CD – Hand Numbered CD and Vinyl (Under the title Frisbee) Original Release Date: April 28, 2009 – Fat Wreck Chords
So eleven full length albums in and NOFX is still here. I have to say this, compared to the previous 10, sounds the most “produced.” Thanks to Bill Stevenson, who also produced the 2006 release “Wolves in Wolves Clothing.” It’s also the first Fat Wreck Chords release priced under ten bucks.
When I say it sounds “produced”, it’s not a knock. It feels like punk rock woke up and put on a suit, then pulled its bright green hair into six inch liberty spikes before stepping to the microphone.
The stand out tracks are “My Orphan Year” and “Creeping Out Sara.” These songs couldn’t be more different in subject matter. “My Orphan Year” is the tale of Fat Mike losing both parents in the same year: Watching his mother slowly die from cancer, and getting news of his absentee father’s death while drunk after a show. The song has an odd beauty to it. “Creeping Out Sara” makes me laugh every time I hear it. It’s the comical story of meeting Sara (of Tegan and Sara) backstage in Germany.
Overall the album is solid, It’s not anther “White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean” but it’s worth your ten bucks (plus the cover art is cool). Swing by Fat Wreck Chords and check it out.
“We Called it America” (Opens with a quote from Glengarry Glen Ross)
“My Orphan Year”
“Blasphemy (The Victimless Crime)”
“Creeping Out Sara” (Appears as “Creeping Out Tegan” on Frisbee)
“Eddie, Bruce and Paul”
“Best God in Show”
“Suits and Ladders”
“The Agony of Victory”
“I Am an Alcoholic”
“One Million Coasters”
Review by Bobbie Winchell