Oh Sh*& - new Green Day...and it's just that...
7/24/2012 10:44:00 AM
I used to be a HUGE Green Day fan. In fact, I think most of us that grew up with them in their..."blue hair" days feel so betrayed by the band that is impostering to be Green Day these days. They made a political record that ended up being fluffy enough to become a broadway musical...which shows just how serious they were taken.
The last album I purchased from Green Day was Nimrod -- and that is exactly the time when the commercial success line for their punk-started careers began to diminish. The song, Good Riddance (Time of your life) instantly became the ballad for every prom, break up and high school graduation. Made me want to vom. The minute they started to be held in the same light as Avril was the day I stopped listening.
They are great musicians and performers -- I just have no interest in what they do anymore. The next three consectutive releases they will be embarking on, have been opened up with this MP3 and single called "Oh Love" from Uno (due out on Sept 25)
INFO ON THE ALBUMS:
"Green Day's three new albums are set to be released within the next six months, with ¡Uno! on September 25, ¡Dos! on November 13, and ¡Tré! on January 15 (2013).
Also available for pre-order is a digital box set for $39.99, which includes much of the same as the ultimate box set, but strictly through digital means.
According to Green Day's lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong in an interview with Rolling Stone, the next three albums will not be a continuation of the American Idiot or 21st Century Breakdown prototype, where in-depth rock ballads and operas ruled."
I miss the drug-induced punk rock they had on MTV when MTV still had music on. I am forever grateful that the Dead Kennedys let their records burn in the gilded light was the punk angst in the abrupt end to their career...Green Day is the perfect example of what NOT to do as generations grow, they should have stayed punk...they wouldnt be as rich, but I would still be going to see them...and clearly, that wasn't their intent.