This album is agreat addition to any NOFX fans collection. The first disc features an erray of rarities, covers and classic punk rock anthems that may surprise some NOFX fans, and might just please others to have it on an official disc. The second CD is a mixture of both EPs "Surfer" and "F**k The Kids". They both have one song taken off, apparently NOFX don't like treating their fans all the way and get a desire and quite possibly a boner from annoying their fans slighty.
That said, we can get onto the review. Pimps And Hookers
is the only new song you'll find on the album. The recorded it for this compilation and it will never be seen on anything else. The next few songs are just your average NOFX-style song : Great punk rock riffs with the added solo here and there, amazing vocals with cool lyrics. Electricity
makes no sense, but is always funny to listen to. Timmy The Turtle
is different, it consists of a simple one chord riff and an American-pretending-to-be-British man singing. Last Caress
is obviously by The Misfits, and this cover has done it justice. With the new ska chorus, this song will fit anybody's needs. The first CD finishes off with classics like Pump Up The Valium
and Pods And Gods
, the song about aliens. The end has a Dub mix of Eat The Meek
and a secret track Thalidomide Child
The second CD, entitled "Catching Zzz's", is very short. Coming in at just 22 minutes and with more songs than "Counting Sheep" Disc 1, this CD consists of the the 2 EPs "F**k The Kids" and "Surfer". These were only on vinyl, so NOFX released them on this compilation with 1 song missing from each to both let fans listen to the music and moan that a song is missing. "Sufer" (tracks 1-14) is the latest, and has the infamous New Happy Birthday Song"
on it. It also has some good songs like Go To Work Wasted
, Whoa On The Whoas
and Totally F**ked
which has one of the best riffs I've heard which has a marching band feel to it. "F**k The Kids" (tracks 15-25) isn't as long. The first two tracks, cleverly entitled F**k The Kids
and F**k The Kids II
together last 12 seconds, and consist of the repeated shouting of "F**k the kids!". Some of the other songs are familiar, like I'm Telling Tim
, Murder The Government
and Stranger Than Fishin'
are earlier versions of the studio ones, while there are some new songs on there are well like Posuer
, Eric Melvin VS PCP
and Two On Glue
Overall, this is a fine cd and a must have for NOFX fans who dont have record players. This cd contains most of the songs the band have done on vinyl, so the tracks are rarities in their own right. I mean, 47 songs for the price of a normal cd can't be bad. God knows why NOFX didn't release these songs on other records. I don't mind though, I got to listen to this amazing collection of covers, studios recordings, EPs and a little bit of shouting.
I give it 4/5 :):):):):upset: