History Music / AmericanIdiot

10th Jul '17 4:23:25 PM ThePlatypusofDoom
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* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: "American Idiot", "St. Jimmy," "She's A Rebel," and "Letterbomb" are on par with previous Green Day songs.

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* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: "American Idiot", "St. Jimmy," "She's A Rebel," and "Letterbomb" are on par with previous Green Day songs.
7th Jun '17 6:01:32 AM RodimusPhil
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* VillainSong:
** "St. Jimmy" serves as the introduction to... well, St. Jimmy, who serves as the antagonist of the story, tempting JOS to engage in destructive behavior.
** "Know Your Enemy" from the stage version as well, which culminates in St. Jimmy encouraging Johnny to kill Whatsername when she tries to stop him from doing drugs.
27th Mar '17 11:28:55 PM bwburke94
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** More recently, shortly after Donald Trump was elected president, "American Idiot" made it back into the charts.
** Billie Joe even replaced "Eiffel Towers" with "Donald Trump towers" during a live performance of "Holiday".

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** More recently, shortly Shortly after Donald Trump was elected president, "American Idiot" made it back into the charts.
** Billie Joe even replaced "Eiffel Towers" with "Donald Trump towers" during a live performance of "Holiday".
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** Pardoxically [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the fourth line of the entire album.
--> Don't want to be an American Idiot
--> Don't want a nation under the new media
--> Can you hear the sound of hysteria?
--> '''The subliminal mind-fuck America'''
15th Mar '17 8:30:57 AM neckpeck
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* LyricalDissonance: The first segment of "Homecoming" picks up the guitar riffs of "St. Jimmy", which generally still sounds pretty energetic, even when slowed down. [[spoiler:Quite ironic when the lyrics describe St. Jimmy "blowing his brains out into the bay".]]

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* LyricalDissonance: The first segment of "Homecoming" picks up the guitar riffs of "St. Jimmy", which generally still sounds pretty energetic, even when slowed down. [[spoiler:Quite ironic when the lyrics describe how St. Jimmy "blowing "blew his brains out into the bay".]]



** More recently, shortly after Donald Trump was elected president, "American Idiot" made it back into the charts.

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** More recently, shortly after after Donald Trump was elected president, "American Idiot" made it back into the charts.
15th Mar '17 8:17:25 AM neckpeck
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** Part 2 bears resemblance to the 'I don't care' part of "Jesus of Suburbia", acting a bit like BookEnds as JOS returns home.

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** Part 2 bears resemblance to the 'I don't care' Don't Care' part of "Jesus of Suburbia", acting a bit like BookEnds as JOS returns home.



* DrivenToSuicide: St Jimmy in "Homecoming".

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* DrivenToSuicide: St Jimmy [[spoiler:St. Jimmy]] in "Homecoming".



** The music video features a scene of Jimmy and his mom sitting in their living room.
--->'''Mom:''' "What's the matter with you?"
--->'''Jimmy:''' "... Your face."



** "Holiday" --> "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" (the music videos also follow this, since the former ends where the latter begins)

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** "Holiday" --> fades into "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" (the music videos also follow this, since the former ends where the latter begins) begins).



** "Extraordinary Girl" --> "Letterbomb"

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** The static at the end of "Extraordinary Girl" --> "Letterbomb"transitions into "Letterbomb".



*** "She's A Rebel/Last American Girl" --> "Last Night On Earth"

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*** "She's A Rebel/Last Of The American Girl" Girls" --> "Last Night On Earth"



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



* {{Pun}}: In "Wake Me Up When September Ends".
-->''Ring out the bells again.''



** More recently, shortly after Donald Trump was elected president, "American Idiot" made it back into the charts.

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** More recently, shortly after after Donald Trump was elected president, "American Idiot" made it back into the charts.charts.
** Billie Joe even replaced "Eiffel Towers" with "Donald Trump towers" during a live performance of "Holiday".
15th Mar '17 7:54:44 AM neckpeck
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* FreudianTrio: Jimmy is the id, JOS is the ego, and "Whatsername" is the superego (considering that she's the only one who ever calls JOS out).

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* FreudianTrio: Jimmy is the id, ID, JOS is the ego, and "Whatsername" is the superego (considering that she's the only one who ever calls JOS out).



* LyricalDissonance: The first segment of "Homecoming" picks up the guitar riffs of "St. Jimmy", which generally still sounds pretty energetic, even when slowed down. [[spoiler:Quite ironic when the lyrics describe St. Jimmy "blowing his brains out into the bay".]]



* 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,]] [[IronicNurseryTune almost nursery rhyme-like tune]].

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** More recently, shortly after Donald Trump was elected president, "American Idiot" made it back into the charts.
* 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,]] [[IronicNurseryTune almost nursery rhyme-like tune]].






* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Tré Cool and Mike Dirnt sing the parts of "Homecoming" they wrote.

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Tré Cool and Mike Dirnt sing the parts of "Homecoming" they wrote.wrote ("Rock 'n Roll Girlfriend" and "Nobody Likes You", respectively).



** When "Homecoming" starts with just an electric guitar and a voice singing a bittersweet song through what sounds like a telephone, you know the mood is about to change.



--> [[NotSoDifferent Made me the idiot America]]

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--> [[NotSoDifferent Made me the idiot America]]America!]]
16th Oct '16 1:32:30 PM neckpeck
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** In the "Jesus of Suburbia" video, [[ShamelessSelfPromoter JOS watches Green Day on TV.]]
16th Oct '16 1:23:27 PM neckpeck
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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.
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