American Idiot

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Green Day

I got Dookie when it came out but it wasn’t really big with anyone else I was hanging with.  Green Day put out a couple of albums that were not as good and then they kinda disappeared.  In 2004 they released American Idiot and I bought it immediately without having even heard a track, some things you just know.  It was fucking phenomenal.  I went home and had a mini melt-up where I played it non-stop and almost got back to jumping on the bed with a tennis racquet days.  The family didn’t get it at all.  It’s always a damper when you think something is the best thing you have heard in years and everyone else doesn’t.  But a year later everybody was a Green Day befok.

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In my view Green Day are always best live, the Bullet With a Bible DVD was one of the best live shows I have watched.  Bands like Green Day and My Chemical Romance are able to get crowds so wound up that they would give Machine Head a run for their money.  There is a bit near the end where they get the crowd to build a big clear mosh pit and then let them loose in it.  It is a fantastic example of how bands can work an audience and how people can get caught up in it all.  Green Day epitomise that power Trio where everyone is a superstar in their own right.  There are no weak links in the band whatsoever. 

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James Daubeney
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