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Classic Album Review: NOFX | The War on Errorism

The California skate-punk goofballs put down their beer & get serious for a change.


This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


You know times are tough when even the knuckleheads are starting to act serious.

For their umpteenth release, California skate-punk goofballs NOFX — the deep thinkers behind discs such as Punk in Drublic and White Trash, Two Heebs And A Bean — put down their tall boys for a minute and take an honest-to-Jello political stance. From The War on Errorism’s title and cover art of a clown-faced Dubya to songs like Franco Un-American and Idiots Are Taking Over — not to mention the op-ed liner notes and Bush-bashing video on the enhanced CD — this half-hour disc is the band’s most topical effort yet. Heck, the FXers even take their own fans to task on numbers like Separation Of Church And Skate and Medio-core. But don’t worry, kids; Fat Mike, El Hefe, Smelly and Melvin haven’t grown up completely. There are still plenty of their zippy odes to amputees, punk-rock love and skating sprinkled among these 14 tunes. After all, once a knucklehead, always a knucklehead, you know?


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