NOFX – Punk In Drublic [Maxell UH-46]
December 21, 2011 § 2 Comments
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Arguably this is NoFx best album so far.
I admit it took me ages to realize the title of the album was a silly pun…
In the beginning of the 90ies a whole new lot of hardcore punk bands came to rise: they were fast, they were angry AND they were also fun and had catchy singalong tunes. What more could a teenager who had just discovered punkrock ask for? They started calling it melodic hardcore and people basically bought every release from labels like Epitaph and Fat Wreck almost blindfolded. The artistic and commercial peak of this new genre came between 1993 and 1995, when records like (among many others) Propaghandi‘s How To Clean Everything, Unknown Road by Pennywise, Rancid‘s …And Out Come The Wolves and Punk In Drublic were released. 1994 was also the year in which The Offspring became huge with Smash: from then on, the genre started withering, perpetuating the same ideas and sounds and/or being diluted into chart-friendly guitar-pop: please welcome Blink 182. More than fifteen years later it still sounds the same.
As you may guess I listend to this cassette to the point of consuption, and the tape is pretty worn, but still kicking. Curious fact: I do not own the orginal album. Back then like many kids did, having no money, we’d go to our favorite record store in Milan called “New Zambrinskie Point” (R.I.P) and each of us friends would buy one LP and then we’d swap the treasured findings and copy them on tape. I do remember who copied Punk In Drublic for me from the original cassette (thanks Diego) but I can’t remember what I gave in exchange.