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Six_z3r0 50 points ago +50 / -0

Watched the video. Laughs had all around.

"Big Pharma is a bunch of greedy assholes that dont care about you and profit off your misery!"

"Also, I love Pfizer."

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blyat56 4 points ago +4 / -0

Hen writes song railing against foxes, encourages other hens to always leave the door open.

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TheImpossible1 37 points ago +38 / -1

No Offspring™

(at least, after the vax)

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deleted 15 points ago +15 / -0
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The_Gay_Deceiver 10 points ago +10 / -0

Don't worry the bull didn't take it.

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BidenLikesMiners 33 points ago +33 / -0

"I wrote this OFFSPRING song about addiction. While drug addiction is certainly not a new issue, the opioid epidemic in America is different. It's different because it was created by, and driven by, Big Pharma — and I wrote this song to say that the pharmaceutical industry should be held accountable for its consequences."

Cringe. most of the punkies have turned out to be giant wokies. Sad! shoutout to jello biafra. ^yt holiday in cambodia

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TechParadox 21 points ago +21 / -0

That's the way it usually goes. They act all punk and counter-establishment when they're young, and if they manage to hit it big the money starts rolling in. At that point they either deal with the fact that they're now part of the establishment that they claim they despise, or they turn to doublethink and justify their actions while still pulling the wool over the fans' eyes. It's no wonder a lot of them go full libtard.

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mattrona 10 points ago +10 / -0

When I was young I thought Bill Watterson was kind of an oddball for being so reclusive, but now I see the wisdom. Because he actively avoided fame and attention the quality of his work was never diluted and remains timeless.

As much as I love Calvin and Hobbes I probably would have cut it out of my life if we had to endure Bill Watterson posting woke tweets or making guest appearances on late-night talk shows. It's so unusual and wonderful to know that an artist's political views are truly private.

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lgbtqwtfbbq 3 points ago +3 / -0

He's probably one of the few true "artists" in the modern age, in that he simply wanted his art to speak for itself and resented the publicity that his art brought to he as a person.

I suspect that he's probably closer to woke than not in his personal life, but plausible deniability is a wonderful thing.

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PizzaExpressInWoking 9 points ago +9 / -0

Green Day has entered the chat.

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smackdownfletch 3 points ago +3 / -0

I WAS a Green Day fan as a teenager, but even teenage me could smell the bullshit. When the song "Minority" came out I was like, uh, "Billy Joe, you're married and have a kid, I hate to tell you, but you ARE the authority.. You're an adult."

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smackdownfletch 4 points ago +4 / -0

Rage On Behalf of the Machine

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ZeroPercentCamoIndex 2 points ago +2 / -0

GG Allin was the only real punk. Otherwise if you wanted subversiveness, you always had to go to extreme metal.

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yvaN_ehT_nioJ 14 points ago +14 / -0

At least we still have John Lydon, right? And there was Johnny Ramone but he died, sadly.

But yeah, pretty cringe to see all these ostensibly anti-authoritarian guys turn out to be authoritarian. Though I guess I shouldn't be surprised since all these leftist musicians really weren't anti-authoritarian to start with, they just wanted communists calling the shots.

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Mpetey123 13 points ago +13 / -0

You still got Eric Clapton and Morrissey.

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yvaN_ehT_nioJ 9 points ago +9 / -0

I considered including Morrissey but I didn't want to anger the punks just in case they didn't think he was a punk.

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Mpetey123 4 points ago +5 / -1

I'm no expert but I thought The Smiths, I thought that was his group, was very punk. But then he went pop, and then he got old and grumpy

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yvaN_ehT_nioJ 6 points ago +6 / -0

I thought that was his group, was very punk.

There's the rub. Some would say the Smiths were post-punk, others they're 'goth' (cf. the whole Smiths vs. The Cure debate)..maybe not so much here, but people can take labels really seriously lol

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Mpetey123 1 point ago +1 / -0

Some definitely do.

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Adamrises 3 points ago +3 / -0

I didn't want to anger the punks

But its so easy and fun to do.

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TriumphoftheSwill 5 points ago +5 / -0

and Van Morrison

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Mpetey123 2 points ago +2 / -0

Love Van Morrison but no one is confusing him as a punk artist

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TriumphoftheSwill 3 points ago +3 / -0

Check out Michale Graves. He's got an amazing voice and sang for the Misfits but Jerry Only is an asshole. He's definitely right wing

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TriumphoftheSwill 13 points ago +13 / -0

I saw Jello a couple years back. despite Holiday in Cambodia, he's very woke.

and he's a whiny little bitch crying about having to pay the royalties he owed the band.

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WeedleTLiar 8 points ago +9 / -1

I think that's because there was legit leftist counter culture way back when. They were pushing back on the fundie-right who was calling everything Satanic (although they were wrong about a lot less than I thought), pushing religion in schools, etc.

Now the fundie-left is in charge and they just kind of go along.

This of course means that they were never really thinking for themselves and just went along with their team; when the team went nuts, so did they.

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TentElephant 4 points ago +4 / -0

Dismantling the institutions that resist progressive centralization will always result in progressives replacing them with similar structures but inverted values. Centrists and lolberts fuel Deleuzian territorialization, then act surprised when they get stomped by the poz.

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rcglinsk 7 points ago +7 / -0

Really love that song. The drummer just goes off. And it has a whole collection of creative and memorable licks.

Not as good of a pure song, but perhaps more topical:

California Uber Alles

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spaceforceltc 9 points ago +9 / -0

I just saw a commercial for a movie on Hulu called Dopesick, which looked like it was about how Big Pharma created the opioid epidemic. I would not be surprised if the production ironically had a vax mandate.

Earlier in the year there was another movie about the Big Pharma created opioid epidemic called Crisis. Nobody knows about it because it got zero marketing.

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acp_k2win 8 points ago +8 / -0

Their album "Ignition" was really good. It was before they broke out with Smash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H65o2ErWUzc

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Candelabro 6 points ago +6 / -0

Honestly Americana was their Black Album. Hasn't been a really good album since.

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CptLightning 4 points ago +4 / -0

Rise & Fall, Rage & Grace is a guilty pleasure. It's not really a good album, but I'm a sucker for when punk bands try doing emotional ballads. Kristy Are You Doing Okay and Fix You are bangers

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Candelabro 4 points ago +4 / -0

I was someone who once had their entire collection (up til then) on cd. Until Splinter. Honestly couldn't name a song or album since then. So maybe they still have a few gems in the later albums but I don't intend to find out at this point I reckon.

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WeedleTLiar 2 points ago +2 / -0

That was their first album produced by a record label, so it keeps the indie vibe with a bit more polish (Pretty Fly and Get a Job are probably my two least liked songs on there though).

I tried to tell myself for years that they didn't sell out, they were just playing the system; they did all their best stuff on their own, got signed, and just put out mediocre albums to fulfil their contract while making fat stacks.

At this point it's impossible to deny.

I'll also say that their recent stuff is really derivative; it's like a cheap copy of their old stuff. Hasan Chop, for instance, is a lot like Tehran, except it sounds like it was written by someone who gets their world view from the 6 o'clock news.

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smackdownfletch 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's a shame they had to butcher "Dirty Magic" when they re-released the song on their greatest hits album. Probably had to due with accidentally (or intentionally) ripping off a Fleetwood Mac riff.

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All1000wombats 6 points ago +6 / -0

God damn I love the Offspring’s early music. Really sucks that they’re such shit people in real life.

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Roleplaypete 6 points ago +6 / -0

I actually had tickets to a show for them bought prior to the firing, then ate the cost and refused to go over it.

Now they write this after literally trying to starve a man to death over not bowing to Big Pharma

At this point ill write them off as controlled opposition.

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EJGeneric 6 points ago +6 / -0

🎶🎵'No self esteem'. Whaoh whoa whoa... 🎶🎵

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TriumphoftheSwill 6 points ago +7 / -1

Here's a breakdown of American punk

New York (Ramones, Richard Hell, Velvet Underground)- Jews and fags

DC (Minor Threat, Fugazi, Henry Rollins)- Offspring of government workers. Very, very leftist

California (Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Circle Jerks)- Also Jews

I've followed punk for years and listen to most of these bands and seen a bunch live but punk was started by government and jews

Sex Pistols were started by a jew as well- Malcom McClaren

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WeedleTLiar 10 points ago +10 / -0

Punk is all upper-middle class white kids rebelling against their parents, like hippies before them.

When the kids grow up, the musicians either become irrelevant or milquetoast.

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TriumphoftheSwill 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yep. That's what I was going to say about British punk if I covered it. The Clash were upper class school kids masquerading as working class. Kind of like Rage Against the Machine

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The_Gay_Deceiver 2 points ago +2 / -0

Only real punk band I'm currently aware of now is NegativeXP. Everyone else are actually just establishmentarian propagandists.

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HypJii 3 points ago +3 / -0

literal retards, im glad i never got into them. punk isn't punk anymore

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Rattatata 3 points ago +3 / -0

Most popular punk during that time were not punk. They were pop with chains. This just reinforces it.

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Friday 3 points ago +3 / -0

Don't they know that you're not a rebel or a punk unless you agree with everything the establishment has to say?!?!