The Offspring - Ignition
Album Details

U.S. Release Date: March 8, 1993

E.U. Release Date: October 16, 1992

Label: Epitaph

Recording Year: 1992

UPC/EAN Code: 45778642465

Ignition

The Offspring

About Ignition by The Offspring

Listening to Ignition, one gets the sense of rage tightly controlled, powering the band's uptempo, driving material. While their sensibility is firmly punk, the Offspring have clearly borrowed some metal for their chord progressions and guitar sound--check out the solos on "Nothing from Something" and "Forever and a Day." While this album didn't have the success of its follow-up, Smash, all the ingredients that made that record a hit are here, if not quite as refined: angry, incisive lyrics; fast-driving rhythms; and--dare one say it--melodic chord progressions. It's easy to hear why Ignition was an underground hit and why the Offspring's later records have been so successful.
--Genevieve Williams

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The Offspring

The Offspring

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 ...

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