The California punk rock group NOFX released its self-titled debut EP in 1984. A favorite of underground punk fans, it was not until the '94 release of Punk in Drublic that the band struck a chord with a larger audience. Striving to keep a low profile, NOFX cranked out records for the homegrown fans and stayed far away from "sell-out" status. It could be the gritty cynicism or perhaps the unique song title choices (ranging from "Hot Dog in a Hallway" to "My Vagina"), but NOFX nailed the "too cool for school and for MTV royalty" reputation. Finding a way to sell records without the help of a major record label, the band has released several Eps on band member Fat Mike's own label, Fat Wreck Chords. In February, 2005 the group launched the NOFX 7" of the Month Club, a subscription-based service which will see the release of one new EP every month from February 2005 to January 2006. Billed as "A year-long documentation of (its) songwriting process," the first 3000 subscribers will receive all of their records on colored vinyl.
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