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For seventeen years, NOFX has been powered by the same white trash, two heebs and a bean, and not much else has changed in that time — including Fat Mike's unmistakable whiny voice. Still kicking out California-style pop punk with a hearty political bent (and a little more oomph than many of their counterparts), these guys have managed to tour and release records successfully while giving the finger to the media, becoming increasingly political and not changing their style. Catering to teenagers while in their forties may seem like an anomaly, but Fat Mike and company are still selling out shows during their current world tour (which is the subject of a documentary that was just aired on FuseTV). It's possible that the whole reason the act has managed to stick around for so long is that it never fell into the trap of taking itself too seriously.

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