NOFX The Longest EP

NOFX The Longest EP
In another instance of truth in advertising, SoCal pop punk masters NOFX issue what may very well be the longest EP in music history. Compiling the vast majority of their seven-inch singles, CD EPs and other one-off releases throughout their forever-and-a-day career, The Longest EP boasts some 30 tracks, drawing from, obviously, 1992's The Longest Line through to 2009's Cokie The Clown. Never one to pull punches, vocalist/bassist Fat Mike admits that some of the material here ― generally earlier releases, including shit pulled from their abhorrent 1987/'88 years ― is outright crap, but naturally that's only inside the booklet, after you've already doled out for the disc. Still, even though creating compilations of this sort is something a monkey (like those in NOFX) could do, thanks to digital programs/file-sharing, there's something special about the sheer volume, ease and tongue-in-cheek notes that give The Longest EP its fair share of value and relevance. (Fat Wreck)