Punk in Drublic

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Punk in Drublic
NOFX - Punk in Drublic cover.jpg
Studio album by NOFX
Released July 19, 1994 (1994-07-19)
Recorded 1993-1994 at Westbeach Recorders, Hollywood, California
Genre Punk rock, skate punk, ska punk
Length 39:54
Label Epitaph
Producer Ryan Greene and Fat Mike
NOFX chronology
White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean
(1992)
Punk in Drublic
(1994)
I Heard They Suck Live!!
(1995)
Singles from Punk In Drublic
  1. "Don't Call Me White"
    Released: August 26, 1994[1]
  2. "Leave It Alone"
  3. "Linoleum"
  4. "Lori Meyers"

Punk in Drublic is the fifth studio album by the American punk rock band NOFX. It was released on July 19, 1994 through Epitaph Records.

Punk in Drublic is NOFX's most successful album to date, peaking at number 12 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.[2] The album has received positive reviews and is now considered a classic punk album by fans and critics alike. Six years after its release, it became the band's only gold record for sales of over 500,000 copies[3] in the United States, all without any radio play or aired music videos (although a video was made for the song "Leave It Alone"). Worldwide, the record has sold over 1 million copies.[4]

Reception and legacy[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[5]
Robert Christgau A−[6]

The AllMusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awards the album 4.5 stars and states: "The quartet didn't change their approach at all — at their core, they remain a heavy, speed-addled, hook-conscious post-hardcore punk group — but their songwriting has improved, as has their attack."[7]

In July 2014, Guitar World included Punk in Drublic in their alphabetically arranged list "Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994" list.[8] The album was included at number 4 on Rock Sound‍ '​s "The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time" list.[9] BuzzFeed included the album at number 16 on their "36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Before You F——ing Die" list.[10]

The album was a big influence on Blink-182's Cheshire Cat (1995), Unwritten Law's Oz Factor (1996), Lagwagon's Let's Talk About Feelings (1998), Sum 41's All Killer, No Filler (2001) and Anti-Flag's The General Strike (2012).[11]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Fat Mike, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Linoleum"   2:10
2. "Leave It Alone" (Written by Fat Mike and Eric Melvin) 2:04
3. "Dig"   2:16
4. "The Cause"   1:37
5. "Don't Call Me White"   2:33
6. "My Heart Is Yearning"   2:23
7. "Perfect Government" (Written by Mark Curry) 2:05
8. "The Brews"   2:40
9. "The Quass"   1:18
10. "Dying Degree"   1:50
11. "Fleas"   1:47
12. "Lori Meyers"   2:21
13. "Jeff Wears Birkenstocks?"   1:26
14. "Punk Guy ('Cause He Does Punk Things)"   1:08
15. "Happy Guy"   1:58
16. "Reeko"   3:05
17. "Scavenger Type"   7:12

Personnel[edit]

  • Mark Curry - additional vocals in "Perfect Government"
  • Kim Shattuck - additional vocals in "Lori Meyers"
  • Chris Dowd - trombone in "Dig"
  • Kenny Lyon - additional guitars
  • Mr. Rojers - steel drums in "My Heart Is Yearning"
  • New Jew Revue - gang vocals in "The Brews"

Album notes[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ http://www.fatwreck.com/record/detail/514
  2. ^ AllMusic Charts: Punk In Drublic Accessed 3 June 2008
  3. ^ RIAA Certification: (requires search) Accessed 3 June 2008
  4. ^ Rob Spectre (2009-05-25). "(d)N0t » Blog Archive » Dream Not Of Today – On The Shitter With Fat Mike by Rob Spectre". Dreamnotoftoday.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  5. ^ Allmusic review
  6. ^ Robert Christgau review
  7. ^ AllMusic Review: Punk In Drublic Accessed 24 July 2010
  8. ^ "Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994". GuitarWorld.com. July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ Bird, ed. 2014, p. 74
  10. ^ Sherman, Maria; Broderick, Ryan (July 2, 2013). "36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Before You F----ing Die". BuzzFeed. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  11. ^ Sayce 2014, p. 38
Sources
  • Bird, Ryan, ed. (September 2014). "The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time". Rock Sound (London: Freeway Press Inc.) (191). ISSN 1465-0185. 
  • Sayce, Rob (September 2014). Bird, Ryan, ed. "Hall of Fame: Punk in Drublic". Rock Sound (London: Freeway Press Inc.) (191). ISSN 1465-0185. 

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