"Gotta Get Away
" is a song by The Offspring
The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1984. Known as Manic Subsidal until 1986, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman, bassist Greg K. and drummer Pete Parada...
, released as the third single from their breakthrough album Smash
(1994). The song was a modest hit in several countries, but peaked at #6 on Billboard's Modern Rock charts. "Gotta Get Away" was inspired by an early track, "Cogs", written while the band was still named Manic Subsidal. The lyrics refer to the pressure that lead singer Dexter Holland
Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland is the singer and rhythm guitarist for the California punk rock band The Offspring...
was under to finish the album on time.
The song had two single covers. The first, the cover for the CD single, depicts a skeleton in the same style as the previous singles from Smash
- "Come Out And Play
"Come Out and Play" is a song by the Californian punk rock group The Offspring. It is the seventh track on their third album Smash and was released as the first single from that album. The song was the second single to be released by the band, following "I'll Be Waiting/Blackball"...
" and "Self Esteem". The second, the cover for the 7" vinyl, shows the actor from the video standing outside the coliseum, his eyes covered by the song title.
The song also appears as the fourth track on their Greatest Hits
-International bonus tracks:*On each edition, "Next to You" appears as a hidden track on track 15.-DualDisc edition:The DualDisc edition of the album has the standard 14 track album on the CD side...
The video starts with a boy entering a coliseum where a mosh pit breaks out while the band plays. It is almost entirely in black and white. The video ends with the same boy laying on floor alone. The music video for the song was directed by Samuel Bayer
Samuel David Bayer is an American commercial, music video and film director, and cinematographer.-Early life:Bayer was born in Syracuse, New York...
and filmed at the Fairgrounds Coliseum in Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. The name of the city is often shortened to Salt Lake or SLC. With a population of 186,440 as of the 2010 Census, the city lies in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which has a total population of 1,124,197...
on December 17, 1994.
The music video also appears on the Complete Music Video Collection
Complete Music Video Collection is an extensive DVD by The Offspring. It was created to accompany the "Greatest Hits" CD released a month earlier, and shows all of the band's videos between 1994 and 2005...
DVD. It was released in 2005.
| U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks
| U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks
| Australian Singles Chart
| Austrian Singles Chart
| Canadian RPM Singles Chart
| Norwegian Singles Chart
| Swedish Singles Chart
| UK Singles Chart