Splinter

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Splinter
Studio album by The Offspring
Released December 9, 2003
Recorded January-August 2003 at Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California, Southern Tracks Recording, Atlanta, Georgia
Genre Punk rock
Length 32:00
Label Columbia
Producer Brendan O'Brien
The Offspring
The Offspring chronology
Conspiracy of One
(2000)
Splinter
(2003)
Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace
(2008)

Splinter is the seventh album by American punk rock band The Offspring, released in 2003. It was the first album the band released without drummer Ron Welty and even though many of their previous albums contain explicit langugage, it was the first to have a Parental Advisory.

While the album was not as successful as The Offspring's albums between Smash and Conspiracy of One, Splinter received gold certification two months after its release.[1] The album received average reviews, but still sold reasonably well, even though a third U.S. single was never released. It debuted at 30 on the US Billboard 200 with around 87,000 copies sold in its first week,[2] and has sold more than 1.8 million copies worldwide.

Track listing[change | edit source]

  1. "Neocon" – 1:06
  2. "The Noose" – 3:18
  3. "Long Way Home" – 2:23
  4. "Hit That" – 2:49
  5. "Race Against Myself" – 3:32
  6. "(Can't Get My) Head Around You" – 2:15
  7. "The Worst Hangover Ever" – 2:58
  8. "Never Gonna Find Me" – 2:39
  9. "Lightning Rod" – 3:20
  10. "Spare Me the Details" – 3:24
  11. "Da Hui" – 1:42
  12. "When You're in Prison" – 2:33

Personnel[change | edit source]

The band[change | edit source]

Additional musicians[change | edit source]

  • Josh Freese - drums
  • Ronnie King - keyboards on "Hit That"
  • Jim Lindberg - backing vocals
  • Jack Grisham - backing vocals
  • Chris "X-13" Higgins - backing vocals
  • 2002 Reading Festival Crowd - crowd vocals on "Neocon"
  • Mark Moreno - DJ scratching on "The Worst Hangover Ever"
  • Phil Jordan - trumpet on "The Worst Hangover Ever"
  • Jason Powell - saxophone on "The Worst Hangover Ever"
  • Erich Marbach - trombone on "The Worst Hangover Ever"
  • Brendan O'Brien - piano on "Spare Me The Details"
  • Lauren Kinkade - backing vocals on "When You're In Prison"
  • Natalie Leggett, Mario De Leon, Eve Butler, Denyse Buffum, Matt Funes - violins on "When You're In Prison"
  • Larry Corbett - cello on "When You're In Prison"
  • Gayle Levant - harp on "When You're In Prison"

References[change | edit source]

  1. RIAA (type in "Offspring")
  2. [1]