R’nR With Rylo
Spin #28 : The Offspring : Smash
Musicians on Album: Dexter Holland (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar), Greg Kriesel (Bass Guitar), Kevin John 'Noodles' Wasserman (Lead Guitar) and Ron Welty (Drums)
** SPECIAL GUEST WRITER - NIGHT KAT KIZ **
The Offspring : Smash Year Released : 1994 (repress from 2008) Produced by Thom Wilson Label: Epitaph Price Range: $45+AUD Speed: 33 1/3 RPM Album Before : Ignition (1992) Album After : Ixnay on the Hombre (1997) Further Listening : Americana (1998) LP : 1 x Black LP Mood for enjoying: Driving / upbeat party mood. Feeling invincible like I was 16 years old again in my car. Track Listing:
LP Side A
Time To Relax (Intro) - 0:25
Nitro (Youth Energy) - 2:27
Bad Habit - 3:43
Gotta Get Away - 3:52
Genocide - 3:33
Something to Believe In - 3:17
Come Out and Play (Keep 'Em Separated) - 3:17
Side B Self Esteem - 4:17
It'll Be A Long Time - 2:43
Killboy Powerhead - 2:02
What Happened to You? - 2:12
So Alone - 1:17
Not the One - 2:54
Smash - (only 4 minutes or so on the Record. Streaming has the 10:42 song but it has a lot of dead space before the instrumental outro).
What's in the Sleeve ? 1 x Black LP and double sided printed lyrics slip with art arrangements to match. I've added an inner poly sleeve to further protect the LP.
"When will the world listen to reason, I've a feeling it'll be a long time. When will the truth come in to season, I've a feeling it'll be a long time " ~ It'll Be A Long Time - Side B
Welcome to Spin #28 - The Offspring - Smash
Hi Guys, this is Rylo's better half - Night Kat Kiz here. Rylo is having a break and recovering so I have decided to guest spin for him this week. Welcome to this week's spin of 'Smash' by one of my favourite bands, The Offspring. I hope that you enjoy!
For this set up, I have chosen our front room sun room on the Marshall Woburn II and Audio Technica turntable.
Drop the Needle (of course means nervously place the stylus nicely on your wax):
The first time I laid ears on The Offspring was early in highschool when I would have been either 14 or 15 years old. My friend Kate had two older brothers who exposed us to music outside of the classic teenage girl/pop obsessions. I spent a lot of time hanging with Kate and I quite enjoyed the dynamics of being the youngest child's friend. This was because I was so used to being the eldest child in the household. At the time, it was The Wiggles or the music that suited my parents taste, which was the norm inside of my house.
The Offspring style of music and love of the general rock/punk genre continued throughout the rest of my school years and well into my adulthood. During my first years of employment, I worked rotating rosters. Sometimes my shifts would finish at 2am and other times my shifts would finish at 8am onwards. So for anyone who has ever worked these kinds of shifts it means you generally work out a 'method' to keep awake on the drive home. Particularly if you drive on a dangerous road like I had too (notorious Appin Road). One of my sure fire methods was to have windows down, water spray bottle for splashing my face and belting out tunes to my favourite, often well known bands. 'Smash' by the Offspring got an absolute workout on these trips home.
I asked Rylo to come with a couple of questions for me:
Q). Rylo - Hi Night Kat Kiz. Thanks for guest spinning this week. What would be your top 3 songs from Smash?
A). Night Kat Kiz - They would have to be:
Come Out and Play (Keep 'em Separated)
Self - Esteem and Smash (too close to call) plus I like to be difficult :)
Q). Rylo - What other Offspring albums would you recommend to someone just getting introduced to this band?
A). Night Kat Kiz - Americana is probably the most well known/commercial one so probably that one. I also like Conspiracy of One and Splinter!
Q). Rylo - Have you seen The Offspring perform live? If not, would you want to go see them play?
A). Night Kat Kiz - No I haven't. Of Course! they are one of my favourite bands of all time.
Q). Rylo - What is another band that you would enjoy if you already liked The Offspring?
A). Night Kat Kiz - It's really hard but around the time I started listening to them, I also really liked 'The Vines'. Not really the same but just a band that I link together. The Offspring are really unique to me so thanks for the hard question. Another unique band is System Of A Down, there you go Rylo I hijacked your question and made it my own.
Q). Rylo - What is something that you dislike on this album/record layout?
A). Night Kat Kiz - On the lyrics sheet I am unable to read the lyrics for 'So Alone' and 'Not The One'. They could have inverted the text colours as the white text on white background makes it impossible to read.
I hope that you have enjoyed my takeover guest spin this week in Rylo's absence.
Until our next Meow, Be appreciative of your time together and Be Kind to your Waxx!