Pump Up the Valuum

Pump Up the Valuum

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by NOFX
     
 

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On PUMP UP THE VALUUM, NOFX abandon their ska bent and focus on what they do best -- poppin' pills and rocking out fast and furious. Perhaps the band got all of their self-indulgence out of their system with the epic 18-minute punk song "The Decline" (released in 1999 as a stand-alone single). Whatever the reason, PUMP UP THE VALUUM bursts

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On PUMP UP THE VALUUM, NOFX abandon their ska bent and focus on what they do best -- poppin' pills and rocking out fast and furious. Perhaps the band got all of their self-indulgence out of their system with the epic 18-minute punk song "The Decline" (released in 1999 as a stand-alone single). Whatever the reason, PUMP UP THE VALUUM bursts at the seams with 14 high-impact songs that clock in at two to three minutes each. As speedy and voluble as songs such as "And Now for Something Completely Similar" and "What's the Matter with Parents Today" are, catchy vocal harmonies and a strong sense of melody prevent NOFX from sounding simply angry. In fact, the band exhibit more crass humor than ever on songs such as "My Vagina," which is about a transsexual coming to terms with his/her new "parts." And NOFX have never been as candid about their penchant for recreational pharmaceuticals as on "Herojuana" and "Pharmacist's Daughter" ("I'm in love with her, the pharmacist's daughter/She's got my love/I get her drugs"). PUMP UP THE VALUUM is an unapologetic call for partiers and punkers to unite and raise a little hell.

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All Music Guide - Curtis Zimmermann
Longtime fans of independent punk giants NOFX will be happy that for Pump Up the Valuum the band changed absolutely nothing about their sound. All the songs follow the group's now standard three-chord punk style with witty songs that rip on the world around them. The most notable tracks are those that take aim at the music business. "Dinosaurs Will Die" is about the impending change in the music industry with the MP3 explosion, while "Stanger Than Fishin'" (an obvious knock on former label mates Bad Religion's song "Stranger Than Fiction") goes after industry phonies. The album also contains some of the band's signature gross-out tunes "Lousie" and "My Vagina." While not as good as Punk in Drublic or The Longest Line, it should satisfy most punk fans' cravings.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/13/2000
Label:
Epitaph / Ada
UPC:
0045778658428
catalogNumber:
86584
Rank:
74220

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Pump Up the Valuum 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think the title got many meenings,like take the valium and you will feel fine,give a shot to valium,or just pump up the valium