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backstagepassport.jpgNOFX Backstage Passport
Fat Wreck Chords/Fuse
8/10

I’ve always maintained that there are two main branches of punk music- not genres, but branches. There’s the punk music that has a social message, and there’s the kind that wants to party, drink and fuck. NOFX has always been the epitome of the latter. Punk in Drublic was the first punk album I ever purchased. So, I was stoked to get a DVD of the Backstage Passport show that NOFX put together with Fuse documenting their massive year-long world tour.

NOFX shows off that after 26 years (24 at the time of filming), they can still have drugs and rock and roll, even if the sex is now limited to their (very attractive) wives. While I will always want to hang out with Fat Mike, one thing he said after having a bad time in Israel really got to me: “Punk rock’s not about the kids having fun, it’s about me having fun.” I hope that you were just in a really bad mood and didn’t mean it, Mike. I still heart you.

–Jonathan Yost