Green Day

Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,303
edited February 2009 in Other Music
Any fans here?
Up there in my favourite bands list, however I don't like their change of image from the American Idiot album, old Green Day rocks!
Thought I'd share that, listening to them atm, it's been a while.
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  • I really love their old stuff, they started going downhill after Nimrod and now I really cant stick their newer stuff.
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  • could be one of the more bizaare comebacks in music history. that and the supernatural santana record.

    They essentially came back from the dead, they had that song Moral Majority from 2000 or whatever that was a single and seemed to be doing well, bt essentially they seemed to be a band that was forgotten, the whole pop punk thing was dying out, blink was making its last record, and yes Good Riddance was gonna be played at every graduation ceremony, but they were non existant basically.

    then, they came out of nowhere with of all things a rock opera album. With longish songs, and songs that were not necessarily the punk like music of their old days.

    and of course they moved on to more adult subject matter.

    I am psyched to hear what the new record sounds like.
  • jervin007jervin007 Posts: 3,117
    I actually like American Idiot. Its one of those complete albums that you can listen to from start to finish. I have never seen them live, but I hear they are fantastic. I guess its not abnormal for them to bring people from the audience to play, who in turn are given instruments for their participation. Very cool. Looking forward to seeing what they do next.
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  • Gary CarterGary Carter Shea Stadium Posts: 13,735
    i love these guys to death. one of the very bands where i like all there cd's. i loved american idiot it just summed up with it was like to grow up in war and find yourself in this day in age. i love how they got away from the dookie days and grew as a band and continue to do so.
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  • Brisk.Brisk. Posts: 10,951
    Used to listen to Dookie about a million times a day on cassette- partly because its very short but overall its a great album, i think each song is pretty good if not really good.

    Nimrod is okay too, i love Scattered - think thats the best Greenday song.

    All i really listened to as i found Pearl jam etc
  • Dookie, Nimrod, and American Idiot are all awesome in my book.
  • Liquid Dookie!!! Love me some F.O.D. and Sassafras Roots! Green Day is cool in my book, not the biggest fan of American Idiot, but there's good stuff there. Warning: is criminally underrated.
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 11,929
    Gotta love Green Day. They were the first band that I really got into back when I was 13-14. I was surprised with the direction they went with "American Idiot", but I thought it was great. That's definitely one of those albums you can listen to front to back with no problem.

    Their live show are amazing too. So much energy and Billie Joe really knows how to work the crowd. It's always awesome when theybring up 3 people from the crowd to play "Knowledge" by Op Ivy. Always a good time. It's too bad I won't be able to see them in any small places like they were playing before they got huge again with American Idiot.
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  • danny72688 wrote:
    Warning: is criminally underrated.

    I'll second that!
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  • Idk, I kinda liked American Idiot

    Has anyone checked out their sideproject the Foxboro Hottubs?
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,303
    Don't get me wrong, American Idiot is a great album, love the songs on it.
    I just don't like this new image they have, black with red ties, mascara, and all of a sudden they've gone political....dunno.... I prefer them how they were.

    BTW...She from Dookie is such a brilliant song, one I can play loud over and over.
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 11,929
    jammerfall wrote:
    danny72688 wrote:
    Warning: is criminally underrated.

    I'll second that!


    I'll third that. A terribly underrated album.
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  • Has anyone checked out their sideproject the Foxboro Hottubs?

    Yes!!! That album.... The tone, the sound, it completely rocks! Total 60's garage rock. Love it!
  • letsongsprotestletsongsprotest Novi, MIPosts: 517
    I agree on Warning. That album in truly great. I really like American Idiot as well.

    Their old stuff is good, but I like those 2 albums best.
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,303
    Kerplunk is probably my favourite album.
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  • My daughter's first love band and, by osmosis, one of mine. I can't wait for them to release a new album and tour again. Also, looking forward to the surprise: http://www.greenday.com/site/news_black.php


    ... fwiw, Kerplunk is positively sublime. :)
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,303
    I can't believe it is almost 5 years since American Idiot was release.
    WOW...where has time gone???? :shock:
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  • boroff89boroff89 Posts: 786
    I took a lot of flack on Synergy for arguing that American Idiot is one of the best albums of the decade. It's brilliant. I wish they hadn't beat it to death, but it is still a masterpiece.
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  • I saw them when Dookie first came out at a club and thought they were awesome live (still one of the most memorable shows I have seen with them cutting to "eye of the tiger" and such). I remember nobody really recognizing that they were driving around the parking lot before the show. I enjoy their stuff and Dookie takes me back.....took my son to see them a couple years ago on the A.I. tour and although they were more scripted, it was still a great show. I have all of their cd's as well
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  • That is a fucking awful album cover.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,663
    Picked up a CD of "Insomnia" today. The last time I listed to "Insomnia" was when I had a cassette of the record and that was yeeeears ago.

    What a record!

    I've heard a read a lot of flack about Green Day, things like:

    -posers
    -wanna be punk rip offs
    -phoney British accent
    -mass appeal
    -kiddy punk
    -etc, etc.

    Oh yeah? Maybe, maybe not. Well to bad because I don't give a shit, I fucking love Green Day's stuff. Say what they will, I'll always be a fan. :-D
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,402
    didn't realize they were playing a show tonight at he HOB in Cleveland (I guess for the Hall of Fame). Pretty interesting set list so far.

    http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/green-day/2015/house-of-blues-cleveland-oh-2bc88c96.html
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  • quimby20quimby20 Posts: 822
    I took my 15 year old for his birthday. I saw them 2 years ago and thought the were great. Last night really proved to me that they should be in the Rock and roll Hall and fame. This Billie Joe is a hell of front man. We started out about 3 rows deep and I will admit, it was rough (I'm 53). I don't do the mosh thing but for my boy, I did it. I had fun. There were a lot a douchebags there. As for their female fans...ugggggg. I kid you not that I find them to be some of the most unattractive ladies I have ever seen. Nice, but not to look at.
  • samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,203
    American Idiot came out when I was in 7th grade, and starting to seriously get into music, and exploring more than the just classic rock my dad had shown me. I hold that album really dear to me and played that CD out. Around that time, 7th grade or so, my cousin gave me Dookie, which I of course knew some songs from, but that just cemented the love. I'll always have a soft spot for Green Day. Great band. Still haven't seen them live after all these years, and hoping I get to do so sometime soon.
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 16,697
    Never seen them never wanted to I'm old school I grew up with The Clash as my punk education could never stomach their sound ...
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  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,313
    Whether the band can be classified as punk or whatever doesn't really matter. The former 3 piece band makes some great music and are amazing in concert.

    In the beginning I fell for them when my students were listening (Dookie) to them daily. Then I followed digging what music 3 men could make. Like PJ they have albums I like more than others and just a few I don't.

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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,402
    edited August 2016
    new song called "Bang Bang" not too bad
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  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 26,735
    Dookie is a great album. Listened to it just the other day (after not hearing it for at least a decade)
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