The Offspring – “Self Esteem”

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“Self Esteem” by The Offspring from the album ‘Smash’
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    1. The comparison is there, but the two bands are worlds apart. One is the real deal and the other is a generic rip off…nothing against The Offspring, I like The Offspring in their early years when I was a preteen…until they sold out to radio-friendly bullshit. But yeah…WORLDS APART from each other, fact..not opinion.

    1. 70 in October and I still have no self esteem.
      The more you suffer, the more it shows you really care, right? Yeah!

  1. There’s something about this era of music that just can’t be replicated no matter how hard people try. I’m always going to be thankful that I was able to grow up as a kid listening to music that had heart and soul written in it. I’ll miss those days…

    1. @Judge Jeanine The Alcoholic I am not trying to put you down or anything, lots of people resonate with what you’re saying. But the fact is, you are likely fully unaware of most of what’s popular now. If you’re listening to the radio, you have no idea what’s actually popular. Lots of good bands, and cool new music with plenty of heart and soul. It may sound different than when we were teenagers, but the heart and soul absolutely remains. Check out Turnstile for one example of the new bands that sonically resemble what we came up with in this genre. Also, Idles is a badass UK punk band that’s really popular right now.

  2. I just saw these guys last night and they sounded phenominal. Still rocking in 2021. They opened up with this song and it was a BANGER!!!

    1. They are playing in Australia in December tickets already sold out… if I can find one for sale I defs want to go!!!

  3. This is part of my soundtrack for my mental health & physical crisis.
    I am going to the hospital in a few but this song makes me feel better

  4. The nineties… an era of songs about toxic relationships and self-hate and hating everything and everyone … and we still wonder, why we feel so miserable today? I grew up with songs like this, loved Pantera, Soundgarden, Faith no more, Fugazi and the like…We had everything we needed, like money and cool clothes and skateboards and whatever but we still were angry about everything, like a dark veil around us, we couldn’t see, but we felt it. The shadows of our parents past, the hurt that’s been going on for decades… time to heal brothers and sisters! ❤️ Great music though 😉

  5. I was born in ’83. Loved this song soon as it came out. Little did I know how many times I would personally live out this storyline. Listening to it again when it was in my twenties, I kicked my 13 year old self for not paying attention.

  6. Just found the vinyl for this album the other day. This album is still every bit as good as the first time I played it back in 94, even the lyrics are mostly no longer relatable lol.

  7. “The more you suffer, the more it shows you really care.” – I did understand this even as a young man but I guess that now at the age of 40 I even feel it, not just understand.

    1. @ronninava I think he is talking to him self, since he cant say no, so he lives with the pain, and feel she says (Maybe she did say that) that the more he suffer, the more it shows he really care. She properly just a typically narcissist.

  8. I absolutely love The Offspring and this song in particular. One of the things you will notice about this band is all of their lyrics are audibly understandable. Very clear vocals and you don’t get the words wrong.

    1. @Devil’s Offspring yeah I remember that had a learning curve. I would listen to each line individually and Rewind it until I got the words right.

    2. @Dismal Project I could never make asses or teakettles of Come Out And Play until I read the lyrics. Could never understand jack in that song. I have good hearing and a good stereo.

  9. Possibly one of the greatest rock songs of all-time. The vocals, the chugging bass, the guitar riffs, moshing drums…..the key changes. Incredible.

  10. Not only is this man an absolutely amazing songwriter and artist, the creative brain behind offspring, but he’s an acutal phd in molecular biology.. I guess you could say he’s pretty talented lol

    1. Hmmm….I simply have to present – Quake 3 ex pro player – CZM – are in fact math. professor – with his affinity / skill for mathematics he came up with formula to calculate some values for Q3 configuration – which in fact is a text file containing loads of command lines for all possible tweaks & fixes. Aside from CZM there are others – Fatality, Cooler, Toxic, Cypher, Zero4, Rapha etc. – not sure about their academics, though all are leading what’s generally is understood as “Successful Life”.

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