NOFX
Heavy Petting Zoo


4.0
excellent

Review

by rancidpunk USER (1 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 26 replies


Release Date: 1996 | Tracklist


Artist-NOFX
Fat Mike-bass,vox
Erik Melvin-guitar
El Hefe-Guitar
Smelly-drums
released-1996 (epitaph)
Favourite songs:
-Philthy phil Philanthropist
-Bleeding heart disease
-The Black and White
-Drop the world
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This was NOFX's 6th studio album, a follow up to the widley popular Punk in Drublic, this cd was a somewhat faster and stranger side of NOFX, with weird sounding lyrics and progressive bass and guitar.Heres what i thought of each song on the album:

1.Hobophobic(scared of bums): This is definatley a good start to the album, with a fast bassline at the beggining and funny lyrics, this is a typical NOFX sounding song that almost everyone can like. 4.5/5

2.Philthy Phil Philanthropist: A very catchy ska/punk song with a fun bassline, this is definatley my favourite song on the album, fun to listen to and also has good lyrics. 5/5

3.Freedom Lika Shopping Cart: This is probably the worst song on the album in my opinion, i still like it but compared to the others, it comes up short, this song had god lyrics but just didnt sound like the kind of song most NOFX fans are familiar with, this song is listenable but there are just better ones on the album. 2.5/5

4.Bleeding Heart Disease:This song was weird to me, at first listen i didnt like it much, but now its one of my favourites and i love it and consider it one of the best on the album, i guess this song just needs to grow on you. Good lyrics and typical NOFX instrument playing. 4/5

5.Hotdog In A Hallway: This is one of the songs that make this album a weird one, funny but weird lyrics this song is about being in love with a "bigger" than average girl and has a weird sound to it compared to other NOFX songs, but it is still one of my favourites.4/5

6.Release The Hostages:I liked this song, its about being lonely and turning to alcohol for a way out. A very agressive/cool bassline at the begginning and a cool sound to the song overall.3.5/5

7.Liza:This is one strange song.I still am not sure what exactly its about, i think its about a lesbian who goes from a hardcore sex addict back to a normal person, but im still not sure.Cool sound and is one of the songs that make this record what it is.3.5/5

8.Whats The Matter With Kids Today?: I just plain do not like this song, i dont know what it is but i just dont like the sound of it, or the way Mike sings in it, this album is full of songs different to their past ones but this one may be just a little too different.I liked the lyrics though.2.5/5

9.Love Story:This song grew on me, another song that takes a few listens before totally likeable. A slow build up with strange lyrics to an explosive ending, good song, very similar to the song Reeko off of Punk in Drublic.4/5

10.The Black and White:Once again another song that needs to grow on a person, very strange lyrics but they made me think. I really liked the guitars in this one and the overall sound of the song, one of my favourites.4.5/5

11.Whatever Didi Wants:This was a very fun song to me, i love the lyrics because they are realistic "i wouldnt climb the highest mountain,might get a blister,but almost anything" a feel good song and i liked it alot.4/5

12.August 8th: Strange song, i dont really know what its about, i think this song could have many meanings and it depends on listener interpretation, sort of slow but also has some heavier parts, i also liked this song alot.4/5

13.Drop The World: This is one amazing song, i liked everything about this one, it had good instrument playing (aswell as some trombone in there) and some really great lyrics that anyone could relate to in my opinion, this song was a great way to end the album, it fit perfectly, definatly a favourite.5/5

Well that is how i saw this CD. Id say anyone who liked any of NOFX's ealier or older work will love this CD, at first it will seem strange but this Cd will definatly grow on you. If you like any of the following you will like this for sure:

Punk in Drublic
Ribbed
White Trash Two Heebs and a Bean
So Long and Thanks For All the Shoes

Overall i give this cd a 4/5, a must own for any fans of NOFX.

This was my first review so i hope i did a good job :)


user ratings (369)
3.4
great

Comments:Add a Comment 
brycey
March 19th 2004


205 Comments


Man that review sucked harder than you on a Saturday night.













You know I'm kidding.

Kickass review! "Philthy Phil Philanthropist" and "Whatever Didi Wants" are my favourite songs. :thumb:

4/5

i_am_zombie_jesus
April 4th 2005


8 Comments


My friend lent me this album a little while back and it is awsome philthy phil philanthropist and hotdog in a hallway always makes me laugh.

JRV
February 10th 2006


5 Comments


August 8th is about Jerry Garcia's death, and hippies

smokersdieyounger
May 8th 2006


672 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

NOFX are hippies in denial.



This ones grower for a NOFX album, but saying that, I got it this morning and Ive listened three times.

metallicaman8
May 9th 2006


4677 Comments


NOFX are over-rated in my opinion

salton4444
May 9th 2006


2 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

NOFX is awsome, and this is a great album, not as good as some but either way really good

and nice review





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kno_kontrol
May 9th 2006


448 Comments


sorry to disagree with you all, but that was a stinker of a review. Each track description was very sparce, and repetitive. You liking the album has really nothing to do with whether everyone else will like it. Really, really stupid review. It was brain numbingly bad. Actually talk about what the songs sound like as opposed to 'this is a ska punk song' or the really idiotic 'this song doesnt sound like other NOFX songs'. That tells the reader nothing, because loads of artists dont sound like NOFX. I could interpret that statement as "it sounds like madonna/chumbawumba/weezer/metallica". This review was extremely fan-boyish as well.



kno_kontrol
May 9th 2006


448 Comments


sorry to disagree with you all, but that was a stinker of a review. Each track description was very sparce, and repetitive. You liking the album has really nothing to do with whether everyone else will like it. Really, really stupid review. It was brain numbingly bad. Actually talk about what the songs sound like as opposed to 'this is a ska punk song' or the really idiotic 'this song doesnt sound like other NOFX songs'. That tells the reader nothing, because loads of artists dont sound like NOFX. I could interpret that statement as "it sounds like madonna/chumbawumba/weezer/metallica". This review was extremely fan-boyish as well.



metallicaman8
May 9th 2006


4677 Comments


I didn't find this review to be fan-boyish. He rated it a 4, which is pretty high in my opinion, but still a reasonable rating. He commented that some songs were bad, like the one he gave a 2.5, while most fanboys refuse to aknowledge that anything by the band they like is bad.

TurnTheOtherWay
May 9th 2006


459 Comments


I can never find this thing. Same with White Trash Two Heebs and a Bean and Ribbed.
Damn Best Buy...

metallicaman8
May 9th 2006


4677 Comments


hahaha, I saw this at a future shop the other day. If you have a future shop, check there

smokersdieyounger
May 10th 2006


672 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

White trash... is probs my favourite, but I dont have ribbed or ..the shoes

random
June 19th 2011


2772 Comments


Hot Dog In A Hall Way is my favorite here, although Philthy Phil Philantropist wins too.

Digging: Envy - All the Footprints You've Ever Left and the Fear Expecting Ahead

Satellite
June 19th 2011


25867 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

this is a really bad review. i might do a better one but probably not.



used to get high in the parking lot to this in hs.

TomArnoldsArmpit
June 29th 2011


3081 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This still rules. Philthy Phil is great.

Satellite
June 29th 2011


25867 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

there's something grand about being nothin'. there's something lame about being grand.

TomArnoldsArmpit
June 29th 2011


3081 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

bleh, bleh bleh!

lynit
August 7th 2011


39 Comments


pretty solid album. it's got more of a 90s/00s punk vibe than punk in drublic does.

SkaCali1991
December 5th 2013


414 Comments


Excited for this album though

SkaCali1991
December 5th 2013


414 Comments


Not sure if their best one



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