Baghdad (EP)

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Offspring - Baghdad (Front).jpg
EP by
ReleasedMay 15, 1991[1]
RecordedFebruary 1991 at the Sound Chamber, Pasadena, California
GenrePunk rock, hardcore punk
ProducerThom Wilson[3]
The Offspring chronology
The Offspring
They Were Born to Kill

Baghdad is a 7-inch[4] EP released by American punk rock band The Offspring on May 15, 1991. It is currently out of print, but sold 3000 copies within one week of its release. Although Baghdad has never been reissued on CD in its entirety, one of the songs were later released on compilations: "Baghdad" was released on Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1 (Fat Wreck Chords, 2004).[5] The band's official website does not list Baghdad in the otherwise comprehensive discography anymore (as of July 2013, the website lists only the studio albums and their Greatest Hits compilation album).[6]

Track listing[7][edit]

All tracks written by Dexter Holland, except where noted.

1."Get It Right" 3:07
2."Hey Joe" (Billy Roberts Cover)Billy Roberts2:38
3."Baghdad" 3:17
4."The Blurb" (Instrumental) 1:59
Total length:11:01

Track Notes[edit]

The EP includes an early version of "Get It Right" of which a later version was released on their second studio album Ignition. The title track "Baghdad" was a re-recording of the song "Tehran" which appeared on the Offspring's debut self-titled album in 1989. It switches the words "Tehran" (the capital of Iran) for "Baghdad" (the capital of Iraq). The EP also includes a cover version of "Hey Joe" composed by Billy Roberts, which was later re-recorded as a B-side for "Gone Away"), and a previous unreleased instrumental track "The Blurb", which would not appear on any future recordings, but served as the basis for an early version of "Genocide", as well as "Change the World".


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Images for Offspring, The - Baghdad". Discogs. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  2. ^ "The Offspring – Baghdad". Swiss Hitparade. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Offspring, The – Baghdad". Discogs. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  4. ^ "The Offspring – Baghdad (song)". Sverigetopplistan. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  5. ^ Loftus, Johnny. "Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Music". Retrieved 2012-01-15.
  7. ^ "Baghdad". Rate Your Music. Archived from the original on 27 April 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013.