“Come Out and Play” by The Offspring – 1994

This week soundman to the stars Spud Groshong takes us back to the year punk really broke with 1994’s Alternative Chart number one hit by the Offspring, “Come Out and Play.” Flanked by Green Day and Rancid, the Offspring lead the charge as California-based punk rock blasted into the mainstream in the mid 90s, opening the door for innumerable acts to commodify a surreptitious counter-culture. Selling over 11 million copies, they proved not only that punk wasn’t dead, but it also now sported obnoxiously long braided hair extensions. What record label exec tried to sue the band claiming the Offspring stole the main guitar riff? Did the Offspring completely screw over Epitaph records by signing to a major label? Do the lyrics actually work better as a License to Ill-era hip hop song? All these questions and more will be answered on this week’s episode of Single File.

“Come Out and Play” by The Offspring – 1994

This week soundman to the stars Spud Groshong takes us back to the year punk really broke with 1994’s Alternative Chart number one hit by the Offspring, “Come Out and Play.” Flanked by Green Day and Rancid, the Offspring lead the charge as California-based punk rock blasted into the mainstream in the mid 90s, opening the door for innumerable acts to commodify a surreptitious counter-culture.

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