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The Offspring apologize for not swearing enough

Offspring fans were confused, They’d just shelled out for a special vinyl edition of the band’s 2008 album Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace only to realize that it contains no cursing. For some reason, the LP featured nothing but the clean edits of all the songs. Zero swears.

This is very un-Offspring. The band, for their part, was horrified. They have profusely apologized. I quote from their tweet:

“Any fan of The Offspring knows that we enjoy cussing on occasion, because sometimes there’s just no substitute for a properly placed curse word. So you must understand how we were completely fucking horrified to find out that the 15th anniversary re-issue vinyl release of ‘Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace’ had the ‘clean’ versions of ‘You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid,’ ‘Nothingtown’ and ‘Stuff Is Messed Up’ on it.

“We have no idea how this shit happened, we didn’t even know there was a clean version! We and Roundhill are working to fix this bullshit ASAP. We will let you all know how and when this will be remedied but rest assured, goddamnit., that it will be fuckin’ fixed! Thank you all for your patience, and please accept our deepest fucking apologies.”

Alan Cross

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