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Music: NOFX
NOFX is a Punk Rock band from Los Angeles, California. They have 12 albums. Their members are as follows: Fat Mike (Michael Burkett) on bass and lead vocals, El Hefe (Aaron Abeyta) on lead guitar, Eric Melvin on rhythm guitar, and Erik Sandin on drums. Scott Sellers, Scott Aldahl, Dave Allen, Dave Casillas, and Steve Kidwiller were previous members in NOFX, however Fat Mike and Eric Melvin have both been there since they formed NOFX in 1983.

Discography:
  • Liberal Animation (1988)
  • S&M Airlines (1989)
  • Ribbed (1991)
  • Maximum Rocknroll (compilation album of demos, 1992)
  • White Trash, Two Heebs, and a Bean (1992)
  • Punk in Drublic (1994)
  • I Heard They Suck Live! (live album, 1995)
  • Heavy Petting Zoo (1996)
  • So Long And Thanks For All The Shoes (1997)
  • Pump Up The Valuum (2000)
  • 45 Or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough To Go On Our Other Records (compilation album, 2002)
  • The War On Errorism (2003)
  • The Greatest Songs Ever Written (By Us!) (greatest hits album, 2004)
  • Wolves in Wolves' Clothing (2006)
  • They've Actually Gotten Worse Live! (live album, 2007)
  • Coaster (2009)
  • Self Entitled (2012)


Tropes that apply to this band:

  • Bestiality Is Depraved/Contemptible Cover: The cover to Heavy Petting Zoo depicts a man cuddling in a...rather interesting way with a lamb. Then there's the cover of Eating Lamb, depicting him in a 69 position...make note that the album has no references to bestiality, nor animals or zoos in general, at all.
  • Divided States of America: "Leaving Jesusland"
  • Epic Rocking: "The Decline" runs for over a whopping 18 minutes.
  • Eye Scream: The song "Stickin' in my Eye"
  • Intentionally Awkward Title: "Don't Call Me White" and White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean
    • Also, "Heavy Petting Zoo"
  • Lead Bassist: Fat Mike is a Type B.
  • Long Runner Lineup: Type 2, as the band's lineup has been the same since 1991.
  • N-Word Privileges. Their White Trash, Two Heebs, and a Bean album. The album's name actually refers to the members of the band, with El Hefe being the "bean", the "two heebs" (heebs being short for Hebrews, as in Jewish people) being Fat Mike and Eric Melvin, and "white trash" being Erik Sandin. According to the CD notes, this was a retreat from the original working title of White Trash, Two Kikes, and a Spic which their parents objected to.
  • Ironic Nickname: Fat Mike is not very fat.
  • Obligatory Bondage Song: A surprising amount of their songs are about S&M.
  • Prison Rape: A character in "The Decline" is raped after being incarcerated for a marijuana-related misdemeanor. He soon commits suicide by asphyxiation.
  • Protest Song: "The Decline" again.
    • During the Bush administration the band noticeably became more political in their songs. Fat Mike also produced two compilations in 2004 entitled Rock Against Bush for his label Fat Wreck Chords.
  • Pun-Based Title: Heavy Petting Zoo and The War on Errorism.
  • Self-Deprecation. NOFX's two live albums I Heard They Suck Live! and They've Actually Gotten Worse Live!
    • The album Coaster reference the bands opinion that you would get better use out of it using it as such. The Vinyl version of the album is entitled Frisbee.
  • Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll
  • Spoonerism. Liberal Animation and Punk in Drublic
  • Stage Name. El Hefe and Fat Mike.
  • Three Chords and the Truth
  • Too Dumb to Live: We threw gasoline on the fire and now we have stumps for arms and no eyebrows

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alternative title(s): NOFX
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