Punk in Drublic

Punk in Drublic is the fifth studio album by the American punk rock band NOFX. It was released on July 19, 1994 through Epitaph Records. The title is a spoonerism of "Drunk in Public".

Punk in Drublic
NOFX - Punk in Drublic cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 19, 1994 (1994-07-19)
StudioWestbeach Recorders, Hollywood, California
GenreSkate punk,[1] pop punk
ProducerRyan Greene, Fat Mike
NOFX chronology
White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean
Punk in Drublic
I Heard They Suck Live!!
Singles from Punk In Drublic
  1. "Don't Call Me White"
    Released: May 11, 1994[2]
  2. "Leave It Alone"
    Released: 1995

Punk in Drublic is NOFX's most successful album to date, peaking at number 12 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.[3] The album has received positive reviews and is now considered a classic punk album by fans and critics alike. Six years after its release, it became the band's only gold record for sales of over 500,000 copies[4] in the United States, all without any radio play or aired music videos (although a video was made for the song "Leave It Alone"). Worldwide, the record has sold over 1 million copies.[5]

Reception and legacyEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide     [7]
The Village VoiceA−[8]

The AllMusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awards the album 4.5 stars and states: "The quartet didn't change their approach at all — at their core, they remain a heavy, speed-addled, hook-conscious post-hardcore punk group — but their songwriting has improved, as has their attack."[9]


Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Guitar World United States Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994[10] 2014 *
BuzzFeed 36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Before You F——ing Die[11] *
Rock Sound United Kingdom The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time[12] 4
Kerrang! 51 Greatest Pop Punk Albums Ever[13] 2015 6

* denotes an unordered list

The album was a big influence on Blink-182's Cheshire Cat (1995), Unwritten Law's Oz Factor (1996), Lagwagon's Let's Talk About Feelings (1998), Sum 41's All Killer No Filler (2001) and Anti-Flag's The General Strike (2012).[14]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Fat Mike, except where noted.

2."Leave It Alone" (Written by Fat Mike and Eric Melvin)2:04
4."The Cause"1:37
5."Don't Call Me White"2:33
6."My Heart Is Yearning"2:23
7."Perfect Government" (Written by Mark Curry)2:05
8."The Brews"2:40
9."The Quass"1:18
10."Dying Degree"1:50
12."Lori Meyers"2:21
13."Jeff Wears Birkenstocks"1:26
14."Punk Guy"1:08
15."Happy Guy"1:58
17."Scavenger Type"7:12


Album notesEdit


  1. ^ Chesler, Josh (September 29, 2015). "10 Best Skate Punk Albums of All Time". OC Weekly.
  2. ^ "NOFX". Fat Wreck Chords.
  3. ^ AllMusic Charts: Punk In Drublic Accessed 3 June 2008
  4. ^ RIAA Certification: (requires search) Archived 2007-06-26 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 3 June 2008
  5. ^ Rob Spectre (2009-05-25). "(d)N0t » Blog Archive » Dream Not Of Today – On The Shitter With Fat Mike by Rob Spectre". Dreamnotoftoday.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06.
  6. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Punk in Drublic – NOFX". AllMusic. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  7. ^ Matos, Michaelangelo (2004). "NOFX". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 590. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert (June 6, 1995). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  9. ^ AllMusic Review: Punk In Drublic Accessed 24 July 2010
  10. ^ "Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994". GuitarWorld.com. July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  11. ^ Sherman, Maria; Broderick, Ryan (July 2, 2013). "36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Before You F----ing Die". BuzzFeed. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  12. ^ Bird, ed. 2014, p. 74
  13. ^ "51 Greatest Pop Punk Albums Ever". Kerrang! (1586): 18–25. September 16, 2015.
  14. ^ Sayce 2014, p. 38
  • Bird, Ryan, ed. (September 2014). "The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (191). ISSN 1465-0185.
  • Sayce, Rob (September 2014). Bird, Ryan (ed.). "Hall of Fame: Punk in Drublic". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (191). ISSN 1465-0185.

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