Offspring - Americana

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This is an Enhanced audio CD, which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. Offspring: Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar); Noodles (guitar, background vocals); Greg K (bass); Ron Welty (drums). Additional personnel: John Mayer, Higgin...

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This is an Enhanced audio CD, which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. Offspring: Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar); Noodles (guitar, background vocals); Greg K (bass); Ron Welty (drums). Additional personnel: John Mayer, Higgins "X-13", Heidi Villagran, Nika Futterman Frost (vocals); Calvert "Larry Bud Melman" DeForest (spoken vocals); Derrick Davis (flute); Gabe McNair, Phil Jordan (horns); Jack Grisham, Davey Havok, Jim Lindberg (background vocals). Mariachi Campestre: Carlos Gomez (guitar); Raul Garibay (guitaron); Miguel Gonzales (violin); Pedro Pina (trumpet); Alvaro Macias (bihuela). Recorded at Eldorado Recording Studio, Burbank, California. Personnel: Dexter Holland, Noodles (vocals, guitar); John Mayer (vocals); Carlos Gom‚z (guitar); Derrick Davis (flute); Phil Jordan , Gabrial McNair (horns); Ron Welty (drums); Higgins, Nika Futterman Frost, Heidi Villagran (background vocals). Audio Mixer: Dave Jerden. Recording information: Eldorado Recording Studio, Burbank, CA. AMERICANA continues the contradiction fostered by the Offspring with IXNAY ON THE HOMBRE; that of an anarchistic punk band signing up with and using the resources of a mighty recording industry monolith. Diatribes aside, these southern California punks have continued concocting breakneck-paced songs that combine intelligent lyrics with rapid-fire rhythms and shredding guitar. Going beyond their punk credentials means the Offspring mix in a few curves that keep the listener guessing. "Why Don't You Get A Job" uses horns and a steel drum to underline misgivings about awarding alimony for either sex. "Pay the Man" uses Middle Eastern chord changes to achieve an Arabic feel that eventually gives way to a punkier arrangement. Even on"Feelings," the schmaltzy lounge lizard anthem, Dexter Holland's style of spitting out the words gives the slight number new life. The cleverly wrought "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)" looks at white kids emulating an inner-city life style throu...

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Dimensions 0
UPC 074646966129
Runtime 43 min.
Type Performer
Genre Rock & Pop
Sub Genre Alternative
Label Columbia Records
Producer Don Jerden; Dave Jerden
Number of Discs 1
Track Listing Disc 1
  • 1. Welcome
  • 2. Have You Ever
  • 3. Staring at the Sun
  • 4. Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)
  • 5. Kids Aren't Alright, The
  • 6. Feelings
  • 7. She's Got Issues
  • 8. Walla Walla
  • 9. End of the Line, The
  • 10. No Brakes
  • 11. Why Don't You Get a Job?
  • 12. Americana
  • 13. Pay the Man
Format Compact Disc
Sub Format ECD
Spars Coding n/a
Artists Offspring

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