Release date: 2012Sep11
Label: Fat Wreck Chords
NoFX are at it again with yet another release with a catchy title. Glossing over “72 Hookers”, I found joy in “I Believe in Goddess”. Fast and furious with no apologies. “Ronnie & Mags” refers to the romance between Ronnie “Ray-gun” and Maggie Thatcher. Other standouts include “She Didn’t Lose Her Baby” (totally unlike NoFX), “Secret Society” (it could refer to either BDSM or the Illuminati, who knows?), “Down With The Ship” (great lyrics about a wayward captain going down with his ship), “I’ve Got One Jealous Again, Again” (references to Misfits, Black Flag, The Spits, Fugazi, Neurosis, The Lookouts, etc and it’s melllowwwww) and “X-Mas Has Been X’ed” (perfect song to play around Xmas time!).
As some bands age, their music goes down the shitter. Not the case here, even if the sound is tired in spots. The lyrics are slightly more mature and the poppy/ska edge is long gone. Fat Mike should call up Joey Shithead and do a “Punk Rock Nursing Home Tour” (and I mean this in a good way!).
Try: 2, 4,5,8,11,12