*** Released as part of C3X Leg 3 Week 12: Go Punk Yourself! ***
I never paid too much attention to The Offspring growing up. My main exposure to them was "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" which I basically considered a novelty song. Sure I heard some of their other hits occasionally -- "The Kids Aren't Alright" and "Self Esteem" for example -- but I never really appreciated those songs until hearing them much later when they became Rock Band DLC. But even though I consider myself a fan of both those songs, I still couldn't really think of The Offspring as anyone but the "White Guys" from the music video. Add to that, I really disliked their on-disc Rock Band 2 song. So anyway, my brother one day had this particular song stuck in his head and told me to listen to it. I have no clue where he heard it or under what circumstances, but I can say that it is really odd that my brother would recommend an Offspring song. But hey, I liked it! So ever since then, it's been one of the the few Offspring songs I keep in rotation, and the only one of them not yet playable in Rock Band. Until now!
Guitar is mostly chords but there's a fun riff during the verses that makes it stand out. Bass is pretty straightforward. There's the iconic bass riff after the song switches gears near the end that, while not difficult at all, will probably feel pretty satisfying to play. Drums are the hardest part of the song, if only because the first 3/4ths are basically a test of stamina. It's honestly not that fast, but it'll wear you down if you're not in great shape. The first time I tested it I had a hard time keeping up, but after keeping a steady exercise routine for a couple weeks, I didn't have as big a problem. I do think the tier-5 is justified. There's a fun easy little drum solo that separates the first part of the song from the second part. There's a lot of echo effects going on during the solo, so it was hard to keep track of what was actually being played on drums. After the song slows down, it becomes pretty easy, and that applies to all the instruments so far. Vocals aren't too difficult. There are some fun overlapping vocal sections if you have someone to sing harmonies. And singing the latter section of the song will probably be pretty fun in general. Hope you guys enjoy!
NOTE: I have not tested this song on all instruments, let alone all difficulties. If you experience any problems, please contact me and I'll try and address them as quickly as possible.
As a participant of C3X, you can expect more releases soon! Any projects I've started in anticipation of the community project will be kept secret; however, for a good idea of things to come, take a look at my former WIP list: