The Offspring release Smash
Smash is the third studio album by American punk rock band The Offspring, released on April 8, 1994 through Epitaph Records.
The album was the band's last collaboration with record producer Thom Wilson, who produced their previous two albums, and also their last release on Epitaph (however, that label released their next album in Europe). This is The Offspring's only studio album to be released as simply Offspring.
Smash met high critical reception upon its release, and is now considered a classic punk rock album by fans, critics, and the band members themselves alike. The album was also responsible for bringing The Offspring to the attention of a mainstream punk audience. Smash was the band's first to enter the Billboard 200; the release peaked at number four and topped the Heatseeker's chart. Smash produced four hit singles for the band: "Come Out and Play", "Self Esteem", "Gotta Get Away" and the radio-only single "Bad Habit". With sales continuing in the sixteen years since its release, the album has been certified 6x Platinum in the United States and 4x Platinum in Australia, making this one of the best-selling independent records of all time.