whever you like their newer songs or not

@jend80 (2068)
September 16, 2007 3:23pm CST
or think they've sold out (what ever that means) Green Day are definitly still punk. Or at least they were when they recorded the concert at Milton Keynes (England) two years ago. (on the Bullet in a bible cd) I've like them on and off for years - since @ '94 & listening to this have just realised how much of an amazing band they are - and brillient live. The croud are singing along, joining in shouts of 1,2,3,4 and loving every moment. They've just down a version of Shout that destroys all memeries of bl***y Lulu and have somehow turned into a ska/pop punk band and are managing to carry off a cover of "Allways Look On The Brightside Of Life" (of all songs)
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 Sep 07
Ask me if I like Green Day and I would probably say "I don't want to like them, because they are so derivative, but I can't help it, even if they are stealing wholesale from groups like The Clash, there isn't anyone else out there doing that kind of music well". I guess my problem with them doing the punk is that they don't look the part, the real punk groups from punk's beginning were just that - punks, street kids. Still, even with that, I would be interested in hearing their new foray into ska. Although, I have to say my favorite ska band is The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (at least, at the moment).
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@jend80 (2068)
17 Sep 07
Yeah they do steal from the Clash & they're nowhere near their level as a live band but they're still pretty good in there own way. (Billie Joe's crowd interaction aint equal to something like Joe's infamous "sing in tune you barstewards(censored)" - first song here http://www.myspace.com/thecomagirlsman - think it's from a Clash gig) hen American Idiot came out loads of people were complaining about them being cool & all the kids sudenlly liking them, and that they were no longer punk like they origanally were, but this concert shows they were wrong. the ska/ pop punk ska was just a bit of the medley during the concert part of King For A Day - think it was the guest musicans that added that sound - they were messing arround with bits of songs.
@jend80 (2068)
17 Sep 07
eta: the page says its with The Clash (wish mylot would let you edit your posts)
@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
17 Sep 07
Yeah, I think that's part of it, the fact that suddenly Green Day was THE group amongst pre-teens. Again it has to do with a couple of their more pop offerings and the fact that they are just too pretty in some way, all the girls love Billie Joe, you know. There's some good stuff on there, miss Joe a lot. I had someone tell me once that The Clash never did ska or reggae and I pulled an old one out "White Man in Hammersmith Palais" and they had to look at them a bit differently after that. Always good to hear classic stuff, enjoyed the link.
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@batulboy (196)
• Philippines
16 Nov 07
i still prefer their old albums.....it doesnt matter if they ve sold out or whatever....but its still nice to remain in the underground......where they still write songs for the cause not the money....
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