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Offspring's metal-inflected punk became a popular sensation in 1994, selling over four million albums on an independent record label. While the group's credentials and approach follow the indie rock tradition of the '80s, sonically they sound more like an edgy, hard-driving heavy metal band, with their precise, pulsing power chords and Dexter Holland's flat vocals.

Featuring Holland, guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman, bassist Greg Kriesel, and drummer Ron Welty, the Offspring released their self-titled debut album in 1989. Four years later, their second album, Ignition, became an underground hit, setting the stage for the across-the-board success of 1994's Smash. The Nirvana sound-alike "Come Out and Play," the first single from the album, became an MTV hit in the summer of 1994, which paved the way to radio success. The band was played on both alternative and album rock stations, confirming their broad-based appeal. "Self Esteem," the second single, followed the same soft verse/loud chorus formula and stayed on the charts nearly twice as long as "Come Out and Play." The group got offers from major labels, yet they chose to stay with Epitaph. While they were able to play arenas in the U.S., their success didn't translate in foreign countries. Nevertheless, the band's popularity continued to grow in America, as "Gotta Get Away" became another radio/MTV hit in the beginning of 1995. The Offspring recorded a version of the Damned's "Smash It Up" for the Batman Forever soundtrack in the summer of that year; it ...

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“She's Got Issues” was released as a single on this day in 1999.

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“She's Got Issues” was released as a single on this day in 1999. https://t.co/sCNqhKMijS

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We'll be at @openflair 2019 the week of August, 7-11 in Eschwege, Germany! Get tickets + more info at… https://t.co/IEuBWwzZkG

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“She's Got Issues” was released as a single on this day in 1999.

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“She's Got Issues” was released as a single on this day in 1999. https://t.co/sCNqhKMijS

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You stupid dumb shit god damn mother fucker #tbt

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We'll be at @openflair 2019 the week of August, 7-11 in Eschwege, Germany! Get tickets + more info at… https://t.co/IEuBWwzZkG

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Japan - join us for the following shows in January 2019! Tickets on sale Sun Nov 11 at https://t.co/pEXtbZn6tI.

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Australia - we've just added a show at @ThebbieTheatre in Adelaide on Wed Dec 5 as part of @GoodThingsFest Sideshow… https://t.co/f62d6fhdQ1

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'Ignition' was released on this day in 1992! What's your favorite song from the album?

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'Ignition' was released on this day in 1992! https://t.co/RNauOtCIoj https://t.co/VWqB6KHeDX

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