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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Brace Yourselves, Fat Mike Has Written a Musical

Posted By on Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Jeff Marx, Soma Snakeoil, and Fat Mike - SHERVIN LAINEZ
  • Shervin Lainez
  • Jeff Marx, Soma Snakeoil, and Fat Mike
If you're the kind of person who really loved Cats and Mamma Mia!, but thought both musicals would have benefited from the inclusion of fetish film actresses and musical numbers with titles like "Bearly  Legal" and "Fecal Alcohol Syndrome," well do we have news for you.

Fat Mike, better known as the frontman of NOFX and a guy you really shouldn't sneak up behind, especially if his back's hurting, announced today that he's penned a "punk-rock musical concept album" called Home Street Home, out Feb. 10 (on Fat Wreck Chords, of course) in advance of a stage production TBA. "Ever since I saw Rocky Horror when I was 8, I've been intrigued by musicals," writes Fat Mike in the press release, which really makes a surprising amount of sense. 

With music written by Fat Mike and his ladyfriend, the actress-writer Soma Snakeoil, alongside the Tony Award-winning Avenue Q composer and lyricist Jeff Marx, the story follows Sue, "a 16-year-old runaway who plunges headfirst into the deviant subculture and alternative lifestyle of the streets." It's based on "true stories of the authors' experiences."

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