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from: Adam
Perth, 0 - Australia
April 18, 2000

Hey Guys, Nothing personal but why in hells name would you choose to play in Darwin and not other Aussie states??!!

We try to play new places. Last time in aussie we played perth, this time we played Darwin. In New Zealand we played Wellington instead of Christchurch, where we played last time. We just try to play as many different places as we can, but we can't get everywhere everytime.

Fat Mike


from: Paul
Christchurch, 0 - New Zealand
April 14, 2000

How do you guys decide on your setlist?

actually we keep setlists from every city we play so that when we go back to that city we can play totally different songs. Course we gotta play the faves.

Fat Mike


from: Amy
Hull, 0 - United Kingdom
April 14, 2000

My boyfriend is in a recently formed band with kids at his college. It contains one goth on bass, hairy one on lead guitar called rob, normal drummer (aren't they always)called ben, pierced singer and my spikey haired boyfriend also called rob doing rhythm. They have decided to call the band "white goth, 2 robs and a ben". Tell them not to.

DON'T DO THAT

Fat Mike


from: Jesse
East Bay, CA - United States
April 06, 2000

How in the hell do you guys manage to stay off the mainstream. Theres this kid at my school who tried to request you guys on the radio and he asked me why NOFX stuff isn't owned by radio. I laughed but i started to wonder just how can you stay away from that stuff when you guys keep on getting more and more popular? oh yeah, how did you all get to be so ugly? were you beaten with ugly sticks or repeatidly vomited upon?

Staying out of the mainstream is kinda easy. You just gotta make a choice, and not let others make choices for you. We're not on MTV cuz we don't make videos. We're not in any big magazines cuz we don't do interviews. Radio plays us sometimes, but mostly college stations. But being popular and being mainstream are 2 totally different things that can be kept separate. You just have to make the decision to keep them separate. Like Dexter says," you gotta keep em separated". ha ha

Fat Mike


from: Nick
Flint, MI - United States
March 18, 2000

Hey Fat Mike, you mentioned that you dont like some of your older stuff like s/m airlines cuz you think your singing was off-key. would you ever consider rerecording any of your older stuff now that youve gotten better?

nah, that would be lame. Suicidal did that and it was dumb.

Fat Mike


from: Juan
0 - Mexico
March 10, 2000

How many copies of HOFX exist, its really hard to find?

8,000, don't try too hard to find it, it's not very good.

Fat Mike


from: Shane
Gothenburg, 0 - Sweden
March 09, 2000

Who smokes most weed in the band?

I believe that it's a close contest between El Hefe and Me, Fat Mike has been known to smoke on a rare occasion.

Eric Melvin


from: Tina
Grassau, 0 - Germany
March 09, 2000

Where are you guys living at the moment? Is it still like that, that some of you live in LA and some in San Francisco..... How do you manage to practice and stuff like that?

Hefe lives in Humboldt county, I live in San Francisco, and both Eric's live in L.A. Practice? After playing together for 16 years, we don't practice. Seriously, we practice about 3 or 4 times a year. Thats enough.

Fat Mike


from:
0 - United States
March 08, 2000

i was just wondering if your new album was going to be sold in wal mart as well, that way i wouldn't have to go to an independant music store. i would much rather go give my money to a souless corporation than to someone who needs my business.sorry about the malice,but it hurts to see your new albums being sold next to the backdoor boys and spicegirls... does any of that bother any of you?? are you aiming for that kind of fan??? THANX MUCH concerned fan

actually, our new album will not be sold at walmart or kmart or any huge chain store. apparently they didn't like the cover or the lyrics. then they asked us if we were going to do a G-rated version like BLINK 182. needless to say none of those stores will be carrying the new record. I would prefer if everybody bought our records from indy stores, but a lot of people who live in small towns just don't have any choice. if there is only one record store in town, unless you have a computer and a credit card, you're going to that store.

Fat Mike


from: Don
Santa Cruz, CA - United States
March 01, 2000

Im a jew who plays death metal guitar and some white trash video games such as Twisted Metal 2.(pointless information about myself) Anyways Ive noticed that your music, at least in my eyes has alot in common with heavy metal in terms of the technical intricacies of the riffs and the sometimes complex song arrangements. Were you guys influenced by metal at all?

word, no im sayin. i ite gone EL HEFE

El Hefe


from: Matt
Prescott, AZ - United States
March 01, 2000

Are these people you sing about(i.e. bob, billy, jerry) actual people you know or just people made up for the song?

They're real people but their names have been changed to protect the guilty, and i embelished the stories a wee bit.

Fat Mike


from: Mike
Tooele, UT - United States
March 01, 2000

THIS ONE IS FOR FATTY. WHAT KIND OF BASSES AND STRINGS DO YOU USE?? I LOVE YOUR SOUND IT KICKS ASS. ANYWAY YOU GUYS ARE MY ALLTIME FAVORITE BAND. DON'T QUIT PUTTING SHIT OUT.

Fender basses and Ernie Ball strings cuz they give em to me free.

Fat Mike


from: Joseph
CA - United States
February 29, 2000

what the hell was el hefe doing before he joined NOFx? he was probably in a el lay gang, right?

well, it's like this homie,before nofx, i was crustin in hollywood. trying to make ends meet. panhandelin, digin in dumpsters for bottles and cans to work up some food. and a lot of hustle. got fed for free every sunday at the coaconut teaser on sunset. marco was the door guy and he kinda took care of us.hey man. i would sneak in a plastic bag, fill it up with hot dogs, take that shit home and put it in the freezer, and live off that shit for a week. no im sayin. when rent was do, and all i had was about 25 dollars,me and my room mate "gum drop louie" would buy cheap sodas, put them in a foam ice chest with ice, and sell them on santa monica beach for a dollar a piece. hey dude, that shit realy works. just don't get cought by the patroll guys in those trucks. no im sayin bro. i ite, gone EL HEFE

El Hefe


from: Daren
TX - United States
February 29, 2000

In that photo gallery, wheres 89-92? were you too drunk to take pictures?

I have some of those in my garage, I just haven't dug them up yet. Do you really want to see them?

Eric Melvin


from: Rob
0 - United Kingdom
February 29, 2000

Do you hate England in general or is it just London? If its just London then good, cos I hate it down there as well. Its better up north cos the people are friendlier ( and we can hold our ale better!)

I love england.(except for the food) I really like London too, It's just that there's always a bunch of idiot punkers who spit on us there, so we decided not to play there anymore. I seriosly hate being spit on when I'm playing(or any other time), and it's a good way to get the flu or hepititus. If there was one reason why I would quit playing live with NOFX it would be because of spit.

Fat Mike


from: Skott
WA - United States
February 29, 2000

Hey this might be personal, but who is Erin? A lot of Fat Wreck bands thank Fat Mike and Erin. Is she your wife?

yeah, she's my wife, and she runs fat wreck chords, and she's hot too!

Fat Mike


from: Joe
MI - United States
February 29, 2000

I just read the lyrics to the Decline and I was fucking blown away, its a fucking masterpiece. My question is, do you think that since the battle is one that we can't win we shouldn't do anything about it and just ignore it? Or were you just using satire to make a point that we should do something about it, and start a fucking revolution?

I'm not saying we should start a revolution, but I do think that each of us has to take responsibility for our actions. there are plenty of things that are fucked up that can be fixed. You don't need revolution, but a little evolution would be nice.

Fat Mike


from: Milf
CA - United States
February 29, 2000

you write a lot of songs about lesbians.when are you going to write a song called bruce and larry about gay men?

THAT'S FUNNY CUZ ONE OF MY GAY FRIENDS ASKS ME THE SAME QUESTION ALL THE TIME. THE THING IS , IS THAT I'M TERRIBLY OBSESSED WITH LESBIANS, AND ALTHOUGH I THINK HOMOSEXUALITY IS PRETTY COOL, I JUST DON'T HAVE THE DESIRE TO SING ABOUT TWO GUYS. IT'S JUST NOT SOMETHING I WANNA SING ABOUT. BUT IF YOU CHECK OUT THE SONG "THE BLACK AND WHITE" ON HEAVY PETTING ZOO, YOU WILL NOTICE THAT THE FIRST HALF IS ABOUT A REPRESSED GAY MAN LIVING IN SMALL TOWN USA. THAT'S SOMETHIN.

Fat Mike


from: Mike
TX - United States
February 29, 2000

Out of curiousity, why aren't you using the domain nofx.com instead of this long ass domain name?

cuz, some assneck from Santa Barbara registered NOFX. com before we did, and now he wants us to give him a shit load of money for it. It sucks, but what can you do?

Fat Mike


from: Chad
Waldrick, NJ - United States
February 24, 2000

wut wuz the absolute first song u guys made for no nofx ?

I wrote a song called 'Take Part', Mike had a song, but I can't remember what it was called. The first song we ever recorded was called 'Ant Attack'. That was a very early song for us and it appeared on a Mystic Records compilation.

Eric Melvin


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