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Heavy Petting


Initial release : 1996

Epitaph 86457

This release includes an anti-hippie/Grateful Dead song August 8th.

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  • Hobophobic (Scared of Bums) (Fat Mike)
  • Philthy Phil Philanthropist (Fat Mike)
  • Freedom Lika Shopping Cart (Fat Mike)
  • Bleeding Heart Disease (Fat Mike)
  • Hot Dog in a Hallway (Fat Mike)
  • Release the Hostages (Fat Mike)
  • Liza (Fat Mike)
  • What's the Matter With Kids Today? (Fat Mike)
  • Love Story (Fat Mike)
  • The Black and White (Fat Mike)
  • Whatever Didi Wants (Fat Mike)
  • August 8th (Fat Mike)
  • Drop the World (Fat Mike)

Musicians include

  • Fat Mike - bass, vocals

  • Producer - NOFX, Ryan Greene
  • Engineer - Ryan Greene
  • Mixing - Ryan Greene

The song August 8th was discussed in an interview with Fat Mike of NOFX as follows;

Interviewer: there is a song called 8th August, what does it mean ?

Fat Mike:This is pretty funny. I wrote this song about Jerry Garcia dying, cuz I fucking hate the Grateful Dead, but it turns out I had the date wrong. He really died on August 9th. Whoops. I guess I'm lame.

The opening verse of the song is;
Birds sing there's not a cloud in the sky
Yeah, August 8th is a beautiful day
I see a bunch of hippies crying yeah
August 8th is a beautiful day
Like waking up from a real bad dream
Suddenly everything is OK
The storm has passed the sun is shining
Yeah August 8th is a beautiful day
What's goin on what's goin on
Is something bummin your scene?
There's something wrong,
There's something wrong I'm not trying to be mean
The air is sweet the summer flowers blooming
nowhere in sight is anything gray