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Never Trust a Hippy
     

Never Trust a Hippy

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by NOFX
 
Released just a month prior to their 2006 full-length, Wolves in Wolves' Clothing, Never Trust a Hippy served as just a little snack to tide over hungry fans waiting for NOFX's first proper studio album since 2003's War on Errorism. That doesn't mean

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Released just a month prior to their 2006 full-length, Wolves in Wolves' Clothing, Never Trust a Hippy served as just a little snack to tide over hungry fans waiting for NOFX's first proper studio album since 2003's War on Errorism. That doesn't mean, however, that the band haphazardly threw together this EP merely for kicks. On the contrary, Fat Mike and crew have packed six songs into 13 minutes of cutting observation and criticism. On "The Marxist Brothers," the band uses a backdrop that recalls the Clash's "London Calling" to underline ironic remarks about contemporary anarchists ("I get frequent flyer mileage and a booklet of upgrades/So next time I visit the Third World I won't have to fly second class"). Religious overtones also dot the entire release, with a rebellious, drug-taking Jesus resurrected to beat up Mel Gibson and collect his royalty checks in "I'm Going to Hell for This One," while the acoustic "You're Wrong" lets all right-wing and religious folk know their interpretation of the Bible and attitudes toward other issues are, well, wrong. Not for the uptight or conservative -- after all, the album artwork depicts NOFX kicking it and getting drunk with Jesus -- if this EP is any indication of their upcoming album, fans should be met with something rather tasty.

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Release Date:
03/14/2006
Label:
Fat Wreck Chords
UPC:
0751097070826
catalogNumber:
708

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One world really sums up this EP... unimpressive. It seems like NOFX is trying to make a serious political statement (anti-religion, anti-government), however they fall short... Note that this isn't like earlier albums, where they lacked a serious input on purpose (gone are the days of great songs like 'Please play this song on the radio', 'Happy Guy', and 'All Outta Angst', or so this EP makes me think) but this is NOFX really trying to say something... however they fail to provide any kind of statistic beyond their own opinions (ie. 'You're Wrong' seems to be Fat Mike's personal opinion on what he thinks is wrong, but without any stated reasoning behind it, so that regardless of whether you agree with him or not, the song doesn't provide anything you can cite) But the egotistical soundoff doesn't stop there, 'Everything in Moderation (Especially Moderation)' breaks away from the careless attitude the band once put into their songs with the two lines "When your band has been a band longer than the Ramones//And critics coin you the punk rock Rolling Stones". Wow. So in short, NOFX seems to have severely bought into the anti-religious anti-government movement without much thought for their lyrical writing, resulting in some very badly written songs... albeit well played. Anyhow, I'm still hopefully awaiting another great album like 'So Long', although this isn't going to stop me from picking up the upcoming LP, I'm doubting the qualitiy of it... but until then, judgement is reserved on 'Wolves in Wolves clothing' regards, a severely dissapointed longtime listener