45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough to Go on Our Other Records

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45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough to Go on Our Other Records
Compilation album by NOFX
Released May 21, 2002
Recorded Various
Genre Punk rock
Length 70:06
Label Fat Wreck Chords
Producer Various
NOFX chronology
BYO Split Series, Vol. 3
(2002)
45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough to Go on Our Other Records
(2002)
Regaining Unconsciousness
(2003)

45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough to Go on Our Other Records is a double album released in 2002 by NOFX. There are actually 47 songs on the CD version, and all the songs could easily fit onto one CD.

The band built up a list of songs that did not make it onto any of their albums, or had previously appeared on compilation albums, vinyl singles, or b-sides. Many of these had been dropped originally because of Fat Mike's tendency to not release albums that run for too long.[citation needed]

The first CD contains a collection of songs spanning almost the entirety of the band's career. The oldest track is from the band's first demo, and the newest was recorded just for this album.

The second CD contains the EPs Fuck the Kids and Surfer, each of which contain 13 or so very short songs that were previously available only on 7" vinyl. Fat Mike chose to leave one song off of each of the EPs when compiling this CD, "just to annoy people a bit".

The vinyl release of the album was renamed to 22 Songs That Weren't Good Enough to Go on Our Other Records, but actually includes just the first 21 tracks from the first CD. This was because of all of the second CD being already available on the two vinyl EPs mentioned above.

Song information[edit]

Song Recorded Originally appeared on Notes
Counting Sheep
(CD disc one and vinyl release)
"Pimps And Hookers" 2002 N/A The only track exclusive to this release.
"All of Me" 1996 All of Me 7" A cover of a Tin Pan Alley standard whose best-known versions are by Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, and Willie Nelson.
"We Threw Gasoline on the Fire And Now We Have Stumps For Arms And No Eyebrows" 1997 Punk-O-Rama Vol. 3 Compilation album The Song Also Appears on The Leftovers For rotting Minds Compilation.
"Drugs Are Good" 1994 HOFX EP An outtake from the Punk in Drublic recording sessions.
"Lower" 2000 Bottles to the Ground EP An outtake from the Pump Up the Valuum recording sessions.
"Forming" 1996 A Small Circle of Friends: Germs (Tribute) compilation album Originally performed by The Germs.
"Electricity" 1999 Before You Were Punk 2 compilation album Originally performed by OMD.
"Lazy" 1997 Happy Meals, Volume 2 compilation album Originally performed by Bracket.
"The Plan" 1998 Timmy the Turtle 7" Named one of the top 25 all-time best "liberty" songs by the Libertarian Party (United States), may be written in 1994 because of the Punk in Drublic sound but recorded later.
"Timmy The Turtle" 1998 Timmy the Turtle 7" Features guest vocals by Duncan Redmonds, best known for singing in UK punk band Snuff.
"Punk Song" 1987 The P.M.R.C. Can Suck on This! EP.
"See Her Pee" 1999 Short Music For Short People compilation album
"Zyclone B Bathhouse" 1999 Fat Club 7"
"Last Caress" 1996 Violent World compilation album Originally performed by The Misfits.
"Bath Of Least Resistance" 2000 Punk-O-Rama Vol. 6 compilation album An outtake from the Pump Up the Valuum recording sessions, also featured on the hit dancing game DDR Ultramix 3.
"We Ain't Shit" 1994 HOFX EP. An outtake from the Punk in Drublic recording sessions.
"San Francisco Fat" 2000 Live Fat, Die Young compilation album An outtake from the Pump Up the Valuum recording sessions.
"Vincent" 1996 Survival Of The Fattest compilation album Originally performed by Don McLean.
"Pump Up The Valium" 2000 Punk-O-Rama Vol. 5 compilation album An outtake from the Pump Up The Valuum recording sessions. It would have been the title track, but it was left off the album in an homage to a similar move that DC punk band Scream did on their first record.
"Pods And Gods" 2000 Pods and Gods 7" An outtake from the Pump Up the Valuum recording sessions.
"Eat The Meek (Dub Mix)" 1998 Wankin' In The Pit compilation album Alternate mix of a song that appeared on So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes.
"Thalidomide Child" 1984 The band's first demo. Also appeared on the Devil Doll Records compilation Pogo, Strut, Slam, Swivel & Mosh. This is a hidden track, as it is not listed on the outside front cover of the CD. Originally from their demo.
Catching Zzz's
(CD disc two)
Tracks 1–13 2001 Surfer EP The song "Three Shits To The Wind" wasn't included on this disc.
Tracks 14–25 1996 Fuck the Kids EP The song "Stupid Canadians" wasn't included on this disc.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Mike Burkett and/or NOFX, except where noted. 

Disc One: Counting Sheep
No. Title Length
1. "Pimps and Hookers"   2:13
2. "All of Me" (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) 2:05
3. "We Threw Gasoline on the Fire"   2:44
4. "Drugs Are Good"   2:18
5. "Lower"   2:47
6. "Forming" (Bobby Pyn) 0:50
7. "Electricity" (Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey) 2:06
8. "Lazy" (Marty Gregori) 3:02
9. "The Plan"   3:00
10. "Timmy the Turtle"   1:39
11. "Punk Song"   0:47
12. "See Her Pee"   0:31
13. "Zyclone B Bathouse"   1:37
14. "Last Caress" (Glenn Danzig) 1:31
15. "Bath of Least Resistance"   1:47
16. "We Ain't Shit"   3:05
17. "San Francisco Fat"   2:44
18. "Vincent" (Don McLean) 3:21
19. "Pump Up the Valium"   1:46
20. "Pods and Gods"   2:57
21. "Eat the Meek" (Dub Mix) 4:33
22. "Thalidomide Child"   1:40
Disc Two: Catching Zzz's
No. Title Length
1. "Fun Things to Fuck (If You're a Winner)"   1:05
2. "Juice Head" (Traditional) 0:20
3. "Three on Speed"   1:20
4. "New Happy Birthday Song?"   0:44
5. "Talking Bout Yo Mama"   0:32
6. "Party Enema"   1:30
7. "Can't Get the Stink Out"   1:07
8. "Go to Work Wasted"   1:01
9. "Fuck the Kids (Revisited)"   0:33
10. "Whoa on the Whoas"   0:42
11. "Puke on Cops"   0:59
12. "I Gotta Pee"   0:32
13. "Totally Fucked"   2:10
14. "Fuck the Kids"   0:07
15. "Fuck the Kids II"   0:05
16. "I'm Telling Tim"   1:06
17. "Reagan Sucks"   1:24
18. "Posuer"   0:31
19. "My Name's Bud"   0:54
20. "Two on Glue"   1:09
21. "Please Stop Fucking My Mom"   0:55
22. "Murder the Government"   0:42
23. "Stranger Than Fishin"   0:52
24. "Eric Melvin vs. PCP"   0:37
25. "Always Hate Hippies"   0:55

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