NOFX is an American punk rock band from Los Angeles, California. They were formed in 1983 by guitarist Eric Melvin. Drummer Erik Sandin joined NOFX shortly after, El Hefe joined the band in 1991 to play lead guitar and trumpet, rounding out the current line-up. NOFX's mainstream success was signified by a growing interest in punk rock during the 1990s, though unlike many of their contemporaries, they have never been signed to a major label. NOFX has released sixteen extended plays and a number of seven-inch singles; the band rose to popularity with their fifth studio album Punk in Drublic. Their latest studio album, First Ditch Effort, was released on October 7, 2016; the group has sold over 8 million records worldwide, making them one of the most successful independent bands of all time. NOFX broadcasts their own show on Fuse TV entitled NOFX: Backstage Passport. In 1983, guitarist Eric Melvin met bassist/vocalist Mike Burkett and started the band under the name NO-FX, after a Boston hardcore punk band called Negative FX.
At this time, they were joined by drummer Erik "Smelly" Sandin. NOFX's first recording was a demo from 1984, entitled Thalidomide Child produced by Germs drummer Don Bolles, which did not sell many copies, Fat Mike once claimed that no copies existed; the demo would be re-released in 2012. The group released its self-titled debut extended play NOFX on Mystic Records in 1985, re-released in 1992 as part of the Maximum Rocknroll CD; the band's line-up had undergone a number of changes. For a year, Erik "Smelly" Sandin left the band and was replaced by Scott Sellers, by Scott Aldahl. Dave Allen was in the band for about four months. In 1986, the band released the extended play So What If We're on Mystic!. Dave Casillas joined the band on second guitar in 1987 and was featured on the extended play The P. M. R. C. Can Suck on This, attacking the PMRC's campaign for music censorship; the original cover was an edited S&M photo. Prior to the release of Liberal Animation, a compilation of 14 early NOFX songs was released on Mystic Records.
The album was self-titled, featured the songs from the NOFX and So What If We're on Mystic! extended plays and only around 1,000 copies were pressed. The album's cover was a redesigned version of the cover from the NOFX extended play. NOFX recorded Liberal Animation in 1988 with Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion. Although the title and some of the album's lyrics mocked vegetarianism and animal rights, Fat Mike says that he became a vegetarian after writing the Liberal Animation album; the album was re-released in 1991 on Gurewitz's label Epitaph Records. Casillas left the band shortly after the recording of Liberal Animation and was replaced by Steve Kidwiller; the band released its second studio album S&M Airlines through Epitaph in 1989. In 1991, NOFX released Ribbed. Shortly after the album was released, Steve Kidwiller left the band, Aaron Abeyta joined the group. With Abeyta, the band recorded the extended play The Longest Line, followed by the studio album White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean, released in May and November 1992 respectively.
In 1992, NOFX's former label Mystic Records released Maximum Rocknroll, which compiles early singles and demo songs and is a reissue of their 1989 long-out of print compilation tape E Is for Everything. Despite being referred to as an "official" release, Fat Mike has been quoted as saying that he did not know that the album existed until he saw a copy of it "in a store." In 1994, punk rock entered the mainstream with the success of The Offspring's Smash, Bad Religion's Stranger than Fiction, Rancid's Let's Go and Green Day's Dookie, NOFX had a commercial breakthrough with the release of its fifth studio album Punk in Drublic, their best-selling album to date. The album was certified gold with support from Los Angeles-based radio station KROQ, which played the song "Leave It Alone". A music video was made for the song but did not receive airplay on MTV. Fat Mike was quoted saying "We made the'Leave It Alone' video, we decided not to send it to MTV. We just didn't want to be a part of that machine, of that'punk wave.'"
Due to the success of Punk in Drublic, NOFX received many offers to sign with major record labels, but the band declined the offers. The following year, the band released its first live album I Heard They Suck Live!!. In the liner notes the band explicitly rejected the advances of major record labels and radio airplay, stating "We've been doing fine all these years without you so leave us alone!" Punk in Drublic is now considered a classic punk album by critics alike. Punk in Drublic was followed by the 1996 CD Heavy Petting Zoo, whose LP companion featured different cover art and the name Eating Lamb; the artwork for the CD featured a man holding a sheep, while the LP depicted the same man in a 69 position with the sheep. The Eating Lamb version was banned from sale in Germany due to its obscene cover art; the LP version did not achieve the success of its predecessor, although it was the first NOFX record to achieve a position on the Billboard charts, reaching number 63. Fat Mike stated: "Weird record.
I thought it was the coolest record when we finished it, but a few months I wasn't so sure. Some of those songs are kinda weird. I like the cover a lot though. I think it sold well in Belgium."In 1997, the band released So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes, a return to faster punk, as exemplified by the frenetic opening track, "It's My Job t
WOAY-TV, virtual channel 4, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Oak Hill, West Virginia, United States and serving the Bluefield–Beckley–Oak Hill television market, which covers portions of southwestern Virginia. The station has been locally owned by the Thomas family since its inception. WOAY-TV's studios and transmitter are co-located on Legends Highway in Scarbro, West Virginia, just outside the Oak Hill city limits; the first television station in southern West Virginia, WOAY-TV began operations on December 14, 1954 on channel 4. The station was founded by local businessman Robert R. Thomas Jr. and operated as a sister to WOAY radio. The station began as a primary ABC affiliate, but in its early years maintained a secondary relationship with the DuMont Television Network, which it lost when DuMont shut down in 1956. In 1959, it switched its primary affiliation to CBS, retaining a secondary affiliation with ABC. Channel 4 became a full ABC affiliate on February 19, 1967, opting to affiliate with what then-station manager Robert Brown referred to as "the nation's fastest-growing network," and dropped most of its remaining CBS programs, WOAY-TV continued to air the CBS Evening News for some time afterward because the full CBS affiliate nearest to the area, WCHS-TV in Charleston, did not carry it.
Another CBS series, Captain Kangaroo was retained until ABC launched AM America in 1975. In previous decades, the station was known throughout the area for a theatrical professional wrestling show that it produced with local "talent" in an arena adjacent to its studios. However, this ended on September 30, 1977, when WOAY's main studio, control room and transmitter building were destroyed in a fire; the stations' facilities were rebuilt in the former wrestling arena. Channel 4 returned to the air within two weeks after the fire, first with ABC programs, local productions resumed soon thereafter. Three months prior to the fire, in July 1977 station owner and founder Robert R. Thomas Jr. died, ownership of the WOAY stations was passed onto his wife Helen and their five children. Robert R. Thomas III succeeded his father as president of the stations, oversaw WOAY-TV until his death in November 2016; the Thomas family attempted to exit broadcasting in 1990 selling the radio stations but chose to retain WOAY-TV after a failed sale to Withers Broadcasting Companies, owner of CBS affiliate WDTV in Bridgeport.
Ownership of the station is now jointly held by Robbie Thomas's sister, Sarah Ann Thomas, daughter Robin Thomas DiBartolomeo, who replaced her father as general manager. WOAY-TV turned off its analog signal at 11:35 p.m. on June 12, 2009 and remained on digital channel 50. On that date, WOAY dropped its longtime on-air moniker of "TV 4", it now verbally identifies as "WOAY Television". Unlike most U. S. TV stations after the digital transition, it did not use PSIP to remap its signal to its former analog channel 4. However, that changed in October 2019, when the station returned to its original virtual allocation as part of its physical move from channel 50 to 31, as part of the FCC-mandated frequency repack. In 2009, WOAY-TV revamped its technical infrastructure to become the first high-definition station in West Virginia; the station clears the majority of the ABC network schedule. The station's digital signal is multiplexed: Channel 31 digital TV stations in the United States Channel 4 virtual TV stations in the United States Official website Query the FCC's TV station database for WOAY-TV History of WOAY Radio and Television
Perfecto Fluoro is the fifth DJ mix album by British electronic producer and disc jockey Paul Oakenfold, released in 1996 on Oakenfold's label Perfecto Records a subsidiary of Warner Music UK who are credited. Recorded eighteen months after the Oakenfold's ground breaking Goa Mix, notable for its pioneering of goa trance and usage of film music, Perfecto Fluoro utilizes the same "epic" approach and feel, with liberal use of excerpts from film soundtracks, referred to in the album's liner notes track listing which lists not only track and label, but which film a song appears in, where relevant. There are several excerpts of film dialogue sampled on some of the tracks; the album is named after Oakenfold's record label Perfecto Fluoro, an offshoot of his Perfecto Records label which one biography referred to as "the label of choice in the mid-nineties for the harder, trippier Goa trance sound." The album features singles from the label, namely the aforementioned "Teleport", alongside "We're not Alone", "Jungle High", "Moon", "If I Could Fly", "New Kicks", "Prophase", "Atlantis" and "Lost in Love", which were all released as singles on the label.
The album contains material from the parent label, Perfecto Records, who released the album. The album was named the number 1 "essential dance collection" of Boston Beat during 1996 alongside Jamiroquai's Travelling Without Moving. H. H. C. - We're Not Alone Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Y-Traxx - Mystery Land Red Sun - This Love Ryuichi Sakamoto - Little Buddha Man With No Name - Teleport Terrorvision - Conspiracy Man With No Name - Sugar Rush Éric Serra - Cute Name State of Emergency - Banks of Babylon Juno Reactor - Jungle High Ennio Morricone - Miserere Virus - Moon Grace - If I Could Fly Our House - Floor Space Zbigniew Preisner - Craven Leaves Johann - New Kicks Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings Astral Projection - Kabalah Wojciech Kilar - Love Remembered Transa - Prophase Section X - Atlantis Björk & David Arnold - Play Dead Ozaka Oz - Real Nightmare Legend B - Lost in Love Jamie Myerson - Revisions