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The offspring, Americana

Audio CD

Disk ID: 2050082

Disk length: 43m 56s (13 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1998

Label: Unknown

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Tracks & Durations

1. Welcome 0:11
2. Have you ever 3:58
3. Staring at the sun 2:14
4. Pretty fly (for a white guy) 3:09
5. The kids aren't alright 3:01
6. Feelings 2:52
7. She's got issues 3:50
8. Walla walla 2:57
9. The end of the line 3:01
10. No brakes 2:06
11. Why don't you get a job ? 2:53
12. Americana 3:15
13. Pay the man10:19

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Maybe hanging out with Jello Biafra put the fun-loving spring in Offspring's step. Or perhaps it was just the royalty checks, hot babes, and fast cars. Whatever the case, the band's fourth record, Americana, is its most lively offering to date, replacing angst and rage with energy and sarcasm. The novelty single "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" matches infectious riffing and shout-along vocals with fly-girl chants of "Give it to me, baby" and lyrics about wannabe scenesters; and a storming punk-rock version of Morris Albert's "Feelings" sees the band hitting a new level of, er, (in)sensitivity. Elsewhere, the humor is slightly more subtle; "She's Got Issues" cops a new-wave guitar line from the Cars songbook, "The Kids Aren't Alright" opens like an Iron Maiden anthem, and "Why Don't You Get a Job?" is a blatant reggae-style spoof of the Beatles' "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da." Musically, Americana offers no real revelations, but the songs are a bit craftier and more diverse than the rest of the Offspring oeuvre, veering haphazardly between anthemic punk metal, blistering hardcore, and near-psychedelic experimentation. --Jon Wiederhorn

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Tracks: 13, Disk length: 42m 34s (-2m 38s)

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