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The Offspring vs. Bad Religion – Classic Cage Match

The Offspring vs Bad Religion
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The Offspring are now one victory away from entering the Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame, after staging a late rally pushing ‘Come Out And Play’ to a final hour victory over Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Freedom.’ The 1994 single definitely captured the ears of fans back then, and the song has stood the test of time — winning three straight Classic Catch Matches and advancing to face a new opponent.

Stepping into the Classic Cage Match is Bad Religion, who arguably had their biggest success with 1994′s ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ album. While there are plenty of great songs on the disc, ‘Infected’ gets the nod here with its infectious and aggressive guitar licks and Greg Graffin’s catchy yet in-your-face chorus.

We’re guessing this will be a friendly battle, as the two veteran SoCal punk-rock bands are touring together this summer (click here for dates), but that doesn’t make it any less competitive. Check out both songs below, and then let us know which 1994 track — The Offspring’s ‘Come Out and Play’ or Bad Religion’s ‘Infected’ — deserves to win by voting in the poll below.

(This Classic Cage Match will run until Friday, June 13, at 2PM ET. Fans can vote once per hour! So come back and vote often to make sure your favorite song wins!)

The Offspring, ‘Come Out and Play’

Bad Religion, ‘Infected’

Rules of Classic Cage Match:


Classic Cage Match songs must be at least 10 years old. Fans can vote once per hour for their favorite song. If a band remains the reigning champ for four straight cage matches, they are entered into the Loudwire Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame. With so many great songs out there, we have to give other bands a chance!

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