Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown
stop living in the past, dookie was when they were young, they have matured now and so has their music, i like the new CD, it has some instantly likeable track and some ‘growers’ but an 18 track 70 min cd these days with all the tracks very listenable (i.e. i don’t FWD over any and have put the lot on my mp3 player instead of selecting the best)is remarkable. i can’t wait to see them play it live ( and of course ‘basket case’) 🙂Posted 8 years agoPeterPoddyMember
Although it has to be said they’re better seen in smaller venues: Brixton Academy etc. And seeing Billie Joe run about whilst someone else plays guitar seems a bit odd to me….
But then if you read back into their early days, they’ve ALWAYS been shunned and ridiculed by everyone. Not punk enough for the punks, too punk for everyone else. Maybe that’s what it’s all about: Not fitting in?Posted 8 years agoPeterPoddyMember
I’ll be honest here, Basket Case is the only record I can say changed my life. I can remember where I was the first time I heard it…. I discovered a whole new music scene I never knew existed as a result, and some of the friends I made as a result are still with me.
I want Welcome to Paradise played at my funeral. Mock me, I don’t care.Posted 8 years ago
I could have pasted in the lyrics from any part of the new single, but this is particularly impressive…
I need to find a place to hide
You never know what could be waiting outside
The accidents that you could find
It’s like some kind of suicide
So what ails you is what impales you
I feel like i’ve been crucified… to be satisfied…
When I heard it I thought it was a joke. It sounds like it was written by a particularly inept and inarticulate 9 year old.Posted 8 years agobreatheeasyMember
As opposed to “proper” of punk band lyrics…
“Standing at a party talking to a bloke
Said he fancied me, I thought it was a joke
But when he tried to kiss me
I thought it time ti hide
Tried to find the bog and lock myself inside
ChorusPosted 8 years ago
“Never made it, never made it, never made to the bog in time….”frankiMember
Heard the new album on Sunday.Posted 8 years ago
Nothing wrong with it particularly, but it offers nothing new and hardly any tracks stand out IMHO. I don’t dislike it, but I’m not excited by it either tbh.
My brother who’s CD it was and who is a big Green Day fan, was a bit disappointed too.mastiles_fanylionMember
Basket Case and Good Riddance the two stand-out tracks for me. I enjoyed American Idiot but not entirely overwhelmed by it. I reckon I will be the same with the new ‘LP’.
I am sick of them going all ‘Bono’ and banging on about environmental issues and the like though. You are a punk/rock band just concentrate on that lads.Posted 8 years agojoeydeaconMember
Punk doesn’t have to mean crap lyrics. Check out Million Dead or Franky T’s solo stuff..
it was the strangest thing today
i saw new footprints in abandoned pathways
beneath forgotten undergrowth something stirring again
you were a single red blood cell
but i lost you in this knot of capillaries
but you were bringing me oxygen when i needed it most in the smoke.
and you were always as far as mongolia, as close as my clothes
your presence pervading, but it still never shows
as close as the answer i never quite know, or can’t quite remember
your distance insidious, as soft as a blow
your shadow is with me wherever i go
it’s on the tip of my tongue but still i never quite know, or can’t quite remember
i don’t quite remember
the forced proximity of a million different mike leigh movies
makes me long for the fresh air of a familiar face
and not the violence of loneliness, nor the unease of surrounded seclusion
i keep nearly missing you around corners and in passing trains
and if i’d known that you weren’t so far away
that you were never that far away
i could’ve rode this train smiling.
Edit: But yeah Green Day are shite.Posted 8 years ago
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