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Is the new Offspring single ajoke or just plain horrible?

A track titled Cruising California (Bumpin’ In My Trunk) has leaked on the internet and despite what the name may imply it isn’t The Black Eyed Pea’s latest crime against humanity, but rather a track from The Offspring’s forthcoming album Days Go By.

The song, which some fans are claiming/hoping is a joke, features an auto-tuned Dexter rapping lines such as: “The girl with the gloss and a g-string just like floss, she’s waving her caboose at you…” Sharing vocal duties with a Fergie sound-a-like the track makes Pretty Fly For A White Guy sound like a musical classic. Although we’re not sure what’s funnier – the song or reading the comments from fans as they come to realise that the song isn’t a joke.

The band only released the album’s lead single Days Go By last week, and it shares little sonic sensibilities with the inane Cruising California. Due out mid June the new record will be the first since 2008’s poorly received Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace.

Listen to the Cruising California (Bumpin’ In My Trunk), if you dare:

Days Go By tracklist:

1 The Future Is Now
2 Secrets From The Underground
3 Days Go By
4 Turning Into You
5 Hurting As One
6 Cruising California (Bumpin’ In My Trunk)
7 All I Have Left Is You
8 OC Guns
9 Dirty Magic
10 I Wanna Secret Family (With You)

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leakeg

leakeg said on the 1st May, 2012

I can't begin to imagine what sort of deranged individual lowers themselves to frequenting an Offspring internet forum.

Hinee

Hinee said on the 1st May, 2012

as an old fan of the offspring i had a listen with the "yeah everyone is giving it shit, but haters gonna hate, i like the offspring" attitude. but shit, that reminded me of a katy perry song :\

hellboy1975

hellboy1975 said on the 1st May, 2012

lol

offspring were shit from day 1 to be fair.

grattan

grattan said on the 1st May, 2012

Short.Fast.Loud review: Noodles is dead to me.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 1st May, 2012

I wonder if this will cause Dexter Ramone will go back to being Spicy McHaggis?

ButtersBee

ButtersBee said on the 1st May, 2012

for shame!! i couldnt listen to it all for fear that i mite loose every shred of respect for them as artists forever. stay back in 97 where you belong

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 1st May, 2012

Pretty Fly for a White Guy IS a musical classic!

Oflick

Oflick said on the 1st May, 2012



I promised myself I wouldn't be a grammar nazi, but...

YOU MEAN IMPLY!

jezz88

jezz88 said on the 1st May, 2012

the us released single isnt so horrible, its nothing great but its definitely better than this

TheOriginalSlipdog

TheOriginalSlipdog said on the 1st May, 2012

It sounds much like Tism singing in the middle bits????????

radical_man

radical_man said on the 1st May, 2012

I read a report yesterday

Dexter Ramone

Dexter Ramone said on the 1st May, 2012



Heh. It should!

I get that this is supposed to be a joke, which I'd probably find kind of funny if it was just a song recorded to be released on the internet.. But it's on the album! What's the point?!
Their proper new single sounds like a middle of the road Foo Fighters track

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 2nd May, 2012

this is pretty disgusting.
I know they sold out a long time ago, but I never thought they'd go this low.

brittles

brittles said on the 3rd May, 2012

Heh. It should!

I get that this is supposed to be a joke

Jokes are meant to be funny.

Kelz5359

Kelz5359 said on the 3rd May, 2012

Didn't think it was possible to dislike Offspring any more than I do.......turns out is is.

batdan

batdan said on the 4th May, 2012

Henry Rollins was right again.

ampersand

ampersand said on the 4th May, 2012

can anyone else hear dexter channeling weird al in there? it's as if he's calling him out. saying "hey al, try and make this sound bad! that's right, you can't! cause it's already the worst it can be!"

muzbuz

muzbuz said on the 8th May, 2012

Heard this on the radio today whilst picking up a lotto ticket. Even their little golden Buddha figure seemed to be questioning his faith.

Seriously though...terrible, terrible music. I can't imagine any of their fans loving this.

rH1No

rH1No said on the 9th May, 2012

...oh my.

that's what california, and in particular l.a does...turn everything tacky and shite.

Krette

Krette said on the 6th Jun, 2012

just a comment to all the haters. a lot of fans keep saying "go back to smash" and "you're not punk anymore!" but as the offspring always have said, they doesn't see themselves as a punk band, but a rock band, and considered the cruising california single, the offspring have said that they always have just done what they wanted to do with their music, they're not trying to make music in one single way, they do what they think is fun and what they like.
also to muzbuz: i am a big fan og the offspring and i love this song, a lot of my friends who likes offspring love this song, and even a lot of my friends who hates offspring loves this song, and it seems like it have been fun for the band to make this song, so i think this song is a big succes already.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 6th Jun, 2012

Just because they are doing what they think is fun doesn't make it any less shit.

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 6th Jun, 2012

Krette featured in this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXFCPUlGYEM

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 6th Jun, 2012

No one is saying they aren't punk. They are saying they aren't good.

PollyBonanzas

PollyBonanzas said on the 19th Jun, 2012

i find it funny and believe it to be a joke. it's too ridiculous not to be. plus, if you haven't realized yet, it is parodying katy perry's california gurls song. it is quite obvious.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 19th Jun, 2012

Excellent parody, what with it sounding nothing like it. Weird Al would be so proud.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 19th Jun, 2012

California Gurls is fucking rad.

I don't see Noodles shooting cream out of his man kegs, do I?

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 19th Jun, 2012

I'm offended somebody brought up the awesomeness that is California Gurls in a thread about this disgusting mess of a song.

harry000

harry000 said on the 19th Jun, 2012

horrible, just horrible