Green Day: C/D?

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I'm so on the fence about this band.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Saturday, 1 March 2003 09:38 (sixteen years ago) link

I've been soooooo tempted to get that greatest hits comp that came out a couple of years ago. I've loved most of their singles, and not completely loathed the rest (except for the ballad). That "Picture Book" knockoff from their last album were fantastic.

James Blount (James Blount), Saturday, 1 March 2003 09:44 (sixteen years ago) link

"Have you got the time to listen to me whine?"

Well, sometimes. "Longview" is fucking great, as far as simple adolescent dissatisfaction goes. "Time of Our Lives," or whatever that's called, sucks like a hoover. Most everything else is in the muddy middle.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Saturday, 1 March 2003 10:01 (sixteen years ago) link

two songs off "Dookie" and fuck the rest

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Saturday, 1 March 2003 10:44 (sixteen years ago) link

I find it very hard not to hold them wholly responsible for the wave of Good Charlotte Blink 182 Sum 41 Simple Plan shit that we're forced to contend with today. That said, I thought they were okay at the time -- despite flagranty ripping off the Dickies.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 1 March 2003 10:49 (sixteen years ago) link

D.

mei (mei), Saturday, 1 March 2003 13:35 (sixteen years ago) link

For my sins (and there are many) I am teaching a 14 year old Green Day fan to play guitar, and the song he wanted to start with was "Warning". All the time I've been helping him come to terms with those three repetitive chords it's been bugging me what it's ripped off from - thanks to James above for telling me it's "Picture Book"!

He also lent me the greatest hits CD - DUD!

Rob M (Rob M), Saturday, 1 March 2003 14:54 (sixteen years ago) link

I think Dookie and all their singles are great. Why are you on the fence about them? It's because they're Green Day, isn't it? Nevermind that, they're catchy!

Adam A. (Keiko), Saturday, 1 March 2003 15:26 (sixteen years ago) link

I remember doing this thread already. In any case, since I still like all the music I listened to in high school, I say Classic Classic Classic.

My name is Kenny (My name is Kenny), Saturday, 1 March 2003 17:34 (sixteen years ago) link

Led Zeppelin is too derivative for you but you're on the fence about Green Day? Oh well, "Longview" is not bad, actually feels kind of 60s for me. "Basket Case" was kind of catchy for the time but "I'm just stoned" was so anticlimactic after the chorus and not in a good way. There was a busker in one of the subway stops in Montreal who played "When I Come Around" on an acoustic guitar, which was perfectly enjoyable. I'm not ready to buy an album though. I'd probably take any of the Offspring's pre-"Pretty Fly" hits or Sum 41's "In Too Deep" over any Green Day song.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Saturday, 1 March 2003 17:44 (sixteen years ago) link

Classic. Responsible for plenty of singles I'm happy to hear, even if they never struck me as being insane-great or whatever. "When I Come Around" sounded pretty good last time I heard it. Always liked "Walking Contradiction," "Macy's Day Parade," "Hitchin' A Ride," "Longview," "Basket Case." Always been a bit workman-like for my tastes.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Saturday, 1 March 2003 17:47 (sixteen years ago) link

all punk purists hate them tho right? assuming they all hate the concept of punk-pop by design at all?

stevem (blueski), Saturday, 1 March 2003 18:12 (sixteen years ago) link

I could imagine a punk purist being ok with them being they have ROOTS in "real punk," as opposed to guys like Simple Plan.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Saturday, 1 March 2003 19:05 (sixteen years ago) link

Taking Sides: "Basket Case" vs (The Offspring's) "Self Esteem".

Cozen (Cozen), Saturday, 1 March 2003 19:07 (sixteen years ago) link

Basket Case easy. That dumb not a dweeb line always bugged me.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Saturday, 1 March 2003 19:16 (sixteen years ago) link

"Self-Esteem" all the way, no contest. More interesting and effective voice, more memorable and urgent-sounding tune, the words say more to me and are probably funnier, and it wasn't so overtly retro.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Saturday, 1 March 2003 19:17 (sixteen years ago) link

Dookie and thats it

Chupa-Cabras (vicc13), Saturday, 1 March 2003 19:53 (sixteen years ago) link

three months pass...
Warning is a surprisingly good album, not much like their other albums. Dookie, Kerplunk and the one that collected all the early albums/singles/etc. are classic. The other two are pretty boring.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Friday, 20 June 2003 19:11 (sixteen years ago) link

Nimrod is terrific - nearly every song on taht record is totally great.

MerkinMuffley (MerkinMuffley), Friday, 20 June 2003 19:45 (sixteen years ago) link

Dookie alone is classic, I mean, that's the album got me into music.. the first two records were okay too, but I didn't pay much attention to anything afterwards. I can still pull Dookie out and enjoy it like I'm 12 years old again, while most pop punk bothers the hell out of me. I can't say that about a lot of the other records I listened to in junior high, so they're something special.

Bobby D Gray (bedhead), Saturday, 21 June 2003 01:09 (sixteen years ago) link

I cannot believe what I'm hearing. Maior total fucking dud in every way possible. Without merit.

roger adultery (roger adultery), Saturday, 21 June 2003 01:13 (sixteen years ago) link

I think I can still say I love 'dookie', but the production on it is beginning to wear on me. hearing everything sound so compressed (?) relative to what I've listened to since I was a teenager infects my memories of the potency of the record. but usually I only put it on when I'm really in the mood to hear it anyway, so maybe I can withstand the encroaching loss.

Josh (Josh), Saturday, 21 June 2003 02:58 (sixteen years ago) link

classic!!

trife (simon_tr), Saturday, 21 June 2003 07:14 (sixteen years ago) link

Dookie & Kerplunk = classic to the max ... esp dookie

that acoustic song they played later on = dud dud dud

Jon Williams (ex machina), Saturday, 21 June 2003 12:42 (sixteen years ago) link

pretty classic I'd say, except for "Time of Your Life" which is just inestimably stupid - chorus might as well be in Sumerian for all the sense it makes

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Saturday, 21 June 2003 12:45 (sixteen years ago) link

few of the later songs make much sense (fave incoherent one is "Macy's Day Parade"), but I'll give Billie Joe the credit that he uses the music in a way that at least gives his "poetry" a specific emotional context.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Saturday, 21 June 2003 16:17 (sixteen years ago) link

I call this the REM Effect.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Saturday, 21 June 2003 16:17 (sixteen years ago) link

nine years pass...

"Billie Joe is seeking treatment for substance abuse. We would like everyone to know that our set was not cut short by Clear Channel and to apologize to those we offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. We regretfully must postpone some of our upcoming promotional appearances."

You know, I feel for the guy, if he's seeking help for a problem. But what a brazen kiss-up apology to the group's commercial cash cow enablers.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 24 September 2012 00:07 (seven years ago) link

Like how this thread jumps straight from the 'hey remember them' years to the 'corporate rock burnout!' current moment. American Wha?

Ned Raggett, Monday, 24 September 2012 00:08 (seven years ago) link

Now wait one minute. I said, ONE MINUTES.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9zogQOmQVM

pplains, Monday, 24 September 2012 00:22 (seven years ago) link

remember, billy was a meth-head from the early days up til insomniac, which is a straight speed album. wonder if it's coke now

spazzmatazz, Monday, 24 September 2012 01:41 (seven years ago) link

it figured that when that Clear Channel megafestival put a hundred big name stars onstage for 20 minutes or whatever at a time that someone would blow a gasket that they weren't treated like a headliner for once in their career. it's just really funny that it was Green Day.

some dude, Monday, 24 September 2012 02:13 (seven years ago) link

^^and on top of that, they'd been schilling something serious for it. Been hearing tons of radio promos "starring" members of Green Day talking up the show like it was the second coming of Monterey or The US Festival.

50 Shades of Greil (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 24 September 2012 03:05 (seven years ago) link

there's something about when Dirnt realizes what Billie is doing and takes off his bass and starts slamming it to the ground (~1:36) that is so sweet and sort of sad in a solidarity-meets-puppy dog following its master kind of way. dirnt is like tuning or something and then all of a sudden it's like he goes "oh we are doing this now!"

(note: I don't hate this band and think dirnt is cool and an underrated contributor to its sound, don't mean to be slagging him too much)

alpine static, Monday, 24 September 2012 03:40 (seven years ago) link

no you observation is totally otm

some dude, Monday, 24 September 2012 03:58 (seven years ago) link

i thought so too, just didn't want to come off as too harsh on a dude i've always liked.

alpine static, Monday, 24 September 2012 04:08 (seven years ago) link

Dirnt is a cool cat.

Nickelback of folk (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Monday, 24 September 2012 04:12 (seven years ago) link

those poor kids having to watch this while waiting for Usher to come on :-(

Jamie_ATP, Monday, 24 September 2012 08:53 (seven years ago) link

On the cynical scale, how cynical is it to note that these meltdowns and rehab stints so often come right when the band as a new album to promote?

Green Day rhythm section totally great, no prob with those forced-to-wear-eyeliner-and-get-goofy-haircuts dudes. I wonder if they hang with the guys from No Doubt and commiserate? Dirnt, by the way, only 40, which is impressive, given how long the group has been around and how much he gets pegged the old guy. Billie Joe's only 40, too, and Tre Cool is 39. Dave Grohl, for comparison, is 43. Who are going to be the 50 and 60 year old legacy acts touring arenas in 20 years when Springsteen and Prince and the like are retired? Will it be bands like Green Day and Foo Fighters and I guess Nickelback or something? Will there be 50-something stock brokers pulling strings to get primo Green Day seats at the hockey arena in 2030?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 24 September 2012 11:53 (seven years ago) link

I've watched this clip several times now, it's kind of mesmerizing. Although, I gotta say, he really doesn't seem like he's on anything. Just pissed off.

MikoMcha, Monday, 24 September 2012 11:56 (seven years ago) link

The line about being around since 1988 is a bit sad though. Could have done without that.

MikoMcha, Monday, 24 September 2012 11:57 (seven years ago) link

It sounds lame, because it's the 80s, but that was 25 years ago, which is amazing. That punk Usher's only been around for, like, 18.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 24 September 2012 12:06 (seven years ago) link

On the other hand, it does prove he's pumped out more subsequent hard jams than Mary Margaret O'Hara

'Separate Lives', by Phil Collins & Marilyn Manson (PaulTMA), Monday, 24 September 2012 12:10 (seven years ago) link

you can tell he's punk because he's self-righteous and swears a lot

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 24 September 2012 12:16 (seven years ago) link

there's something about when Dirnt realizes what Billie is doing and takes off his bass and starts slamming it to the ground (~1:36) that is so sweet and sort of sad in a solidarity-meets-puppy dog following its master kind of way. dirnt is like tuning or something and then all of a sudden it's like he goes "oh we are doing this now!"

otm about how there's a real sweetness to that - guy's trying to save face for his bud in front of a lot of people, thinking on his feet to minimize any fallout from what just went down - really human half-second there

Inconceivable (to the entire world) (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 24 September 2012 12:16 (seven years ago) link

"About to make Fender real happy they signed me to Squier..."

how's life, Monday, 24 September 2012 12:21 (seven years ago) link

you can tell he's punk because he's self-righteous and swears a lot

Easily their most punk performance :)

MikoMcha, Monday, 24 September 2012 12:22 (seven years ago) link

Green Day rhythm section totally great, no prob with those forced-to-wear-eyeliner-and-get-goofy-haircuts dudes. I wonder if they hang with the guys from No Doubt and commiserate? Dirnt, by the way, only 40, which is impressive, given how long the group has been around and how much he gets pegged the old guy. Billie Joe's only 40, too, and Tre Cool is 39. Dave Grohl, for comparison, is 43. Who are going to be the 50 and 60 year old legacy acts touring arenas in 20 years when Springsteen and Prince and the like are retired? Will it be bands like Green Day and Foo Fighters and I guess Nickelback or something? Will there be 50-something stock brokers pulling strings to get primo Green Day seats at the hockey arena in 2030?

― Josh in Chicago, Monday, September 24, 2012 7:53 AM (28 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i think the touring business is going to totally different then, straight up. after Springsteen and U2 stop touring, probably no rock act will ever tour at that level again.

some dude, Monday, 24 September 2012 12:25 (seven years ago) link

Sorry to hijack the discussion, but has anyone heard the new album? Is it any good?

Raymond Cummings, Monday, 24 September 2012 12:31 (seven years ago) link

yeah it's dece. closer to dookie than 21st century crapblow

spazzmatazz, Monday, 24 September 2012 18:55 (seven years ago) link

not going to lie, i kinda liked their uno/dos/tre chaos.
yeah, it ended in a full on meltdown, but there are some decent tunes on the trilogy.

― mark e, Friday, February 7, 2020 1:11 PM (four days ago) bookmarkflaglink

putting myself through the trilogy a second time is one of the most depressing things i've ever done for the sake of a review. even the good songs sound empty

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:25 (two weeks ago) link

21st century breakdown is the best green day album though

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:26 (two weeks ago) link

this ad campaign has definitely done its job.

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:26 (two weeks ago) link

...in that it's made me listen to it. wow is this really Green Day? I mean, it's not good but I've got to applaud them for not sounding anything like their usual selves

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:29 (two weeks ago) link

wait... what

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:30 (two weeks ago) link

why is the second track the same song as the first one? Is this some In A Silent Way shit?

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:31 (two weeks ago) link

It’s because it’s 100% Pure Uncut Rock. No trap beats. No Swedish songwriters. Do you want Realness, or do you want fake pop crap?

dad genes (morrisp), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:32 (two weeks ago) link

Okay I'm at work and I'm 5 songs in and... Okay, the ad campaign was ridiculous, and the change of direction is ridiculous and the whole thing is daft, but... Am I kind of secretly enjoying this? Much more than whatever I heard on that awful trilogy anyway...

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:39 (two weeks ago) link

i've also been having fun revisiting nimrod instead of listening to the new record. "redundant" is a great power-pop song

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:40 (two weeks ago) link

new record better than the trilogy otm

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:40 (two weeks ago) link

I always listened to Nimrod at arm's length. You know that point in your teenage years where you're painfully aware that your favourite band might have sold out because suddenly everyone's singing along to the songs? (not that people didn't know all the words to Dookie, but the difference between being a 14 y/o listening to Dookie and 17 y/o listening to Nimrod was significant)

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:45 (two weeks ago) link

but like you Brad, I'm going back to Kerplunk and the stretch from 80 to No One Knows is a serious madeleine moment

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:48 (two weeks ago) link

He would also state that the lyrics are about "the life AND death of the party" and the "lifestyle of not giving a fuck."

this album sounds too intense for me, might steer clear

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:49 (two weeks ago) link

i've always felt nimrod was a little uneven with its mix of genre shuffling and the classic green day sound you know and love, but "uptight" gets it just right by being both. maybe their best song

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:51 (two weeks ago) link

insomniac: 32 minutes, not one of them wasted

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 17:30 (two weeks ago) link

this was my gateway band to rock music that wasn't the beatles or beach boys and every time i revisit insomniac i remember 1) being confused out that it came out so quickly after dookie, like was this a real new record? 2) having that dubiousness sort of confirmed by the runtime even though i bought the cassette and didn't actually know how long it was but the songs really whipped by. "no pride" was my favorite at the time 3) thinking "geek stink breath" was such an ugly, gnarly song yet so so catchy and every time i turned on mtv i hoped to catch the (gnarly, ugly) video

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 17:37 (two weeks ago) link

insomniac confused me a bit too. not sure what the release schedule was in the UK but I was still quite young at the time so the gap between the two albums didn't feel that short

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 17:48 (two weeks ago) link

i think i ended up getting dookie for christmas '94 (in my stocking, which now that i think about it, is a very funny joke by my parents), so by the time october '95 rolled around i was like "fuck i gotta buy another green day album now???"

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 17:50 (two weeks ago) link

I had a few friends totally into that Gilman Street scene. One of them had not one, not two, but three Green Day tattoos ... before "Dookie" came out. That's kinda like getting a Raffi tattoo right before he released "Singable Songs for the Very Young."

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 17:59 (two weeks ago) link

Anyway, I was never into them, but I did see them play a small club show right when "American Idiot" came out. They played the whole album and introduced the expanded band, then played a long greatest hits set, and I thought, huh, I guess they do have a lot of great hits. It was a really good show.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 18:00 (two weeks ago) link

One of them had not one, not two, but three Green Day tattoos ... before "Dookie" came out.

lol i think this is so rad

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 18:05 (two weeks ago) link

I sort of feel like this is the most effortless Green Day since Warning, I kinda dig it if I'm being honest.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 19:00 (two weeks ago) link

xpost lol though I suppose there was good reason to believe that Green Day's ceiling was being as big as Op Ivy

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 19:09 (two weeks ago) link

I'm still regretting my three pre-Schubert Dip EMF tattoos

Vinnie, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 00:34 (two weeks ago) link

i think i ended up getting dookie for christmas '94 (in my stocking, which now that i think about it, is a very funny joke by my parents), so by the time october '95 rolled around i was like "fuck i gotta buy another green day album now???"

― american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:50 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Hah, me too. Well, my (French who lived in the US) grandparents brought it with them as a gift. Apparently they'd gone into a shop and asked the clerk what a 14 y/o boy would want. I'd seen Green Day doing 'Welcome To Paradise' as a live stream on Top Of The Pops only weeks ago and had been enthralled. I don't think I'd ever seen actual rock music being performed in that particular way and I thought it was incredible.

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 09:18 (two weeks ago) link

21st century breakdown is the best green day album though

― american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 1:26 AM (seventeen hours ago)

i don't care at all about green day beyond thinking the dookie singles are pretty good but i really wanna know what could possibly be the justification for this

ufo, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 09:31 (two weeks ago) link

haven't heard the album but I'm gonna just be humoured by the idea it's a pvmic

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 09:41 (two weeks ago) link

If I was going to challops a best Green Day album I'd go for Warning. It hit a sweetspot being more mature than the jacking off/sniffing glue era but without being as dull as everything that came after.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 10:10 (two weeks ago) link

i don't care at all about green day beyond thinking the dookie singles are pretty good but i really wanna know what could possibly be the justification for this

― ufo, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:31 AM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

strongest melodies of their career, all in a row. my previous fav was warning

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 12:42 (two weeks ago) link

also, idk, i think the “american idiot but MORE” gambit works, the songs are all really tight and propulsive and full of surprises, even the ballads (there’s nothing as turgid and unendurable as “wake me up when september ends” for instance), and it helps that the singles from it weren’t turned into wallpaper by radio overplay. the “story” is incomprehensible and pointless but i connect way more with its apocalyptic vibe than american idiot’s “anti-bush record that is secretly a breakup album” thing

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 12:58 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzJf2PPbJeQ

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 13:08 (two weeks ago) link

Kerplunk! is a great record but it seems the pre Dookie stuff doesn't count as part of their discography

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 13:13 (two weeks ago) link

(there’s nothing as turgid and unendurable as “wake me up when september ends” for instance)

This song invades my head every time I'm outside and it starts raining (here comes the rain again/falling from the stars) and I just wish someone would put me out of my misery.

☮️ (peace, man), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 13:23 (two weeks ago) link

If I was going to challops a best Green Day album I'd go for Warning. It hit a sweetspot being more mature than the jacking off/sniffing glue era but without being as dull as everything that came after.

I don't feel like this is challops in the least, that's such a great record.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 15:11 (two weeks ago) link

it's fair to say Green Day album cover art has been on a steep and steady decline since Dookie (which has fantastic cover art). 21st CB has one of the worst album covers of all time.

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 15:15 (two weeks ago) link

Not sure if we included 'International Superhits' in the Great Millennial Colour Drought' thread

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 15:19 (two weeks ago) link

Warning is like their Huevos or Lodger, just out there on its own, a great record that's been slept on.

pplains, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 15:26 (two weeks ago) link

it's fair to say Green Day album cover art has been on a steep and steady decline since Dookie (which has fantastic cover art). 21st CB has one of the worst album covers of all time.

― doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, February 12, 2020 8:15 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

imo the insomniac art is their best, wish they had stuck with that collage style

the 21st century breakdown art is godawful but the trilogy is even worse. and father of all motherfuckers is somehow even worse than that

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 17:01 (two weeks ago) link

otm, Insomniac is such a great cover, with Dookie a close second.

I think Father of All is saved from being the worst by how it, almost literally, shits on the cover for one of their more iconic, Broadway show spawning albuns.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 17:10 (two weeks ago) link

i mean i sort of appreciate it for that reason but it's still horrible to look at

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 17:18 (two weeks ago) link

oh, absolutely horrible to look at, but beats the 2012 trilogy even so.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 17:24 (two weeks ago) link

i remember seeing an array of posters of the uno! cover in brooklyn and thinking "i am never listening to that album"

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 17:30 (two weeks ago) link

i am revisiting the trilogy for some reason, idk, i guess i like sorta masochistic projects. anyway this is sooooooooooooo embarrassing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDX0kmzC3J4

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 18:32 (two weeks ago) link

a song with that title shouldn't be rocking *less* than recent U2 guitar hero sings or a perturbed Coldplay performance.

omar little, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 18:35 (two weeks ago) link

*guitar hero singles

omar little, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 18:35 (two weeks ago) link

it helps that the singles from it weren’t turned into wallpaper by radio overplay

i remember 21 Guns definitely was at the time and that + the American Idiot singles really gave me a distaste for them in high school, wasn't until later that i checked out Dookie and went "oh this is pretty decent"

ufo, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 22:07 (two weeks ago) link

weird that so much recent Green Day reminds me of Northern European rock acts - the Hives, even a bit of Ghost

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 22:22 (two weeks ago) link

isn't that just due to them sucking too

j., Thursday, 13 February 2020 02:36 (two weeks ago) link

been spending more time with the new one. this is definitely the best green day song in a decade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDCReEFO-5M

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 13 February 2020 22:17 (two weeks ago) link

I heard "Meet Me On the Roof" in the wild yesterday while I was out getting lunch, didn't sound bad.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 13 February 2020 22:50 (two weeks ago) link


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