Whoops! I was thinking he was 50 already, not 49.
I said, "Hi, Greg. I'm the creepy girl." He chuckled, then wanted a handshake and I gave it. I wanted a hug and he gave it. One of his sons was there, too. Cute. Then Pete got him to autograph my sign for me because I was too polite to ask myself since he was on his way to eat. Pete also took this of photo of him holding it. - 8/2/2014.
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First, the album itself doesn't have any strong song that could be used as a powerful single. Days Go By was intended as that song, and maybe the idea was good, but the outcome is boring and disappointing.
Second, the singles' selection was terrible. Almost everyone in here loved Secrets, Future is Now and the last two tracks. Maybe some others, but the core was clear. Instead, we got three singles that are among the worse tracks on the album. Turning into You is slightly above the other two but come on...it's a mediocre track, can't imagine it on a Greatest Hits album.
Third, everybody's perception of the album was ruined in advance when they heard this musical abomination called Cruising California. Apart from being the worst track they've ever done, it blows up their image as a serious band, and discourages future interest on the album. I've got many friends (most of them) who haven't heard the album at all but strongly criticise it due to this song. It's absurd to criticise the sum just for one of the parts, but the message is clear: People were so appaled of this track that didn't want to know anything else about the album or (even) about the band.
It's not that I dislike the album, I sincerely think that it deserved better sales or coverage and that it contains some of the best tracks they've done since the 1990s, but most of the fault of the crash is the band and their entourage's fault.
also it's the worst offspring album im sure there were casual fans who heard cruising california in april and made the decision not to buy the album in june when it came out based on that song
actually im surprised Secrets from the Underground was not a single since it says on the sticker of the cd ''featuring the new songs Days Go By, Cruising California (Bumpin' in My Trunk), and Secrets from the Underground''
I think Slim Pickens is quite frankly one of the best songs the band has written; though I think it would have been an absolutely awful single.
I'm still admittedly perplexed why Secrets from the Underground hasn't been released as a single though.
I'd say part of the reason that this album hasn't quite caught on as much as the others (though Days Go By did pretty well as a single in terms of charting and radio play): is that Alt-rock and (pop)punk really isn't really the "in thing" in terms of mainstream music. The most popular rock music that gets radio play seems to be folkish stuff like Mumford and Sons. The Offspring isn't the only band to be affected by this - i hate to mention their name in this side of the form - but the general public's collective reaction to the two recent Green Day albums (Uno, Dos) has been a collective "meh".
Originally Posted by Tom Gabel
I don't want to write a lot about their management and their record company but I'm happy that the contract with columbia is finished.My personal opinion is that they didnt make a good job with the band after co1.look what warner did with green day... their merchadise,their promotion.they made top hits songs that weren't good enough! and how many of us and other people who aren't fans of the offspring saying about underestimated songs and band... even epitaph put out vinyls on different colors or special combinations ... when rafrag tour started and they played in greece for the first time (july!) they just had only 2 or 3 new t-shirts to sell by then...
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Isti: your pic with dex and greg is just epic
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