Review: The Offspring – You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid (Rock)

This review covers the punk rock track The Offspring – You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid.

This track was released in 2008. It was released on the album Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace.

The track starts off with a reverse symbol and quickly goes right into lyrics. While the track starts with a basic kick and hihat, but the track then quickly builds up with guitars.

The track then has a couple of drum kicks before it goes into the main chorus. After that, there is the verse with the subtle semi-acoustic guitar before going into the main chorus again. After that, there’s a brief guitar solo. This is followed up with the chorus, the kicks, and another chorus which is extended. The track then quickly ends.

The vocals are quite well done. There’s that subtle nasal sound that gives the track that sneering undertone. This helps give the track that distinct Offspring sound.

Unfortunately, I’m quite split on the lyrics on this one. On the one hand, it’s pretty awesome to hear that superiority sound. It’s both energizing and ego stoking which should work well for the track. Unfortunately, the lyrics also suffers from both cliche’s and forced rhymes. This winds up being quite cringe-worthy in my view. So, surprisingly, the lyrics are both a major source of strength and a major weakness for me.

Still, there is some good rhythms going on through the track. This is punctuated by the kick and layered nicely with the guitars short notes. This really works into the tracks favour because it gives the track something distinct to listen to.

Overall, this is a pretty good track. It has that uplifting ego-stoking sound that gives is a nice energy. Unfortunately, the track is also plagued by cliche’s and forced rhyming. The distinct kicks and great solo’s are quite nice. A pretty good track all around.


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