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NOFX is a California punk band. They were formed in 1982 by "Fat Mike", Erik Sandin[?] and Eric Melvin[?] (see 1982 in music).

They released their debut EP NOFX[?] on Mystic Records[?] in 1984 (1984 in music), which then surfaced in 1992 on the Maximum Rock and Roll[?] C.D. (1992 in music)

They recorded Liberal Animation[?] in 1988 with Brett from Bad Religion. The album was re-released in 1991 on Brett's label Epitaph Records (see 1991 in music). NOFX had signed to epitaph by 1989, bringing out the album S&M Airlines[?] (1989 in music).

By 1991 there had been a lot of changes to the band however the original three members had reunited and El Heffe[?] joined to round out the present line-up.

It was not until Punk in Drublic (1994 in music) that the band had a popular breakthrough. The album went gold in the same year punk broke into mainstream with Offspring's Smash and Green Day's Dookie. NOFX never matched the popularity of other punk bands, and are among those who achieved popular acclaim in the mid-1990s and still kept their hardcore punk fanbase who reviled other bands that they perceive as sell-outs.

Since 1994 they do not give interviews or make music videos anymore (see 1994 in music). NOFX have continued to release independent records throughout their career.

The band has also released many EPs (Fuck the Kids[?], The Longest Line[?]) on Fat Mike's own label Fat Wreck Chords[?]. The label houses bands such as the Mad Caddies[?] and Lagwagon[?].

Past and present members of NOFX are

1983
Erik Sandin (drums)
Eric Melvin (guitar)
Fat Mike (bass, vox)

1985
Scott Sellers (drums)
Erik Sandin (drums)
Eric Melvin (guitar)
Fat Mike (bass, vox)

1986 (2 weeks)
Scott Aldahl (drums)
Dave Allen (vox; died in a car accident)
Eric Melvin (guitar)
Fat Mike (bass)

1986
Erik Sandin (drums)
Eric Melvin (guitar)
Fat Mike (bass, vox)
Dave Casillas (guitar)

1989
Erik Sandin (drums)
Eric Melvin (guitar)
Fat Mike (bass, vox)
Steve Kidwiller (guitar)

1991 - present
Erik Sandin (drums)
Eric Melvin (guitar)
Fat Mike (bass, vox)
El Hefe (guitar, trumpet, vox)

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