I just picked up their new album, Wolves in Wolves Clothing, another 18-track protest of the religious right and the Bush administration.
I've been a big fan of the band since I was a teenager, but became bitter with NOFX of late, and didn't buy their last release due to their wholehearted jump into political jams. I usually like a light dose of politics in my music (I love music for the art, not heavy-handed messages).
But this album rocks (like punk rock should) and it's clever, full of little tongue-in-cheek suggestions for the future of America.
Here's an excerpt from "Leaving Jesusland":
The fear stricken, born again Christian
They got a vision of a homogenized state
Textbook decline, Intelligent Design
They got Bill Nye on the list to execrate
They don't want visitors in Jesusland
They want life canned and bland in the fatherland
Punk rockers and emo kids, people doin' things the church forbids
Buddhists, anarchists, and atheists, we're moving out of Jesusland
Art students and thespians, excluding country, all the musicians
We want all hookers and comedians, nihilists* are welcome too
It's funny cuz it's true! Well, in a punk rock protest kind of way (the boldings are mine for emphasis). If you like a little bitter parody in your life every now and then, go pick it up.
*The Big Lebowski changed nihilism forever for me... They're all German and wear black berets, right? ;-)