90s The Offspring Smash Album 1994 Punk t-shirt Extra Large
Chest 23 in.
Length 28 in.
Content: Feels like 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: No Tag
This awesome double-sided tee reps the popular California based punk band the Offspring and it features the cover art from their 1994 album Smash. Smash was released by Epitaph Records, the label belonging to guitarist Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion, and it was the last album from the band to be produced by Thom Wilson, who had worked with the group since their eponymous debut in 1989.
Smash helped to launch the band to mainstream popularity, and alongside Green Day's album Dookie, it knocked punk rock into the public eye and would eventually usher in the pop punk wave of the 1990s. Memorable hits from the record included "Come Out and Play", "Gotta Get Away", and "Self Esteem". The album actually managed to land at the number four spot on the Billboard 200 and it became the first release off Epitaph Records to achieve both gold and platinum status.
The success from the album lead to the Offspring gaining offers to open arena tours for heavy hitting acts like Stone Temple Pilots and Metallica. The band was more interested in continuing to play smaller clubs and venues and they turned down these offers to instead tour with other punk groups like SNFU, Pennywise, Guttermouth, Big Drill Car, Rancid, and The Vandals.
Fits like a modern unisex adult Extra Large