i have the saddest way of getting into them. i was about 8 years old. i had heard Canadian Idiot, and loved that song. Then my friend (keep in mind hes also 8) said that the real song said the f word in it. so of course im like woah, i wanna hear that song. i asked my dad to buy me some green day songs. and he bought me a few, and it just wasnt enough. i think i have enough now. almost 400 green day songs on my ipod to date. good thing i have memory
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What got you into Green Day?
Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:26 PM
Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:42 PM
I was pretty young, not sure how old I was, maybe 9 or 10 years old (Sometime in between Warning and American Idiot). Anyway, I was on vacation with my family and while in the hotel room, I was messing around with the clock radio on the nightstand and then Brain Stew came on. I was completely blown away by the sheer epicness of Brain Stew. Once I got back from vacation I told my neighbor (and family friend) what I had heard. He was familiar with Green Day and gave me some CDs to listen to and I was hooked instantly.
Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:59 PM
Just love reading all these stories..
Edited by Virtue, 24 December 2012 - 09:01 PM.
Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:13 PM
Oh God. Long-ass story.
My friend asked if I wanted to join his band and I said yes and started to learn to play the guitar. The song he wanted us to do was Wake Me Up When September Ends so I gave it a few listens. One day, we were at the computer lab and my friend was listening to American Idiot on YouTube with the lyrics on screen. The teacher came over so he paused it and it paused on the lyric "the Subliminal Mindfuck America" and the teacher saw it and I started laughing my head off. I had originally thought that they were some group that came along mainly to promote awareness of the environment and were all goody-two-shoes and what-not, but was I wrong.
I put some Green Day songs in my iPod since I kinda had to know them at the time. (BTW, before this period of time, I was getting into pop music so GD saved my ass huge). I did what I usually did when starting to listen new artists, I searched for a top 10/20 songs list. The first one I clicked on didn't have any Boulevard or Wake Me Up or American Idiot so I was confused. I looked at the comments and saw that they are all saying "finally, a "true" Green Day fan." Now something about this band kept drawing me closer. I wanted to be a "true" Green Day fan so I started to slowly put all of their songs in my iPod. I analysed them all while listening to them at night and finally I realized. This music is who I am.
I started to get into this "Punk" genre of music and started to listen to a variety of different bands. Pretty soon, I deleted everything off my iPod that was pop music and replaced it with 100% Rock and Roll. Green Day was starting to become part of my every day schedule. Every day I would listen to their music, watch their live perfomances, search up interviews, funny moments, etc. Every new thing I discover attracts me closer to them and they've become my favourite band and my inspiration. I look up to Billie Joe and watching him perform live empowers me and motivates me to do the same. I've learned so much from them, from being my own person and not care about what others think, to becoming a better writer and to learning my first set of chords on guitar. They've changed my entire life completely.
Tl;dr: I got into them because they're awesome.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:27 AM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:50 PM
I saw Green Day on tv during Live 8 concert. I remember I was jumping on the couch listetning to, I thnik Holiday. One year later, when I got my own PC and could dowlnoad music which I want, I got AI, WMUWSE, BOBD and The Sainst Are Coming, yet I was such a big nerd, so I stoped listening to it. In 2009 I really got into Green Day. My dad was serching for something on TV and he found Viva (music television, now with shitty music) and there I saw video to KYE. It was real love. That time I had problems with my peers, so 21st Century Breakdown was my escape from them.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:08 PM
Rest as they say is history
Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:17 PM
I saw the Holiday video on MTV, it was so funny and the song it was so amazing, everyday was on air and that´s how i fell in love with them but it´s weird, 'cause the first video that i saw was Propocks and coke, i remember that it was funny for me see this guy with a dress, but i was so young, so i dind´t care music in that time
Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:27 PM
Mine's a really simple story, I was about 6 years old and I saw Basket Case on tv,
instantly I loved Green Day and I've loved them ever since.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:03 PM
I was watching TV, a thing led to another... and here I am!
Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:29 PM
I got into green day because one day me and my husband where out in the car when a green day song came on the radio and he said i f***king hate these they are sh*t, so afta a HUGE fight with him lata that week i thought f**k you i will p**s you off i downloading every green day song i could find and blasted them continuousness. It did the job p**sed him right off and i continue to do so on a daily matter i never bothered to listen to them before that but now i love them and got to say brutal love is my fav track of the new album
Edited by bexta, 07 February 2013 - 04:30 PM.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:51 PM
My sisters ex-husband was huge into Green Day back in 2004. He gave me my first CD's:
TO this day The Killers and Green Day are two of my favorite groups.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:14 PM
I had heard AI and being young and ignorant was caught singing the wrong lyrics (cos I couldn't remember them so made them up) by my brother so he lent me his CD and then I went out and bought all the rest
somehow my brain remembered "Don't wanna be an American Idiot don't want a nation under the new media" as "don't wanna be an American Idiot... don't wanna get fucked by a meteor....." I was only 9 if that helps XD
Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:24 PM
around the time 21st century breakdown came out i heard them play 21 guns with the american idiot cast on some award show. I really liked it so I decided to listen to more from them. I mainly only listened to singles from American Idiot, 21st Century Breakdown and Basket Case. then during summer 2011 I saw American Eulogy from a related video section on youtube. I listened to it and was hooked. I started listening to the 21 Century Breakdown and American Idiot album for a while and then the Uno, Dos, Tre albums were announced which kept me with them now.
Yeah, I know I'm a really new fan...
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