Stream Fat Mike Home Street Home: Original Songs From The Shit Musical (Stereogum Premiere)
Back in December, we reported that NOFX frontman Fat Mike had written a punk rock musical called Home Street Home. As it turns out, this is a real thing, one that involves multiple Tony-winning Broadway types, and its new soundtrack album is as much “musical” as “punk rock.” Mike wrote the songs for Home Street Home, a story about homeless gutterpunk kids, with AVN Award Winner Soma Snakeoil and Avenue Q composer Jeff Marx. The play debuts later this month in San Francisco, and the original soundtrack comes out next week. It features the work of people like Frank Turner and Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba, as well as members of bands like the Descendents, Lagwagon, the Dropkick Murphys, the Dance Hall Crashers, and No Use For A Name, as well as the Tony-winning Hedwig & The Angry Inch actress Lena Hall. The songs are big and bright and happy to draw on theatrical genres as well as Fat Wreck-style pop-punk. Stream the whole thing below.