NOFX Effects Punk Rockers Everywhere
This group originated in Los Angeles and was created by Fat Mike, who handles bass guitar and vocals, and Eric Melvin. When Erik Sandin and El Hefe joined the group in the 90s, the solid line up of talent was complete. By 1994, the NOFX music group had an enthusiastic fan base and their LP, "Punk in Public" shot to gold without major airplay, music industry input, or even major videos. This album has been the largest selling recording by the band and is one of their proudest achievements.
To date the music created by this band has sold more than 6.5 million records. This pushes this punk rock group into an elite musical class. As an independent band, they have managed to snare success largely on their own terms. They have even featured on Fuse TV in their own special feature, "NOFX: Backstage Passport".
The members of the band prefer to use a diverse sound that blends punk, ska, hardcore metal and skate punk into a unique sound. The songs contain sharply pointed lyrics that frequently satirize almost every issue they can unearth including sexism, racism, politics, homophobia, class structure, music industry veterans, religion, and society as a whole. It should come as no surprise that two of their biggest musical influences have been the Sex Pistols with Johnny Rotten and The Subhumans.
NOFX music and band members have long stayed far to the left of the establishment and when they began to attain musical stardom, they did not change their attitude and rebellious nature. The band denied several lucrative record deals that they felt would infringe upon their musical and personal freedom to create the sounds and songs that they want to produce and market.
The albums released by NOFX include:
o 1984: Maximum Rocknroll, which was a re-release in 1992
o 1988: Liberal Animation
o 1989: S & M Airlines
o 1991: Ribbed
o 1992: White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean
o 1994: Punk in Drublic
o 1996: Heavy Petting Zoo
o 1997: So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes
o 2000: Pump Up the Valuum
o 2003: The War on Errorism
o 2006: Wolves in Wolves' Clothing
o 2009: Coaster
Along with their albulms a host of NOFX merch has been released to satisfies their large fan base. No doubt this band will be around for a long time to come pushing the boundaries of political correctness.