19 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Recorded over two nights in January 1995 at the Roxy in West Hollywood, I Heard They Suck Live!! is as important to NOFX’s career as any of its studio albums. Packed from front to back with the band’s best songs to that time, this works as a greatest-hits set while showing the development of the band’s songwriting. Where its studio albums mixed glorious rock songs with buffoonish interludes—self-effacement has always been an integral part of NOFX’s mission—this live document offers only the finest cuts of rock. Though NOFX never had a radio hit to match Green Day or The Offspring, it’s arguable that NOFX had a deeper well of classic and much beloved pop-punk anthems. Among the favorites here are “Linoleum,” "Moron Brothers,” “Soul Doubt,” “Bob,” “Nowhere,” and “The Brews.” The satirical “Punk Guy” becomes particularly relevant in this context as the band is forced to deal with the more obnoxious elements in its audience. “Man, last night they threw ice; now they’re throwing lit cigarettes,” says Fat Mike at the start of the recording. “That’s not cool.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Recorded over two nights in January 1995 at the Roxy in West Hollywood, I Heard They Suck Live!! is as important to NOFX’s career as any of its studio albums. Packed from front to back with the band’s best songs to that time, this works as a greatest-hits set while showing the development of the band’s songwriting. Where its studio albums mixed glorious rock songs with buffoonish interludes—self-effacement has always been an integral part of NOFX’s mission—this live document offers only the finest cuts of rock. Though NOFX never had a radio hit to match Green Day or The Offspring, it’s arguable that NOFX had a deeper well of classic and much beloved pop-punk anthems. Among the favorites here are “Linoleum,” "Moron Brothers,” “Soul Doubt,” “Bob,” “Nowhere,” and “The Brews.” The satirical “Punk Guy” becomes particularly relevant in this context as the band is forced to deal with the more obnoxious elements in its audience. “Man, last night they threw ice; now they’re throwing lit cigarettes,” says Fat Mike at the start of the recording. “That’s not cool.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

nardcore rulez ,

THE BEST LIVE BAND

If you have not gotten the chance to see NOFX live you are living under a rock. I love the fact that they are usually too drunk to remember words and chords, but that is what makes them great 60 % effort. If you get the chance to see this band jump on it because it will be a show that you will never forget. This album is a must have for any fan of NOFX or punk.

Holy ghost claw ,

Best Live cd.

This is my favorite NOFX cd. It has a bunch of classics and the banter in between makes me laugh to this day.

some other dude. ,

Iss NIIICE!!

<Really they are a good, funny, clever band. Thanks for existing, NOFX. The world appreciates it.

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