Label: Sylph - SY0319 • Format: CDr Unofficial Release • Genre: Rock • Style: Punk
It is the fourth track from their fifth Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) - The Offspring - I Mean It I Need It album Americana and was released as the first single from the album. It achieved significant pop and rock and alternative Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) - The Offspring - I Mean It I Need It play and popularity, peaking at number 53 on the US Billboard Hotnumber 5 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and number 3 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.
It was a major success internationally, reaching number one in 10 countries, including Australia, where it stayed at number one for six weeks and was certified quadruple platinum.
The song is a mocking portrayal of a white man who likes to act like an African-American stereotype. The song appears as the seventh track on their Greatest Hits Beginning with a sample of the pseudo- German nonsense phrase "Gunter glieben glauchen globen" from Def Leppard 's song " Rock of Ages ", chanted as a replacement for the traditional "1, 2, 3, 4" to start the recording, the song ridicules a " wannabe gangsta " who is immersed in hip-hop culture not because he truly loves or understands it, but because it is trendy, makes him feel tough.
As summed up by Dexter Hollandthe people described in the lyrics "are from, like, Omaha, Nebraskaregular white-bread boys, but who act like they're from Compton.
It's so fake and obvious that they're trying to have an identity. We're getting amusement out of it more than anything else. The video, directed by McGbegins with the "white guy" and some girls singing the opening lines, and Offspring guitarist Noodles walking on the pavement with his guitar, playing the introductory riff. The "white guy" drives through town in his lowrider and tries to act cool in front of African-Americans, playing with his car's hydraulic system and interrupting a break dance session to dance himself.
He is then carried by a group of girls to a pool party and thrown into the pool. He jumps out of the pool and finds some bikini clad dancers in front of him. These scenes are cut with the band playing. The video ends with the Time Bonus Beats - Simon Harris - Beats Breaks & Scratches - Vols 5, 6, 7, 8 + Special Bonus Edition guy" returning home and scaring his little sister, who is wearing a fairy costume, because of his dishevelled appearance.
Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) - The Offspring - I Mean It I Need It to Dexter Hollandthe band wanted Seth Green to Tranquility - Ramos, Supreme & Sunset Regime / Force & Styles - Battle Of The DJs Match 2 the "white guy" but he was unavailable. After seeing an audition tape with "five unknowns", they settled on Guy Cohen,  who went on to cameo in the " Why Don't You Get a Job?
It was released in The DVD also contains a storyboard version of the video in which the storyboard plays over top of the music video. The song was released as downloadable content for the video game Rock Band.
The song was released in the first "Offspring pack" which was released on October 7, along with " Gone Away " and " Self Esteem ". It was later made available as downloadable content for Guitar Hero Livecontaining the music video. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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