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Liberty enlightening the world: the famous New York landmark, illustrated in an 1885 print by Currier and Ives

Americana refers to artifacts, or a collection of artifacts, related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States.[1][2] Many kinds of material fall within the definition of Americana: paintings, prints and drawings; license plates or entire vehicles, household objects, tools and weapons; flags, plaques and statues, and so on. Patriotism and nostalgia play a defining role in the subject. The things involved need not be old, but need to have the appropriate associations. The term may be used to describe the theme of a museum or collection,[3][4] or of goods for sale.[5]

The term is also used loosely, and to a limited extent, to describe studies of American culture - especially studies based in other countries.[6]

In other languages

In Spanish and Portuguese languages "Americana" means a woman born in America, or a woman born in the United States, in a more strict sense. It may also refer to a feminine gender noun related to or originated in America or in the United States.

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Americana (uncountable)

  1. All things peculiar to the United States' culture and people, anything that is a symbol of American life.

Simple English

Studio album by The Offspring
Released November 17, 1998
Recorded 1998 at Eldorado Recording Studio in Burbank, California
Genre Punk rock
Length 43:35
Label Columbia
Producer Dave Jerden
Professional reviews
The Offspring chronology
Ixnay on the Hombre
Conspiracy of One

Americana is the fifth album by American punk rock band The Offspring, released in 1998. One of their most successful albums to date, it debuted at 2 on the US Billboard 200 with around 174,000 copies sold in its first week,[1] and has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.


Track listing

All songs written by the Offspring; except "Feelings" - Morris Albert and Louis Felix-Marie Gaste, with lyrical parody by Dexter Holland.

  1. "Welcome" – 0:09
  2. "Have You Ever" – 3:56
  3. "Staring at the Sun" – 2:13
  4. "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)" – 3:08
  5. "The Kids Aren't Alright" – 3:00
  6. "Feelings" (Parody/cover of Morris Albert's 1975 single) – 2:51
  7. "She's Got Issues" – 3:48
  8. "Walla Walla" – 2:57
  9. "The End of the Line" – 2:59
  10. "No Brakes" – 2:06
  11. "Why Don't You Get a Job?" – 2:52
    • After "Why Don't You Get a Job?", a spoken interlude is heard.
  12. "Americana" – 3:15
  13. "Pay the Man" – 10:19
    • "Pay the Man" ends at 8:08, followed by the hidden track "Pretty Fly (Reprise)" at 9:16 (on some versions the hidden track is accessed by rewinding from the beginning index of "Pay the Man"). The track is a mariachi reprise of the song "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)" that lasts for only a minute.



The Offspring

  • Dexter Holland - Vocals, Guitars
  • Noodles - Guitars, Backing Vocals
  • Greg K. - Basses, Backing Vocals
  • Ron Welty - Drums, Percussion

Other musicians

  • Carlos Gomez - Guitar
  • Bryan Carlstrom - Engineer
  • Annette Cisneros - Assistant Engineer
  • Derrick Davis - Flute
  • Higgins - Vocals (background)
  • Dave Jerden - Producer, Mixing
  • Eddy Schreyer - Mastering
  • Sean Evans - Art Direction
  • Frank Kozik - Artwork
  • Gabriel McNair - Horn
  • John Mayer - Vocals
  • Justin Beope - Artwork
  • Alvaro Macias - Biguela
  • Phil Jordan - Horn
  • Davey Havok- Vocals (background)
  • Jack Grisham- Vocals (background)



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