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2. Green Day always tried everything to get the best possibilities to be able to do what they love for the rest of their lives. Back in the Lookout-days they played their heart out in all the small venues and yeah in my opinion their music was punk rock and their lifestyle was punk as well. Signing a major label isn't really the definition of punk, but isn't punk also trying out things no one else does and everyone else hates? They didn't even care what other punks thought about them, so yeah I think that is punk.
As for Dookie: Definately. If you consider 39/Smooth and Kerplunk! punk I don't see why Dookie shouldn't be punk. Their style continued to be the same, just did they have a lot more possibiities now.
I know Green Day now say they don't care about whether their music is punk or not - the important thing is that it's good and if you will you can find the punk attitude in there again, but who actually cares? I love their music no matter what genre it actually is and I love the band no matter whether they're punks or not. You can find punk in pretty much everything and also everyone if you search for it, but you'll also find arguments against that as well in the same thing.
That's what I also think about punk in general. Punk to me also means freedom. Do what you want. Think what you want. Don't care about what you don't want. Try to reach your goals your way and don't care about what others think. Be yourself.
3. I think it is. Of course for Green Day The Gilman was their home, but it are also the rules - and always have been - that no band from a major label could play there. In my opinion that's also more than okay, because The Gilman was and is there for simply everyone who wants to hang out there and for every punk band that wants to play there. It's all about giving everyone the chance to have a great night or a great gig. If they had allowed bands like Green Day to regularly play there who knows what chance less known bands would have now...probably we'd have a club that's only really filled with people if a famous band plays in there now. Moreover less known bands would probably only get the chance to play as openers or the non-profit rule wouldn't work anymore - if you take it to extremes, of course. Actually, I think it's perfect the way it is now. Green Day still get their chance to play in their old home again from time to time, due to its rarity it's more special and unknown bands get their chance as well.
three songs from different times would be great, so i'd say:
1. Who Wrote Holden Caulfield: it would be great if they played a song from Kerplunk!. cos that's from their Lookout days and also one of the reasons why they got a chance to sign to a major label...my two favorites of Kerplunk! are Christie Road and Who Wrote Holden Caulfield and i'd take Who Wrote Holden Caulfield since that's Billie's favorite of that album if i remember correctly (and i like it a bit more) and the song is just about so much..i just love it
2. She's A Rebel: as the second song i think it would just perfectly fit to take a song of one of their most popular albums, so either Dookie or American Idiot. i just prefer American Idiot, cos it's a concept album and i just love the story - it also influenced a lot of us and helped a lot of us cope with certain things (not that Dookie hasn't done that, but it just doesn't have a story going through all songs), but that's really a matter of taste. i chose She's A Rebel because Jesus Of Suburbia - the song that was chosen as a favorite here on the forum a few years ago - is probably too long and they've already played Letterbomb. plus, i gotta confess that i just can't hear some of the songs anymore, i want something different. She's A Rebel would be perfect, cos it's a kickass fast punk rock song and just totally fits the topic of rock n roll ...moreover without this song we wouldn't have the cover - the heartgrenade.
3. Stay The Night or Carpe Diem: as a third song something new would be cool. the first song that came to mind here was actually Oh Love. it's damn catchy - especially when played live, but at the same time i just can't hear it anymore Stay The Night is also pretty catchy and Carpe Diem as well...i just can''t decide between those two while the topics mentioned in the songs are different topics, of course, i think it would be great to hear the lines "so stay the night, i don't wanna say goodbye" or "Carpe Diem, a battle cry" etc at the end of their performance at this event
....just one thing that this setlist would lack is a song everyone knows, so maybe as a second song American Idiot would be great, too, or maybe When I Come Around off Dookie, cos Dookie was their first totally successful album and When I Come Around was the most popular...
....so yeah....i guess we all realize that Green Day just have too many great songs they could choose
...naw but the sad thing is that i think he'd actually REALLY do it if he gets enough money for that and if you tell him that he gets a greater reputation when he does it and says something nice about Green Day that day
OH MY GOD, THAT WOULD BE SOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!
...not that it happens
so true, that would be awesome! especially Joey Ramone..he was just awesome
Remember that photo Billie and Paul McCartney did? I totally loved that photo and from that moment on i've always wondered what Paul's thought about Green Day was...would be awesome if he did it, but i highly doubt it
wooooooow...i just checked the newest posts on instagram yesterday and one of the first posts (of a fan) said that Green Day were inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame...i read it twice to be sure that i understood it correctly afterwards i scrolled down and saw some posts of the band itself and just started to scream and laugh and was so damn happy ...and i was shopping btw so yeaah some people did stare at me, i guess...i'm just not quite sure, cos i didn't care for that at all the rest of the day totally sucked, so the first thing i said (after "Mommy, mommy...Green Day are in the rock n roll hall of fame!!") was "finally something positive this day!!!" so thanks to everyone who voted for them, cos you're the reason why i almost got a heart attack - but in a positive way and (if you read this) thanks to Green Day for being so awesome and CONGRATULATIONS!!!
...and he once played it at a show i've been at and he played it right in front of me and that was one of the greatest things ever...he's amazing on the bass (okay, maybe i was just too high to recognize how he actually plays but in my memory it's been great )
he's a good bassist as well, though and it's not his album...i guess they just neededa bassist and asked Billie to do it or Billie said he'd do it, idk...it's just that Matt's instrument's the guitar ...and Josh's as well....Josh wouldn't have a job if Billie was the guitarist and backing vocalist but yeah would've been cool as well