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Which punk band is your favorite: Green Day or The Offspring?

What do you think of when you hear the words “punk rock”? Rebellion? Sick guitar riffs? Guys with spiky hair wearing cargo pants? Or maybe you think of one band in particular. Lord knows there’s enough punks out there. For one thing there’s Green Day, the three-man band that’s been shaking their fist at the man since 1986. Then there’s The Offspring, just as angsty although far more satirical. Who’s your favorite? 

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Yes, Green Day has been around since the eighties, which is mind-blowing both because a) they feel so recent and b) Billie Joe Armstrong looks exactly. The. Same. Remove the layers of kohl eyeliner, and he’s still just a skinny 16-year-old. 

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The group’s first album was “Kerplunk,” although the early 2000s wave of emo kids may be more familiar with “American Idiot.” Released in September of 2004, “American Idiot” is one long fist-pumping anthem that jumps around on stage and gives preconceived societal notions the finger. It also makes for some headbanging-while-driving music. 

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Green Day has been among the demagogue of young punks for decades. They’re an easy favorite for many, even for those that don’t necessarily identify as a member of the punk generation. Rock on, boys, rock on. 

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The Offspring were also formed in the eighties which, it would appear, was a time ripe with punk formation. Depending on who you are, you may not be as familiar with The Offspring as you are with Green Day, but you’ve definitely, definitely heard at least one of their songs before. 

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You know “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)”? Come on, of course you do—long before Macklemore became a self-proclaimed “cold-ass honky,” The Offspring were singing about some guy that thought he was way cooler than he actually was. It’s hysterical and fun as much as it’s a good song and, actually, a pretty decent social commentary.

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That’s The Offpsring’s shtick in general. Much of their material exudes a wry tone while opinionating upon deeper, darker issues. That’s really what punks about, after all—forcing the world to look into serious issues without taking yourself too seriously at all. Here’s to always hoping the kids end up being alright

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Which punk band is your favorite: Green Day or The Offspring?
A festive crown for the winner
#GreenDayGOAT
#OffspringGOAT