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Lord Armageddon
05-07-2006, 12:10 PM
Hey, The Kids Arent Alright - one of my favourite songs, so i decided to post this thread. Id like everyone to post information and your opinion about this song. ;)

DexterWannabe
05-07-2006, 12:18 PM
great intro
great riff
great verse
great chorus
great solo

everything's great

Little_Miss_1565
05-07-2006, 01:12 PM
I think the song shows the band at its best, making social commentary without trying to make some kind of joke out of it. Musically, it does more with triads and unusual chord forms in the intro, at a level of difficulty that the band doesn't usually hit (have you ever tried to play it? shit dude, it took me a long time to master it. but that was years ago...le sigh). Fucking fun as hell.

The video freaks me out, though. People should not come out of anyone else's ass. I'm also never a fan of directly and exactly showing what the lyrics are saying.

FOXMAN
05-07-2006, 03:19 PM
Awesome song!! Awesome video!! Simply perfect...

no_way
05-07-2006, 03:23 PM
http://www.justfuckinggoogleit.com/ may be...

http://www.wikipedia.com/ is also your friend

Demon_of_Debauchery
05-07-2006, 03:26 PM
The Kids Aren't Alright is one of The Offspring's best songs and the video is fucking amazing but my little brother is terrified of the people comming out of other peoples asses

H1T_That
05-07-2006, 03:26 PM
aye, decent song.

Luriden
05-07-2006, 03:43 PM
Best song on Americana, and in my top 5 favorite Offspring songs somewhere. The song as a good meaning, it's catchy but not too catchy, the video is cool, it's just a perfect song.

Little_Miss_1565
05-07-2006, 04:03 PM
http://www.justfuckinggoogleit.com/ may be...

http://www.wikipedia.com/ is also your friend

I think http://www.learntoreadbeforeyoumakesmartassremarks.com might end up being YOUR friend.

0r4ng3
05-07-2006, 04:06 PM
Yeah, it's a great song. The video's cool, too.

My only problem with it is the solo. Don't get me wrong, it's a great solo, it's just confusing to play. Even after tabs AND trying to figure it out by ear, it still doesn't sound right when I play it.

I don't know
05-07-2006, 04:13 PM
I think it's a very good song, it has great lyrics, the video is pretty cool too. The only problem is that I listened to it too much, and the song is not that amazing for me anymore , I think I gotta be away from tkaa for some time

Jebus
05-07-2006, 04:14 PM
I love the song so much I covered the solo.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=uE2eZTCNY4s

*whore*

BIG Nicky
05-07-2006, 05:04 PM
I love the song so much I covered the solo.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=uE2eZTCNY4s

*whore*
Congrats, man

Cool solo.

Placebo14
05-08-2006, 05:33 AM
Bloody awesome song.
Its so good.
This is the second or third Offspring song I ever heard all those years ago.
Its the song that got me into them.

Little_Miss_1565
05-08-2006, 06:04 AM
Hey Jebus...that's hot. Even when I could still play guitar like a madwoman, including that solo, I could never do it so clean. :)

offspring_freak_3
05-08-2006, 09:31 AM
awesome solo jebus.

indeed its a great song, its one of my favs on americana, great solo, lyrics, evrything

Evka.pl
05-08-2006, 09:54 AM
at first i liked the song because of the muisc, but when i focused on the lyrics i fell in love with it :)

Lord Armageddon
05-08-2006, 11:21 AM
This is a great song. Great music, great lyrics, great plot - one of my most favourite songs ever!!!! :rolleyes:

noodle654
05-08-2006, 01:41 PM
Great song, nothing much to say about it, its just GREAT. I love to play this on guitar!

Ninty Man
05-08-2006, 07:02 PM
Well...

It's not my favorite song from Americana... it's between Have You ever and Staring at the sun... but hell yeah, it has one of the better guitar plays I've ever heard... and dude... I saw your video... not to critic... but... it was OK... I can't tell anything because I can with problems play the trash cans

Mr. Noodles
05-08-2006, 07:04 PM
Well...

It's not my favorite song from Americana... it's between Have You ever and Staring at the sun... but hell yeah, it has one of the better guitar plays I've ever heard... and dude... I saw your video... not to critic... but... it was OK... I can't tell anything because I can with problems play the trash cans
Once I was bored and used my belly as a bango drum. Try it.

Ninty Man
05-08-2006, 07:07 PM
Once I was bored and used my belly as a bango drum. Try it.


Have you tried using the back of your friend which it's in front of you as a drum'??? It's funny... at least when he turns and kicks your ass

Mr. Noodles
05-08-2006, 07:11 PM
Have you tried using the back of your friend which it's in front of you as a drum'??? It's funny... at least when he turns and kicks your ass
Nope, that probably happened to you, right?

Zack
05-08-2006, 09:19 PM
This is a great short song (the reason why i say short is because it should have been alot longer for such a great song) but all together it is a great song!!!

Lord Armageddon
05-09-2006, 02:08 AM
Great song, nothing much to say about it, its just GREAT. I love to play this on guitar!
Tell me please where to find chords for this song. I can find them nowhere!

Ninty Man
05-09-2006, 08:25 PM
Nope, that probably happened to you, right?


Yep... the only thing it's that he just say STOP IT

Mr. Noodles
05-09-2006, 08:31 PM
Yep... the only thing it's that he just say STOP IT
OK. Let's keep it on topic!
The Kids Aren't Alright is probably my fav song on Americana. Well, one of my favs. It's an awesome song. :)

Ninty Man
05-09-2006, 08:35 PM
OK. Let's keep it on topic!
The Kids Aren't Alright is probably my fav song on Americana. Well, one of my favs. It's an awesome song. :)


But Staring at the sun it's better... According to me...

TKAA it's great... but maybe it's a little bit overrated

Mr. Noodles
05-09-2006, 08:36 PM
But Staring at the sun it's better... According to me...

TKAA it's great... but maybe it's a little bit overrated
Yeah, SATS is a good song. I really like Pay the Man too.
That's funny, we sorta went off-topic after I said to stay on-topic. Oh well.

Ninty Man
05-09-2006, 08:42 PM
Yeah, SATS is a good song. I really like Pay the Man too.
That's funny, we sorta went off-topic after I said to stay on-topic. Oh well.


We are still on topic dude... we are talking about world hunger doesn't it?

Mr. Noodles
05-09-2006, 08:44 PM
We are still on topic dude... we are talking about world hunger doesn't it?
What I meant was that I talked about something other than TKAA, not that anyone cares.
And, did you ever use your belly as a bango drum?

Ninty Man
05-10-2006, 09:23 AM
What I meant was that I talked about something other than TKAA, not that anyone cares.
And, did you ever use your belly as a bango drum?


Yep... but it's funnier use a bald head as a drum XD

AtomicWillard
05-10-2006, 09:38 AM
Its an amazing song but Americana is my favourite on da album