Americana is the fifth studio album by the American punk rock band The Offspring, released on November 17, 1998. Following a worldwide tour in support of its previous album, Ixnay on the Hombre (1997), The Offspring commenced work on a new album. The music on the album marked a change, expanding their sound and exploring more pop punk elements. The Offspring – Americana was a major commercial success, It is the band’s second best selling album to their 1994 breakout Smash. Americana has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.
      ‘Michael Gallucci’ With integrity intact and a hearty combination of poppy punk and wit throughout, the Offspring’s fifth album is a raucous ride through America as seen through the eyes of a weary, but still optimistic, young kid. Riffs on political correctness, ’70s radio fodder, and suburban disquiet are spread thick on Americana. If the band’s targets seem a bit simple and predictable, its music rarely is. The SoCal roots aren’t played to a fault, the blend of salsa and alterna-rock sounds natural, and the Offspring pretty much laugh at their culture, as well as themselves, the entire time. Best track is “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy),” which manages to bridge Def Leppard and Latin hip-hop (and the musical timeline they represent) and, in the process, disrobes Middle America’s average white teen’s quick fascination with and instant disposability of a once-regional heritage. With Americana, the Offspring are merely contributing their part.

Dexter Holland – Lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Noodles – Lead guitar, backing vocals
Greg K. – Bass, backing Vocals
Ron Welty – Drums

 

The Offspring – Americana Tracklist

01.Welcome (00:00 – 00:09)
02.Have You Ever (00:10 – 04:06)
03.Staring At The Sun (04:07 – 06:18)
04.Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) (06:19 – 09:26)
05.The Kids Aren’t Alright (09:27 – 12:25)
06.Feelings (12:26 – 15:16)
07.She’s Got Issues (15:17 – 19:04)
08.Walla Walla (19:05 – 21:59)
09.The End Of The Line (22:00 – 25:01)
10.No Breaks (25:02 – 27:03)
11.Why Don’t You Get A Job? (27:04 – 29:55)
12.Americana (29:56 – 33:08)
13.Pay The Man (33:09 – 41:15)
14.Pretty Fly (Versión Ranchera) (41:16 – 42:17)

The Offspring - Americana

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