These Californian punk stalwarts – with an almost 40 year-long career – find themselves in a sticky spot. How do you make your social criticism feel relevant, especially when most of your latest album was finished before a) COVID and b) the end of the latest US Presidency?
Under those circumstances, Let The Bad Times Roll is a hard-hitting statement about lowering your expectations for change. Having seen half a century of regime change and social movements, The Offspring deliver a blistering indictment that if anything’s going to get better, it won’t be by any one cause.
Let The Bad Times Roll by The Offspring is out April 16 via Concord.
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