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Alex101
12-09-2008, 04:59 PM
Smash was the first Offspring album I ever got and I got it on tape with my dad at Tower Records back in '95 or '96. I didn't actually buy a lot of CDs until sometime before or after I got Ixnay for my 8th birthday in 1997, so it wasn't until maybe in about a few years later that I finally got my CD copy of Smash.

So, do you remember when/where you got your first copy of an Offspring album?

dff_punk
12-09-2008, 05:00 PM
First ever was Americana, on tape. Then I got Ixnay on tape. Funny things, those tapes :D

Ryder1234
12-09-2008, 05:08 PM
Greatest Hits, because my mom was buying me a cd, and I couldn't get the DVD version of a QOTSA cd since I already had the normal one. So I got GH. For Pretty Fly, Hit That, and Original Prankster of course :D.

kill the president
12-10-2008, 02:22 AM
Greatest Hits, because my mom was buying me a cd, and I couldn't get the DVD version of a QOTSA cd since I already had the normal one. So I got GH. For Pretty Fly, Hit That, and Original Prankster of course :D.

errr S/T 2001 reissue from jb hi fi

-L-
12-10-2008, 03:03 AM
my first Offspring stuff was the Americana tape in 1998. Then my mother bought me Ixnay for Christmas:) And after that I bought all the others.

Kennytar
12-10-2008, 04:22 AM
Americana was first for me too. My parents bought me that tape cos i was so addicted to Pretty Fly and Why dont you get a job. After that came CO1 on a tape again :D And so on..,

Budzy
12-10-2008, 05:11 AM
Well initially i had Americana burnt for me and i payed 5 dollars for it lol. But dun wry i bought the real copy! it was from a neighbour.

Camilamazed
12-10-2008, 06:38 AM
My Smash. I remember I bought it in 95. Don't remember where.
My IOTH I bought two months before the show in Sao Paulo in 97.
My Americana I got for Christmas in 98, CO1 in 2000 and Splinter in 2003.
My GH I think I got in 2006 in a famou place in Sao Paulo people call "Rock Gallery"
My RFRG I bought at Best Buy and also from Cdjapan (the japanese version)

Singles "God bless ebay" (the list is now on the 14th single)

Except my Can't get my head around you signed I got from my friends Silvia and Ken in 2006. My RFRG vinyl I got as my (late) b-day gift from them too.

Edit: Forgot about my selftitled and Ignition.

Well, As I only got my computer in 2001, before that I didn't know about the other CDs. So this is the year I got my self-titled and Ignition I got as b-day gift in 2003.

nightvision
12-10-2008, 09:21 AM
I got Americana in 1999 on my 15th birthday, then I bought Ignition from a store called Cdspecialisten. The rest is history I guess.

victor hugo rivera
12-10-2008, 09:42 AM
I got Americana in 1999 on my 15th birthday, then I bought Ignition from a store called Cdspecialisten. The rest is history I guess.

The first one was Americana on tape, I listened to, and I liked it, so I got the other ones... now are my favorite band... you rock

Jojan
12-10-2008, 11:19 AM
Full length CDs. I think this is the correct order. Not so sure if Ignition is in the right place.

Americana - Bought in 1999 at some record store in Stockholm where I went together with my sister. She bought Smash at the same time which eventually stayed in my record collection a year later or so. The record store also had a live Offspring record, the one with the bald man. She told me it was the same songs, but with worse quality.
Smash - Borrowed/Stolen from my sister in 2000
Conspiracy of One - Christmas gift the same year as it came out
Ixnay on the Hombre - Birthday gift in 2001
Ignition - Bought in a record store in Huddinge, where I live. I meant to buy the S/T but they didn't have it.
S/T - Bought from a record store where I bought my first vinyl record, Smash. It was the version without Kill the President.

Rutegard
12-10-2008, 11:54 AM
the first album i bought was americana,
then ixnay and smash in the same day,
then ignition,
then the vhs americana video,
then the self titled
(all of this in 2 weeks)

edit: and after 98 i kept it updated LOL

_Lost_
12-10-2008, 12:03 PM
you know... until Splinter came out, I haven't a clue where/when I bought the other albums... weird. Originally though, I just had copies of my brother's offspring cds. my sister has those now. then i bought them all. then splinter came out and i got it from barnes and nobles (i had gotten a gift certificate for my birthday and so i got it there.) and then i got the gh dual disc at BBs music store near my house, then i got the music video dvd at walmart, then i got the other two dvds from ebay, then i got rafrag at ... target maybe?

the_real_potomek
12-10-2008, 12:13 PM
my first album was Americana on tape. first I listened to my cousin's one, then I bouhgt my own Americana. then I bought Ignition, Smash and Ixnay, a bit later Self Titled on tape, and then CO1, Splinter, GH and RAFRAG.

bender192
12-10-2008, 01:28 PM
My first album was Conspiracy of One on cassette)then I bought americana...and then I don't remember)Rise and Fall I bought this summer)in august)

Alex101
12-10-2008, 03:15 PM
Full length CDs. I think this is the correct order. Not so sure if Ignition is in the right place.

Americana - Bought in 1999 at some record store in Stockholm where I went together with my sister. She bought Smash at the same time which eventually stayed in my record collection a year later or so. The record store also had a live Offspring record, the one with the bald man. She told me it was the same songs, but with worse quality.
Smash - Borrowed/Stolen from my sister in 2000
Conspiracy of One - Christmas gift the same year as it came out
Ixnay on the Hombre - Birthday gift in 2001
Ignition - Bought in a record store in Huddinge, where I live. I meant to buy the S/T but they didn't have it.
S/T - Bought from a record store where I bought my first vinyl record, Smash. It was the version without Kill the President.

What about Splinter, Greatest Hits or Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace?

jacknife737
12-10-2008, 03:16 PM
My first album was Americana, i'm pretty sure i bought it at Blockbuster (up the punx!).

Davo
12-10-2008, 03:49 PM
Yes, I remember it.

cool 2 hate 681
12-10-2008, 06:18 PM
My first album was Americana, i'm pretty sure i bought it at Blockbuster (up the punx!).

i bought mine from k mart

MAXTER
12-10-2008, 06:31 PM
For Albums:

Self Titled & Ignition Buyed in Lublin (Poland) @ Empik Store in 1999 for €30
Smash Buyed in Venice (Italy) @ Feltrinelli Store in 1998 for €18
Ixnay On The Hombre Buyed in Venice (Italy) In a small music shop in 1999 near city centre for €14
Americana Buyed in Venice (Italy) @ Feltrinelli Store in 1998 for €18
Conspiracy Of One Buyed in Venice (Italy) @ Panorama Supermarket in 2000 for €17
Splinter dual disc Buyed in a small music shop " Casa del disco" near centre for €26 CD+DVD
Greatest Hits Buyed in Venice (Italy) @ Media Market in 2005 for €15
Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace Buyed in Krakow (Poland) Empik Store for €17
Huck It DVD Buyed in Lublin (Poland) @ Media Markt in 2002 for € 20

The Rest of my cd's, vinyls and other things buyed on Ebay!:rolleyes:

:D

Tijs
12-10-2008, 06:48 PM
And I can't even remember where I bought RAFRAG :(

T_immortal
12-10-2008, 10:33 PM
I'd just seen "Along Came a Spider" in theatres with my dad shortly after it came out (I think maybe around late April-early May 2001). We stopped by at HMV after and I got CO1. I was so excited to have my first Offspring CD! The same summer I picked up tapes of Americana and Ixnay when I went to India on vacation, and before I left I bought the Ixnay CD. My tapes got ruined :( I guess I was too young to take good care of em, and I left CO1 on the plane on my way back. Before you guys berate me for leaving that CD on the plane, keep in mind that I was 12 years old, and flying back to Toronto from India, all by myself :o

SK8rocka
12-10-2008, 11:27 PM
and I left CO1 on the plane on my :o


OMG your the one that left that there.......

T_immortal
12-10-2008, 11:34 PM
OMG your the one that left that there.......

Lol am I supposed to be following this? :P

KyleW
12-11-2008, 05:58 AM
Okay...

1.
Album: Greatest Hits
Where I got it: In my home, my dad bought my it as a present because I had started listening to a lot of Offspring
When I got it: Summer of 06
Notes: I heard come out and play, self esteem, all I want and gone away for thie first time

2.
Album: Splinter
Where I got it: Music Zone - The only music store in our town
When I got it: Summer of 06
Notes: Worst Hangover ever briefly became my favourite song after I bought this album :confused:.

3.
Album: Ixnay on the Hombe
Where I got it: My house - my dad saw it in Music Zone and picked it up
When I got it: October 06
Notes: I was so excited to open it I actually broke the case.

4.
Album: Conspiracy of One
Where I got it: Manchester - in HMV
When I got it: November 06
Notes: I bought my brother this and a HIM album for his birthday. I knew damn well he would give it to me in the end.

5.
Album: Smash
Where I got it: Manchester - In HMV
When I got it: January 07
Notes: I remember the cashier was impressed at the amount of information I knew about the Offspring when I bought this album.

6.
Album: Americana
Where I got it: School - However it was bought off Ebay
When I got it: February 07
Notes: It was a present from my ex girlfriend. When I first got the album I used to skip through the whole of Feelings just so I could hear the slow bit at the end. I was upset when my dad told me Feelings was a cover.

7.
Album: Ignition
Where I got it: Manchester - In HMV
When I got it: April 07
Notes: I got this at the same time as S/T. I had no way of listening to them until I got home 2 days later so I learned the words to all the songs by reading the booklets.

8.
Album: S/T
Where I got it: Manchester - In HMV
When I got it: April 07
Notes: I got this at the same time as Ignition. I had no way of listening to them until I got home 2 days later so I learned the words to all the songs by reading the booklets.

9.
Album: RFRG
Where I got it: In my room, my dad got me it.
When I got it: Summer of 08
Notes. I first listened to it in the car, my dad said he liked Half-Truism.

dr.vanessa
12-11-2008, 07:03 AM
first was smash.i was 9 years old ..at first i noticed that my cousin had it on a tape so i started begging him to give it to me and he did:D after some time i realised it was NOT the original..:( so i went with my dad to a shop and bought the original tape:D:D

_Lost_
12-11-2008, 08:26 AM
seriously, how do you people remember all of that? I remember my brother bought Americana on tape which got us both started on the offspring. and then... basically i don't remember anything else till splinter (and quite frankly i'm surprised i remember that, seeing as, like Tijs, I don't know where I got RAFRAG. I said maybe target... but i'm not nearly sure on that. i could've gotten it at best buy or fye or something.)

EDIT: I'm also surprised at the number of people that started with cassettes. hahaha.... cassettes... I think i still have Oops I did it again on tape, but parts dont really play anymore because i wore it out when i was a kid (no i am not ashamed of this either)

drummerbecca
12-11-2008, 08:38 AM
I got a copy of Americana and Ignition on tape from my best friend when I was 14. I didn't have a CD player back then, believe it or not. Anyway, that's how I got into them. I did eventually get a CD player and got Americana on CD for my birthday. I then went out and bought Ixnay and Ignition with birthday money. I think I actually got them from an "Our Price" shop, if anyone remembers them. Long time ago!

chicapowerpunk
12-11-2008, 05:17 PM
Well, my story begins in 2005 when the Offspring took out "Great Hits" at that time was under (my grandmother) to listen to the music of the 50's (in Spanish), then in a moment of distaccin you changed and the radio station at that time were promoting "Cant Repeat,"damn!, I liked so much to look all about the band, and found its history and discography (Incidentally, I buy ("Great Hits Dual Disc) and since then I'm happy listening to Dexter and company.
End of story.

Alison
12-12-2008, 03:09 PM
I remember finding Americana in my aunt's house and took it home. A few days later I bought Ixnay on the hombre and loved it. So went out and bought smash and ignition. A few weeks later I bought Conspiracy of one..and another few weeks i got self titled. On the day of release I bought rise and fall in town

Stylie
12-12-2008, 05:18 PM
seriously, how do you people remember all of that? I remember my brother bought Americana on tape which got us both started on the offspring. and then... basically i don't remember anything else till splinter (and quite frankly i'm surprised i remember that, seeing as, like Tijs, I don't know where I got RAFRAG. I said maybe target... but i'm not nearly sure on that. i could've gotten it at best buy or fye or something.)

Seriously, I don't understand how you guys & girls can forget where you bought RAFRAG? It's the latest Offspring CD, and probably one of the last CD that's been bought. Okey with the first ones and stuff from years ago, but RAFRAG?

Was it like...you were drunk or something? Sitting in the dark ordering from a store on internet while beeing drunk? :D

Aion
12-13-2008, 03:00 AM
uuuh...
long ago...
far away...
=P

dff_punk
12-13-2008, 04:45 AM
Fuuuuck I just found my old old old Ixnay cassette while cleaning up! It was covered in dust, wonder if it still plays!

..just needed to share.. :D:o

Alex101
12-13-2008, 04:11 PM
Seriously, I don't understand how you guys & girls can forget where you bought RAFRAG? It's the latest Offspring CD, and probably one of the last CD that's been bought. Okey with the first ones and stuff from years ago, but RAFRAG?

Was it like...you were drunk or something? Sitting in the dark ordering from a store on internet while beeing drunk? :D

So, am I the only one who remembers when or where I got my own copy of the last Offspring record?

Tijs
12-13-2008, 04:15 PM
Seriously, I don't understand how you guys & girls can forget where you bought RAFRAG? It's the latest Offspring CD, and probably one of the last CD that's been bought. Okey with the first ones and stuff from years ago, but RAFRAG? I remember exactly where I was driving when I first heard the CD in the car though, does that count for anything?

Zee
12-13-2008, 04:55 PM
I bought Smash and Fat Boy Slim's album from England, others from Finland. But my first copy from Offspring was a Smash copied into a c-cassette.

Stylie
12-13-2008, 05:59 PM
I remember exactly where I was driving when I first heard the CD in the car though, does that count for anything?

Hahah, that's unbelievably well done. you're good, you're good. =P

come out swinging
12-13-2008, 06:44 PM
i bought smash on tape in 1994. i think it was towards the end of the year.
I got ixnay for free. someone gave it to me in 1998
Then a friend bought me self titled including the son "Kill the President" for my b-day. i think it was 1999.
I bought Americana on the day it came it from best buy
CO1 days it came from from best buy
Splinter day it came out from best buy
Greatest hit day it cam out from best buy
RFRG day it came out from best buy
I dont remember when i bought Ignition but i know i bought it from best buy
Also i dont where i bought smash cd.

Im pretty pissed off that americana, self tittled, ignition, greatest hits, splinter, and ixnay was stolen when my car got broken into a few yrs ago.
I lost a lot my cd's except 3 cuz they were in my stereo. Only offspring cd i have from the original list is CO1. good thing RFRG was not made yet.

_Lost_
12-13-2008, 06:45 PM
Fuuuuck I just found my old old old Ixnay cassette while cleaning up! It was covered in dust, wonder if it still plays!

..just needed to share.. :D:o

hahaha. you know... i don't think i have a cassette player anymore... the only one i had broke... OH WAIT!! I HAVE ONE IN MY CAR STEREO! WOO!...

Now lets see if i can find my old Britney Spears "oops i did it again" tape... :D

ThunderPX
12-13-2008, 08:30 PM
Haha, I've never had any actual cassettes bought from stores. Only my own mixtapes with stuff recorded from CDs and radio. I wonder if I still have those...

Gayman
12-13-2008, 08:53 PM
My first album I got was burned conspiracy of one I got from my cousine. I listened to it alot and reeeaallly liked it, then I bought the real album and that's how it started. :)

Alex101
12-23-2008, 11:06 AM
My first album I got was burned conspiracy of one I got from my cousine. I listened to it alot and reeeaallly liked it, then I bought the real album and that's how it started. :)
Do you own any Offspring albums other than Conspiracy?

Gayman
12-24-2008, 05:25 PM
Well duh...!

Ofcourse I don't own any other records!
That's just waste of good money!



What do you think? :D
OFCOURSE I own all the albums from ST to RFRG! :)