The new NOFX is the best punk rock album in ages - that would be "Self-Entitled" and it's on Fat Wreck Chords. The first song, "72 Hookers" is pretty much, everything you need to know about the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, the Taliban and all those idiotic jihadis and their perpetually losing battle with the clock. Ever notice how Mullah Omar has his Taliban toadies focused on destroying schools? Ignorant teenagers who have never been with a woman - for them, dates grow on trees - make the best suicide bombers, especially when promised 72 virgins, on their way to turning back the clock to 675 or when the Prophet was still alive. Anyway, Fat Mike, turns it all around a bit and in the process, reveals to us all how close world peace could really be. I can't say more in a family newspaper and hope to be back next week. The rest is funny pop punk with wise guy lyrics as presented by a bunch of pros.
Rock 'n' Roll Call: NOFX - Self-Entitled
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Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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