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RonWelty
07-25-2008, 07:14 PM
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/jul/24/brown-festivals-good-to-offspring/

http://entertainment.iafrica.com/music/latest/1037580.htm

http://www.thedenverdailynews.com/article.php?aID=1309

Sorry, this time not so many things.

Conspiracyof1000
07-25-2008, 07:39 PM
Cool stuff, thanks for posting.

KHWHD
07-25-2008, 07:41 PM
http://www.thedenverdailynews.com/article.php?aID=1309

"Dropkick Murphys is another band of the ’90s old. Combining punk, Irish folk, rock and hardcore, these hooligan’s present one loud, raucous, chaotic, and often out of tune mix that they call their own."

Wow.. lol. A bit harsh.

Nice links, nice reads.

nightvision
07-26-2008, 05:26 AM
"With longtime Metallica producer Bob Rock tightening their sound and turning up the amps, the group turn powerful, even dangerous as 'Hammerhead' hits the wild, flailing intensity of 'Self Esteem'; 'Half-Truism' echoes the swagger (and giant woah-woahs) of 'Come Out And Play'; and 'Trust In You' recreates all the urgency of 'Gotta Get Away'.
Not much progress then in 14 years."

Seriously... Did this guy listen to the album? Obviously not. I wouldn't compare Hammerhead or Half-Truism to any specific song from Smash. Trust In You on the other hand, sounds a lot like the song Smash but NOT like Gotta Get Away...! Not much progress? So a band isn't allowed to actually sound like themselves? What are they supposed to do? Start playing jazz? I don't get it.

Rooster
07-26-2008, 07:46 AM
"With longtime Metallica producer Bob Rock tightening their sound and turning up the amps, the group turn powerful, even dangerous as 'Hammerhead' hits the wild, flailing intensity of 'Self Esteem'; 'Half-Truism' echoes the swagger (and giant woah-woahs) of 'Come Out And Play'; and 'Trust In You' recreates all the urgency of 'Gotta Get Away'.
Not much progress then in 14 years."

Seriously... Did this guy listen to the album? Obviously not. I wouldn't compare Hammerhead or Half-Truism to any specific song from Smash. Trust In You on the other hand, sounds a lot like the song Smash but NOT like Gotta Get Away...! Not much progress? So a band isn't allowed to actually sound like themselves? What are they supposed to do? Start playing jazz? I don't get it.

That review was a total bullshit. It seems like the reviewer knows only the titles of the songs and not songs themselves.

Stylie
07-26-2008, 07:58 AM
About the remastered Ignition and Smash, Dexter says:

"My concern with that was to still have the essence the originals had . . . Sometimes when people remaster stuff it's 'Listen to the bass! It's so heavy now!' That wouldn't have been right for us. It needed to sound like it did."

That's so true! I really like the remastered CD's, though I don't have the original ones.

Stylie
07-26-2008, 08:01 AM
"Dropkick Murphys is another band of the ’90s old. Combining punk, Irish folk, rock and hardcore, these hooligan’s present one loud, raucous, chaotic, and often out of tune mix that they call their own."

Hahah, that sounded like awesome music. Punk, IRISH FOLK (!), rock.



"With longtime Metallica producer Bob Rock tightening their sound and turning up the amps, the group turn powerful, even dangerous as 'Hammerhead' hits the wild, flailing intensity of 'Self Esteem'; 'Half-Truism' echoes the swagger (and giant woah-woahs) of 'Come Out And Play'; and 'Trust In You' recreates all the urgency of 'Gotta Get Away'.
Not much progress then in 14 years."

Seriously... Did this guy listen to the album? Obviously not. I wouldn't compare Hammerhead or Half-Truism to any specific song from Smash. Trust In You on the other hand, sounds a lot like the song Smash but NOT like Gotta Get Away...! Not much progress? So a band isn't allowed to actually sound like themselves? What are they supposed to do? Start playing jazz? I don't get it.

Yeah, that was weird.

Rooster
07-26-2008, 08:04 AM
About the remastered Ignition and Smash, Dexter says:

"My concern with that was to still have the essence the originals had . . . Sometimes when people remaster stuff it's 'Listen to the bass! It's so heavy now!' That wouldn't have been right for us. It needed to sound like it did."

That's so true! I really like the remastered CD's, though I don't have the original ones.

True, dude, otherwise the vibe of the album would be completely different, and that might ruin the songs and the feeling.

edit: congratulations, you're not "senior member" anymore :D

Stylie
07-26-2008, 08:15 AM
True, dude, otherwise the vibe of the album would be completely different, and that might ruin the songs and the feeling.

edit: congratulations, you're not "senior member" anymore :D

Exactly. So even it's not remastered "max" like many got dissapointed about when they heard it, it's really good that they remastered it this way. The sound is a bit louder and cleaner, but absolutely not ruined.


Edit: thanks, heheh! And congrats yourself. ;D
I see that we two have posted pretty much in the last time, and suddenly I was over 500. And I'm soon up in 520! :o Man, I just like to post and reply things about Offspring.

Rooster
07-26-2008, 08:21 AM
Thanks. I guess i just spend too much time on the forum, but it's quite addictive :D

Rutegard
07-26-2008, 12:01 PM
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/jul/24/brown-festivals-good-to-offspring/

http://entertainment.iafrica.com/music/latest/1037580.htm

http://www.thedenverdailynews.com/article.php?aID=1309

Sorry, this time not so many things.

didn't like the second one...