Amazing. They’re still going.
Tell you what though, I was WELL excited when Nimrod came out, I’d discovered Dookie through the em tee vee network and was like “wo” watching the video to Basket Case.
I kept up right through to Warning, but that was so bland I figured they’d slowly collapse like a flan in a cupboard. They were having best ofs and stuff released after it came out, I was about 70% certain they’d break up.
Then American Idiot came out and people were taking them seriously and suddenly they were political which was confusing.
Then another album that had some songs on it, then there were those three albums, where even when I liked them the most, I couldn’t imagine ANYONE wanting a triple album from Green Day, still freaks my nut out to this day. Apparently they’ve been slagging the triple album off in the promo rounds for this one, which seems a bit off as it was literally their last album.
Now they seem to pop up on those “best of” and “hall of fame” things and seem really angry, which doesn’t seem fair because their success seems to be based on a lot of luck and timing. They look tired.
Anyway, that’s the story until today, and now they’ve got a new album called “Revolution Radio”. With a title like that, you can be sure it’s going to change the world. Probably gonna have the word Trump and overthrow in the lyrics at least once. Anyway, it’s out now and apparently it’s a back-to-basics affair, but I’m not sure whether or not that means they’re gonna sing about wanking again.
Green Day, 2016.