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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.