View Full Version : How long did it take you to like the Offspring?

01-07-2005, 09:18 PM
Cos when I first listened to Smash, to be honest, I thought they were crap. It sounded like Dexter was just shouting not at all in any way with the guitarist and bass player, and then there was a drummer off in his own littile world just banging on the drums as hard as he could.
And none of it sounded at all co-ordinated, and well, it sucked.

It wasn't until a few months later I decided to make a "best of Offpring" cd (even though I thought they sucked), that I listened to all of the songs, and I really liked some of them.
And now of course, I absoloutely love Offspring and they are my equal first fav band in the world.

So whats the story with you people? Did you like them right away or whatever?

01-08-2005, 01:00 AM
I liked them pretty much from the moment I heard them.

01-08-2005, 01:22 AM
since the first time I heard Come Out and Play when i was 5

01-08-2005, 01:39 AM
Just a one time listening to Americana

01-08-2005, 01:52 AM
well... my cousin gave americana and part of ixnay for my younger brother, an he was listening it sometimes. I don't like it then, I thought- 'guitarsd are pretty nice, but why this idiot screaming like cow?'. After few months I loved it :D

Lithuanian Offspring
01-08-2005, 02:27 AM
i started to listen to Conspiracy of One and part of Americana and some songs from Ixnay and Smash and I fell in love.

01-08-2005, 05:40 AM
It took 4 years till I liked The Offspring, but then only a second to decide that I do

01-08-2005, 05:47 AM
i liked em when i got ixnay, i just loved there sound and they were the perfect surfing/skating pop punk band. i bought smash and hated it, it just didnt interest me in the slightest, exception being self esteem. i listened to it more and more an hot dingity, one day i loved it.

Noodles is gay
01-08-2005, 06:14 AM
My brother would listen to them loud in his bedroom when i was 6/7 and i thought it was cool music so borrowed his cd (smash) and just loved it :D

01-08-2005, 06:18 AM
It took till I got an old recorded cassete from my sister of SMASH

01-08-2005, 06:19 AM
I liked the Offspring songs from Crazy Taxi and Crazy Taxi 2. It was 3 years before I bought any of their albums though. The first I bought was Ixnay, for 'All I want' and 'Way down the line'. I didn't like some of the other songs on Ixnay at first, but after a few listens I now like all of the songs on that album.

01-08-2005, 07:39 AM
it took me no time to like them i heard them on the radio and i said hey this band is awsome!!

Mr. Noodles
01-08-2005, 07:48 AM
"Gone Away" from Ixnay got me hooked, and I was five!

01-08-2005, 08:13 AM
It took several years, to be honest. :o I listened to Ixnay for the first time, I liked the album, but didn't become their fan. And then, Americana was released, I liked the one more, still I couldn't dig the Offspring.
One time, I listened to TKAA live version, I loved the song very much suddenly, and listened to Americana again. After all, I became their big fan!!! :D
Cheers. :)

01-08-2005, 08:18 AM
Well as soon as I heard Pretty Fly on the radio when I was 7. I think I was 7. Somewhere around in there. And I didnt start buying their cd's til late 03 when Splinter came out. But my friend kinda got me into them(rockthedrums61) but I always loved their songs.

01-08-2005, 08:19 AM
"Gone Away" from Ixnay got me hooked, and I was five!
Wow then you must be my age then 12 or 13

01-08-2005, 08:21 AM
It took me about the length of Pretty Fly to like the Offspring.

01-08-2005, 08:29 AM
i don't remember really, it was too long ago (in 1994, i was 7 that time again)

Mr. Noodles
01-08-2005, 08:32 AM
Wow then you must be my age then 12 or 13
Well, today's my B-day, so now . . . . I'm 13!

lil missy red riding hood
01-08-2005, 08:35 AM
[QUOTE=Lithuanian Offspring]i started to listen to Conspiracy of One and part of Americana and some songs from Ixnay and Smash and I fell in love.[/QUOTE
yea my freind played consperosy of one to me and iv liked them ever since

01-11-2005, 05:56 PM
Well, today's my B-day, so now . . . . I'm 13!
so did u say u were 13 to get on the site? cos thats what i did

01-12-2005, 02:45 PM
The first time i listened to an offspring song ( it think it was orignal pranskter) I loved them. Then i went out and bought americana.

And the coolest thing happened...i just recently moved and i was unpacking my boxes and found offspring smash on cassette. wow that made me happy.

01-14-2005, 07:02 AM
i heard pertty fly and i liked that and then i took the risk and buy americana and this was totally awsome my cousin has ixnay

saska de o...
01-14-2005, 07:05 AM
well... "professionaly" i listen they about 2 years... but i always heard their great hits :)

saska de o...
01-14-2005, 07:06 AM
i wrote great hits...


01-14-2005, 11:18 AM
this is pretty sick but i saw a comercial on tv for Conspiracy Of One and suddenly i just wanted that album. And after listening to that i decided i wanted everything The Offspring has made. And now they are my absolute favorite band. I only had to listen to each album once and i liked every one of them. Theyre the perfect mix between great melodies and kick ass lyrics.

01-14-2005, 11:24 AM
as soon as i heard them i fell in love with them, i love dexters voice and lyrics and noodles kick ass guitar sound with atom/ron beating the drums and gregs wicked bass lines

02-02-2005, 01:22 PM
It didnt take me long at all. I heard Pretty Fly on the radio and liked them instantly

02-02-2005, 02:05 PM
my cousin loves them he took me to there conset and when i saw them i was amazed :eek: :eek:

Unnatural Disaster
02-02-2005, 02:07 PM
I liked them after listening to Pretty Fly and Come out and Play a few times

02-02-2005, 02:10 PM
When I first saw the Pretty Fly video on tv I fell in love instantly...

02-02-2005, 02:40 PM
Nice Psycho... I'm pretty sure "You Gotta Keep em Seperated!" were like my first words lol. But it wasn't until Why Dont you get a Job (which my dad hated thanks to the unsencored word "bitch" in it) that I knew it was Offspring. Soon I learned that the "wierd song with the lalala in the beginning" was offspring too. Good shit. lol

02-02-2005, 02:51 PM
the first song by the offspring that i listened to was pretty fly gor a white guy, and i was 11 years old, and i loved the song the moment i heard it!

Noodles is gay
02-02-2005, 02:52 PM
How long did it take me?

37 seconds

02-02-2005, 05:17 PM
I liked them the first time I heard them.

02-02-2005, 05:30 PM
After hearing "Come Out and Play" for the first time at a roller rink in 1994 I was hooked. It was my first time really listening to them, and it definitely wasn't the last.

noodle jr
02-03-2005, 03:16 AM
first song i heard is come out and play..i liked it damn much..

02-03-2005, 06:14 AM
"Gone Away" from Ixnay got me hooked, and I was five!
You're still acting like five...