The Offspring

Q101's Twisted 7

United Center, Chicago

12/9/00

By Randy J. Klodz, Features Editor

The SoCal Original Pranksters that “la la, la la la, la la la la la-ed”us with “Self Esteem” issues had not “Gone Away” a “Million Miles Away;” they were merely etching their recent release, “Conspiracy of One.”

The Offspring “Smash”ed through central “Americana” and made a “Bad Habit” (but a good one) of coercing the sold out United Center crowd into joylessly jubilantly chorusing every single word to “Why Don’t You Get a Job,” as they headlined Q101's Twisted 7 in Chicago.

Throw in mucho grande hits from the likes of “Come Out And Play” and intermix them with fresh fodder such as “Original Prankster;” adhere some punk/pop prowess and an intermission including a pink thong-laden rotund fellow that tweaks his nipples; an Offspring show arises.

The Offspring currently venture overseas in support of Conspiracy of One” but American’s can bask in the goodness of their new home video “Huck It,” available now on VHS and DVD.

Dexter Holland of The Offspring Photo: Randy J. Klodz