NOFX's first mainstream album Liberal Animation is an interesting step into the world of punk. Originally Epitaph wanted to produce this but NOFX insisted that they would distribute the CD themselves. Of course that didn't go so well so eventually they gave into Epitaph. Here's who was in the band at the time of recording.
In 89’ NOFX was...
Fat Mike - Bass, Vox
Eric Melvin - Guitar
Eric Sandin - Drums
Now, here's the song reviews...
Shut Up Already - One of the band's greatest hits. Smooth guitar in the verses and a nice riff of Led Zeppelin's Black Dog in the end. (9/10)
Freedumb - A really cool political song, about 45 sec. Fast guitar and screaming vocals put this at the top of my list. (8.5/10)
Here Comes The Neighborhood - An acoustic start and a really thrashy chorus makes this a really punky song. That is definitely a good thing. (8/10)
A200 Club - A song about crabs. Not the animal. Still a catchy beat puts it at the top of the list. (8.5/10)
Sloppy English - My favorite song on the album. A really cool mix of messed up vocals and good guitar. The chorus is addictive! (10/10)
You Put Your Chocolate In My Peanut Butter - A cool song about an un-wanted person that always hangs around for no reason. The song is too long. But still has music talent in it. (7/10)
Mr. Jones - An OK song about God knows what. I really don't like it that much. Nut still god drums in this one so I'm forced to give it a... (8/10)
Vegetarian Mumbo Jumbo - A Ska song. Pretty well done. Cool lyrics. I'd have to say it's a... (7.5/10)
Beer Bong - The band's classic song about beer bongs. It's so good. But the music in it isn't all that great, but it's so catchy. (10/10)
Piece - A cool song about eating meat, vegetarians, and activism. Cool. Also some nice guitar here. (9/10)
I Live In A Cake - Not a very good song. Weak point in the album. Horrible. (4/10)
No Problems - An OK song with good drums. Worth a good listen. I sometimes listen to this one and I love it. Or I hate it. Kind of varies (7/10)
On The Rag - Gross. Well the song is good. The chorus is very thrashy. I like it. A lot. (9/10)
Truck Stop Blues - Stupid way to end an album. Slow acoustic song about sadness. Gay. Well not a very good end to a good album. (6/10)
Well That's it. See ya later for my next NOFX review. Or any review. It's all good.
OVERALL SCORE = (8.5/10)