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NOFX is an American punk rock band it was formed 1983 in Los Angles and now it has moved to Sans Francisco.The band had following three members before splitting up1. Fat Mike Singer and Bassist2. Erik Sandin Drummer3. Eric Melvin played guitarIn 1991 after trying different line ups El Hefe is now playing lead guitar and trumpet. Following is the band's career and achievements throughout the period of time:
Don Bolles produced the first recording of NOFX in 1983 it did not sell any copies. They released their self-titled debut EP NOFX on Mystic Records in 1985, which was later re-released in 1992. For a year, Erik Sandin left the band. In 1986, the band released So What if We're on Mystic! Dave Casillas joined the band on second guitar in 1987 and was featured on the EP Can Suck on This, attacking the PMRC's campaign for music censorship.
They recorded Liberal Animation in 1988. The title and some of the album's lyrics mocked vegetarianism and animal rights, Fat Mike became a vegetarian after writing the Liberal Animation album. The album was re-released in 1991 on Gurewitz's label Epitaph Records. NOFX had signed to Epitaph by 1989, releasing their second album S&M Airlines. In 1990 they released Ribbed. In 1991 the band underwent many changes but three original members reunited again.
On March 14, 2006, the EP Never Trust a Hippy was released. This EP was followed on April 18 by the full-length album Wolves in Wolves' Clothing. On September 12, 2006, the video game EA Sports NHL07 was released, featuring Wolves in Wolves' Clothing on its soundtrack, produced by Bill Stevenson and Fat Mike.
In January 2007, the band recorded three nights of shows in San Francisco, California, for an upcoming live album entitled They've Actually Gotten Worse Live, set to be released in November 2007. The album was considered boggiest, drunkest, funniest, best sounding recording ever by the band.
Music style and influences
The band's sound is miscellaneous of melodic hardcore, skate punk, and other music genres. Their lyrics generally mock issues such as politics, society, various subcultures, racism, the music industry, and religion. They refer to their influences as Adrenalin O.D., Rich Kids on LSD, The Sex Pistols, and The Sub humans.
Relationship with the Media
For years the band has sanctioned to very few interviews and has only made a few music videos. That means they do not need any more exposure. In recent years Fat Mike has consented to more interviews. The band has also refused permission for their music videos to be played on MTV, VH1, and similar music channels, although they made a live appearance on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien in 2004.
NOFX has released almost 10 studio full lengths, 15 EPs, and about 7' singles. The group has independently sold over 60 million records worldwide.