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brycey
01-10-2004, 04:41 PM
The Offspring - Ixnay On The Hombre
Columbia Records
1997

www.offspring.com

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Dexter Holland - Vocals, Guitar
Greg K - Bass, Backing Vocals
Noodles - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Ron Welty - Drums

1. Disclaimer
2. The Meaning Of Life
3. Mota
4. Me And My Old Lady
5. Cool To Hate
6. Leave It Behind
7. Gone Away
8. I Choose
9. Intermission
10. All I Want
11. Way Down The Line
12. Don't Pick It Up
13. Amazed
14. Change The World

This is it. This album will determine the Offspring's future. This is their first mainstream album, and had a lot to live up to after the HUGE success of "Smash".

1. Disclaimer
The first track on this album, we expect to be something along the lines of "Time To Relax" on the previous album. But, we get a type of "song". It's a great introduction to an album.

2. The Meaning Of Life
One of the singles from the album, a fast song, a great song, a catchy song. the bassline to this is one of my favourites on the album. i strongly recommend this song.

3. Mota
a song about drugs. just what we wanted to hear. whenever we have a song about drugs, it immediately means it's going to be funny. and this song is funny. a foot-tapping drum beat to begin the song.

4. Me And My Old Lady
a song on this album that has mixed reviews. personally, i think it's rather cool. it's not the greatest of songs, but it is catchy, so after a listen to this song, you'll be humming it for the rest of the day.

5. Cool To Hate
everyone tries to write a song along these lines, and the offspring have been one of the few successful bands into doing so. "I hate the.." begins nearly every line, making it a very well structured song. it's definately a favourite from the album, and everyone who listens to this will love it.

6. Leave It Behind
all bands, whenever they record an album, have a song that seems to be forgotten about and ignored. On "Ixnay On The Hombre", this song is probably it. it is a great song, if a little bit short.

7. Gone Away
another single from the album, and yet another wonderful song. this song is quite emotional, and begins with a rather cool drumbeat. the guitars throughout this song are a pleasure to listen to. I, again, strongly recommend this song.

8. I Choose
As I said, the guitar throughout this song is an absolute pleasure to listen to. the drums are great, and the bassline rocks. This song is yet another single, and another success. It has a cool video so check it out!

9. Intermission
I don't know what to say about this track, but if you see The Offspring live, you'd better expect to hear this.

10. All I Want
Another single, another video, and featured on the "Crazy Taxi" video-game soundtrack, this is most likely the catchiest and most well known song on the album. it begins with a quick line from Dexter, and we're off to a fast song. short, but great!

11. Way Down The Line
This, again, is from the"Crazy Taxi" soundtrack. This song has a wondeful guitar riff, and definately catchy.

12. Don't Pick It Up
A song from the album that receives mixed reviews. Many people i know do not like this song, but i think it's wonderful! It contains a nice little "surfing" style riff for a little part of the song. i enjoy listening to this song, but do you?

13. Amazed
an AMAZING song many people really like. an opening drumbeat leads to one of the best songs on the album. i recommend you listen to this if you buy/own/download the album.

14. Change The World
Yet another song from the "Crazy Taxi" soundtrack. Once again, a drumbeat opens the song, and this is definately a favourite of mine. I strongly recommend this song, because i am SURE you'll like it.

Recommended Songs:
The Meaning Of Life
Cool To Hate
Amazed
Change The World
All I Want
I Choose
Gone Away

This album definately lives up to the hype and success of "Smash". Without a doubt, this album gets 5/5.

GreenDaze
01-10-2004, 06:06 PM
To me this cd is probably my 2nd favorite offspring cd next to ignition...you picked all the right songs :thumb:

brycey
01-11-2004, 07:43 AM
thanks. :thumb:

RockerGav
01-11-2004, 09:44 AM
Great review man :thumb:

Ganondorf
01-11-2004, 10:20 AM
Cool review :thumb:

Mojo2004
01-11-2004, 10:28 AM
gr8 review.....intermission was the first thing i learnt on the guitar!!!!!

spoon_of_grimbo
02-13-2004, 11:54 AM
cool review! this is one of the best offspring albums, and has some of their best riffs, drums, and basslines. i still cant play i choose on bass! (although i havent tried for about a year....) *goes to play bass*

Gorego85
03-12-2004, 05:45 AM
Great review. It is one of the best Offspring albums, with Smash and Ignition ranking highly among their catalogue (for me anyway). Gone Away is one of my favourite songs of all time, and my favourite Offspring song.

br3ad_man
03-12-2004, 06:12 AM
This is the only Offspring album I have. Funny that the review should pop up, I listened to it for the first time this afternoon. I've had it for ages too.

Fender_Strat8915
03-12-2004, 03:02 PM
OH MY GOD THIS IS MY FAVOURITE OFFSPRING ALBUM!!!


i love it and it kicks some major a'ss 5/5....5/5....5/5.....5/5.....5/5

but also this was a really good review and i enjoyed reading it!!!

superpeer
03-14-2004, 05:39 AM
Probably my second favourite album by them.

4/5 - 4.5/5

brycey
03-14-2004, 07:09 AM
Which one's your favourite then? :p

lushlamb
03-14-2004, 08:02 AM
This is a very good review man well done!!!

hybridofsound
05-15-2004, 03:48 AM
I picked this up for $6 in a bargin bin today. I'm just listning to it now and on The Meaning Of Life. So far, so good :thumb:

k'!
05-15-2004, 05:46 AM
The one that cemented my love of the Offspring for several years as my favourite band, until I played guitar and l;iked Queen better.

Still, this is one album that takes Teenage an\gst and makes it interesting, unlike most bands today.

brycey
05-15-2004, 07:58 AM
You'll love it Hybrid. :thumb:

And thanks for bumping this. :D

jversluis88
05-15-2004, 08:44 AM
Great review. Great album.

ZEROthirtythree
05-15-2004, 05:59 PM
I picked this up for $6 in a bargin bin today. I'm just listning to it now and on The Meaning Of Life. So far, so good :thumb:

I can't believe someone would put this album in the "bargin bin." Your lucky.

superpeer
05-15-2004, 06:11 PM
Which one's your favourite then? :p

Smash.

/extremely late.

mirrorwave
06-27-2004, 11:06 AM
This is to me the greates offspring album without a doubt to me. Smash great album too i'd giv smash 4.5/5 though.
Ixnay gets 5/5 deffinately. They never played intermission when i saw them live in England, mainly new stuff. GONE AWAY the greatest song ever! 100000/5 u can relate to it on so many different levels, i dont think there are many people who wudn't b able to relate to it. plus it sounds lush.
Offspring albums in my view;
Ixnay
Americarna
Smash
Ignition
Conspiracy of One
The offspring
Splinter, although last still got sum darn gud songs on it.
Was jus bout to review his album myself when checked out the review list.

Theleftside2
06-27-2004, 12:52 PM
I'm not the biggest punk fan in the world.
But, this is probably my Favorite punk album of all time. :thumb:

I give it a 4.5/5 :cool:

Great Review Brycey ..but I have one complaint...








"...I think you guys should do Heavy Metal" ...Ha ...Ha ...Ha!" ;)

brycey
06-27-2004, 01:06 PM
Kiss my ass!

;)

HajjahMuDeris
06-27-2004, 01:21 PM
brycey, you probably dont me but, why dont you come to the pop-punk forums anymore? You were god there.

brycey
06-27-2004, 04:24 PM
I do know you, little one, and I do make the occassional trip there, but I was never God there. :( I was just a minion.

superpeer
06-27-2004, 04:32 PM
Hey Brycey, last month I answered your question from three months ago on the first page of this thread. :)

LauraKiedis49isback
06-27-2004, 04:45 PM
This Offspring CD, Smash, and Americana are the best! Cool to hate is one of their best songs.

brycey
06-28-2004, 07:42 AM
Hey Brycey, last month I answered your question from three months ago on the first page of this thread. :)
I noticed. Thank you. :)

superpeer
06-28-2004, 07:44 AM
I've been digging 'ignition' lately, though. :)

brycey
06-28-2004, 08:02 AM
That's my favourite Offspring album. In my opinion, their best. Smash was fantastic, but Ignition was better.

Sep
06-29-2004, 04:18 AM
To me this cd is probably my 2nd favorite offspring cd next to ignition...you picked all the right songs :thumb:

I was going to say exactly what you said. Good review. :)

Guitarman1234
06-29-2004, 07:05 AM
great album

Guitarman1234
06-29-2004, 07:06 AM
good review aswell brycey
i voted you for mxer of the month in mx

mirrorwave
06-29-2004, 08:16 AM
Hmmm Ignition gr8 album but . . nothing on ixnay in my mind.

robnathanson
06-29-2004, 08:38 AM
good review aswell brycey
i voted you for mxer of the month in mx


....as opposed to mxer of the month where?

good review.....
the only offspring albums I own are Americana and Conspiracy of One...a friend of mine owns this cd and I've been meaning to listen to it but never got around to it.....I might do just that now

;)

brycey
06-29-2004, 09:38 AM
You should Rob. You're missing out.