade: C-
Notes: The student enjoyed the bands that they were exposed to. Sadly, they did not name drop bands which they have only heard a few songs by. Students should learn this is the way to truly be punk.

No, I would have to give an F. If you look at the record, it clearly says that Fan Mail is written by The Dickies. Its like putting the wrong answer down on an open book test. Also He makes a comment about booger colered wax...unless you have really yellow boogers, this statement is inaccurate. I think that young Chason probably just downloaded the songs, read some info, and tried to pretend that he actually bought the record. Sorry....you get an F. I can't wait for his review of March, when he tells us that they have a ska song on there..just because there's a horn on one song.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

ive been trying to download these two songs on ares, to no avail. anyone else have luck?

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

i didn't dislike it

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

Punk Rock Homework
Grade: C -
Notes: The student enjoyed the bands that they were exposed to. Sadly, they did not name drop bands which they have only heard a few songs by. Students should learn this is the way to truly be punk.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

Don't worry, by Feb. 2006 you'll be able to buy them all on one comp. titled, "Songs A Lot Of People Paid Too Much For".

pacer (April 15, 2005)

This sucks (how's THAT for communication)

mikeshitter (April 15, 2005)

I've seen this go on ebay for $20. If all 12 go for that amount, someone's done a smart bit of business.

stevejonestherealbones (April 15, 2005)

someone else already probably said it...but 6.50 is too much for ANY 2 nofx songs....

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

tahoejeff (April 15, 2005)

I don't really think that The Dickies were intending "Fan Mail" to be a snotty-ass retort to the letters and things that NOFX must get from their fans. Its a fun record though...I like it.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

I like the German on side A, spot on.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

$6.50 is a LOT for 2 songs. unless you sell it on ebay cause you'll probably make 5 times that!

i get my degress in psychology in one month!

notfeelingcreative (April 15, 2005)

"Do you get a degree for that? Will it improve my life in the slightest?"

Can't be any worse than a degree in communications, or for that matter one in psychology (I use mine as a placemat!).

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

hahaha:

"punk rock homework"

Do you get a degree for that? Will it improve my life in the slightest?

TheOneTrueBill (April 15, 2005)

Are we going to get reviews of all of them? If so, cool.

I haven't really listened to either of them too much, but I do remember really liking them. And I got the colored versions too, so that's really cool.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

"punk rock homework"

Do you get a degree for that? Will it improve my life in the slightest?

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

sounds like somebody still needs to do their punk rock homework. Fan Mail is a cover orininally preformered by The Dickies. time to hit the books Chason.

ubershep (April 15, 2005)

nice review

Hulka (April 15, 2005)

"Fanmail" is a Dickies cover.

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