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NOFX: Never Trust a HippyNever Trust a Hippy (2006)
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Note to the reader:

If you do not know what NOFX sounds like by this point, you are either (A) 15 years old or younger, or (B)living under a rock in Alabama. Close this window, hop in the car, and drive to your nearest record store to pick up either Punk in Drublic or So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes
. After a few listens, return back to read the rest of the review.

For the rest of you, this EP is not likely to change your opinion of the band. If you're a fan of NOFX, you will almost certainly enjoy the six songs featured on the Never Trust a Hippy EP; if you hate the band, that won't suddenly change with this release.

Fans of NOFX's earlier material -- dating as far back as Ribbed and White Trash... -- will be pleased to find out that most of the songs on this EP sound similar to songs recorded during that era. The only difference would be in the lyrics; instead of writing about lesbians and boobs, the majority of the songs are political in nature or are speaking out against religious extremism (although NOFX has always had political songs on all of their albums, so I really don't understand the recent backlash against some of their political lyrics).

The EP starts out with "Seeing Double at the Triple Rock," a fun, midtempo song about the greatness of beer; "I'm a religious drunk, and this is where I pray...we're praying that the taps will keep the holy water flowing." The song reminds me of earlier material mostly due to the lead guitar part that sounds like it came straight from White Trash.

"The Marxist Brothers" is a slow paced, reggae-sounding song with lyrics poking fun of "idealist bourgeoisie" and is, what appears to be, a response to Propagandhi's diss of NOFX on their most recent album. But Propagandhi fans should not take it too seriously -- it's all in good fun, and the mood is similar to that of "Anarchy Camp" from The War on Errorism, so it's light-hearted.

The effort continues with "Golden Boys," a song whose double-time beginning sounds very similar to the classic song "Green Corn" and is played in the signature NOFX style. Next up is the acoustic "You're Wrong," which was also part of the 7 Inch of the Month Club. Nothing special in particular here, although the lyrics are quite bold and funny all at the same time. Ann Coulter is appropriately labeled as a "cunted cunt" and Fat Mike lets you know that you're wrong if you agree with Sean Hannity. NOFX has been playing this song on their latest tour, and according to Fat Mike, it will be on the new album, except it will be a full-band "punked-out" version.

Hippy closes out with "Everything in Moderation (Especially Moderation)" and "I'm Going to Hell for This One." The former is a very basic, fast-paced NOFX song about the band's career and age: "When your band has been a band longer than the Ramones, and critics coin you 'the punk Rolling Stones,' that's when you know this is for life."

"I'm Going to Hell for This One" was also on the 7 Inch of the Month Club, and is about Jesus -- well, the Jesus that NOFX believes in. They take a stab at fundamentalist Christianity and promote the belief that Jesus was a pretty cool guy...just not the person that Christians believe he was. Stylistically, this song reminds me a lot of "The Decline," which is certainly a plus.

Overall, this is a wonderful listen, everything from the hilarious cover art, to the lyrical content, to the classic NOFX sound we all know and love. If the new album Wolves in Wolves' Clothing sounds anything like this, then we are in for a treat.

 

 
People who liked this also liked:
NOFX - The DeclineNOFX - The War on ErrorismNOFX - Wolves in Wolves' ClothingNOFX - Punk In DrublicBad Religion - The Process Of BeliefNOFX - 45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough To Go On Our Other RecordsNOFX - White Trash, Two Heebs and a BeanNOFX - Pump Up The ValuumBad Religion - SufferNOFX/Rancid - BYO Split Series Volume 3

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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
notverytoughguy (April 22, 2012)

This EP was the first punk anything I'd ever listened to. At about 10 minutes long I must've listened to it for 2 hours the first night i got it. Pure greatness.

estenaoha (September 16, 2008)

Man i diden“t have a chace to listening to the album but i din“t like the fronte page fo de cd , if the massage is that Jesus was a hippie , they are rong jesus was the true revolutionair at all kinf o levels.

sheer“s have to listening to this. ;)

johnnydanger (April 8, 2006)

jeez what a bad review

md40_07 (March 30, 2006)

Me First is a lot better...no doubt

captaincrackhead (March 22, 2006)

"the comment below me is great (although very incoherent). It is impossible to be into punk rock and hate nofx because nofx is punk rock."

I was already pissed off about something else when I wrote that, probably why seemed like an incoherent rant. Reading people's I know how to use grammar, I have a college degree. And no I wasn't even referring to Scruffy's review when I was talking about TLA fans, because I never read it. I am just a little tired of all of the NOFX bashing.

iseriouslyhateyou (March 21, 2006)

monday is my favorite time of year....

Scruffy (March 20, 2006)

Yeah, haha, you're probably right. Monday mornings, what can I say?

Anonymous (March 20, 2006)

I don't think he was talking to you.

Scruffy (March 20, 2006)

Nevermind, I don't care. Thanks for the compliment, for real.

Scruffy (March 20, 2006)

Man, what a backhanded compliment. How was that incoherent? Everything I wrote, save for the inconsistency in how I wrote the album titles, was grammatically correct.

Scruffy (March 20, 2006)

Yeah, that was me.

FuckYouOiOiOi (March 20, 2006)

the comment below me is great (although very incoherent). It is impossible to be into punk rock and hate nofx because nofx is punk rock.

Anonymous (March 20, 2006)

NoFX are amazing at their instruments. their talent is one of the most impressive aspects of their sound.
And, in case you're lumping me with those "only went to the show to see Lawrence Arms" fans because I wrote a review that was critical of NoFX and their fans, don't. I wanted to see NoFX. Singing along with "I Heard they Suck Live" is one of the great musical memories of high school for me (along with Life In General, Hang-Ups, Face To Face, Sumo Surprise and Losing Streak, among others). "Punk in Drublic" is still in my list of albums everyone should own. The fact that it was a bad experience and I didn't sugarcoat it doesn't mean I hate NoFX.

captaincrackhead (March 20, 2006)

Almost everyone here is a fucking hypocrit. You just need to realize that if it wasn't for NOFX, alot of you would have never become interested in punk in the first place. Hell, I wonder how many of you fuckers who say NOFX is the shittiest band ever have at least one of their albums playing regularly. I'm not the biggest NOFX fan either, but their shows are more energetic than so many of these newer bands. You refer to them as crap and then say the only reason you go to their show was to see The Lawrence Arms, and you think NOFX is crap?
If you want hear how crap is to be made perfectly, put on "The Stations of the Crass" album. If you want to hear how a band can be successful by making jokes not only about the scene, but themselves, listen to NOFX. Their jokes may be getting stale but look at the past few Vandals albums post-"Live Fast Diarrhea," and then tell me what the meaning of stale really is.
Just so you know, since no one else who dislikes NOFX will put the names of the bands they listen to, which only leads me to assume that there are a bunch of My Chemical Romance and Avenged Sevenfold fans on here which is why they don't name their favorite bands.
MY LIST: Subhumans, Turbo ACs, Crass, Dead Kennedys, Anti-Heros, DKM, Flogging Molly, pre-1996 NOFX, Circle Jerks, Descendents.
I've been listening to punk since the early 80s and have seen people be weened off the NOFX bottle only to spit in the face of their heroes. So fuck everyone.

Anonymous (March 20, 2006)

nofx are whiny liberal cunts who think bill clinton was a good president

Anonymous (March 20, 2006)

Nofx isn't good at their instruments? Hefe is a great guitar player.

Anonymous (March 19, 2006)

NOFX isn't great at their instruments, their musical talent isn't superb, but they make godamn good songs, anyone who says that they're no good are obviously wrong, how could a band that sucks be around for this long and have such a large fan base. If you don't like them, don't listen to them.

Anonymous (March 19, 2006)

What's all this talk about nofx "just recently becoming political for the money"??

they've had a lot of political songs way before the War On Errorism album... the decline came out in 1999.

They used to get nothing but shit for writing songs about boobs and lesbians, but when they put out something political, they're "preachy"?

fallingupwards84 (March 19, 2006)

"NOFX sucks now because they don't write funny/good songs anymore"

She's Nubs is a great funny song.
So are a bunch of the songs on the 7 inch club.. like the one about finding girls on myspace

Anonymous (March 18, 2006)

This album is mediocre.

The reason NOFX is such crap for their political views now is because their best songs were about boobs and lesbians and they are leaving that behind.

NOFX sucks now because they don't write funny/good songs anymore.

AcidPolice (March 18, 2006)

Picked this up today. It's mediocre and boring as fuck.

typical NOFX affair.

Anonymous (March 18, 2006)

McDonalds has about the worst fries of any fast food joint. Too much salt. It's ridiculous.

The Decline is wicked overrated. Booooring. Sorry.

Ribbed, White Trash, Heavy Petting Zoo and The Longest Line are the only Nofx albums anyone needs to own.

feeding5000 is an idiot, I agree. Saying Nofx got political for the money is moronic. They already have more than enough money, and hate George Bush. I don't hate Bush for the money, so why the hell would you think they do? I could go on, but you aren't worth speaking to. Come back in 5 years.

...evildeadalive

Anonymous (March 17, 2006)

El Hefe stole my sandwitch

hypervioletsucks (March 17, 2006)

I want to eat chinese food.

Anonymous (March 17, 2006)

"i think nofx could turn into a techno-metal-funk fusion band and their fans would still call them geniuses"

If they recorded the best album ever you idiots would still say it sucks.

Anonymous (March 17, 2006)

My mommy voted Republican.

Anonymous (March 17, 2006)

I'm a fan of AtoM. Ass to mouth.

Anonymous (March 17, 2006)

Real hardcore is anal fisting. That's the kind of hardcore I can really get behind.

Anonymous (March 16, 2006)

"If you want to listen to good pop punk go listen to the Ramones or the Rezillos or Stiff Little Fingers or the Descendents or Devo or the Buzzcocks or the Dead Milkmen.......NOFX doesn't hold a candle to any of those bands....not a candle."

Fuck! I thought everyone had realised by now that the ONLY thing these kind of posts do is make you sound like a Grade A douche. Anyways, aren't these kind of comments reserved now for every asshole to tell us what "real hardcore" is?

FuckYouOiOiOi (March 16, 2006)

nofx aren't pop-punk at all. you can't mosh to pop-punk. and if nofx sounds stale its because every californian skate-punk band for the last 12 years have been ripping off the sound that they invented.

Anonymous (March 16, 2006)

Damn...these boards are full of more drama than a high school cheerleading squad. For shame kiddies.

Sometimes I catch myself after reading the comments on here after like, half an hour, before I snap out of it and realise I've just been clicking on senseless tripe and wasting my life away. For every 1000 posts there is one worth reading I secretly keep hoping that'll change, but it never does.

Anonymous (March 16, 2006)

Damn...these boards are full of more drama than a high school cheerleading squad. For shame kiddies.

Anonymous (March 16, 2006)

Comparing NOFX to Crass and bands like that, is like comparing them to Napalm Death. It's not the same kind of music. I don't personally like their music, they do pop-punk well, and they'll probably keep doing it. Will I care? No. Will their fans care? Yes, and they'll keep listening to it. No amount of "OMG NOFX SUCKKSSS!!!11" is going to change that. So, overall, good pop-punk, if you like pop-punk.

iconoclast (March 16, 2006)

thats weird. i didnt know you had to be a certain age for your opinion to count. thanks for the news, fuckface..

omfgfaggotry (March 16, 2006)

news flash: YOU ARE 15. YOU OPINION MEANS NOTHING.

Anonymous (March 16, 2006)

I like it.

Anonymous (March 16, 2006)

hey buddy, im 15 and ive known about nofx since i was 10............never really liked them and sill don't, but i respect them a lot

Anonymous (March 16, 2006)

I was just listening to the 'Longest Line' EP for the 1st time in about 3 years and wow shit how fucking good is it?

Anonymous (March 16, 2006)

NoFX sucks. Sellout crap for losers.

-Will

aahhhh (March 16, 2006)

ok fine. it only kind of rips it off.

Anonymous (March 16, 2006)

Many of these reviews/comments make me laugh.

To those who accomplished this task, who do not know it...

"You're Wrong!"

Anonymous (March 16, 2006)

"marixst brothers blatantly rips off london calling"

Shut up. Please.

aahhhh (March 16, 2006)

marixst brothers blatantly rips off london calling

iconoclast (March 16, 2006)

feeeding5000 is cynical.

Anonymous (March 15, 2006)

this isnt worth the money.

Anonymous (March 15, 2006)

wow, feeeding5000 is dumb. High school kids shouldn't be allowed to post until they get some life experience.

Anonymous (March 15, 2006)

CRAP.

---Trav.

iconoclast (March 15, 2006)

"I'm Going to Hell for This One = Awful"

what? no fuckin way man!

Anonymous (March 15, 2006)

If you want to listen to good pop punk go listen to the Ramones or the Rezillos or Stiff Little Fingers or the Descendents or Devo or the Buzzcocks or the Dead Milkmen.......NOFX doesn't hold a candle to any of those bands....not a candle.

Anonymous (March 15, 2006)

i've been over NOFX for some years now but feeding5000, you're a fucking tool. go back to reviewing another crass or conflict record and show us some more punk cred.

Anonymous (March 15, 2006)

Seeing Double at the Triple Rock = Good
The Marxist Brothers = Good
Golden Boys = Great
You're Wrong = Horrible
Everything in Moderation = Good
I'm Going to Hell for This One = Awful

feeeding5000 (March 15, 2006)

"Rock Against Bush: It's Not Not Shortsighted!" Oh, and NOFX were only good for one thing. I've only been into punk for about 3 years, and I got War on Errorism when it first came out. I've since gotten albums from almost all of the bands they name check on that CD. Not surprisingly, all of those albums are waaaay beyond NOFX. I can't believe that a band so poppy, politically bland, and normal could be influenced by Rudimentary Peni. Oh, and the way I see it, NOFX isn't being political because they actually care a great deal (like Propaghandi & anarcho/crust bands), but because it's cool. Why do you think Green Day suddenly released a "political" album after years of singing about masturbation, love, and teenage angst? Not because they've grown up; because they needed to make a comeback, and knew appealing to all the kids who blindly vote for the Democrats ("because their mommy does it") would make them MORE MONEY. When there's a big market of left-leaning centrist teens who can't get their heads beyond "Bush sucks!", there's gotta be someone to cash in on it. NOFX saw their opportunity, and took it. When you have a choice between making money and playing basement shows three nights a week and eating vegan frozen meals from a dumpster as you squat in an unheated, asbestos-filled apartment, putting on a "Buck Fush" t-shirt at the nearest Warped Tour stage sounds pretty appealing.

iconoclast (March 15, 2006)

that probably goes without saying though.

iconoclast (March 15, 2006)

"of course you wouldn't mistake them (nofx) for sonic youth or fugazi. i don't think anyone ever considered nofx to be brilliant, just consistant and fun to listen to."

i totally agree. but also,
i think we can all agree that the decline is totally fucking brilliant and genius.

rhynomcgrath (March 15, 2006)

i like the cd. it is what i expected. i don't think i will buy it, unless i can get the record, but i can't wait for the full length.

what made me laugh today was seeing all of the people that went out of thier way to hate something. they wasted thier time talking shit to people that have loved a band for years. it's not like they are going to change the minds of anyone who likes nofx. but you made me laugh so thanks. keep trying to be the most punkrock kid on the website, or the most hatefull. your call.

Anonymous (March 15, 2006)

i really hate mcdonalds french fries. or do they call them freedom fries now?

fuckin' clown shoe's

Anonymous (March 15, 2006)

There's nothing like the musk of a pretty girl's soiled underwear.

-Will

cantsitstill (March 15, 2006)

how....
how....how....
HOW did the cat
get so fat?

kingofpain (March 15, 2006)

f#ck you. seriously.

Anonymous (March 15, 2006)

f#ck this band. seriously.

Toby_at_Fat (March 15, 2006)

To clarify, "Golden Boys" is not a Germs song, but a song written by a pre-Germs band called Vagina Dentata. The Dickies also covered it. Weird.

FuckYouOiOiOi (March 15, 2006)

i know songs have music and words. and thats exactly what nofx does. they write fucking songs.

sickboi (March 15, 2006)

Songs have music duder:

Song: a short musical composition with words

FuckYouOiOiOi (March 15, 2006)

nofx writes songs.

the_other_scott (March 15, 2006)

also... i totally agree about the fact that nofx gets a free pass on writing the same music.... but i also think they manage to do it a way that never manages to get stale.

the_other_scott (March 15, 2006)

of course you wouldn't mistake them for sonic youth or fugazi. i don't think anyone ever considered nofx to be brilliant, just consistant and fun to listen to.

joeg (March 15, 2006)

"1. nofx has been the exact same band for 23 years, they wouldn't ever turn into a techo-metal-funk fusion band."

well duh!

"2. nofx fans like nofx pretty much for the reason that there is absolutely nothing genius about them. there's nothing too genius about most great punk rock"

anybody with ears would never mistake nofx for fugazi or sonic youth. i understand the simplicity of punk rock is the appeal (funny how nofx gets a free pass for more or less writing the same songs for 20 years and other bands will get shit on for doing the same). i just don't see the brilliance and blind allegiance to this band as some have commented. but whatever, i listen to generic shit too, so if this is what gets you off, then carry on.

the_other_scott (March 15, 2006)

i think nofx could turn into a techno-metal-funk fusion band and their fans would still call them geniuses.


JOEG, you're missing the point pretty bad there.

1. nofx has been the exact same band for 23 years, they wouldn't ever turn into a techo-metal-funk fusion band.
2. nofx fans like nofx pretty much for the reason that there is absolutely nothing genius about them. there's nothing too genius about most great punk rock.

Xine (March 15, 2006)

I think this EP sounds a lot like Pump Up the Valuum.

SlackMFr (March 15, 2006)

I can't wait to hear this, and I won't apologize for liking NOFX.

Anonymous (March 15, 2006)

Nofx rocks. All you haters out there go wake up. This band is amazing on so many levels. The have great musicians, they can write lyrics with meaning and they can write lyrics about nonsense.
Keep rockin on guys. I will be at your 30 year anniversery show!

captaincrackhead (March 15, 2006)

"If you're a fan of NOFX, you will almost certainly enjoy the six songs featured on the Never Trust a Hippy EP; if you hate the band, that won't suddenly change with this release. "

However, pulling out "Heavy Petting Zoo" for one last listen, before you put away for another two years will.

Also, instead of recommending an album like "So Long And Thanks For All The Shoes," I'd compare this EP to "The War On Errorism," there are much more similarities.

dungeston (March 15, 2006)

Still no one who doesnt like NOFX with the balls to say what music they listen to

thirtyseconds (March 15, 2006)

Yeah, I agree. Where is my bigwig review??!??

Anonymous (March 15, 2006)

awesome ep, love golden boys and moderation.

but the question remains

WHERE IS THE BIGWIG REVIEW???????

Anonymous (March 15, 2006)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDVXwDIYuSY&search=lawrence arms

kingofpain (March 15, 2006)

NOFX formed in 1983...(not to be a dick)

Anonymous (March 15, 2006)

I don't think NOFX has been around nearly as long as many other bands. I mean, they formed in 1986....Bad Religion formed in 1980......The Damned fromed in 1976.....so yeah they are FAR from being the oldest still running group. Plus NOFX is boring and irritating.....where as those other bands aren't.

cash_money_hustla (March 15, 2006)

They're fucking called "Freedom Fries" you hippies!!!

Anonymous (March 15, 2006)

this band sucks when they try to write a song trying to sound "clever", unlike Propagandhi who always knows how to take a good dig at the scene...

joeg (March 15, 2006)

i think nofx could turn into a techno-metal-funk fusion band and their fans would still call them geniuses.

iconoclast (March 15, 2006)

yea i dont know anyone who doesnt like mc donalds french fries, in all their greasy, salty, fast food glory.

kingofpain (March 15, 2006)

Doesn't everyone like French fries?

the_other_scott (March 15, 2006)

arguing over a band like nofx is like arguing over whether or not you like the taste of french fries. you do or you don't. get over it. go over to the news and talk shit about all the bands on ferret and victory.

TheNightProwler (March 14, 2006)

I figure no matter what NOFX does people are going to bitch about something... But that goes for just about every band out there.

My thoughts on this EP: I got it on Friday and I just have an "ok" feeling about it. I enjoy every song on this but overall I just think it's disposable and not worth comparing to The Longest Line because two of the 6 songs are going to be on the new album anyways so the other 4 songs just go by so fast that you kind of feel puzzled at how quickly it ends. I’m sure I’d be totally disappointed though if I would have done that 7” of the month club deal when it was available.

iconoclast (March 14, 2006)

"I don't think Mike sees himself as any kind of expert on "issues". He has an opinion, and a good medium to voice it. I think he also realizes that there are a lot of young kids out there alienated by the pretentious nature of a lot of the "informed" bands, and their legions of nose-turning fanboys.

It used to be that NOFX got shit because they were "juvenile" and only sang about lesbians and drinking. So, Mike gets interested in issues, and makes a record about them. Suddenly he's too "preachy".

very well put!

iconoclast (March 14, 2006)

"the "You're Wrong" lyrics are really stupid."

"you're wrong."

haha. very clever.

FuckYouOiOiOi (March 14, 2006)

why isn't this on vinyl? i'll never buy an ep on a cd (even if it is NOFX). It'll just get lost in my vast collection of full lengths (and with cds, there is no way to tell by glancing at your collection which is an ep and which is a cd) 7inches are sweet and fat mike knows this. I'm guessing Fat will eventually release it on vinyl.

and for the idiot saying he'd rather listen to his teacher than fat mike, you are truly a fucking moron. Frontmen aren't supposed to be vastly informed about all the topics they sing about. Their job is to rock. If they get you to think or research topics further (like NOFX does), then they are great. Not everyone can be a Jello Biafra.

and for the fucknuts saying NOFX is 'uninspired and juvenile', shut the fuck up. I'd like to see your shitty band write an 18 minute punk song adressing almost all the issues adressed in punk rock and make it interesting and fun to listen to repeated times. And then play that entire song on every stop of a tour. And even if you do that, NOFX still did it first. So fuck off.

Its good to see most people giving this band the respect they deserve. its also good to know that so many people like this music (for a little while i was starting to think all the punkers were lookng for artsy and new wave bands to listen to. Score is for the ep (i downloaded it but i own every nofx full length so fuck off. and, if they release it on vinyl i will buy it in an instant (as soon as i get paid)).

fallingupwards84 (March 14, 2006)

"the "You're Wrong" lyrics are really stupid."

you're wrong

omfgfaggotry (March 14, 2006)

first heard "white trash" when i was 14. 14 years later, still stoked.

MedioCore (March 14, 2006)

Good EP (no vinyl though?! Boooo!). Can't wait for the full-length!

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

I love this band and have for well over a decade. That said, the lyrics to "You're Wrong" are some of the least clever and most intellectually lazy they have come up with. Normally, I'm pretty impressed with these guys and this EP is no exception. I think it's a solid, very good record. But the "You're Wrong" lyrics are really stupid.

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

"To those saying you only need Punk In Drublic and So Long...
You also need White Trash, without a doubt."

yes, my friend!

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

"Why is this band still making music?"

why are you still making comments?
-Jives

sickboi (March 14, 2006)

I don't think Mike sees himself as any kind of expert on "issues". He has an opinion, and a good medium to voice it. I think he also realizes that there are a lot of young kids out there alienated by the pretentious nature of a lot of the "informed" bands, and their legions of nose-turning fanboys.

It used to be that NOFX got shit because they were "juvenile" and only sang about lesbians and drinking. So, Mike gets interested in issues, and makes a record about them. Suddenly he's too "preachy".

The new material is a nice mix of old and new.

dungeston (March 14, 2006)

From this point on anyone who wants to write off NOFX especially those who post anon should consider posting what music they listen to first. My money is on the fact that these are the same people who post this is *PUNK news*. NOFX are the definitive skate punk rock band, they arent trying to be velvet underground, fugazi or any of the other greats who are infintly more punk/importnat/talented or the newer art-etc bands hella, lightening bolt. Take things on their own merit.
Secondly Propagandhi are no better than NOFX in my opinion musically they have done/achieved less therefore the message is diluted to the point where no one gives a fuck what they have to say. No matter what childish arguments they get into with their peers.

danielsan (March 14, 2006)

autographs are for idiots

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

these dudes are tricking kids everyday into thinking they know about the "injustices" of the world. just because you sing about issues, doesn't mean you understand them. they are trying to sell secords my friends, this isn't punk rock anymore.

put these assclowns in an academic environment with their uninformed opinions on current issues and watch embarassment ensue. i think ill take my political science professor over fat mike anyday.

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

I never understood how people could call NOFX things like "juvenile and uninspired" when they are undeniably very important and one of the most influential bands in the history of punk rock. For the record, I'm 18 and have been an absolutely huge fan of this band since I was I guess around 14. I don't see it changing anytime soon. I think that some people just don't get that it's not just juvenile profane humor, it's actually quite brillant musical satire in a world where most bands are dull, sound the same, and aren't saying anything.

My score is for the EP. Good stuff. I didn't care much for the War on Errorism but this seems to appeal to me more.

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

Why is this band still making music?

Klonny (March 14, 2006)

TO FINALLIZE IT

El Hefe signed my shirt at the Loved Ones/Lawrence Arms/NOFX concert down here in Ft. Lauderdale. He signed it with H, so, yeah.

IT'S EL HEFE JACKASS.

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

I think the first album El Hefe was on, it was spelled El Jefe, every one after that it is El Hefe. Although I believe the correct Spanish spelling is Jefe. But spelling isn't punk. Chips Ahoi.

jumptheshark (March 14, 2006)

solid release...i give it an extra half star just for having the coolest cover/title combo in a long ass time

rkl (March 14, 2006)

NOFX - Never Trust a Hippy
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-03-14 13:03:58
My Score:

i am 20, never heard more than a couple nofx songs. overall, id say i am glad i havent been subjected to their horrible music. this is for pimple faced fat kids who dont know any better.
im 23, ive heard a lot of nofx songs. they cover a wide variety of topics, from extremely juvenile(ex: hot dog in a hallway), to sociopolitcal issues(ex. vanilla sex), to peer pressure(ex: drugs are good).
but enough of my stumping.
who do you like?

btw, im a whopping 173 lbs.

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

yea that "sick" bass line sounds simple enough to me. lame.

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

"First of all it's NOFX.."

or NoFX like, No FX, like No Effects

sceneupdates (March 14, 2006)

I got to interview NOFX when I was 15 haha

miff (March 14, 2006)

hey i liked NOFX before i was 15

miff (March 14, 2006)

golden boys is by the germs

sceneupdates (March 14, 2006)

His real name is Aaron by the way

sceneupdates (March 14, 2006)

First of all it's NOFX..

Secondly, it is El Hefe, taken from El Jefe (which means "boss" or something in Spanish)

Scruffy (March 14, 2006)

Nevermind. Directly from the official NoFX website linked to on this page:
El Hefe (guitar)
Whether it is or isn't right due to the pronunciation, there it is.

Scruffy (March 14, 2006)

I don't have any of my NoFX CDs on me, but I'm pretty sure it's spelled "El Hefe" in their liner notes. Anyone care to verify?

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

green vandal, I couldnt agree with you more. And i think I am falling in love with you.

your internet love,

sirens

GreenVandal (March 14, 2006)

Whats up with the age confessionals in here?

Scores for anything NOFX has ever done.

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

mcdonalds rock, goes down fast, gives you indigestion a half hour later. phoned in songs.

wyzo

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

wheres the bigwig review

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

Sceneupdates -

it's El Jefe. The way you're writing it, we'd all be be calling him 'el (h)efe' (with the silent h), or what would sound like "The F."

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

i dont see this sounding like ribbed...seeing double at the triple rock sounds like pharmiscists daughter/bottles to the ground=pump up the valuum

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

The "Golden Boys" song is a Germs cover. Not that I would have known, had I not listened to the first FAT podcast where they played this track.

fallingupwards84 (March 14, 2006)

"i guess that's all he knows how to play. punk bass is easy!"

Listen to their new song "I'm Going To Hell For This One". The song opens up with a sick bass line.

"i am 20, never heard more than a couple nofx songs. overall, id say i am glad i havent been subjected to their horrible music."

How do you know it's horrible when you've never heard more than a couple songs?

CallingLondon (March 14, 2006)

yay

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

how can fat mike still play this garbage? he is probably 40 years old and doing the "punk" thing. i mean...i guess that's all he knows how to play. punk bass is easy!

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

i am 20, never heard more than a couple nofx songs. overall, id say i am glad i havent been subjected to their horrible music. this is for pimple faced fat kids who dont know any better.

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

This was the first "punk" band I ever heard back in 1993. Thankfully shortly afterward I heard Bad Religion, otherwise I would've thought the whole genre was this juvenile and uninspired and probably written it off. NOFX: Giving punk a bad name for over 20 years.

sceneupdates (March 14, 2006)

I'm only 15 and a shitload of people my age know NOFX, but only songs such as My Vagina which is pretty gay.

Triple Rock, Marxist Brothers, Hell, Moderation are all sick songs but im not really fascinated by Golden Boys and You're Wrong

I actually spoke to Hefe last night, I feel all he does is go on stage and play and knows nothing about the band lol. Fat Mike said in an interview they were coming here and all Hefe said was, "Err, I dunno maybe"

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

"my friend went to one of their shows recently and apparently they opened with The Decline that shit is crazy"

That's old news, they started doing the Decline completely when they came to Canada last summer.

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

my friend went to one of their shows recently
and apparently they opened with The Decline
that shit is crazy

lender (March 14, 2006)

great EP, I really liked it
Especially this piece of lyric
'Jesus Christ is coming back
He wants to kick Mel Gibson's ass'

If their full length cd is as good as this one, we're in for a treat

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

how do you use this yousendit thing?

manifesto (March 14, 2006)

"To those saying you only need Punk In Drublic and So Long...
You also need White Trash, without a doubt."

...and Ribbed.

I have yet to hear this EP, but seeing all the positive comments, I'll probably buy it today.

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

how old are you motherfucker?

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

I've actually found that there are plenty of people who decided they hated nofx when ribbed and s&m were out and have never listened to them since.. only to find that they actually like new nofx albums.

So if that's you, maybe you should grab one of these recent discs, particularly The Decline or The War On Errorism. It's good stuff.

Scruffy (March 14, 2006)

To those saying you only need Punk In Drublic and So Long...
You also need White Trash, without a doubt.

Since94 (March 14, 2006)

Jamaica's allright....if you only like one kind of music....

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

NOFX can be hit-or-miss sometimes. That said, I like every song on the E.P. I hope the full length is at the same level.

Also, can't wait for the punked out version of "You're Wrong".

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

pretty funny how fat mike is all "anti-bigotry" when he is in fact a huge bigot

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

There's no fued between Propagandhi and NOFX.

Propagandhi call NOFX hypocrites so NOFX calls them idealists. Whatever. They are on the same label and the probably party the same drugs, they are just giving mad props to each other. In a punk way.

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

NOFX summed up in one word: DumbMockRacy

cantsitstill (March 14, 2006)

Do Eric and Billy get royalties every time "Seeing Double at the Triple Rock" gets played on radio?

adam (March 14, 2006)

I realy enjoy this one. NOFX records never tend to have much staying power with me, although there are NOFX songs constantly in rotation on my end. However I quite like the overall feel here, so I expect I'll like Wolves more than Errorism.

-adam

ignitedude (March 14, 2006)

I wasnt expecting to much from this I meen the only NOFX records you need are Punk In Drublic and So Long... Well hey add this one to your collection. A suprisingly great suprise.

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

zzzzzzzzzzz-oldpunker-

almostpunkenough (March 14, 2006)

...if you wanna get AIDS or dysentery.

great fucking EP. even though i already know 2 of the songs the 4 new ones are awesome.

and i love the jab at Prop, it's not underhanded or mean spirtited. i think it's pretty clever actually.

thirtyseconds (March 14, 2006)

Well at least Jamaica's alright.

Frankff (March 14, 2006)

Although i like NOFX, imho this EP isn't that good : i wouldn't give it more than a 6. The first song is fast and good, the others are just average and generic. Everything in Moderation is especially frustrating : it sounds like an intro of what would be a super fast song, the whole time you're waiting for the fucking song to start.

I'm still looking forward to the new album... despite its terrible artwork.

SalsaShark (March 14, 2006)

After looking at the schedule for the Triple Rock, I really fucking want to go to that venue someday. I literally saw ten or twelve shows I'd go to... four or five which I'd go to in a heartbeat.

Mute98 (March 14, 2006)

NOFX rules, hands down

their new cd is gonna rule

Jesse (March 14, 2006)

""So basically if you did the club then this is useless almost."

Honestly, a song like "Seeing Double At The Triple Rock" makes it completely worth it - and that song wasnt part of the 7 inch club"

The first two songs on this will be on the new full length, so it is a bit unnecessary. A way for them to preview the full length and have fun with a cover and a rare track and two other ones.

I'm just glad that the Triple Rock is getting the recognition it deserves. Best venue, hands down. Makes me nostalgic for Minneapolis.

iconoclast (March 14, 2006)

"Can someone exclain the alleged fued between NOFX and Propaghani though? I don't listen to enough propaghandi to be clued into the other side of this supposed beef."

i dont really think there is much of a fued, per se. i mean, in the prop song "rock for sustainable capitalism" chris points out some issues about how a lot of bands claiming to be progressive and "green" are just outright compromising with corporations cashing in on being "radical" and "anarchist." at the same time, chris states that propagandhi themselves are of course not exempt from compromise but, ahh this is hard to explain. you should read the propagandhi interview on this website. when the question comes up about the song "rock for sustainable capitalism" that will explain a lot.

also,
about nofx's reference to "today's empires" on this ep on the song "the marxist brothers", i dont think its like nofx is trying to get back at propagandhi or anything. it seems to me that fat mike is just expressing that its really hard to escape this capitalist consumer economy that we are all intertwined in. i think thats what that song is kind of about. i think its also about people's intentions to make positive changes in the world as just ending up falling back and giving into our consumer first world culture. i dunno. i could be way off. thats part of what i got from that song. sorry for such a long post fellow punknewsers.

p.s. i really like this ep.

kingofpain (March 14, 2006)

I'd say this is a better buy that Regaining Unconciousness, since all but one song on that came from War on Errorism and only two songs from this will be on the new full length. Plus it'd be cool to own just for the cover.

lol_omg_wtf_nambla (March 14, 2006)

This sounds pretty good. NOFX has aged better than pretty much any of their peers (Rancid, I'm looking at you). Is this as good a buy as Regaining Unconciousness? 'Cause that was a straight shitty buy. What I mean to ask is should I just wait for the full length?

kingofpain (March 14, 2006)

The EP's good, but unfortunately doesn't live up to the greatness of the cover.

swank (March 14, 2006)

I dig this EP.
I still get excited whenever I hear new NOFX, despite almost all of my peers being totally over them.

Can someone exclain the alleged fued between NOFX and Propaghani though? I don't listen to enough propaghandi to be clued into the other side of this supposed beef.

fallingupwards84 (March 14, 2006)

"So basically if you did the club then this is useless almost."

Honestly, a song like "Seeing Double At The Triple Rock" makes it completely worth it - and that song wasnt part of the 7 inch club

TheOneTrueBill (March 14, 2006)

Golden Boys was on the last 7" of the month, the picture disc. So basically if you did the club then this is useless almost.

fallingupwards84 (March 14, 2006)

"Might want to add that Golden Boys is a cover though"

Yes, I did forget to add that Golden Boys is a Germs cover

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

Nice Review and another quality NOFX ep.

Might want to add that Golden Boys is a cover though

Godfather (March 14, 2006)

oops, here's my score

Godfather (March 14, 2006)

if you kept listening to this band after eighth grade, then you're just like me :D

really good ep right here, lookin forward to the full length

etwiels88 (March 14, 2006)

I still haven't listened to a full NOFX album

Nap (March 14, 2006)

Well I liked it
I'm really excited about Wolves In Wolves' Clothing

Dante3000 (March 14, 2006)

I think your first line summed it up.
People who like NOFX will like this. As for the people who don't like them, nothing would convert you at this point.
-Dante
P.S. I would imagine a lot of people under 15 are NOFX fans. Even as a relatively "punk ignorant" child I knew who they were at 14.
But that's because I heard the cool kids talkin about em.
-Dante

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