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Ixnay on the Hombre is the fourth
studio album by the American punk
Offspring. Released on February 4, 1997 it was the follow-up to
the highly successful Smash and also the band's first
collaboration with record producer Dave Jerden. While the album did not
maintain the same popularity as its predecessor, Ixnay on the
Hombre was well received by both critics and fans, selling
more than 5.5 million copies worldwide, and being certified
platinum by the RIAA.
Production and marketing
After two years of touring for Smash, The Offspring left Epitaph
and signed with Columbia Records. Writing for Ixnay on the
Hombre began around 1995 during the Smash tour, which
had lasted since early 1994. The Offspring returned to the studio
in the spring of 1996, with producer Dave Jerden (of Alice in Chains, Anthrax, Jane's
Addiction and Social Distortion fame), to commence
work on the album. Recording sessions lasted from June to
Davey Havok (AFI) recorded backing
vocals on this album.
Holland did backing vocals for AFI's album, Black Sails in the
Sunset, two years later.
Ixnay on the Hombre was released on February 4, 1997,
and is the first Offspring album distributed via Columbia
Records. In Europe, this
is their last release on their former label Epitaph
Records. This was due to contract disagreements between the
band and the co-founder of Epitaph and then-former and now-current
Gurewitz. The band was able to release its album on Columbia
for the US and other international releases but had to complete the
album release in Europe through Epitaph. All subsequent albums were
released on Columbia.
Ixnay on the Hombre peaked at number 9 on the Billboard 200 album
Although the album was less successful than its predecessor or
successor, it also went Platinum soon after
All songs written and composed by Dexter Holland and Noodles except
- Asked about the title, Dexter claimed that Ixnay on the
Hombre means "fuck authority" or "fuck the man".
- "Disclaimer" is a spoken word piece featuring former Dead Kennedys
Biafra. It mocks people who took the lyrics on the previous
album, Smash, too seriously.
- "The Meaning of Life" is featured on the soundtrack to Tekken:
The Motion Picture.
- The opening from "Change the World" can also be heard at the
end of The Offspring's previous album, Smash. The guitar riff, though
faster and without palm-muting, was also used on the song
"Genocide" from said album.
- The song "Pay the Man" was initially recorded for this album.
However, it was left off because it was so different (though it was
played live once under the title "Stonehenge.") The
song was later released on the album Americana.
- "All I Want", "Way Down the Line" and "Change the World" were
all featured in 1999 video game Crazy Taxi.
- "Gone Away" as well as "All I Want" were released as
downloadable content for the Rock Band
games along with five The Offspring songs from other albums.
- The CD version of the album contains a hidden skit at the end
of the album featuring Calvert DeForest called "Kiss My
- Dave Jerden -
Production and mixing
- Bryan Carlstrom - Engineering
- Brian Jerden - Assistant engineering
- Annette Cisneros - Assistant engineering
- Eddy Schreyer - Mastering
- Bryan Hall - Guitar Tech
- Sean Evans - Art Direction
- Enrique Chagoya - Cover illustration
- Lisa Haun - Photography
Letter from Dexter "People
have also been asking about what we're doing now..."
Letter from Dexter
"Offspring: New Album "
- ^ "Ixany on the Hombre's entry
at Billboard.com". Billboard.com. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/discography/index.jsp?pid=23138&aid=196463. Retrieved
- ^ "RIAA Certification (type in
"Offspring" in the artist box)". RIAA. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH. Retrieved
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