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This was The Offspring's first full-length studio album.

Originally released on June 15, 1989 on Nemesis (#NEM-006), only 5,000 copies of the vinyl were made at the time and it took the band two and a half years to sell them all. One of the copies was destroyed by Wally George at his show the Wally George Show in 1989, thus leaving only 4,999 copies available. Some copies also have the Cargo logo next to the Nemesis logo on the back cover. Compact cassettes were also released, but they are rare. The vinyl is now the most expensive piece of The Offspring's work as it is also the one of the rarest as it is no longer kept in stock by most media retailers.

The band also re-recorded the tracks "Blackball" and "I'll Be Waiting", which were originally released on a 7" double A-side vinyl record which was distributed by the band itself under the fictitious Black Label Records. The tracks were added to the album, so that it would not just be a 20+ minute mini-album.

Nitro/Epitaph reissued the album on CD (and again on vinyl and cassette) in 1995 after The Offspring gained fame with their third album "Smash", which was released the year before. This reissue features a different artwork instead of the original somewhat controversial "Guitar Alien" front cover artwork, designed by the late Marc Rude. It also had a different catalog number (#86460). This reissue has been out of print for years.

Nitro reissued the album on CD once again in 2001. It has the same cover as the 1995 reissue and was released as catalog number #15803 instead of #86460. The the last track, "Kill The President", is absent from this reissue (it features just the first ten tracks). According to frontman Dexter Holland, "Kill The President" was removed to prevent legal pressure falling upon the band and Nitro.

Tracklist

Jennifer Lost The War 2:35
Elders 2:11
Out On Patrol 2:32
Crossroads 2:48
Demons 3:10
Beheaded 2:52
Tehran 3:06
A Thousand Days 2:11
Blackball 3:24
I'll Be Waiting 3:12
Kill The President 3:22

Versions (43)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Nem-006, Nemesis #6 The Offspring The Offspring(LP, Album) Nemesis Records (4), Nemesis Records (4) Nem-006, Nemesis #6 US 1989 Sell This Version
Nem-006 The Offspring The Offspring(Cass) Nemesis Records (4) Nem-006 US 1989 Sell This Version
Nemesis #6 The Offspring The Offspring(LP, Album) Nemesis Records (4) Nemesis #6 US 1989 Sell This Version
Nem-006 The Offspring The Offspring(LP, Album, TP) Nemesis Records (4) Nem-006 US 1989 Sell This Version
OXX 1529-1 The Offspring The Offspring(CD, Album) Paradoxx Music OXX 1529-1 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
6405-2, none The Offspring The Offspring(CD, Album, RE) Nitro Records, Roadrunner Records 6405-2, none Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
86460-2 The Offspring The Offspring(CD, Album, RE) Nitro Records, Epitaph 86460-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
86460-2 The Offspring The Offspring(CD, Album, RE) Nitro Records (2) 86460-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
86460-4 The Offspring The Offspring(Cass, Album, M/Print, RE) Nitro Records, Epitaph 86460-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
none The Offspring The Offspring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music (2) none 1995 Sell This Version
544 The Offspring The Offspring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music World (2) 544 Russia 1995 Sell This Version
86460-1, none The Offspring The Offspring(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Red) Epitaph, Nitro Records 86460-1, none US 1995 Sell This Version
86460-1 The Offspring The Offspring(LP, Album, RE) Nitro Records 86460-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
86460-1 The Offspring The Offspring(LP, Album, RE) Nitro Records 86460-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
OXX 1529-1 The Offspring The Offspring(CD, Album, RP) Paradoxx Music, Nitro Records OXX 1529-1 Brazil 1996 Sell This Version
none The Offspring The Offspring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ГОБЛИН Records none Russia 1997 Sell This Version
904-2/2003 The Offspring The Offspring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Global Metal Records 904-2/2003 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
15803-2 The Offspring The Offspring(CD, Album, RE) Nitro Records 15803-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
15803-2 The Offspring The Offspring(CD, Album, RE) Nitro Records 15803-2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
EICP 11 The Offspring The Offspring(CD, Album, RE) Epic EICP 11 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
NEMESIS #6 The Offspring The Offspring +(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Gre) Nemesis Records (4) NEMESIS #6 2014 Sell This Version
NTO00001 The Offspring The Offspring(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu) Nitro Records NTO00001 US 2017 Sell This Version
0888072045989 The Offspring The Offspring(LP, Album, RE) Craft Recordings, Nitro Records, Universal Music Group International 0888072045989 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
CR00070 The Offspring The Offspring(LP, Album, RE) Craft Recordings CR00070 US 2018 Sell This Version
none The Offspring Beheaded(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Offspring) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
6405-2 The Offspring The Offspring(CD, Album) Nitro Records, Sum Records (2) 6405-2 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
86460-2 The Offspring The Offspring(CD, Album, RE) Nitro Records, Epitaph 86460-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0794171580323 The Offspring The Offspring(CD, Album, RE) Nitro Records, Universal Music Group International 0794171580323 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
15803-2 The Offspring The Offspring(CD, Album, RE) Nitro Records 15803-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
15803-2 The Offspring The Offspring(CD, Album, RE) Nitro Records 15803-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
86460-2 The Offspring The Offspring(CD, Album, RE, Tec) Nitro Records, Epitaph 86460-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
Nem #6 The Offspring The Offspring(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Nemesis Records (11) Nem #6 Unknown Sell This Version
86460-2 The Offspring The Offspring(CD, Album, Unofficial) Nitro Records (2) 86460-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
86460-4 The Offspring The Offspring(Cass, Album) Epitaph 86460-4 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
704 The Offspring The Offspring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Audio Max 704 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
1018 The Offspring The Offspring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Piggymot Records 1018 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none The Offspring The Offspring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
none The Offspring The Offspring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Fly Records (16) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
E104 The Offspring The Offspring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Offspring) E104 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none The Offspring The Offspring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Fly Records (16) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none The Offspring The Offspring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Offspring) none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
544 The Offspring The Offspring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music World (2) 544 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
NEMESIS #6 The Offspring The Offspring(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Red) Nemesis Records (4) NEMESIS #6 Unknown Sell This Version

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cubf33t

cubf33t

July 4, 2020
referencing The Offspring, LP, Album, Nem-006, Nemesis #6
Does anybody have an extra sleeve of this release they'd wanna sell? I have the LP and insert, but no sleeve.
mietersemichiel

mietersemichiel

June 4, 2020
referencing The Offspring, LP, Album, RE, 86460-1
I can confirm "Kill the president" is on this release.
thomas_crt

thomas_crt

August 18, 2019
referencing The Offspring, Cass, Nem-006
Does someone who actually own a copy of this cassette can confirm that this very version of "Hey joe" is different from the version who later appeared on the Baghdad EP? Thanks.
Punk303

Punk303

July 28, 2019
referencing The Offspring, LP, Album, Nem-006, Nemesis #6
Anyone know anything about initial copies coming with a free 'Offspring' Balloon? No kidding - mine did! But don't know whether that was an official thing.
helloimgaydo

helloimgaydo

June 8, 2019
referencing The Offspring, CD, Album, RE, 86460-2

This record sounds like it was recorded in my tool shed, which is impressive, as I don't have a tool shed. That is to say it is very raw, but that gives it character and only adds to the energetic performances of these songs. It certainly has an infectious nature, which may or may not cause one to make up tool sheds and write crap reviews.
riprulez

riprulez

March 16, 2019
referencing The Offspring, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Red, NEMESIS #6
I'm also interested why it was removed? I have a copy. Ok, you don't want to sell it via discogs, but why you remove it from catalogue? I want explanations :/
jimmyjam69

jimmyjam69

December 21, 2018
referencing The Offspring, LP, Album, Nem-006, Nemesis #6
When they finally put this out on CD why the hell did they change the cover art? The original artwork is cool as hell. The CD artwork sucks AZZ!!!
PeterHanes

PeterHanes

February 22, 2018
referencing The Offspring, LP, Album, RE, CR00070
Confirmed that theres no Kill the President, just got one today
RiffDope

RiffDope

February 18, 2018
referencing The Offspring, LP, Album, RE, CR00070
I just bought this and no, Kill The President is not featured on this release unfortunatly.
Mad.max

Mad.max

December 23, 2017
referencing The Offspring, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Red, NEMESIS #6
Why this release in Red has been deleted from Discogs?