Friday, August 13, 2010
NOFX: THE LONGEST EP
The Longest EP
Rolling Stone won't kick up a fuss. Howard Stern won't mention it. And David Letterman won't invite them over to play. But you know what, fuck 'em! There's no stopping NOFX. Due out August 17, The Longest EP isn't an EP at all. It's an hour-long, 30 song collection of EP tracks, "out of print stuff," rarities and previously unreleased outtakes, from 1987 to 2009.
It's like a collector's-only sequel to their 2002 release 45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough to Go On Our Other Records. And for NOFX historians, the EP cover, designed by "the same dude that illustrated the cover of The Longest Line," looks like a big fat pencil crayon reunion party. Everyone's there, from Timmy the Turtle and Nubs, to Hippy Jesus and Cokie the Clown.
"NOFX, recycling the same music for 25 years..."
Basically, Fat Mike's put The Longest Line, The P.M.R.C Can Suck This, Never Trust A Hippy, Cokie the Clown, 13 Stitches, a bit of Regaining Unconsciousness and a bunch of rare tracks that weren't good enough for 45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough to Go On Our Other Records together, for your easy digestion. Tying up loose ends so you don't have to.
Love 'em or hate 'em, or feel indifferently about 'em, it's NOFX! And The Longest EP's a nice trip down memory lane with a few tasty surprises. Shit, I guess it beats actually band practicing. And I bet the vinyl version looks awesome!
"I'll never fly S&M Airlines again..."
Order The Longest EP from Fat Wreck