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The Decline

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The Decline is a punk EP by NOFX. The CD version consisted of only the 18-minute title track, but the vinyl included a different version of “Clams Have Feelings Too” (from Pump Up the Valuum) on the B-side. The Decline is largely a satire of American politics and law, with an overwhelming concern for blind behaviors of the masses, such as complacency, indifference, and conformity, as well as destruction of constitutional rights, and condemnation of the religious right. Although the lyrics are somewhat disjointed, they all refer back to the unifying theme of the “decline” of America. The outro of the song on the trombone is played by Lars Nylander of Skankin’ Pickle. According to the band, the recording of The Decline was: The Subhumans song Fat Mike is most likely referring... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ One more pill to kill the pain ... Na na na na na ... We are the queer

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Popular in Punk Rock (See Charts): London Calling, Basket Case, Anarchy In The Uk, Jesus Of Suburbia, American Idiot, Man Overboard, Rock 'N' Roll High School, Touchdown Boy, Roots Radicals, and Junge.


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