Greatest Hits (Bonus Tracks) CD (2005)

Artist: Offspring

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Product Overview


Label Columbia Aus/zoom
SKU 64000491
UPC 399700147209
UPC 14 09399700147209
Format CD
Release Date 7/26/2005
Author Offspring
Technical Info
CatalogID 9000
Lable Name Columbia (USA)
Released 08/09/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 53m : 1s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 09399700147209
Musical Guests
Def Leppard
Josh Freese
Album Notes and Credits
This collection of greatest hits by breakthrough US punk-rock band The Offspring contains the songs "Come Out and Play (Keep 'em Separated)," "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)," and "(Can't Get My) Head Around You."
This Australian version contains two exclusive tracks, "Next to You" and "Can't Repeat."
CD contains 2 bonus tracks.
Personnel: Dexter Holland (vocals); Noodles (guitar); Ron Welty (drums).
Illustrators: Frank Kozik; Alan Forbes.
Photographer: Christian Lantry.
Plenty of SoCal punk diehards decried The Offspring to be "sellouts" when they leapt from cherished indie Epitaph to the major-label stables at Columbia Records. But one listen to this GREATEST HITS compilation points to a band that was never destined to stay underground for long. In crafting clever pop-punk that addressed the concerns of teen skate-punks everywhere, this California quartet cranked out radio-friendly cuts every bit as viable as anything peers like Green Day and Blink 182 were producing during the same time period. Social observations not only poked fun at suburban kids affecting inner-city mannerisms ("Pretty Fly [For a White Guy]"), but gold diggers ("Why Don't You Get a Job?") and the lost opportunities of a younger generation ("The Kids Aren't All right"). The sing-along choruses and irresistible bassline of "Self Esteem" succinctly paint an all-too familiar picture of lovelorn guys getting played by manipulative gals. And there's no denying the chunky, Middle Eastern-flavored hooks that made "Come Out and Play (Keep 'Em Separated)" such a ubiquitous presence on mid-'90s airwaves. A hidden bonus cover of The Police's "Next to You" tops off this superb compilation from one of the most successful and likeable acts of the mid-'90s punk-pop scene.
Disc 1
1 Can't Repeat
2 Come Out and Play (Keep 'Em Separated)
3 Self Esteem
4 Gotta Get Away
5 All I Want
6 Gone Away
7 Pretty Fly (for A White Guy)
8 Why Don't You Get A Job?
9 Kids Aren't Alright, The
10 Original Prankster
11 Want You Bad
12 Defy You
13 Hit That
14 (can't Get My) Head Around You
15 Spare Me The Details
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