Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)

Album: Among the Living (1987)
  • This song is about the actor John Belushi, who starred in the movie Animal House and was a popular cast member on Saturday Night Live. Belushi died of a drug overdose on March 5, 1982. The song takes a look at how the trappings of fame destroyed Belushi, and how despite his massive success, he chose a reckless, self-destructive life.

    Speaking about the track in a 2013 interview, drummer Charlie Benante told us: "It wasn't a pro drug song, because we've never been pro drug. But we did love John Belushi and his contribution to comedy. He influenced so many that came after him. It was just a shame that he died so young, and how drug use pretty much controls your life. I mean, he just loved to have a good time and he just took it a little bit too far."
  • "Efilnikufesin" is "nisefukinlife" spelled backwards. N.F.L. is an acronym for Nice F--kin' Life, as well as the National Football League. Belushi was captain of his high school football team. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Cody - Kansas City, MO

Comments

Be the first to comment...

LecraeSongwriter Interviews

The Christian rapper talks about where his trip to Haiti and his history of addiction fit into his songs.

Muhammad Ali: His Musical Legacy and the Songs he InspiredSong Writing

Before he was the champ, Ali released an album called I Am The Greatest!, but his musical influence is best heard in the songs he inspired.

Boy BandsFact or Fiction

From NKOTB to 1D, how well do you know your boy bands?

JJ Burnel of The StranglersSongwriter Interviews

JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.

Gary Brooker of Procol HarumSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words.

Brian Kehew: The Man Behind The RemastersSong Writing

Brian has unearthed outtakes by Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello and hundreds of other artists for reissues. Here's how he does it.