Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The Offspring's Ultimate Playlist

hero5.jpg
hero4.jpg
hero1.jpg
hero2.jpg
hero3.jpg

The Offspring are legends of the punk rock game, initially breaking through into the mainstream with 1994's worldwide smash hit album entitled - appropriately enough - Smash.

Six equally successful albums have followed since to establish their place at rock's top table; the last being Days Gone By, released in 2012.

To celebrate their forthcoming appearance at this summer's Download festival, we caught up with guitarist Noodles to discover the band's Ultimate Playlist. Read and listen on for a succession of great tunes and the stories behind the selections.

Listen to the whole playlist on Spotify

The Offspring will be playing Download festival this June alongside headliners Aerosmith, Avenged Sevenfold and Linkin Park, for more information visit www.downloadfestival.co.uk

____________________________________

FAVOURITE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK SONG

"Run Through The Jungle by CCR, from Tropic Thunder. Dexter and I are both big Creedence fans, and as a band we've watched Tropic Thunder close to a hundred times. Great song and a great movie."



____________________________________

FAVOURITE SAD SONG

"Hurt as done by Johnny Cash. Johnny's stripped down version of this Nine Inch Nails song really gives it a haunting quality and shows what a great songwriter Trent Reznor is."



____________________________________

FAVOURITE SONG FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD

"Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev. My parents bought this record for me and my siblings when we were young. I still find myself whistling parts of it from time to time."




____________________________________

FAVOURITE CLUB ANTHEM

"Beat On The Brat by the Ramones (see what I did there?)"



____________________________________

FAVOURITE SONG THAT NO ONE ELSE HAS HEARD OF

"Henderson Street by Detox. I'm lucky enough to have seen this band play at Fender's Ballroom in Long Beach. I loved this whole record but, outside of Southern California, no one seems to know who Detox are."



____________________________________

FAVOURITE WEDDING SONG

"Total Eclipse Of The Heart by The Dan Band (as seen in the movie Old School). This is just a funny version of a really cheesy song. The movie Old School is also a favourite on the tour bus."



____________________________________

FAVOURITE CURRENT SONG

"Blood, Lies, Alibis by Red Devil Squadron. This is just a song I like from a local band in Orange County. Pretty fun guitar work for a punk song."



____________________________________

FAVOURITE LYRIC FROM A SONG

"'Finish up your drink and go home' from Merican by the Descendents. I love the Descendents and this song is just one reason why. It’s about being proud of your country without being an idiot about it."



____________________________________

FAVOURITE ONE HIT WONDER

"Anyone remember the band One Hit Wonder on Nitro records? I'm just asking."



____________________________________

FAVOURITE SONG FROM YOUR OWN MUSIC

"This pick changes from day to day. Today's pick would be Secrets From The Underground. Yesterday's was Living in Chaos. Go figure."





____________________________________

(Images: Rex)

Related

patti3.jpg

Patti Smith's Ultimate Playlist

zanehero1.jpg

Zane Lowe's Ultimate Playlist

skulls1.jpg

Band of Skulls Ultimate Playlist

foster4.jpg

Foster The People's Ultimate Playlist

hero2.jpg

Metronomy's Ultimate Playlist

newmanfinal.jpg

John Newman's Ultimate Playlist

jimiuphero1.jpg

Jimi Goodwin's Ultimate Playlist

kelehero1.jpg

Kele Okereke's Ultimate Playlist

examplehero1.jpg

Example's Ultimate Playlist

Comments

More

Gorillaz return after 6 years with spectacular Trump-baiting track

'Hallelujah Money' also features Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine

by Emily Badiozzaman
19 Jan 2017

Moby's new politically charged song takes aim at Trump

"We don't need ruin and lies, your touch is death"

by Jamie Carson
19 Jan 2017

Who is performing at Donald Trump's Inauguration Day 2017?

It's not exactly Live Aid

by Dave Fawbert
19 Jan 2017

Check out the exclusive euphoric new video from Tom Chaplin

Here's the promo for 'Still Waiting'

16 Jan 2017

David Bowie's most glorious rejections

Highly selective, and all the better for it

10 Jan 2017

The 17 albums you need in hear in 2017

Get your ears ready for these

by Dave Fawbert
09 Jan 2017

Can You Name 99 Songs From The 90s By A Single Video Screenshot?

09 Jan 2017

The KLF are coming back and this is why you should be excited

‘Transcentral, eternity, sheep’

by Dave Fawbert
05 Jan 2017

The biggest selling UK debut album of 2016 is pretty depressing

Even BRIT Award winner Jack Garratt couldn't top it

by Dave Fawbert
04 Jan 2017

This is the story behind that Bowie mugshot (and what happened next)

by Joe Ellison
01 Jan 2017