90s at 9 'Self Esteem' Is About Being Taken Advantage Of

Have you ever practiced all the things you would say?

The Offspring released "Self Esteem" in 1994 as the second single from their third studio album Smash. It was a world wide hit, reaching #1 in three countries. In the US it reached #7 on the Mainstream Rock and #4 on the Alternative Songs charts.

The song is about a girl taking advantage of a guy because he has no self esteem. Lead singer, Dexter Holland says it's a semi true story. "The thing where late at night she knocks on my door was real," he told Radio.com, referring to the lyrics, "Late at night she knocks on my door, she's drunk again and looking to score."

He added: "And practicing all the things you would say was a funny thing that had happened before."

The Offspring "Self Esteem" 1994
Nikki "Nikilicious" Montgomery

I'm a Central Wisconsin girl born and raised. I grew up in Port Edwards and participated in cheerleading, basketball, volleyball and softball as well as many clubs like National Honor Society, SADD, yearbook and forensics. I was a very busy high school student and still managed to get good enough grades to go to college at UW-Stevens Point where I was just as busy between working 3 jobs including executive staff positions at the campus alternative rock radio station and volunteering at the campus television station.

After graduation I thought I would take my BA in Mass Communications with emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism and Minor in Political Science and become a big time reporter in some major city. But instead my internship with our news station here at Midwest Communications turned into a part-time job and opened the door to the morning show co-host position at WDEZ. After 9 1/4 years of fun in the mornings I was promoted to Assistant Brand Manager and moved to The Workday Getaway.

I couldn't deny my love for rock anymore! It was time dive head first into the genre I spent my formative years listening to day in and day out. When the opportunity arose for me to become the Brand Manager for Rock 94.7 and host the morning show I couldn't pass it up.

I'm so happy that I stayed in Central Wisconsin I couldn't imagine raising my three daughters anywhere else.

Favorite band: STP

First concert: Bryan Adams 1992 at the Target Center in Minneapolis (I was 12)

Favorite color: Yellow

Favorite pasttime: Watching Walking Dead, American Horror Story and Covert Affairs

Vice: Wine