The War on Errorism

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The War on Errorism
NOFX - The War on Errorism cover.jpg
Studio album by NOFX
Released May 6, 2003
Recorded January–April, 2003
Studio Motor Studios, San Francisco, USA
Genre Punk rock, skate punk, ska punk
Length 36:16
Label Fat Wreck Chords
Producer Ryan Greene, Fat Mike
NOFX chronology
Regaining Unconsciousness
(2003)Regaining Unconsciousness2003
The War on Errorism
The Greatest Songs Ever Written (By Us!)
(2004)The Greatest Songs Ever Written (By Us!)2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A− [2]

The War on Errorism is the ninth studio album by the American punk rock band NOFX. It was released on May 6, 2003 through Fat Wreck Chords. It was the first NOFX album to be released through Fat Wreck Chords. The album takes aim at US president George W. Bush, criticizing him and his policies. The album cover features a cartoon version of the president as a clown, while the back of the inlet / runout groove has a caption stating "Somewhere in Texas there is a village without its idiot". The song "Franco Un-American" was the first single, garnering some airplay on major radio stations in the United States.

The album was recorded in 2003 after they left Epitaph Records in 2001, following the release of 2000's Pump Up the Valuum.

"Mattersville" was originally released on Fat Music Volume 6: Uncontrollable Fatulence. A few songs from The War on Errorism were included on the Regaining Unconsciousness EP, released earlier.

A music video was made for the song, "Franco Un-American".[1]

The album reached the #1 position on the Billboard Independent Album chart.

The track, "The Idiots Are Taking Over" was featured as the song on the DVD menu of The Sasquatch Gang.

In an episode of One Tree Hill, several lines from "Re-Gaining Unconsciousness" were read aloud,[3] and "The Separation of Church and Skate" was a playable track on Tony Hawk's Underground.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Fat Mike.

No. Title Length
1. "The Separation of Church and Skate" 3:10
2. "The Irrationality of Rationality" 2:32
3. "Franco Un-American" 2:25
4. "Idiots Are Taking Over" 3:23
5. "She's Nubs" 2:05
6. "Mattersville" 2:29
7. "Decom-posuer" 2:54
8. "Medio-core" 3:05
9. "Anarchy Camp" 2:54
10. "American Errorist (I Hate Hate Haters)" 1:52
11. "We Got Two Jealous Agains" 2:04
12. "13 Stitches" 1:55
13. "Re-gaining Unconsciousness" 2:39
14. "Whoops, I OD'd" 2:50


  • Fat Mike - vocals, bass, keyboards, ebow
  • Eric Melvin - guitar
  • El Hefe - guitar, horns
  • Erik Sandin - drums, percussion
  • Spike Slawson - additional vocals
  • Karina Denike - additional vocals, vibraphone on "Mattersville"
  • Sascha Lazor - additional guitars on "Anarchy Camp"
  • Ronnie King - additional guitars on "Anarchy Camp"
  • Jesse Sutherland (aka FM Static) from the Epoxies - additional keyboards on "Franco Un-American"
  • Jason Freese - saxophone on "Anarchy Camp"
  • Dude from The Caddies - trombone on "Mattersville"
  • Recorded at Motor Studios, San Francisco, USA – except "13 Stitches" which "wasn't actually recorded anywhere", according to the liner notes.
  • Produced by Ryan Greene and Fat Mike
  • Engineered by Adam Krammer
  • Mastered at Oasis by Eddy Schreyer


  • "Jaw, Knee, Music"
  • "One Way Ticket to Fuckneckville" (Keyboards version)
  • "Glass War"
  • "Idiot Son of an Asshole"
  • "13 Stitches" (acoustic)
  • "Hardcore 84"


  1. ^ The War on Errorism at AllMusic
  2. ^ "CG: nofx". Robert Christgau. 2004-08-10. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  3. ^ "One Tree Hill (TV Series) Don't Take Me for Granted (2004) Soundtracks". IMDb. 

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