History Music / GreenDay

5th Jun '18 12:46:29 PM igordebraga
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** 2017 brought us ''God’s Favorite Band'', with content from ''Kerplunk'' all the way to ''Revolution Radio'', as well as a new song (“Back In The USA”). It's not as comprehensive

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** 2017 brought us ''God’s Favorite Band'', with content from ''Kerplunk'' all the way to ''Revolution Radio'', Radio''(10 of the songs were in the previous compilation), as well as a new song (“Back In The USA”). It's not as comprehensive USA”).



* {{Medley}}: Live performances of "King for a Day" always segues into the Isley Brothers' "Shout", and once the SubduedSection of that kicks in, Billie Joe will sing cover snippets (most commonly, as heard in ''Bullet in a Bible'', "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life").



* RockTrio: Though in 2012 it was expanded to a quartet with Jason White (touring member since ''Warning'') being promoted to official member.

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* RockTrio: Though in 2012 on stage, it was expanded can be up to a quartet with Jason White (touring member since ''Warning'') being promoted to quintet - they have a second guitarist (who was an official member.member for a while) and a keyboardist who also provides horn sections.
5th Jun '18 12:41:49 PM igordebraga
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Before releasing their first LP - 1990's ''39/Smooth'', the band changed its name to Green Day, supposedly as an inside joke about marijuana[[note]]A "green day" is a day spent smoking marijuana and doing nothing else[[/note]]. In 1990, Kiffmeyer left the band to attend college and Tré Cool joined in his place, completing the Green Day we know today. In 1999 Green Day gained backup guitarist Jason White, who became an official member of the band in 2012.

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Before releasing their first LP - 1990's ''39/Smooth'', the band changed its name to Green Day, supposedly as an inside joke about marijuana[[note]]A "green day" is a day spent smoking marijuana and doing nothing else[[/note]]. In 1990, Kiffmeyer left the band to attend college and Tré Cool joined in his place, completing the Green Day we know today. In 1999 Green Day gained backup guitarist Jason White, who became was an official member of the band in 2012.
from 2012 to 2015 before being relegated to a touring one again.



* EpicRocking:
** After ''American Idiot'', however, oh boy. "Jesus of Suburbia" is just over nine minutes, "Homecoming" is just under ten, "21st Century Breakdown" is just under 7, "American Eulogy" is just over six, "Dirty Rotten Bastards" is just under seven, and "Forever Now" is also just under seven.

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* EpicRocking:
** After
EpicRocking: Starting with ''American Idiot'', however, oh boy.the band started indulging in it. "Jesus of Suburbia" is just over nine minutes, "Homecoming" is just under ten, "21st Century Breakdown" is just under 7, "American Eulogy" is just over six, "Dirty Rotten Bastards" is just under seven, and "Forever Now" is also just under seven.



* GreatestHitsAlbum: 2001's ''International Superhits!'', consisting of content from ''Dookie'' to ''Warning'', as well as a brand new song ("Poprocks & Coke"), a re-recorded B-side ("Maria"), and a song previously from a soundtrack ("JAR").
** 2017 brought us “God’s Favorite Band”, with content from “Kerplunk” all the way to “Revolution Radio”, as well as a new song (“Back In The USA”).

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* GreatestHitsAlbum: 2001's ''International Superhits!'', consisting of content all the singles from ''Dookie'' to ''Warning'', ''Warning'' - including the previously soundtrack exclusive "JAR" - as well as a brand new song ("Poprocks & Coke"), and a re-recorded B-side ("Maria"), and a song previously from a soundtrack ("JAR").
("Maria").
** 2017 brought us “God’s ''God’s Favorite Band”, Band'', with content from “Kerplunk” ''Kerplunk'' all the way to “Revolution Radio”, ''Revolution Radio'', as well as a new song (“Back In The USA”).USA”). It's not as comprehensive



* SingingVoiceDissonance: Billie Joe's singing employs a British accent reminiscent of Sex Pistols\The Clash, but while speaking it's clear he is Californian.
* SixthRanger: Jason White, the second guitarist first hired to allow Billie Joe to interact more with the audience, and even billed as an official member in the ''Uno/Dos/Tre'' era. On a lesser level, Jason Freese, who after contributing a saxophone in ''American Idiot'' has given keyboards\horns on stage and on studio ever since.



* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth

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* ThreeChordsAndTheTruthThreeChordsAndTheTruth: Particularly before ''American Idiot'', as the songs were short (the only time they broke 4 minutes before was the 5 minute "Misery" in ''Warning'') and to the point as good punk goes.
23rd May '18 5:16:10 AM ScandalousWaheela
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** Also, do not @ them on Twitter on October 1st to tell them "wake up." It's not cute. It's not funny. They're sick of it. Especially Billie Joe, who wrote the song that caused it.
*** "Wake Me Up When September Ends" is a lament for his father. While it fits the theme of ''American Idiot'' pretty well, it wasn't explicitly written to fit the album.
23rd May '18 5:11:10 AM ScandalousWaheela
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Green Day also has a handful of side projects in other genres, including The Network (new wave, under pseudonyms) and Foxboro Hot Tubs (garage rock). Most of these side projects existed for one to two albums before ending.
17th Feb '18 2:28:24 PM nombretomado
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* {{Plagiarism}}: The group has an iffy history of this.
** Green Day's, "American Idiot," released in 2004, rips off a band called Dillinger Four, "Doublewhiskeycokenoise," released in 1998, '''[[SubvertedTrope BUT]]''' Green Day released a song called, "Walking Contradiction," released in 1995, which has the exact same chord progression as, "Doublewhiskeycokenoise." So, therefore Green Day ripped off Dillinger Four who ripped off [[SelfPlagiarism Green Day]].
** Since their TurnOfTheMillennium comeback, however, a number of their songs have been accused of this. See SuspiciouslySimilarSong on the YMMV pages for ''American Idiot'' and ''21st Century Breakdown''.
5th Jan '18 4:37:39 PM 1whotalkslikedoolittle
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* 2017 - ''Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band'' (compilation)
4th Jan '18 10:05:33 PM Magcelick
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**2017 brought us “God’s Favorite Band”, with content from “Kerplunk” all the way to “Revolution Radio”, as well as a new song (“Back In The USA”).
28th Dec '17 7:11:46 PM RodimusPhil
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** The intro to "21 Guns" is split both ways, the notes alternating left-right-left-right.
22nd Dec '17 1:45:41 PM bt8257
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* 2011 - ''Awesome As Fuck'' (live from ''21st Century Breakdown'' tour)

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* 2011 - ''Awesome As as Fuck'' (live from ''21st Century Breakdown'' tour)






** During [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPMDPiNG4TE the Reading 2013 performance]] of "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams", as soon as the audience heard the opening riffs, they took it upon themselves to sing the whole first verse before Billie Joe came in.

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** During [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPMDPiNG4TE the Reading 2013 performance]] of "Boulevard Of of Broken Dreams", as soon as the audience heard the opening riffs, they took it upon themselves to sing the whole first verse before Billie Joe came in.



** Billie Joe's second child is named Jakob Danger Armstrong. Danger is literally his middle name.

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** Billie Joe's second child is named Jakob Danger Armstrong. Danger is literally ''literally'' his middle name.



* BookEnds: "Take Back" begins and ends with the same radio monotone.

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* BookEnds: "Minority" begins and ends with an acoustic guitar playing the same riff.
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"Take Back" begins and ends with the same radio monotone.



* {{Crossdresser}}: "King For a Day".

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* {{Crossdresser}}: "King For for a Day".



** The ''Dookie'' HiddenTrack "All By Myself."
** The infamous "Longview" (which talks about apathy in general) isn't even remotely subtle about it, combining a reference to "going blind" ("but it's just a myth") with the explicit "when masturbation's lost its fun, you're fucking lonely."
** "2000 Lightyears Away," by some interpretations.

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** The ''Dookie'' HiddenTrack "All By Myself."
by Myself".
** The infamous "Longview" (which talks about apathy in general) isn't even remotely subtle about it, combining a reference to "going blind" ("but it's just a myth") with the explicit "when masturbation's lost its fun, you're fucking lonely."
lonely".
** "2000 Lightyears Away," Light Years Away", by some interpretations.



** Didn't really delve into it much before ''American Idiot'', but ''Warning'' has the 5-minute-long "Misery".
17th Nov '17 4:13:14 AM mariofan1000
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* IndecipherableLyrics: When they performed [[DrugsAreBad "Geek Stink Breath"]] on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', they [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar got away with saying "shit"]] because [[TheUnintelligible nobody understood what Billie Joe was saying]].

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* IndecipherableLyrics: Not quite to Music/KurtCobain levels, but Billie Joe's singing can be very difficult to understand at times, especially on the earlier albums.
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When they performed [[DrugsAreBad "Geek Stink Breath"]] on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', they [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar got away with saying "shit"]] because [[TheUnintelligible nobody understood what Billie Joe was saying]].
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