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Nemesis

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The Offspring became popular with their breakthrough album Smash and their major 1998 hit "The Kids Aren't Alright," and that is what many believe to be what the Offspring sound like. Most people I know think that is all that Offspring have to offer. The people that think that are very wrong. Th.
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The Offspring became popular with their breakthrough album Smash and their major 1998 hit "The Kids Aren't Alright," and that is what many believe to be what the Offspring sound like. Most people I know think that is all that Offspring have to offer. The people that think that are very wrong.

The Offspring were a much more amazing band in the past and by far their most spectacular album is the first. I at first disliked their self-titled album (as I along with many believed this wasn't the Offspring's signature sound), accrediting that the music and vocals were recorded horribly, as well as the careless way the songs were played. But now when I listen to the lyrics and guitar work I have to smile.

My favorite on the album is "Beheaded," which is hilarious, as it tells the story of a crazed lunatic who kills his family, girlfriend and random people on the street, this song has some ridiculous lyrics and some very gory moments.

Anyway this CD has a lot of other good songs too like "A Thousand Days," "Jennifer Lost the War," "I'll Be Waiting" and "Tehran." For a great Offspring album, get this one. Just be prepared for it to be a lot more intense and to sound different from the Offspring that is on the radio. Also try the "They Were Born to Kill" bootleg if you like the Offspring's pre-Smash discography

 

 
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jeffernator (July 17, 2012)

What's going on in the re-release cover? From what I can tell it's someone letting sand slip through their fingers.

jacknife737 (July 12, 2012)

This record is pretty awesome.

Sure they were still sort of finding their sound, and the TSOL influence is pretty prevelent, but tracks like Jennifer Lost the War, Out on Patrol, and Tehran still hold up so well.

Rich27 (July 12, 2012)

Nice to see Monk Dave adding his twopenneth! This is the only good Offspring album in my opinion and a great cover. Got this when it first came out so wasn't tainted by the shite they later released.

facetofacereunion08 (July 12, 2012)

"Pretty Fly" was the big hit on Americana, not "The Kids Aren't Alright" as much. Def not their breakthrough song!!!

MonkDave (July 11, 2012)

"@MonkDave Why don't you write a review you piece of shit, Let's see if you can do any better"

Bwahahahahaha!!!!

I spent 10 years writing reviews mate, I'm so done with that it's not even funny. Hunt down a copy of Fracture fanzine from the UK (1997 - 2003) and you'll see hundreds of examples of my reviews. You piece of shit.

kylewagoner (July 10, 2012)

"Crossroads" and "I'll Be Waiting" were my favorites by far.

Sliced-T (July 10, 2012)

Why on Earth would they have ever changed that artwork? It's amazing! I would have bought it based on that alone.

Ravnos (July 10, 2012)

This review was pretty weak but this was a pretty solid album back in the day. Not quite as good as their Epitaph stuff and pretty heavily derived from TSOL, particularly Dance With Me, but still pretty good. TSOL had turned into a complete joke by this point, anyway. Notes about the cover are correct, apparently Noodles hated the original cover so they changed it for the 1995 reissue. Kill The President has also been left off more recent versions, which is kind of a sign of how boring and white-bread the Offspring have become since those days. This was a pretty important album for me back in the day, though, and still has some of my favourite Offspring songs. Standouts for me are Crossroads and I'll Be Waiting but the whole thing is pretty good. I don't know if it holds up as well as Ignition or Smash but it's way better than Splinter or Conspiracy of One.

burntorangepeel (July 10, 2012)

The re-issues are missing a certain First-Bush-era relevant closing track.

ivano (July 10, 2012)

And yeah, I'm kinda pissed off (as much as these things can piss me off) cos I actually /did/ submit a rev for this album, possibly even two.

TheDoodlyMan (July 10, 2012)

@MonkDave Why don't you write a review you piece of shit, Let's see if you can do any better

pricey123 (July 10, 2012)

good album. i recently got the nemesis records vinyl of it, love the alien artwork. elders and tehran are my favourites.

MonkDave (July 10, 2012)

Hang on, did PunkNews actually just run this review? It reads like it was written by a ten year old with a crayon. What an absolute atrocity. Anyway, great album, I can't believe the reviewer didn't mention TSOL. LOL.

droote (July 10, 2012)

"this cd"? The picture is showing the vinyl artwork only. A poor review indeed as many has mentioned.

ivano (July 10, 2012)

Terrible, generic, useless review. Doesn't say a thing about the music. Great record though.

lushj (July 10, 2012)

Oh yeah, and yes, "Beheaded" "Jennifer Lost The War" and "Tehran" (also released as "Baghdad" on 7-inch for the 1st Iraq War) were the live favorites.

lushj (July 10, 2012)

The original never came out on CD, LP only. The reissue, with the blurry image, came out on Nitro on CD & probably LP. This record is why they were touring constantly and slowly but steadily growing their audience to the point where Epitaph signed them. Excellent band. I played a ton of shows with them and saw them every chance I got.

MrPistachio (July 10, 2012)

And also, only on vinyl... I think.

MrPistachio (July 10, 2012)

Hayman: That cover is from the original release. I think they hand made the record sleeves back in the day. The cover you refer to is the Nitro re-release I think.

hayman (July 10, 2012)

Did the original version of this ever come out on CD?
Mine has a different cover and was printed in 95.

prodigalson75 (July 10, 2012)

great album

EchosMyron (July 10, 2012)

Ewww.

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