NOFX is a punk rock band from Los Angeles, CA formed in 1983. Seven of their thirteen full length albums were released on Epitaph.
Greg Graffin sang background vocals on the "S&M Airlines" album (1989) and can be heard on the title track's chorus as well as on the song "Go Your Own Way". Greg: "Brett and I were still in college when he decided to run Epitaph as a serious business. He invited me to the studio to sing background vocals for this band called NOFX. I had seen those guys live before and thought to myself: This is the worst band on the planet. And they were supposed to be the basis for Brett's label! Turned out to be a good decision after all." The album was produced by Brett, as well as "Liberal Animation" (1988) and "Ribbed" (1990).
They have a song called "Stranger Than Fishin'" ("Fuck The Kids", 1996).
Their song "Louise" (1999) has different lyrics set to the music of The Answer.
NOFX released an EP entitled "Surfer" in 2001. Both the title and the whole artwork of the 7" are a parody of Suffer. Also, the NOFX logo and the title logo use the same font as BR and Suffer. The etching on the vinyl says, "The Masses Of Humanity Have Always Had To Surf...".
The song "We Got Two Jealous Agains" ("The War On Errorism", 2003) features the line:
"We both had the first pressing of 'How Could Hell Be Any Worse'".
They also wrote a song entitled "I Am A Huge Fan Of Bad Religion" ("7 Inch Of The Month Club", April 2005). These are the lyrics:
I am a huge fan of Bad Religion
I even bought a brown Fender Precision (like the one Jay plays)
Signing to Atlantic was a really bad decision
Now they're back on Epitaph, hey
I bought Suffer then I bought a thesaurus
Then Graffin sang on S/M Airlines chorus
Now we hang out and party on each other's tour bus
Cuz the old bands know how to have fun
On the back of their live album "They've Actually Gotten Worse Live!" (2007), the painting of the band shows Fat Mike wearing a crossbuster shirt.
The song "I've Got One Jealous Again, Again" (Self Entitled, 2012) references both Suffer and No Control:
"Now I got Group Sex and No Control, I got Suffer and Let's Go".
When they were asked on their website on November 25, 1999 what they thought the greatest punk band of all time was, Fat Mike replied: "BAD RELIGION HANDS DOWN".
At some Warped shows in early 2000, Fat Mike said he thought The New America sucked.
In the Special Thanks section in the booklet of "The War On Errorism", "Epitaph", "Jeffitaph", and "Brettitaph" are listed along with a mention of Bad Religion.
Jay's favorite album of theirs is "Punk in Drublic" (1994).
NOFX did a few live covers of BR: Do What You Want, Modern Man and We're Only Gonna Die.
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