Liberal Animation

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Liberal Animation
NOFX - Liberal Animation cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 22, 1988
RecordedJanuary 9–11, 1988 at Westbeach Recorders
GenreHardcore punk
LabelWassail, Epitaph
ProducerBrett Gurewitz, NOFX
NOFX chronology
The P.M.R.C. Can Suck on This
Liberal Animation
S&M Airlines
Professional ratings
Review scores
Punknews.org3/5 stars[citation needed]
Allmusic1.5/5 stars[1]

Liberal Animation is the debut album by the American punk rock band NOFX. It was originally released in 1988 through Wassail Records, which was Fat Mike's label before Fat Wreck Chords. Brett Gurewitz produced the record, and even offered to release it on his label, Epitaph Records. The band decided to self-release it instead. It was re-released through Epitaph Records in 1991 with all new artwork. The title is a spoonerism of "animal liberation" and the cover artwork is a reflection of that. Bassist/Singer, Fat Mike has stated many times that he thinks it's the worst NOFX album. He wrote the majority of the album on a guitar he bought from Lynn Strait of Snot.[2] The track "Shut Up Already" borrows a riff from the Led Zeppelin song "Black Dog". It is the only full length album by NOFX to feature Dave Cassilas on guitar. Amateur style music videos were made for the tracks "Shut Up Already" and "Mr. Jones."

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Fat Mike, except where noted.

  1. "Shut Up Already" - 2:44
  2. "Freedumb" - 0:45
  3. "Here Comes the Neighborhood" (music written by Fat Mike and Eric Melvin) - 2:58
  4. "A200 Club" - 1:55
  5. "Sloppy English" - 1:20
  6. "You Put Your Chocolate in My Peanut Butter" (music written by Eric Melvin and Fat Mike) - 2:31
  7. "Mr. Jones" (music written by Dave Casillas, Fat Mike, and Eric Melvin) - 3:18
  8. "Vegetarian Mumbo Jumbo" (music written by Eric Melvin and Fat Mike) - 3:32
  9. "Beer Bong" - 2:30
  10. "Piece" - 1:35
  11. "I Live in a Cake" (lyrics written by Eric Melvin, music written by Eric Melvin and Fat Mike) - 1:09
  12. "No Problems" - 1:20
  13. "On the Rag" - 1:42
  14. "Truck Stop Blues" (music written by Dave Casillas, lyrics written by Eric Melvin) - 3:03



  1. ^ Ron DePascale. Liberal Animation at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Fat Mike to auction off his first guitar for charity". Alternative Press. May 25, 2006. Retrieved July 29, 2016.

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