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    I agree they're unoriginal at times, but in their defense and I hate to sound like the fanboy I totally am but...I put the radio on today.

    Didn't realise the local station was now called Incestuous FM.

    I'm glad to worship at the altar of The Offspring guitar tone and vocals, and the Bad Religion song recycler, and the Green Day WTF was that? church.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorkrockcorkrod View Post
    And don't forget the TSOL influence on their first album and demo tape.

    Yeah, I think it's silly when people will bitch about...say...Rise and Fall sounding exactly like American Idiot (which does indeed already sound like Doublewhiskeycokenoice by the almighty D4) - to me, that song simply sounds Green Dayish. It doesn't sound like American Idiot in specific. And Days Go By does have a bit of a similar riff to Times Like These, but it's not nearly as crunchy as that song if that makes any sense. The Future is Now really does sound very very similar to Savior though, but I don't really have a problem with that. There are only so many riffs to go around. Hell, Self Esteem sounds kinda like Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana during a couple parts, but I wouldn't call it a rip off really.

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    dorkrockcorkrod, welcome!

    Yeah, I guess I have to admit that at the times their songs sound pretty similar to songs from other artists. But so what? This is nothing new. Take Come As You Are for example, Nirvana kind of ripped off Killing Joke's song Eighties, which in turn borrowed the main riff (not a 100% exact copy mind you) of The Damned's song Life Goes On. Then we have Deep Purple's Child in Time, which used the keyboard intro of the song Bombay Calling by It's A Beautiful Day. This "ripping off" business is far from being a new thing.

    But it can get annoying that The Offspring are sometimes being singled out as the worst thieves in music history. They aren't the only band borrowing from others, and that's ok.

    P.S.: I don't think The Future is Now and Savior are all that similar. They are both fast, punk-ish songs with a somewhat similar structure, and perhaps the vocal lines in the verses sound a bit similar too. But the overall feel is what matters for me, and that's completely different. So yeah, they are similar, but not nearly enough to call them carbon copies of eachother.

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    Savior sounds like TKAA slowed down.

    My initial thoughts with TFIN is lovechild of Have You Ever and TKAA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor88 View Post
    But it can get annoying that The Offspring are sometimes being singled out as the worst thieves in music history. They aren't the only band borrowing from others, and that's ok.
    This is true. I think a lot of people here are acting like the Offspring is the only band who does this, or at least the worst one... remember that Sum 41 album, Chuck? It's my favorite Sum 41 album, and nearly every song on it sounds ripped off from another song. Sum 41 could never be a favorite band of mine (partially for this reason), but I still like that album. And the Offspring are far from the worst offenders. Try Madonna and Avril Lavigne. Those assholes can't write a song to save their lives, so they steal everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovellamas View Post
    I think a lot of people here are acting like the Offspring is the only band who does this, or at least the worst one... remember that Sum 41 album, Chuck? It's my favorite Sum 41 album, and nearly every song on it sounds ripped off from another song. Sum 41 could never be a favorite band of mine (partially for this reason), but I still like that album.
    I love Chuck. It's my second favorite album by them. I try not to be ashamed of it when I say that I like Sum 41. I have noticed some very-close-to-being-a-rip-off songs on Chuck (like Some Say) but I still like it because it sounds like them.

    Back to TFIN. I've been thinking about it, and I understand that the vocal melody in the verses sounds similar to the verses in Savior (not identical). I don't really notice any other similarities. They are very different songs in my opinion. I used to be a huge RA fan a few years ago. I guess we'll just have to wait for the studio recorded version to make more comparisons.
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    i was just watching that rise against video and noticed an ad for days go by


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    Quote Originally Posted by cool 2 hate 681 View Post
    i was just watching that rise against video and noticed an ad for days go by
    Freaky....
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    So really, The Offspring is only Ron. The rest of the band left. O_o
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    For selfish reasons, I hope he's really dead. I really don't want to become known as "That guy who keeps making premature death threads for ethnic-looking dudes."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovellamas View Post
    This is true. I think a lot of people here are acting like the Offspring is the only band who does this, or at least the worst one... remember that Sum 41 album, Chuck? It's my favorite Sum 41 album, and nearly every song on it sounds ripped off from another song. Sum 41 could never be a favorite band of mine (partially for this reason), but I still like that album.
    Sum 41 is a good example, actually. They've been doing it ever since Chuck too. Even moreso with Underclass Hero, even though they dialed it down a bit with Screaming Bloody Murder. When The Offspring's songs started sounding closer to other things, the first thing I thought was "uh oh, I hope they don't become another Sum 41". Ironic, considering Does This Look Infected takes a lot from The Offspring.
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    Any examples of this Sum 41 business?

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