REPLAY! The Offspring “The Kids Aren’t Alright”
[REPLAY! is a weekly feature where we jump in the DeLorean to review an ancient “music video.” It’s like Throwback Thursday except it sounds a lot cooler and doesn’t have a #hashtag.]
If looking at the Riot Fest lineup for this weekend hasn’t already made you feel old as fuck, wait til you watch the video for The Offspring’s “The Kids Aren’t Alright.”
If I’m being completely honest, I have absolutely no recollection of this video. I want to ask my late 90s self if he would have noticed the shitty green screen work, paid attention to the weird blending or thought there were too many costume changes. Looking back on the video now, it’s a weird collection of people exploding from other people and violently punching and kicking their way towards the camera in some B-movie Mortal Kombat FATALITY way. Seriously, how hard would it have been to just film this in a real room? The video might be completely absurd, but the song is still awesome.
If you’re going to Riot Fest this weekend, you can see The Offspring Friday at 7:45 on the Roots Stage. And yes, you can still get tickets.