The No Fun EP

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The No Fun EP
EP by Local H
Released May 27, 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Alternative rock
Length 28:26
Label Thick
Producer Local H, Andy Gerber
Local H chronology
Here Comes the Zoo
The No Fun EP
Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

The No Fun EP is an EP by American alternative rock duo Local H. It was released by Thick Records on May 27, 2003. The EP features six songs, three originals and three covers. The covers include The Godfathers' "Birth, School, Work, Death", the Ramones' "I Just Want Something To Do", and "Fuck Yeah, That Wide", which isn't a direct cover, but features lyrics based on Primal Scream's song "Kill All Hippies" from their album XTRMNTR.

"Birth, School, Work, Death" was previously released on a vinyl 7" split single with The Blank Theory. The three originals, "No Fun", "President Forever", and "Cooler Heads", all started out as demos recorded during the sessions for Local H's previous album, Here Comes the Zoo. The demo versions were later featured on '99-'00 Demos, released in 2006.

It is generally, and incorrectly, assumed that "President Forever" was written with George W. Bush in mind, but the song was actually written by Scott Lucas in 1999, prior to Bush ever running for president; following the invasion of Iraq, the lyrics were given a light update and the song was rushed onto the EP.[3] Lucas made note of this in the '99-'00 Demos liner notes, saying of the song: "THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is prescience."

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Local H unless otherwise noted

  1. "No Fun" – 4:40
  2. "President Forever" – 3:23
  3. "Birth, School, Work, Death" (The Godfathers) – 4:14
  4. "Cooler Heads" – 3:34
  5. "I Just Want Something To Do" (Joey Ramone) – 2:48
  6. "Fuck Yeah, That Wide" (Primal Scream, Local H) – 9:47
    • The liner notes claim words by Primal Scream and music by "every band who's ever done this shit before."
    • This title is a reference to a Mr Show sketch called "It's Insane, This Guy's Taint"



  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "The No Fun - Local H". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ Sprague, David (May 27, 2003). "Recordings: Local H, No Fun, 3 stars". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on June 9, 2003. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 
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