25 reasons why The Offspring is still punker than you

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LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2014 — The Offspring is a funny little band. When they started they were a straight forward punk band. The Offspring was one of the early Epitaph Records bands that helped shape the punk rock landscape in the early 90s. Then something funny happened, or not so funny depending on who you ask.

In 1994, The Offspring released their much anticipated third album, Smash, on Epitaph. Their first single from the record, Come Out and Play, went bananas and put The Offspring on the national radar, while simultaneously alienating their punk fans. While many punk fans turned their backs on The Offspring after the release of Smash, the band continued on with a new audience comprised of fans from the mainstream music radio stations and Mtv, way back when Mtv still played videos.

What many of the punk fans who have turned their backs on The Offspring do not realize is that the band still writes, records and releases some very good punk songs that are on par with The “Old” Offspring. You just have to sift through the goofy, gimmicky songs. Here is a list of the best punk songs from The Offspring’s post-Ignition albums.

25. Walla Walla – Conspiracy of One

24. Dividing By Zero – Days Go On

23. The End of the Line – Americana

22. Dammit, I Changed Again – Conspiracy of One

21. Hurting As One – Days Go On

20. Mota – Ixnay on the Hombre

19. Conspiracy of One – Conspiracy of One

18. Genocide – Smash

17. Hammerhead – Rise and Fall From Grace

16. Long Way Home – Splinter

15. No Brakes – Americana

14. Cool to Hate – Ixnay on the Hombre

13. Have You Ever – Americana

12. Million Miles Away – Conspiracy of One

11. You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid – Rise and Fall From Grace

10. So Alone – Smash

9. Come Out Swinging – Conspiracy of One

8. The Kids Aren’t Alright – Americana

7. The Noose – Splinter

6. All Along – Conspiracy of One

5. Da Hui – Splinter

4. All I Want – Ixnay on the Hombre

3. The Meaning of Life – Ixnay on the Hombre

2. It’ll Be A Long Time – Smash

1. Nitro – Smash

Kevin J. Wells is the Sports Editor for Communities Digital News. He also writes about Major League Baseball, punk rock music and food. Kevin plays guitar in the Los Angeles punk band Emmer Effer. Follow him on Twitter @WellsOnBaseball

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