The Offspring 'Ignition' LP
Ignition is the second studio album by The Offspring. It was the second Offspring album produced by Thom Wilson, and was released on October 16, 1992, on Epitaph Records, marking their first release on that label. It seems like the terms catchy and punk shouldn't go together, but for the Offspring, they do. Listening to Ignition, one gets the sense of rage tightly controlled, powering the band's up-tempo, driving material. While their sensibility is firmly punk, the Offspring have clearly borrowed from heavy metal for their chord progressions and guitar sound - check out the solos on Nothing from Something and Forever and a Day. While this album didn't have the success of its follow-up, Smash, all the ingredients that made that record a hit are here, if not quite as refined: angry, incisive lyrics; fast-driving rhythms; and - dare one say it - melodic chord progressions. It's easy to hear why Ignition was an underground hit and why the Offspring's later records have been so successful.
Catalogue number: 8714092686715