Side note on Offspring while the topic is hot: I feel like Spare Me The Details from Splinter should have been a slam dunk. I may be in the minority here, but I still enjoy that song to this day.
Correct. It was like a much-better written, non-specific goofy song like "Pretty Fly" without being too cornball. Just came out at the wrong time and never got a decent push.
See, I don't know if that's a fair comparison, for a couple reasons.
First of all, that was a song that specifically poked fun at something behind an incredibly catchy melody, while this doesn't. It's just an unmemorable song with terrible lyrics.
Second of all, the main reason why this is terrible isn't because of the lyrics, at least for me. The main reason is that this just feels like a terrible attempt at recreating the success of "Pretty Fly", which they keep trying to do without success.
Don't get me wrong, I love the band. I even liked their last two albums quite a bit. I even liked "Original Prankster" and loved "Hit That". But this just feels desperate and dishonest.
Nail on the head. The only crowd that they could be going for with this is either little kids or soccer parents who would interpret this as "ironic." It sounds, reads and plays like it was made by a bunch of fourtysomethings that lost touch with culture in the 90s.