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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Daily Boom 90's Nostalgia: The Offspring - 'Come Out And Play'

"Like the latest fashion
Like a spreading disease

The kids are strappin' on their way to the classroom

Gettin' weapons with the greatest of ease

The gangs stake out their own campus locale

And if they catch you slippin' then it's all over pal

If one guy's colors and the other's don't mix
They're gonna bash it up bash it up bash it up bash it up

Hey, man, you talkin' back to me?

Take him out

You gotta keep 'em separated"

"Keep Em' Separated"

What do you think of when you hear that?  If you're a music fan then The Offspring's "Come Out And Play" would be the correct answer. It took the band a decade of playing together to break through on a major (national) level with this song. They were a true Indie act back when being an "Indie act" actually meant something. The Offspring was at the forefront of groups that helped to make punk rock popular again back in the mid-nineties.

"Come Out And Play" just reeks of pent-up aggression and frustration, making it a great song to vent right along with as it plays. I remember back in 1994 fans were divided between bands and it was an either/or thing (kinda like people chose between Michael Jackson and Prince the decade before). If you were info The Offspring then it was an unwritten rule that you wouldn't love Green Day. I found that one easy to abide by.

Here's the video for "Come Out And Play". If you have to choose, do you prefer Offspring or Green Day?

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