Green Day Appreciation Thread
What this is:
This is an appreciation thread for fans of Green Day who are also fans of Marilyn Manson. I should be safe to assume that if you have signed up to a forum devoted to Marilyn Manson, then you're a fan. Of course we all enjoy other artist and bands and this is the sub-forum to express that very thing.
What this is not:
Again, this is a thread for those of us who can appreciate Green Day for whatever the reasons may be. This is not a "Green Day Sucks" thread. If you personally believe that they do indeed suck then I encourage you to start your own thread titled "Green Day Sucks" or something of the like, and you and others who do not find Green Day appealing can talk among yourselves about how much Green Day sucks.
I am positive there will not be any actual Green Day fans infiltrating your Green Day Sucks thread trying to argue and debate, so I ask for the same politeness by not coming in here and attempting to do the same.
I am aware that I have recently made a thread about Green Day discussing their upcoming trilogy: ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! , however this is a completely different thread from that one and if a Moderator and or Administrator would find it more convenient to take the aforementioned thread and merge it inside of this one, then that is completely at their discretion.
Growing up, I really loved old Green Day (plus some songs off American Idiot) and I still have a somewhat repressed guilty pleasure for their old stuff. I never listen to them now, don't own any of their albums, and I've never downloaded anything except maybe a couple songs off Napster a little less than a decade ago.
I really don't like pop-punk, but I think this band is the best of that genre. No disrespect towards them or their fans from me, but after puberty (and shortly after American Idiot) I grew out of them. My music tastes changed, and it probably had something to do with discovering real punk music, hard rock, and heavy metal. Compared to who I was getting into then (Marilyn Manson for example), I felt like Green Day was too soft, and I wanted something dangerous at the time. I didn't think of Billie Joe as a rock star, and I still don't. But now I can say that I like Green Day for nostalgic reasons. They're a good band (or at least used to be in my opinion).
My favorite Green Day songs from their first album 39/Smooth (1990) to their latest 21st Century Breakdown (2009)
39/Smooth - Going to Pasalacqua
Kerplunk - Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?
Dookie - Basket Case
Insomniac - Stuart and the Ave.
Nimrod - Worry Rock
Warning - Church on Sunday
American Idiot - Homecoming
21st Century Breakdown - The Static Age
Side projects of Green Day inculde The Network and Foxboro Hot Tubs, below are my two favorite songs from those bands that were actually Green Day. (but not)
The Network - Roshambo
Foxboro Hot Tubs - The Pedestrain
As ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! are released I'll be updating this post...stay tuned!
I like Kerplunk, Dookie and Insomniac but haven't been able to get into anything since. I feel like they really started to lose it with Nimrod and everything since Warning was just lacking in everything I ever liked about them. American Idiot had it's moments but the last album totally blew. Any clue on what exactly they are going for with the new efforts?
You may like this article:
Green Day Go Power-Pop On Uno!, Dos!, Tre! Trilogy
Here is an excerpt:
As if the prevalence of phrases like "It's F--- Time!" (or the fact that it's three separate albums) weren't already evidence enough, Green Day are letting it be known that their upcoming ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré! trilogy is going to be a departure from their recent work.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says that Green Day are moving away from the massive sound (and scope) they explored on American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown in favor of leaner, meaner rock.
"The last two records were studio albums. This one, we started rehearsing every day, constructing these songs together," Armstrong told RS's David Fricke. "It felt like we were all in a room jamming ... everyone in the mix, throwing out ideas. If you listen to it, it feels grand. But it also feels like a garage band."
And while the upcoming trilogy, produced by Rob Cavallo (the first installment, ¡Uno!, is due September 25), may signal a return to the raw, don't expect Green Day to rehash the scruffy punk of their earlier albums. Instead, Armstrong said the band is focused on honing their sound.
"My son asked me, 'Dad, would you ever go back to playing songs like from Dookie or Kerplunk?' I love those records. I love the punk stuff I grew up on. But there are so many bands who make the mistake, 'We're going back, old-school.' Well ... you already did it," he said. "So we're changing the guitar sound. We're not going with the big Marshall-amp thing. We wanted something punchier, more power-pop. Somewhere between AC/DC and the early Beatles."
Listen to this.
Originally Posted by Sans Agendum
That's what they're going for.
Nimrod was my favourite album. I thought 21st Century Breakdown was trying to leech off the success of American Idiot, but American Idiot wasn't bad at all.
Nimrod is hands down my favorite Green Day album...musically and emotionally.