Jump to content

Welcome to Green Day Community
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. This message will be removed once you have signed in.
Login to Account Create an Account
Photo

Original Songs or the Acoustic Versions?


  • Please log in to reply
66 replies to this topic

#1
Jack

Jack
  • Supermodel Robot

  • 565 posts
  • Joined Jun 12, 2010
  • 599 rep
  • Age:18
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Omaha, NE
I am a huge fan of Billie's acoustic encores in concert. The songs he picks to play acoustically are, in my opinion, usually better than the originals. What do you guys think? Also, what are your favorite songs to hear Billie play acoustic? Here's a short list of the songs Billie has acoustically played live :happy: :

-Redundant
-Waiting
-80
-Macy's Day Parade
-Extraordinary Girl
-She's a Rebel
-Before the Lobotomy
-Last Night on Earth
-Wake Me Up When September Ends
-Words I Might Have Ate
-Olivia
-Drama Queen
-Give Me Novacaine
-Whatsername
-Christie Road
-Coming Clean
-Pulling Teeth
-Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

Edited by gdjack1039, 01 July 2011 - 08:08 PM.

  • Shadowiegirl likes this

#2
Kristen M

Kristen M
  • Chump

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 381 posts
  • Joined Apr 02, 2011
  • 47 rep
  • Age:18
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Rochester, New York
I love when he does the acoustic encores but songs like 80, Coming Clean, LNOE, and especially Redundant are songs that I don't like so stripped down, and I would love to hear them played live normally. :)

#3
Nickofsuburbia

Nickofsuburbia
  • Supermodel Robot

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 654 posts
  • Joined Jun 12, 2010
  • 132 rep
  • Age:20
  • Gender:Male
i love the acoustic encores that Billie does. they just seem so personal :)
i also like when acoustic songs go full band too. not necessarily Green Day but just in general

#4
nah

nah
  • Dominated Love Slave

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,022 posts
  • Joined Apr 10, 2009
  • 796 rep
  • Age:21
  • Gender:Male
80 sounds incredible acoustic.

#5
Jaymee!!

Jaymee!!
  • LL Cool Tré

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,995 posts
  • Joined Feb 19, 2007
  • 3,597 rep
  • Age:25
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:heart in Ottawa, soul in Newquay
I first heard the acoustic version of Extraordinary Girl just the other day and I thought it was so beautiful. I love the song no matter what, but I think I prefer the acoustic version to the original...but I prefer the musical version above all.

#6
-Billiejoezee-

-Billiejoezee-
  • Too mental to go crazy.

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,583 posts
  • Joined Jan 12, 2009
  • 1,557 rep
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Los Angeles.
Pulling teeth made me cry like a waterfall.

#7
Burnout98

Burnout98
  • Not Growing Up, Just Burning Out

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,375 posts
  • Joined Oct 28, 2010
  • 288 rep
  • Age:16
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
As many people have said before, i would love it if they would make an acoustic album.

But people bitch and they'll probably say, 'Oh, Green Day have run out of ideas :( '

#8
Monica.

Monica.
  • Dominated Love Slave

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,122 posts
  • Joined Mar 27, 2010
  • 242 rep
  • Age:20
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Ohio
I tend to like acoustic versions better, but the original ones are always amazing. My favorite ones that he has played acoustic are WMUWSE and Macy's Day Parade. :happy:

#9
Zack.

Zack.
  • #NOIDED

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,967 posts
  • Joined Apr 17, 2010
  • 1,922 rep
  • Age:99
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:IT GOES IT GOES IT GOES IT GOES
Bridge School Benefit. All acoustic.
Best concert they've ever done.

Geek Stink Breath and Hitchin' a Ride are amazing.

#10
Jack

Jack
  • Supermodel Robot

  • 565 posts
  • Joined Jun 12, 2010
  • 599 rep
  • Age:18
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Omaha, NE

80 sounds incredible acoustic.



That it most definately does. Do you have a good quality recording of it acoustically? The one I have is kinda shitty =/

Bridge School Benefit. All acoustic.
Best concert they've ever done.

Geek Stink Breath and Hitchin' a Ride are amazing.


I like it too, but I find myself kindof wishing that it was just Billie Joe. To me, something is really only actually acoustic when there are no drums.....dont know why

#11
AaronTheAce

AaronTheAce
  • Little One

  • PipPip
  • 31 posts
  • Joined Nov 07, 2010
  • 4 rep
  • Age:22
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Minnesnowta
The acoustic versions are always amazing. Something about them always just feels amazing. Absolutely LOVE Whatsername acoustic and would've loved to have heard more of She's a Rebel :lol:

#12
-Billiejoezee-

-Billiejoezee-
  • Too mental to go crazy.

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,583 posts
  • Joined Jan 12, 2009
  • 1,557 rep
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Los Angeles.
OMG whatsername makes me cry.

#13
WestboundSign!

WestboundSign!
  • Invisible Llama

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,062 posts
  • Joined Apr 20, 2011
  • 3,474 rep
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Germany
I love the acoustic versions Billie Joe does.. but I also like the original versions. I can't really chose it's both awesome!

#14
Hermione

Hermione
  • Soggy Dream

  • 27,062 posts
  • Joined Jan 09, 2008
  • 9,683 rep
  • Age:28
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Bury St Edmunds, England
I love the way he does songs acoustic at the end of the show! Not more than the original versions, but it's great to see the songs performed a totally different way. It's a lovely poignant way to end the show. As Pulling Teeth, Blood Sex And Booze and Redundant are all in my top 5 favourite Green Day songs ever, I especially like it when he does those.

LOVE this acoustic version of Redundant that they did on TV :wub:. So cool to see Billie and Mike playing it together (Tre was otherwise occupied :D)


  • elisa, Tubbie Head and Zack. like this

#15
Zack.

Zack.
  • #NOIDED

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,967 posts
  • Joined Apr 17, 2010
  • 1,922 rep
  • Age:99
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:IT GOES IT GOES IT GOES IT GOES

I love the way he does songs acoustic at the end of the show! Not more than the original versions, but it's great to see the songs performed a totally different way. It's a lovely poignant way to end the show. As Pulling Teeth, Blood Sex And Booze and Redundant are all in my top 5 Green Day songs ever, I especially like it when he does those.

LOVE this acoustic version of Redundant that they did on TV http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/.... So cool to see Billie and Mike playing it together (Tre was otherwise occupied http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/...)

Don't quote videos!


Thanks for posting that. I hadn't seen it before and loved it a lot.

Also 100% worthy of mention, are Paper Lanterns, One for the Razorback, and Words I Might've Ate from that one radio show. The bonus tracks on the reissue of 1,039. Paper Lanterns is my favorite from those ones.

Edited by Tre's Busted Drumkit, 02 July 2011 - 12:03 PM.
Please don't quote videos.


Advertising

#16
whatsername..x

whatsername..x
  • Chump

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 251 posts
  • Joined Jun 13, 2010
  • 11 rep
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Oxford, UK
Macy's Day Parade, When September Ends and Extraordinary Girl are a few of my favourite accoustic versions that I probably prefer to the originals. Always gives me a chill when I hear an accoustic track live

#17
in_your_face

in_your_face
  • jesse pinkman, biatch!

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,331 posts
  • Joined Mar 07, 2010
  • 158 rep
  • Age:18
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:some place bands won't play.
Some of the songs make me cry!
Someone should compile all the acoustic versions and put out an album here.

#18
ˇFelipe!

ˇFelipe!
  • Pedestrian

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 836 posts
  • Joined Feb 26, 2010
  • 309 rep
  • Age:23
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Brazil
Both

#19
whatsername..x

whatsername..x
  • Chump

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 251 posts
  • Joined Jun 13, 2010
  • 11 rep
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Oxford, UK

Some of the songs make me cry!
Someone should compile all the acoustic versions and put out an album here.


I totaly agree :)

#20
Dylan.

Dylan.
  • And Don't You Fucking Wear It Out

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,844 posts
  • Joined Sep 08, 2007
  • 574 rep
  • Age:19
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Phoenix
You guys aren't really showing "Last Night on Earth" much love. Look, it may send a million times better with piano, but that song is absolutely gorgeous. Just listen to "All My Loving" by the Beatles, and tell me they don't mirror each other. I love this song, and my girlfriend and I hope to dance to this song at our wedding. It's a beautiful acoustic version, and the live video they released is one of my favorite versions of that song ever.

I also love Whatsername. He did a great job singing that one.

Another thing I love about the acoustic versions, or just them live in general, is watching Billie play older stuff, and seeing how they change them up. In a way, it is as if they are playing it the way they wish it would have been on the album. You have to figure that when writing and recording songs, there is a lot of hesitation and finally the producer is just like, "It sounds great, but we gotta move on." Well, Green Day has made changes to a lot of the songs over the years.

One thing that always cracks me up is this idea that some people have about recording music. They imagine that a song is recorded and then they make the right changes to it, and then BOOM! it sounds perfect. This isn't true at all. Generally there is a ton of second guessing and dispute. In the end, it all comes down to (time x money/stubbornness = a new song).

#21
fadi_7

fadi_7
  • Dominated Love Slave

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,255 posts
  • Joined Jun 13, 2010
  • 47 rep
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:israel
time of your life is better on non acoustic :lol:

#22
LauraG

LauraG
  • Chump

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 319 posts
  • Joined Jan 25, 2011
  • 56 rep
  • Age:32
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Buenos Aires, Argentina
The acoustic version of Christie Road is EPIC!
  • Tubbie Head likes this

#23
Tre's Busted Drumkit

Tre's Busted Drumkit
  • "ben's actually a giant teddy bear" -Lone

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,808 posts
  • Joined Feb 25, 2010
  • 4,646 rep
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:State of Confusion
I actually love the acoustic version of Give Me Novocaine. The song's plenty awesome as is (and is one of my personal favorite GD songs), but when stripped-down, it just has a much more mellow, contemplative feel to it.

I still think a full-band, electric Good Riddance would be fun to hear, even if just once.

#24
Kilgores

Kilgores
  • Brat

  • PipPipPip
  • 241 posts
  • Joined May 01, 2010
  • 76 rep
  • Age:20
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Budapest, Hungary
Funny, but really good :)


#25
Ashley!

Ashley!
  • Dominated Love Slave

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,707 posts
  • Joined Jun 29, 2011
  • 1,093 rep
  • Age:22
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Kansas City

You guys aren't really showing "Last Night on Earth" much love. Look, it may send a million times better with piano, but that song is absolutely gorgeous.

I absolutley agree.
I like the acoustic version version of Last Night on Earth so much more than the original

#26
Laura Rose

Laura Rose
  • Insert something clever here...

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,395 posts
  • Joined Mar 30, 2009
  • 828 rep
  • Age:25
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Bowling Green, Ohio
I've always been a sucker for acoustic music. I was so happy when he started doing the acoustic encores.

I always thought it would be awesome if they rereleased some of their songs acoustic.

#27
InvaderPhantom

InvaderPhantom
  • Chump

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 410 posts
  • Joined May 14, 2011
  • 414 rep
  • Age:18
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Frankfurt, Germany

As many people have said before, i would love it if they would make an acoustic album.

THIS! This so much. I want an album with clean studio recordings of Whatsername, Redundant and all other those other great songs made even greater as acoustic versions. :pinch:

#28
Zack.

Zack.
  • #NOIDED

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,967 posts
  • Joined Apr 17, 2010
  • 1,922 rep
  • Age:99
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:IT GOES IT GOES IT GOES IT GOES

I actually love the acoustic version of Give Me Novocaine. The song's plenty awesome as is (and is one of my personal favorite GD songs), but when stripped-down, it just has a much more mellow, contemplative feel to it.

I still think a full-band, electric Good Riddance would be fun to hear, even if just once.


Did he do all of Novocaine or just part of it?
And I fully, 100% agree with the bolded part. They could do like Nirvana did with Polly.

Funny, but really good http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/...
ffs stop quoting videos


That's the Bridge School show I was talking about. It's amazing.

Edited by Tre's Busted Drumkit, 03 July 2011 - 04:16 PM.
Quoting videos is STILL bad, mmmkay?


#29
Rob716

Rob716
  • Chump

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 390 posts
  • Joined Jun 15, 2011
  • 202 rep
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:My loft
I actually dislike them playing songs which should have electric guitar and the full drums and bass etc. acoustically. Why can't they just play them properly with distortion? Christie Road, She's a Rebel, Give Me Novocaine, Waiting, Before the Lobotomy, COMING CLEAN - play them with distortion it's so much better. It's fine for them to have their acoustic songs ie. Good Riddance, WMUWSE so long as they are kept acoustic and the distorted songs kept distorted.

#30
Kayfabe

Kayfabe
  • syllables, killaholic

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,311 posts
  • Joined Jun 20, 2009
  • 2,856 rep
  • Age:18
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:To'hajiilee
WIMHA on acoustic is a gem. So's burnout/pulling teeth

You guys aren't really showing "Last Night on Earth" much love. Look, it may send a million times better with piano.

No. LNOE acoustic > everything. EVERYTHING.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users