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The Offspring performing in 2008 in Fortaleza, Brazil
Pictured: Greg K., Dexter Holland, Andrew Freeman and Noodles
|Also known as||Manic Subsidal (1984–1986)|
|Origin||Huntington Beach, California, United States|
|Genres||Punk rock, pop punk, skate punk, alternative rock, ska punk, hardcore punk (early)|
|Labels||Columbia, Black Label, Nemesis, Epitaph, Nitro|
|Associated acts||Face to Face, Saves the Day, Steady Ground, Angels & Airwaves, Moth, Social Distortion, Hot Mess, Thirty Stones|
|Past members||Doug Thompson
Adam "Atom" Willard
- Dexter Holland (singer and guitarist)
- Kevin "Noodles" Wassermann (guitarist)
- Greg Kriesel (bassist)
- Pete Parada (drummer)
The band was founded by Dexter Holland and Greg Kriesel after a concert of Social Distortion as "Manic Subsidal". As soon as Kevin "Noodles" Wassermann joined the band as their second guitarist in 1985, they changed their name to "The Offspring".
It would not be until ten years after forming that The Offspring saw its first piece of commercial success in its third album, Smash, which was released in 1994. Regarded by many as The Offspring's classic release, and Epitaph Records' best-selling album, Smash produced four successful hit singles: "Come Out and Play" (which reached #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart), "Self Esteem", "Gotta Get Away" and the radio-only single "Bad Habit". From there, The Offspring became one of the most important punk bands of the 1990s.
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