History Music / AmericanIdiot

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** In the "Jesus of Suburbia" video, [[ShamelessSelfPromoter JOS watches Green Day on TV.]]
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* WarIsHell: "Wake Me Up When September Ends", which is about a soldier sent off to Iraq. The music video has his girlfriend cry in despair over the news.

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* WarIsHell: The video to "Wake Me Up When September Ends", which is about a soldier sent off to Iraq. The music video has his In the end the girlfriend cry cries in despair over the news.
16th Oct '16 1:22:31 PM neckpeck
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* NoNameGiven: The girl that JOS falls in love with; come the end of the album, JOS has forgotten her name, leading him to call her "Whatsername". The album booklet has her name scribbled over or a little note saying "Whatsername" taped over her real name. [[spoiler:You can vaguely make out that her name ends with the letter "A".]]

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* NoNameGiven: The girl that JOS falls in love with; come the end of the album, JOS has forgotten repressed her name, leading him to call her "Whatsername". The album booklet has her name scribbled over or a little note saying "Whatsername" taped over her real name. [[spoiler:You can vaguely make out that her name ends with the letter "A".]]


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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Not out of character, but out of concept: "Wake Me Up When September Ends" has nothing to do with the plot, but is about Billie Joe Armstrong coping with the loss of his father who died when he was only a child.
16th Oct '16 1:19:07 PM neckpeck
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* SmallTownBoredom: JOS gets bored of his suburban lifestyle and runs to the city.

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* SmallTownBoredom: The plot of "Jesus of Suburbia", where JOS gets [[HatedHometown bored of his suburban lifestyle lifestyle]] and runs to the city.
16th Oct '16 1:04:22 PM neckpeck
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*** So does it's drum rhythm in "Rock'n Roll Girlfriend", indicating that the song is written from his point of view.

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*** So does it's drum rhythm ** The drums in "Rock'n the intro to "Rock 'n Roll Girlfriend", indicating that the song is written Girlfriend" from his point of view.Homecoming are the same ones as in American Idiot.



* NewSoundAlbum: Not only does it have the grandest sound of any album up to that time, but it differed greatly from the LighterAndSofter near-pop rock of their previous album ''Music/{{Warning}}''.

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* NewSoundAlbum: Not only does it have the grandest sound of any album of their albums up to that time, but it differed greatly from the LighterAndSofter near-pop rock of their previous album ''Music/{{Warning}}''.
13th Oct '16 2:05:14 PM neckpeck
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* IronicNurseryTune: "Nobody Likes You".



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "Letterbomb" as a whole, which is directed by Whatsername towards St. Jimmy. The intro (later quoted in "Homecoming") is [[LyricalDissonance set to a cheery, almost nursery rhyme-like tune.]]
--> ''Nobody likes you ''
--> ''Everyone left you ''
--> ''They're all out without you ''

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "Letterbomb" as a whole, which is directed by Whatsername towards St. Jimmy. The intro (later quoted in "Homecoming") is [[LyricalDissonance set to a cheery, cheery,]] [[IronicNurseryTune almost nursery rhyme-like tune.]]
tune]].
--> ''Nobody likes you ''
you''
--> ''Everyone left you ''
you''
--> ''They're all out without you ''you''
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--> ''I NEVER LIKED YOU EITHER!''

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--> ''I '''I NEVER LIKED YOU EITHER!''EITHER!'''
13th Oct '16 2:01:54 PM neckpeck
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* IronicNurseryTune: "Nobody Likes You".



* NoNameGiven: The girl that JOS falls in love with; come the end of the album, JOS has forgotten her name, leading him to call her "Whatsername".

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* NoNameGiven: The girl that JOS falls in love with; come the end of the album, JOS has forgotten her name, leading him to call her "Whatsername". The album booklet has her name scribbled over or a little note saying "Whatsername" taped over her real name. [[spoiler:You can vaguely make out that her name ends with the letter "A".]]



%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * SplitPersonalityMerge: "I. The Death of St. Jimmy"

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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * SplitPersonalityMerge: "I. The Death SoreLoser: In the different booklet to the limited edition vinyl re-release of the album, the lyrics to "Letterbomb" were followed by typical St. Jimmy"Jimmy style [[CapsLock all capital letters]]:
--> ''I NEVER LIKED YOU EITHER!''
13th Oct '16 12:45:56 PM neckpeck
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* YouAreWhatYouHate: Whatsername points this out in letterbomb, but the entire album deals with this. Jimmy is a lazy, hypocritical rebel without a cause and at the end of the day, he returns home having achieved nothing. He is really just another American Idiot.

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* YouAreWhatYouHate: Whatsername points this out in letterbomb, "Letterbomb", but the entire album deals with this. Jimmy is a lazy, hypocritical rebel without a cause cause, and at the end of the day, he returns home having achieved nothing. He is really just another American Idiot.''American Idiot''.
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