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The Offspring

Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, January 1999

THE UTILITARIAN confines of the cavernous Manchester Apollo are abuzz with a veritable army of well-disciplined tour troopers. It's 3.30 on a particularly inhospitable Mancunian afternoon and in exactly six hours the Offspring, Orange County's leading exponents of genre-straddling punk rock nouveau, are set to transform this eerily calm edifice into a seething morass of flailing fists, teenage testosterone and high velocity formation moshing.

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