Steve’s Media Blog

Americano: The Bluegrass Tribute to the Offspring

Posted on: September 10, 2008

I should point out that sometimes, for me, “tonight” might mean “tomorrow” as I can get pretty busy sometimes.  I’m posting this from work and I shouldn’t even be doing that.  I digress.

“Americano: The Bluegrass Tribute to the Offspring” (amazon.ca)

This album is fantastic!  I wish I had heard of it before – apparently it was only released in April 2007.  I will admit that my only thorough experience with The Offspring is their album “Smash” (amazon.ca), but I do recognize most of the stuff on this album.

For some reason, iTunes put the album out of play order on my ipod, so I’m effectively listening to it in random/shuffle (whatever they want to call it).  That’s okay, because I’m finding it doesn’t really affect my listening pleasure.

It’s standard bluegrass when you get down to it, and its ridiculousness is matched only by Paul Anka’s “Rock Swings” (amazon.ca), and “The String Quartet Tribute to the Offspring” (amazon.ca).  While the cover art on the latter album makes it a tempting buy, I think I can safely pass on it.

Speaking of the album art – I love it on Americano.  Nice and bright, very colourful.  I kept my ipod screen on (vs locked) just to look at it while it played.

Bottom line: if you enjoy bluegrass and The Offspring this is the perfect marriage of the two.  Even if you just like bluegrass you’ll probably enjoy it.  It’s a really great out-of-genre cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDIT: I’m not sponsored by amazon.ca or anything, that just happened to be the site I used today.

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