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Fat Mike

Fat Mike in South Africa, September 2007
Background information
Birth name Michael Burkett
Born January 31, 1967 (1967-01-31) (age 41)
Origin Newton, Massachusetts
Genre(s) Punk rock
Skate punk
Ska punk
Instrument(s) Vocals, Bass
Years active 1983-Present
Associated acts NOFX
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Website NOFX
Fat Wreck Chords
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Notable instrument(s)
Danelectro

Michael Burkett, more commonly known as Fat Mike, is the lead singer and bassist of the California punk band NOFX, as well as bass player for Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. As Misfit Mike he played in a band called False Alarm before founding NOFX in 1983 with Erik Sandin and Eric Melvin. He's also the owner of Motor Studios in San Francisco, California. Mike lives in San Francisco with his wife for 14 years, Erin, and their young daughter, Darla. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex County Settled 1630 Incorporated 1688 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor David B. Cohen (Dem) Area  - City  18. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Skate punk (also known as skatepunk, skate-punk, skate-thrash, surf punk, or skate-core) was named because of its popularity among skateboarders, and the fact that many members of skate punk bands were themselves skaters. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... NOFX is an American punk rock band formed in Los Angeles, California (now based in San Francisco), in 1983. ... Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is a punk rock cover band that formed in 1995. ... Danelectro DC-3 reissue. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... NOFX is an American punk rock band formed in Los Angeles, California (now based in San Francisco), in 1983. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is a punk rock cover band that formed in 1995. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... Erik Sandin, often called Smelly, is the drummer of the popular California punk band NOFX. He was a founding member of the band when they formed in Hollywood, California, in 1983, but moved to Santa Barbara two years later, leaving the band. ... Eric Scott Melvin, sometimes called Melvin for short, is the rhythm guitarist in the California punk band NOFX. He has been in the band from its beginnings in the early 1980s to the present day. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


The nickname "Fat Mike" originated as a misnomer - when the somewhat thin Mike went away to San Francisco State University he returned having gained a few pounds. He was slightly heavier than the broomstick-thin punk rock crowd, and the nickname stuck. Today Mike regards himself as "Not that fat."[1] Look up Misnomer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... San Francisco State University (commonly referred to as San Francisco State, SF State, State and SFSU) is a public university located in the southwestern San Francisco, California, bordering Lake Merced and Lowell High School, near Fort Funston and Daly City, near the San Mateo County line. ...


In 1990 Mike founded a record label called Fat Wreck Chords. It is one of the largest and most financially successful punk-affiliated record labels in the United States. The label is mainly run by Fat Mike and his wife Erin. Fat Wreck Chords is a San Francisco, California based independent record label, focused on punk rock, which was started by Fat Mike (lead singer and bassist of the punk rock band NOFX) and his wife Erin, in 1990. ...


Fat Mike was the main organizer of the Punkvoter website (founded in 2003) and the Rock Against Bush project (in 2004). Both of these were created to promote political involvement within the punk community. They aimed to increase voting to get George W. Bush out of office, and to make issues close to the punk community known to politicians. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rock Against Bush is a project mobilizing skate punk and pop punk musicians against the 2004 U.S. Presidential campaign of George W. Bush. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


In addition to being known for political cynicism, for many years Fat Mike has been a vegetarian and supporter of PETA. For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ... Peta can refer to: Peta (prefix), a prefix meaning times 1015 in the International System of Units People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal-rights organization People Eating Tasty Animals, a parody of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Peta, Greece, a town in the prefecture...


In 2005 he started a magazine called Punk Rock Confidential which distributes 4 issues a year. Punk Rock Confidential is a quarterly lifestyle magazine, focusing on the look of punk rock in its many incarnations. ...

Contents

Albums with NOFX

Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Liberal Animation An album by NOFX released by NOFX in 1988 then re-released on Epitaph Records in 1991. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Ribbed is the third studio album by NOFX, it was released on March 26, 1991. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The Longest Line is an EP by punk band NOFX, released in 1992. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Maximum Rocknroll Issue #1 Maximum Rocknroll (also known as MRR) is a widely distributed, monthly punkzine based in San Francisco, USA. It features interviews, columns, and reviews from international contributors. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean is a music album by punk rock band NOFX. The album was released Nov 5, 1992 through Epitaph Records. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Punk in Drublic is a music album by punk rock band NOFX. The album was released in 1994 through Epitaph Records. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... I Heard They Suck Live!! is a live album by NOFX. It was recorded January 8 and 9, 1995 in Hollywood, CA. All thats known about the club is that its a small Hollywood club, because the band would have had to pay the venue to use its... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... January 30, 1996 saw the release of the album Heavy Petting Zoo by the band NOFX. Album Tracks Hobophobic (Scared Of Bums) Philthy Phil Philanthropist Freedom Lika Shopping Cart (sic) Bleeding Heart Disease Hotdog In A Hallway Release The Hostages Liza Whats The Matter With Kids Today? Love Story... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... 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. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Pump Up The Valuum is the eighth full-length album by NOFX. It was released on June 13, 2000. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... 45 or 46 Songs That Werent Good Enough to Go on Our Other Records is a double album released in 2002 by NOFX. The band built up an impressive list of songs that did not make it onto any of their albums, or had previously appeared on compilation albums... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The War on Errorism is the ninth studio album by the punk rock band NOFX released on May 6, 2003. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

Albums With Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Have a Ball is the first album by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, released in 1997 on the Fat Wreck Chords independent record label. ... Are a Drag was the second album by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, released in 1999 on the Fat Wreck Chords independent record label. ... Blow in the Wind is the third album by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, released in 2001 on the Fat Wreck Chords independent record label. ... Take a Break is the fourth album by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, released on July 1st, 2003 on Fat Wreck Chords independent record label. ... Ruin Jonnys Bar Mitzvah is a live album by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, released on October 19, 2004 on Fat Wreck Chords. ... Love Their Country is the fifth studio album, and sixth overall by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. ...

References

External links

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
  • Fat Mike at the Notable Names Database
  • Q&A with Fat Mike about religion, yuppies and Dick Cheney.
Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wikiquote is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, running on MediaWiki software. ... NOFX is an American punk rock band formed in Los Angeles, California (now based in San Francisco), in 1983. ... Aaron Abeyta, known as El Hefe or simply Hefe, from el Jefe (Spanish for the boss), is the most recent member of the legendary and seminal California punk band NOFX. Given this name by his fellow band members for his superior mastery of the instruments he plays, Hefe plays lead... Eric Scott Melvin, sometimes called Melvin for short, is the rhythm guitarist in the California punk band NOFX. He has been in the band from its beginnings in the early 1980s to the present day. ... Erik Sandin, often called Smelly, is the drummer of the popular California punk band NOFX. He was a founding member of the band when they formed in Hollywood, California, in 1983, but moved to Santa Barbara two years later, leaving the band. ... American musician who played with punk rock band NOFX on their 1989 release S&M Airlines. ... Liberal Animation An album by NOFX released by NOFX in 1988 then re-released on Epitaph Records in 1991. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ribbed is the third studio album by NOFX, it was released on March 26, 1991. ... White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean is a music album by punk rock band NOFX. The album was released Nov 5, 1992 through Epitaph Records. ... Punk in Drublic is a music album by punk rock band NOFX. The album was released in 1994 through Epitaph Records. ... January 30, 1996 saw the release of the album Heavy Petting Zoo by the band NOFX. Album Tracks Hobophobic (Scared Of Bums) Philthy Phil Philanthropist Freedom Lika Shopping Cart (sic) Bleeding Heart Disease Hotdog In A Hallway Release The Hostages Liza Whats The Matter With Kids Today? Love Story... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pump Up The Valuum is the eighth full-length album by NOFX. It was released on June 13, 2000. ... The War on Errorism is the ninth studio album by the punk rock band NOFX released on May 6, 2003. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... NOFX is the self-titled first EP of punk band NOFX. The first 500 copies included a lyrics sheet. ... So What If Were on Mystic! is a 1986 EP by punk band NOFX. It was recorded when NOFX only had three members. ... The P.M.R.C. Can Suck on This! is an EP by punk band NOFX recorded in 1986 for a 1987 release. ... The Longest Line is an EP by punk band NOFX, released in 1992. ... Liza and Louise is a two-track E.P by band NOFX, released on the Fat Wreck Chords label. ... Dont Call Me White is a 7 single by NOFX featuring two songs from Punk in Drublic (1994). ... Leave it Alone is an EP by NOFX. The record was released in two versions: a black vinyl 10 with picture sleeve, and as a picture disc. ... HOFX is a 12single by NOFX that includes two songs from the Punk in Drublic period. ... Fuck the Kids is a 7 EP by NOFX. All the tracks were recorded on one day over the course of about four hours. ... Louise and Liza is a 7 single by NOFX. The songs are sequels of sorts to Liza and Louise from White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean with the lyrics Louise being about the lesbian charachters engaging in sado-masochistic activity. ... All of Me is a 7 single by NOFX. The title track is a cover of an old Tin Pan Alley song most associated with Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong. ... Timmy the Turtle is a 7 single by NOFX. The title track was taken from the sessions for So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes. ... 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. ... Bottles to the Ground is a CD EP by NOFX. The first and last songs are from the full-length Pump Up the Valuum. ... Pods and Gods (FAT614) is an a 7 single by NOFX released one month prior to the release of Pump Up the Valuum. ... This 7 single by NOFX was released as part of a subscription series of singles on Fat Wreck Chords. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Regaining Unconsciousness is an EP by NOFX, released prior to the release of The War on Errorism. ... 13 Stitches is a 7 single by NOFX. An electric version of the A-side appeared on The War on Errorism. ... The 7 of the Month Club is a series of twelve 7 records released by punk band NOFX over the course of one year. ... This article is about the NOFX album. ... I Heard They Suck Live!! is a live album by NOFX. It was recorded January 8 and 9, 1995 in Hollywood, CA. All thats known about the club is that its a small Hollywood club, because the band would have had to pay the venue to use its... Maximum Rocknroll is an album by NOFX that compiles early singles and demo songs. ... 45 or 46 Songs That Werent Good Enough to Go on Our Other Records is a double album released in 2002 by NOFX. The band built up an impressive list of songs that did not make it onto any of their albums, or had previously appeared on compilation albums... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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