Friday, October 05, 2007

NOFX - 1992 - The Longest Line (EP)

1 The Death of John Smith Fat Mike, Hefe 3:51
2 The Longest Line Fat Mike 2:04
3 Stranded Fat Mike 2:08
4 Remnants Fat Mike 2:59
5 Kill All the White Man Fat Mike, Hefe 2:48

Review by Mike DaRonco
It's easy to see why a million suburban punk bands out there are heavily influenced by NOFX. The music is incredibly tight, the humor is off the wall, and they have no intentions in hiding the fact that they don't take a thing seriously. But the punch line is that they all make a living off this band, so go figure. Released between Ribbed and White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean, The Longest Line documents two firsts for NOFX: not only does it feature the debut of guitarist El Hefe, but it's also the first release on their Fat Wreck Chords label. As for the music, it's as tight and fast as ever with lots of added harmonies — most notably on "Stranded" — and a sarcastic sense of humor, most of which can be found on the ska parody "Kill All the White Man."



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