This conversation has been a LONG time in the making. If you know me at all, or you've been following me online or listening to this podcast for a while, then you'll know that NOFX are my favourite band of all-time. I'm not saying they're the best, but they are my personal favourite. They've had such a big impact in my life. I even talk about it in my new book, which is out NOW! ;)
The new album by NOFX, entitled Single Album, is also out NOW. And it's their most personal, self reflective, introspective record to date. You might not think that's your bag - you may prefer the upbeat, jovial, political NOFX - but truth be told, no one in the punk scene does sad, dark, confessional compositions quite like Fat Mike. This album is awesome. And because it is a little on the sombre side, this conversation is a little earnest, and perhaps not what you would expect from Fat Mike. But that's exactly why I like it.
I'm obviously going to be biased, but I think this is one of the most open, honest & vulnerable interviews Fat Mike has ever done. And as a lifelong uber fan of the band, it was a dream come true to have him on the show. I wish we could've talked for even longer than we did. But we covered a lot of ground in the time that we did have together. I hope you enjoy listening to it half as much as I enjoyed recording it.
Be sure to tune in next week too, as I'll be joined by Mike's best friend and bandmate, Eric Melvin of NOFX.
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