Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Present Day Clash Wanna-be Refuses to Die (AKA Steve Mixes Up the Offspring With Rancid And Does Not Die of Shame)

Got the new album by The Offspring in the mail last week. This is the single.



Good song, as usual, but it does give one pause that their "Smash," still the best-selling independent label rock album ever, was released back in 1994. Heck, I though the Stones were old...

4 comments:

billy pilgrim said...

I thought Rancid was the Clash wanna-bes....

Or was it Green Day?

dporreca said...

On a completely different topic, I want to compliment steve, NYMary, and Kid on this great site. I found it by chance last evening and spent three hours going through the archives. I loved steve's review of the four Kiss solo albums. Great stuff -- the review, not the albums, which I admit listening to back in '78, though I only bought Ace's.

Oh, and I agree with billy pilgrim. I never associated The Offspring with The Clash. Rancid was the most obvious Clash wannabe among the mid-'90s California punk bands.

TMink said...

Cool song, and an interesting contrast to the previous song's sentiments.

Trey

steve simels said...

I am terribly embarssed -- of course I meant Rancid. I was wondering where the Mohawk had gone....

And many thanks to dporreca for the kind words. It's nice to know people get a kick out of our small efforts to amuse....