Punk rock has been saved folks and it is all due to this Pittsburgh-based, cop adoring, pizza loving, beer swigging group of working class gentlemen. In a non-serious attempt at making fun of quite possibly everything in only 24 minutes, Worlds Scariest Police Chases have dropped quite the deuce of an album that is sure to offend some and entertain the rest. The title you ask? NOFX And Out Come The Wolves Dookie.
Yes, that is the album title. The cover for the album is even better. Seriously, just look at it for a second:
Taking jabs anyway they can at punk rock, the 7-piece chose to name their debut full-length release NOFX And Out Come The Wolves Dookie. The cover alone is a clear derivative of the classic Dookie album artwork complete with some rancid-looking dude and a farm animal being more than just friends. I am still curious to see what feedback is received from all of this.
“Blackin’ In” started off the album talking about blacking out, and I am not talking about anything pertaining to electricity. “Robocop” gave crazy amounts of nods towards a cop who clearly has a coughing problem and does not necessarily hail from Detroit.
“5000 years ago, when the earth was covered in snow, Jesus and Moses wore fur coats, and rode around on god damned dinos” started off the hilarious track titled “Gay Jesus For President”. Obviously those who huddle up in houses of god on Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and maybe Saturdays are going to absolutely love this jam, and when I say love I mean hate, and when I say jam, I am talking about strawberry preserves. If you dig this track as much as I did, then you need to scroll to the bottom of this post and check out the video. Watch it with an open mind please.
“Punk Rock Ruined My Life” clearly was all about the art of selling out. With shout outs to Ian MacKaye and the artist previously known as Tommy Gabel, the band is all about letting everyone know that they make music because they want to and not because they want to fatten up their wallets.
“You’re Only Punk Once” cracked me up when I heard, “when life hands you horses, you make fucking glue”. Needless to say, it stuck with me (pun intended). Aside from that line, the song was about being a self-sufficient, DIY, human being who may still live in their parent’s basement and enjoy microwavable foods.
Released on A-F Records, NOFX And Out Come The Wolves Dookie reminds me of a less pop, more punk Guttermouth mixed with Propaghandi, D.F.L. and maybe even some Leftover Crack sans the gutter. Now that I have typed that I am now asking myself if kids these days even know who D.F.L. is.
Anyways… Listening to WSPC really reminded me of the fun and careless hardcore punk of the 80s and 90s. Apparently my aging ass has been missing that.
Having played the Playstation 1 game and wasted my life on the television show, it is no surprise that I am a fan of WSPC the band as well. Their fast and fun punk rock approach is just what I needed in my ears. If you are tired of all the bullshit and need something to just make you feel like there is hope for humanity in the punk rock world, then perhaps you need a quick dose of NOFX And Out Come The Wolves Dookie.