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Jack the Tripper
03-05-2005, 04:32 PM
Excerpt from the Columbia Records "Daily Dish" mailing list:
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The Offspring are in the studio this week putting the final touches
on Americana, due out November 17. Produced by Dave Jerden,
Americana--the band's fifth album overall and second for Columbia
Records--is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed,
multi-platinum album Ixnay On The Hombre (also produced by Jerden),
which was released in early 1997. Of Ixnay, Spin noted,
"Punk-rock zealots can take their rage to the grave, but
what this band cares about beyond everything else is what zealots
can abide least: songs..." while the Los Angeles Times raved:
"Ixnay On The Hombre succeeds splendidly on musical terms with songs
that are almost preternaturally catchy and cannily arranged, while
packing plenty of wallop and zoom."

On the live front, The Offspring--Dexter Holland (vocals, guitars),
Noodles (guitars, vocals), Greg K. (bass) and Ron Welty (drums)--are
planning a U.S. tour in November and December, followed by dates in
Australia and Japan in early 1999.

Americana contains 12 tracks including "Pay The Man" and "Pretty Fly
For A White Guy," as well as a punk version of Morris Albert's
overwrought "Feelings." As Holland recently told Rolling Stone
Online and JAMtv, "It just seemed natural to do a punk version of
it. It's got that 'whoa, whoa' chorus and a lot of old Orange
County punk stuff is like that...kinda." Laughing, he adds, "I had
to change some of the words into negative feelings, really hateful
feelings to make it work. But we're doing it."

As for lyrical topics of the band's original songs on Americana,
Holland admits he's been influenced by America's cultural craziness.
"Lately, I've been into this warped sense of Americana," he says.
"The whole daytime talk show culture fascinates me. It seems like
the stuff that used to be the fringe is more and more the everyday
reality. If America was once barbecues, big cars and life in the
suburbs in the '50s, it's now totally a freak show. I wanted to
show that ordinary, average American life isn't so average or
ordinary anymore."

The Offspring will also be seen and heard in Idle Hands, a bizarre
horror comedy directed by Rodman Flender ("Party Of Five," The
Unborn and Leprechaun II) and stars Devon Sawa (Wild America), Seth
Green (Can't Hardly Wait, Austin Powers) and Vivica Fox (Soul Food,
Batman & Robin, Independence Day). The Offspring spent three days
filming, playing a group performing at a high school dance where,
naturally, all hell is about to break loose. "I got to speak one
line before I get killed," says Holland of his acting debut. Prior
to shooting the movie, the band went into Welty's studio with
producer/engineer Jerry Finn and re-recorded "Beheaded," a song
from their self-titled debut album, as well as a cover version of
the Ramones "I Wanna Be Sedated." Both songs are expected to be
included in the film--due out in spring 1999--but not on the
soundtrack.

Stay tuned for tour details...

Jack the Tripper
03-05-2005, 04:35 PM
Their next album will be called Americana and it will have songs like "Pretty Fly For a White Guy" and "Ehy Don't You Get A Job' on it.

Floyd the Barber
03-05-2005, 07:38 PM
[QUOTE=Jack the Tripper] the follow-up to their critically acclaimed,
multi-platinum album Ixnay On The Hombre [QUOTE]

I thought it only went platinum.

dexterisMYman
03-05-2005, 07:40 PM
it went multi-platnium i think like 3x

SuperKnux
03-05-2005, 07:43 PM
I can't wait for this album. It sounds awesome!

I heard an 30 second clip of "The Kids Aren't Alright", and it sounds fuckin' awesome. I can't wait to hear the full version.

Titus
03-05-2005, 08:46 PM
OMG, thanks a lot!!!!!

dexterisMYman
03-05-2005, 08:48 PM
i cant wait

Titus
03-05-2005, 08:50 PM
This is the best day ever
a new album called americana OMG
I can t wait too

dexterisMYman
03-05-2005, 08:53 PM
we should have a party and party like its 1999

Titus
03-05-2005, 08:58 PM
Will have a song called pay the man
I can t wait for this song
And they said the album will have 12 songs, OMG OMG OMG

dexterisMYman
03-05-2005, 09:00 PM
Holy Fuckin Shit!! Onfg This Makes Me So Horney!!

Titus
03-05-2005, 09:01 PM
A punk version of Feelings
OMG
I wanna hear this songs, i wanna buy that cd

dexterisMYman
03-05-2005, 09:03 PM
OMFG!! Where the hell is my vibrator!! oh fuck it wheres my bf this is makin me so horney!!

Titus
03-05-2005, 09:04 PM
Smash album has a song called smash
maybe this album will have a song called americana, that would be awesome

dirtybird
03-05-2005, 09:14 PM
I hear that Pretty Fly for a White Guy song will have tons of hip themes in it, too.