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Tuesday, 4 April 2017
I'd be interested to hear folks take on Green Day.
For what it's worth here's my take.
I was probably too old when they made their commercial breakthrough in the mid 90's for them to make much of an impression on me.. I think their music is ok but it is nothing that we haven't heard before and often better.
They put me in mind of a poor man's Sugar or even Husker Du. I suppose if their success brought such bands to the attention of a new audience then that's a good thing.
By all accounts frontman Billy Joe Armstrong is a bit of a plonker. However it could be argued that he is something of a visionary given that he at an early stage identified the qualities of his country's current President.
Green Day - Chump
Green Day - American Idiot