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NOFX / Mad Caddies / Frenzal Rhomb

NOFX/Mad Caddies/Frenzal Rhomb: Live in Pontiac, MILive in Pontiac, MI (2002)
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Reviewer Rating: 5


Contributed by: idiot_revolutionidiot_revolution
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On Friday, March 22, 2002 I attended what could be one of the best shows I've been to in my 3 years in the punk scene. Slated to play that night were Fabulous Disaster, Frenzal Rhomb, Mad Caddies, and one of the first punk bands I ever got into, NOFX. First to go on was Fabulous Disaster, whom I .


On Friday, March 22, 2002 I attended what could be one of the best shows I've been to in my 3 years in the punk scene. Slated to play that night were Fabulous Disaster, Frenzal Rhomb, Mad Caddies, and one of the first punk bands I ever got into, NOFX.

First to go on was Fabulous Disaster, whom I missed due to the bastard security guards feeling me up. The next band I was extremely anxious to see, Frenzal Rhomb, from Sydney, Australia. I learned of this band from an extremely good compilation put out by Fat Wreck Chords--"Survival of the Fattest", I suggest you pick it up. They came on and after their first song I just had to go in the pit. The pits were pretty good, and their set was filled with Fat Wreck Chords-esque punk rock.

The next band to play was the Mad Caddies. I'm not really into their shitty ska/punk sounds, and didn't particularly care for their set so I wont even write about it.

Now onto the meat and potatoes of the show: NOFX!!!!! NOFX came out; El Hefe, Fat Mike, Eric Melvin, and Smelly. They were a little upset about having to go on so god damn early, approximately 7:20, so they decided they'd play a special set for us. Their "special" set was quite an idea; they would play from slow to fast, starting with all their slower, reggae-like songs and work their way up to their ultra fast pop punk we know them for.

During the middle of the set, where they played their mid-tempo stuff, Fat Mike proclaimed that the next song was the best song he ever wrote. They launched into a track from the NOFX/Rancid split EP, Olympia, WA, and the crowd went fuckin nuts and sung along to every word. Fat Mike then went on a little political rant about how he hates George W. Bush, then began to play a portion of a new song he wrote called "Idiot son of an asshole". This song was pure genius and I sure hope someone bootlegged it.

They ended their set with an extended version of "A Theme From a NOFX Album" and members of the other bands jumped on stage to sing backup. All in all I left the show not feeling ripped off at all, and with a giant grin on my face. The only thing that made me a little perturbed was the fact they didn't have any vinyl, and as an avid record collector this just sucks.

 


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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.
evildeadalive (April 7, 2002)

You are 100% correct my friend.

Anonymous (April 6, 2002)

Submissions like this only reinforce my belief that the punknews staff needs to NOT print every piece of garbage that gets submitted.

Anonymous (April 4, 2002)

You think the Mad Caddies suck?! Must...refrain...from....shit talking....krowdsurf

Anonymous (April 4, 2002)

Don't overlook the Caddies. They're not bad at all; keep your ears open next time.
--ChiefGuido

Anonymous (April 4, 2002)

"Idiot Son of an Asshole"

Yeah, that certainly sounds like it would be classified as "pure genius." Let me guess:

I hate Bush
He's an idiot
He's an asshole
His dad was an asshole
I hate Bush

Actually, I hope that's not how it goes. I could be a millionaire with a song like that!

Anonymous (April 4, 2002)

I am so glad someone else hailed NOFX as "pop-punk" and notthing else because thats what they are... all you people that hate pop punk are being hypocritical when you hail NOFX as the most super punk band ever. They play pop-punk songs but have a punk attitude.

Anonymous (April 4, 2002)

You're just mad cuz at the caddies cuz the whole badn slept with your mom. Mad Caddies rule!

Anonymous (April 4, 2002)

Nofx and Frenzal Rhomb did an Australian tour recently and Mad Caddies also toured last year with the Rhomb. Both tours were excellent and it's great to see Frenzal are doing an excellent job in the states.

Anonymous (April 4, 2002)

Yeah, this show was at Clutch Cargo's in Pontiac Mi. Funny how NOFX told the same jokes at every show...Something that fat mike has bashed other bands for doing. Oh well, you kids don't seem to care.

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